Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Upland Ca
Bikes: Lemond Chambery/Cannondale R-900/Trek 8000 MTB/Burley Duet tandem
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I have a Trek 8000 mtb. I use it in the mountains.dirt and it's fine. However, I have used it on a paved bike trail to do 40 mile rides . When I do, the Panaracer mtb tires I use wear quickly. I don't ride it on pavement anymore for that reason.
My wife has a hybrid with Specialized Nimbus tires. Has been riding it on pavement for years and the tires show hardly any signs of wear at all.
If I were to ride my mtb on the pavement, I would put on something like (26 x 1.5) Specialized Nimbus ex tires that I had on an old mtb. Slick type tire,high pressure and rolled fast! Hardly any signs of wear.