Time for a change.
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
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Originally Posted by Bikewer
If you want to pay a bit more, I've been putting the Continental "Town & Country" model on our police bikes for years. They wear well, are easy to mount and dismount, and don't have any tiny little grooves to pick up debris that eventually will give you a flat.
I'd go for the narrowest one; the tubes you have should work fine.
+1 on the town and country. They make a 1.5 version and I put these on a bike for a mate of mine that weighs 250lbs. Pressure had to go up to 60psi for offroad but for road and trail work they do work. However- For your weight and Confidence- I would suggest the 1.95 size.
This tyre in 26x 1.5 is a favourite for Mountain bikes doing Cyclocross. They give plenty of grip in mud and still work on hardpack soil. Only drawback on the 1.5 is the rate of wear.
Another type of tyre for road and hardpack trails is the Semi-slick. Smooth centre section and Knobbles at the side for grip in Soft soil. Plenty of makes and sizes- but don't take them on mud.
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.