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Old 09-21-13, 07:12 PM   #1
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What Tires

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I have been riding my Diamond Back Hybrid now for a couple of months and I am close to needing new tires. I have a little over 400 miles on this bike and the tires are showing some wear. The tires that came with the bike are 26 X 1.95, and I think I would like to replace them with something like a 26 X 1.5. I would like a little less rolling resistance but, I am not sure if the thinner tires can go on the same wheel. Most of my riding is in Town on sidewalks and roads (for exercise), with a little hard packed trail riding. I usually ride around 20 miles at a time and my longest ride is 30 miles. Any opinions on what tries I should be looking at?
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Old 09-21-13, 08:15 PM   #2
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What are you doing to your tires that you want to replace them at 400 miles?
They should go 2000 without problems.
That said, you should be able to go down to 1.25" without problems.
I've been pleased with these-

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/prod...et-runner-tire
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Old 09-21-13, 11:14 PM   #3
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What are you doing to your tires that you want to replace them at 400 miles?
They should go 2000 without problems.
That said, you should be able to go down to 1.25" without problems.
I've been pleased with these-

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/prod...et-runner-tire
Bill,
Thanks for the info. Regarding my tire wear, I think they are just cheap tires, but they are wearing down pretty quick.
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Old 09-22-13, 07:42 AM   #4
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That said, you should be able to go down to 1.25" without problems.
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Any standard, 26" mountain bike rim should receive a tire down to 1.25" (32mm). Smaller widths, such as 1.1 or 1.0, are questionable. Schwalbe has a great chart for determining tire dimensions relative to rim width at the bottom of the following page: http://www.schwalbetires.com/tech_info/tire_dimensions

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If you're willing to spend,Schwalbe Marathon Supremes are the sport bike radials of the bicycling world;expensive,but super grip,comfortable ride,and excellent puncture protection.

If you're on a budget,Kenda Kwests or Serfas Drifters are nice economy tires. Kwests come in 1.5,Drifters in 1.5 and 2".

In between you've got Vittoria Randonneurs,which are pretty much the standard in urban tires.
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I have been riding my Diamond Back Hybrid now for a couple of months ...The tires that came with the bike are 26 X 1.95...
Can you link to this bike. I didn't know many hybrids came in 26" in the states. If fact I didn't know any hybrid came in 26".
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For cheap commuting tires and I get 5,000 plus miles out of them I use 1.5 wide Kenda Kwest 100 psi tires. For nice ridding tires I use 2.0 wide Schwalbe Big Apples.
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Can you link to this bike. I didn't know many hybrids came in 26" in the states. If fact I didn't know any hybrid came in 26".
Sure, I bought this bike at my local Sports Authority on sale with a coupon, out the door for $214. I swapped out the seat post with a standard post. I found on a bumpy road the action between the seat post and the front forks was too much. It was like being on a carnival ride.
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Can you link to this bike. I didn't know many hybrids came in 26" in the states. If fact I didn't know any hybrid came in 26".
Lots of 26" hybrids. My Buzz,Pt Reyes,and Navato are all 26",as were my old Swobo Otis and Dixon(and the current models still are). C'dale's original Bad Boys(non-Ultra) were 26",Giant made the same bike in both 26"(Sedona) and 700c(Cypress),and Bianchi's Milanos were 26".
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Lots of 26" hybrids. My Buzz,Pt Reyes,and Navato are all 26",as were my old Swobo Otis and Dixon(and the current models still are). C'dale's original Bad Boys(non-Ultra) were 26",Giant made the same bike in both 26"(Sedona) and 700c(Cypress),and Bianchi's Milanos were 26".
Yes, after I wrote it I realized after a little think. (I had already logged out) In fact, both my wife and daughter have 26" MTBs that the shop here markets as a hybrid. lol
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