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    I'm considering giving up before I even get started.

    I suspect I've reached the point where my posts are annoying. I'm looking for 26x1.95 tires, and I've read a few suggestions (though I can't remember where), but the suggested tires are either too expensive for me or don't come in 26x1.95. With my apologies, I think I'll stop posting. Getting back into bicycling was a good idea, but...oh, well.
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    Try these:

    Cheap and durable. I've never had a flat on them. FYI, they are more suited for road than off road. Not sure if you were looking for knobbies or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain_Owl
    I suspect I've reached the point where my posts are annoying. I'm looking for 26x1.95 tires, and I've read a few suggestions (though I can't remember where), but the suggested tires are either too xpensive for me or don't come in 26x1.95. With my apologies, I think I'll stop posting. Getting back into bicycling was a good idea, but...oh, well.
    There are lots of 26" tires out there. It's been a standard size for, literally, decades. Dick's Sporting Goods has a Bell 26" x 1.95 slick for $9. How much cheaper do you need to go? There are more expensive tires out there and they do have a benefit over the ultra cheap ones in that they give a better ride and are lighter but if these will do, $9 is damned cheap.
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    I'm thinking $20 per tire is my budget.

    These look interesting, but I can't find any reviews on the tires:

    http://www.amazon.com/Maxxis-Knobby-...769591&sr=1-17
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyccommute
    There are lots of 26" tires out there. It's been a standard size for, literally, decades. Dick's Sporting Goods has a Bell 26" x 1.95 slick for $9. How much cheaper do you need to go? There are more expensive tires out there and they do have a benefit over the ultra cheap ones in that they give a better ride and are lighter but if these will do, $9 is damned cheap.
    Yes, there are lots of 26'es, but, it seems, precious few 26x1.95's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain_Owl
    I'm thinking $20 per tire is my budget.

    These look interesting, but I can't find any reviews on the tires:

    http://www.amazon.com/Maxxis-Knobby-...769591&sr=1-17

    See my post, there are reviews in my link.

    And my review is 3000k miles on Texas roads with lots of glass and rocks and nary a flat.

    Plus, they're cheap....


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    Why is 1.95 such an important number? Your rims can take a range of tire widths.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyccommute
    There are lots of 26" tires out there. It's been a standard size for, literally, decades. Dick's Sporting Goods has a Bell 26" x 1.95 slick for $9. How much cheaper do you need to go? There are more expensive tires out there and they do have a benefit over the ultra cheap ones in that they give a better ride and are lighter but if these will do, $9 is damned cheap.
    I found Kenda 1.95" slick mtb tires at dicks for 9.99. They seem to have the bell tires on sale at there web site for 8.99. not to sure how wide they are? But my Kenda slicks are 1.95" wide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lecterman
    See my post, there are reviews in my link.

    And my review is 3000k miles on Texas roads with lots of glass and rocks and nary a flat.

    Plus, they're cheap....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain_Owl
    3000k? 3 *million* miles??? DAMN, you like to ride!!!

    Oops. 3k.
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    Quote Originally Posted by demoncyclist
    Why is 1.95 such an important number? Your rims can take a range of tire widths.

    Stock tires & specs on the bike say 26x1.95. That tells me, that's as big as the tire should be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain_Owl
    Stock tires & specs on the bike say 26x1.95. That tells me, that's as big as the tire should be.
    Umm... unless you have some very weird type of bike, that's just wrong.

    Stock tires mean those were the size that the manufacturer shipped the bike with, which has no relation to the _maximum_ size the bike can take.

    I haven't read your other posts, but you are sounding kind of passive aggressive and hysterical.Maybe i'm missing something and you have some very special needs which you did not mention in this thread, but threatening to give up riding because some online forum members didn't hold your hand in finding a very, very common item is a bit silly.

    26"x1.95 mountain bike tires are a standard size, albeit at the skinny end of the spectrum for off-road tires. You can get them almost anywhere if you bother to look. Online, in stores, etc.

    If $10 per tire really is your budget, you aren't going to exactly be able to pick the cream of the crop, but this one, for example, should do fine. There's even a 10% off coupon if you check the front page. link
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    Unlike a car, bike tires don't always need to be that exact. The manufacturer probably spec'd what was the most economically feasible that week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robo
    Umm... unless you have some very weird type of bike, that's just wrong.

    Stock tires mean those were the size that the manufacturer shipped the bike with, which has no relation to the _maximum_ size the bike can take.

    I haven't read your other posts, but you are sounding kind of passive aggressive and hysterical.Maybe i'm missing something and you have some very special needs which you did not mention in this thread, but threatening to give up riding because some online forum members didn't hold your hand in finding a very, very common item is a bit silly.

    26"x1.95 mountain bike tires are a standard size, albeit at the skinny end of the spectrum for off-road tires. You can get them almost anywhere if you bother to look. Online, in stores, etc.

    If $10 per tire really is your budget, you aren't going to exactly be able to pick the cream of the crop, but this one, for example, should do fine. There's even a 10% off coupon if you check the front page. link
    No passive-aggressiveness intended.

    http://www.epinions.com/bike-Bicycle...igh_SC30__2000

    Tires 26 x 1.95"

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    Quote Originally Posted by demoncyclist
    Unlike a car, bike tires don't always need to be that exact. The manufacturer probably spec'd what was the most economically feasible that week.
    So, a 26x2.15, as an example, would be do-able on a Raleigh SC30?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain_Owl
    No passive-aggressiveness intended.

    http://www.epinions.com/bike-Bicycle...igh_SC30__2000

    Tires 26 x 1.95"
    Now I see where you're coming from...
    According to the listed link review, the front tire is $270.00!!!
    The listed weight is 22.2"!
    The year is 41.5"
    And the top tube length is 26 X 1.95 Kenda 847!

    To answer your original question, YES!
    Any 26" x X.X" will fit your rim. 26 x 1.5, 26 x 1.75, 26 x 1.95, 26 x 2.1. Beyond that, it could also take bigger, but you'll have to check frame clearance.

    Hope you find what you're looking for!

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    Yes. The 26 is the important part, the 2nd number is the width, and pretty much any bike can deal with a little less or more, as far as width goes. They will all fit on your rim - 1.75 to 2.25 should not be a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain_Owl
    I suspect I've reached the point where my posts are annoying. I'm looking for 26x1.95 tires, and I've read a few suggestions (though I can't remember where), but the suggested tires are either too expensive for me or don't come in 26x1.95. With my apologies, I think I'll stop posting. Getting back into bicycling was a good idea, but...oh, well.
    Nooo!! don't consider giving up nefore you even start!!
    Feast your peepers on these....

    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/109...-%26-Save!.htm
    Not bad tires, pretty fast on pavement, fireroads & the likes. Flats & sort of fast wear can become a prob lem though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain_Owl
    So, a 26x2.15, as an example, would be do-able on a Raleigh SC30?
    I wouldn't go that big of tire now. If you are only riding mild terrain trails & pavement 1.9 is more than enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Deltron
    Now I see where you're coming from...
    According to the listed link review, the front tire is $270.00!!!
    The listed weight is 22.2"!
    The year is 41.5"
    And the top tube length is 26 X 1.95 Kenda 847!

    Hope you find what you're looking for!
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    I couldn't say for absolute certain that a 2.1 would fit, but generally the manufacturer's leave room for it.

    That said, you don't need bigger than 1.95. I see the Raleigh SC30 is a comfort bike, so you're not going to be needing the traction of full knobbies. In fact, there are tires as narrow as 1.25 that should fit your rims, which would give you a little extra speed at the cost of a slightly bumpier ride.

    I personally have this set of 26x1.5 slicks on my hardtail, which came with a 2.1 tire. I swap them with the originals depending on the season for road or mountain riding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gojohnnygo.
    I found Kenda 1.95" slick mtb tires at dicks for 9.99. They seem to have the bell tires on sale at there web site for 8.99. not to sure how wide they are? But my Kenda slicks are 1.95" wide.

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    I just took a pair of Kenda 26x1.95 tires off with a tread pattern that is almost identical to the Maxis, and they worked fine. They took more effort than the slicks I replaced them with, and I never had a flat or the worries that my friends had with the less sturdy tires they have on their bicycles. Try'em and see what you think.

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    Go get yourself a set of Conti Traffic's. Eor what you want to do you'll love 'em! They're about $25 a pop, but price be damned, get good tires!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain_Owl
    I'm thinking $20 per tire is my budget.

    These look interesting, but I can't find any reviews on the tires:

    http://www.amazon.com/Maxxis-Knobby-...769591&sr=1-17
    I have those. Well I have the Kenda Connect, and the Bontrager Connection Trail, all 3 are the same pretty much. Knobbies with a center line going out in a V. it's called the "chevron" tread. If you look at the Chevron gas station logo you can see the same pattern. They are Nice on the road and grip well on trails. I used to have hardcore knobbies but they sucked bad on the road, then i got street slicks. Fast as heck but sucked bad on trails. So I got one's like what you posted. It's been 600 miles and they've been great. You could look at Kenda Kross's if you want them to be a little more roady, with the kenda kross's they are likely to be better on the road but might slip more on the trails, you can deflate them a little to get better use of the side knobbies. For me, i went with the ones with a little more knobbies, because a little less road efficiency i can tolerate, sliding down a muddy trail with no control is not my cup of tea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlh122
    I have those. Well I have the Kenda Connect, and the Bontrager Connection Trail, all 3 are the same pretty much. Knobbies with a center line going out in a V. it's called the "chevron" tread. If you look at the Chevron gas station logo you can see the same pattern. They are Nice on the road and grip well on trails. I used to have hardcore knobbies but they sucked bad on the road, then i got street slicks. Fast as heck but sucked bad on trails. So I got one's like what you posted. It's been 600 miles and they've been great. You could look at Kenda Kross's if you want them to be a little more roady, with the kenda kross's they are likely to be better on the road but might slip more on the trails, you can deflate them a little to get better use of the side knobbies. For me, i went with the ones with a little more knobbies, because a little less road efficiency i can tolerate, sliding down a muddy trail with no control is not my cup of tea.
    Hi, mlh122. I was bored earlier today, so I thought I'd weed through my browser history & print out the tires I've been 'looking at'/considering online. I'll apologize in advance, as the list is a bit long. In alphabetical order, they are:

    Bontrager Connection
    Continental Traffic
    IRC Mythos XC
    Kenda K-Rad
    Kenda Karma DTC XC
    Kenda Karma UST
    Kenda Komfort
    Maxxis Holy Roller
    Maxxis Ignitor
    Maxxis Knobby
    Maxxis M-Tread
    Maxxis Maxx Daddy
    Michelin All Mountain 60TPI
    Michelin Country Trail
    Michelin DH Mud 3
    Michelin WildGripper Hot S
    Panaracer Cinder
    Panaracer Fire XC Pro
    Performance Forte VersaTrac/K
    Performance Topo XC
    Specialized 03 Spanky Sport
    Specialized 04 Crossroads Armadillo
    Specialized Assfault
    Specialized Crossroads EX
    Tire Pyramid Pro K850
    WTB All Terrainasaurus

    Comments, suggestions, recommendations welcome & appreciated.

    Thank you.

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