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    quality long lasting 26 inch slick tires

    I have a motorized bicycle and it seems that people at most of the motorized bicycle forums dont know much about tires. i was wondering what you guys would say is the best for being a long lasting quality slick tire. I have gone through to many cheap nashbar slicks and they are scary to ride on after 1500 miles.

    Weight is no issue to me, i need something tough, durable and long lasting.

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    wow, i guess no one uses slick tires...

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    How long are tires supposed to last?

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    Not sure about if they will last any longer on a motorised bicycle but I have been running a pair of Specialized Nimbus 26x1.5 on one of my bikes, so far 3000 miles and I reckon I'll get another 2000 miles out of them. I swap them around half way now and again.

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    I use slicks, but not on a motorized bike, which is your real problem. Adding a motor to a bicycle exponentially decreases the life of tires, chains, frames, etc.
    Bikes use brakes to stop.

    If your bike has breaks, don't ride it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by omdemarseille View Post
    not sure about if they will last any longer on a motorised bicycle but i have been running a pair of specialized nimbus 26x1.5 on one of my bikes, so far 3000 miles and i reckon i'll get another 2000 miles out of them. I swap them around half way now and again.
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    Continental Town & Country maybe?"

    That's not a pure slick. It has an inverted tread but it has thicker rubber than most bike tires. I'd think it would last longer than most and it also has a good reputation for puncture resistance.

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    Knobbies have more rubber on them, and should last longer than a slick. Rolling resistance wasn't on your list of priorities for these tires. I use 26" road tires, but none of the ones I'm aware of will make you happy.

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    Forgot to mention, i've yet to have a puncture with the Nimbus tyres (touch wood as they are a real pain to remove and reinstall on the rims - but you don't normally have to remove them very often).

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    Here's another vote for the Continental Town & Country. I've been buying these for the department patrol bikes for some years now. They last a long time, and they don't have any tiny little "sipes" to pick up pieces of glass and other crud.
    The stresses from a motorized bike are, in most cases, not all that great...Unless you're running a friction-drive setup.

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    I've been very pleased with my Continental Sport Contact. But I've only put 500 miles on them. Even so, I ordered another set when they were on sale because I like them so much.

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    Ritchey Tom Slicks, get em on sale.

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    How much width do you have to work with. The Maxxis Hookworms are a heavy duty slickish tire but they are 2.5 wide and heavy.

    http://www.maxxis.com/Bicycle/Urban/Hookworm.aspx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    Continental Town & Country maybe?"

    That's not a pure slick. It has an inverted tread but it has thicker rubber than most bike tires. I'd think it would last longer than most and it also has a good reputation for puncture resistance.
    The old ones did,not the current ones. These came stock on my Safari and I ditched them after my 5th flat(2fr,3r). Serfas makes a tire called the Drifter that has almost the exact same tread pattern,has puncture protection,and has optional reflective sidewalls. I used a set for a couple months and liked them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dynaryder View Post
    The old ones did,not the current ones. These came stock on my Safari and I ditched them after my 5th flat(2fr,3r). Serfas makes a tire called the Drifter that has almost the exact same tread pattern,has puncture protection,and has optional reflective sidewalls. I used a set for a couple months and liked them.
    If I PM you my address can you ship me your Town & Country castoffs?

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    Long gone to a friend's polo bike.

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