I have recently got my GF Marlin 29er. Lemme add a pic for ref :
Have driven it around, am not too happy with the tires that i have on it, they are adding to a lot of surface contact & friction. While the 29er is definitely quick than my other TREK 3700 with 26ers, i am here to have Tyre options, guidance & tips on the following :
1) WHAT KIND OF TREADING IS BEST TO GAIN SPEED ON MORTAR ROADS?
I understand the harder treads & the tyres with treads clustered towards center should work better. Is it so? Pls add on &/or correct me.
2) SIZES & WIDTH
I have seen tyres come with dimensions stated as - 29 x 1.9 , 29 x 2.1 OR 29 x 2.0 etc etc - Here i reckon that the 1.9 or 2.1 is the width?
So, if you recommend or that i consider 29x1.9 or something, would the brakes align well and function flawlessly? Does the Tyre width matter here?
For your handy reference, here are the specs on wheels/brakeset:
Current Wheels on Marlin:
Formula DC20 front hub, Shimano M475 rear hub; Bontrager Ranger Disc 32-hole rims
Bontrager 29-2, 29x2.1"
Brakeset : Tektro Novela mechanical disc brakes,6- bolt; 160mm rotors
3) WHAT OPTIONS ON TYRES DO YOU THINK THAT CAN I CONSIDER FROM YOUR EXPERIENCE OR THAT YOU HAVE SEEN AROUND WITH FRIENDS WHO LOVE IT?
If you know of any then Online links to the stores around shall help.
Am in India & would like a store to have Paypal arrangement.
Cheers & Tx in advance.
Safe Ridin' yall!