Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-20-05, 03:39 PM   #1
alumbis
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Boston, MA
Bikes: Raleigh M50
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Raleigh M50 Wheels

I searched the forums, but I didn't find what I was looking for...

I ride a Raleigh M50 (I think 2000 or 2001). 99% of my riding is Boston streets.

I am thinking about getting slicks or semi-slicks for my ride, and I was curious, would I also need to buy new rims? I have the stock rims (Weinmann 519s), could I just go buy slicks to fit this rim, or do I need new ones all together? If I do need new rims, as a poor college student (read: cheap = good) what rims do you suggest?

~Pete
alumbis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-05, 04:51 PM   #2
Wheel Doctor
Ride it, don't fondle it!
 
Wheel Doctor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Grand Junction, CO
Bikes: Raleigh M80, Bacchetta AERO, Bacchetta GIRO, BikeE, 83' TREK 970, Catrike Speed, IRO Fixie/SS
Posts: 413
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by alumbis
I searched the forums, but I didn't find what I was looking for...

I ride a Raleigh M50 (I think 2000 or 2001). 99% of my riding is Boston streets.

I am thinking about getting slicks or semi-slicks for my ride, and I was curious, would I also need to buy new rims? I have the stock rims (Weinmann 519s), could I just go buy slicks to fit this rim, or do I need new ones all together? If I do need new rims, as a poor college student (read: cheap = good) what rims do you suggest?

~Pete
No you do not need to change rims. Get some 26X1.50 Kenda Kwests, the 100 psi versions, or some IRC Metros in 26X1.50. These tires cost around $20 bucks each.
Wheel Doctor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-05, 05:00 PM   #3
Raiyn
I drink your MILKSHAKE
 
Raiyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Bikes: 2003 Specialized Rockhopper FSR Comp, 1999 Specialized Hardrock Comp FS, 1971 Schwinn Varsity
Posts: 15,061
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I still run the stock Weinmann 519s on my commuter. They've held up fine for me. I plan on running them until they either wear out or get destroyed
__________________
Raiyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-05, 01:00 PM   #4
mach_5
Senior Member
 
mach_5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: colorado
Bikes: bianchi eros
Posts: 63
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
my mom put those specialized armidilo tires on to her M60. it's doing a great job so far. they are slicks i believe. go to specialized.com and check them out. she only needed a smaller tube size.
mach_5
mach_5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-05, 05:02 PM   #5
alumbis
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Boston, MA
Bikes: Raleigh M50
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks for the help!
I ended up getting a pair of Specialized Nimubs tires because the two LBSs nearby didn't have the Kenda's. It rides like a dream. I feel so much faster, it's amazing.
alumbis is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:33 AM.