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Old 09-27-05, 11:37 AM   #1
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Tires

Hi,

I'm new to this board so sure this has been discussed a thousand times before but...I'll shoot it out again anyway.

I got a Trek mountain bike a few years ago. Rarely used it. Now I'm determined but I have the big knobby tires and I want to do more road riding. I'm a little pissed at myself because I probably should've gotten a touring bike. (Is that what they're called?)

Should I just get less knobby tires and give a go? Or did i screw up??
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Old 09-27-05, 11:52 AM   #2
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If you aren't going off-road at all, before buying another bike, I'd try a slick. I know Performance sells a few, narrow width, 90 PSI. I'd try that route first, lots cheaper than investing in another bike.
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Old 09-27-05, 11:53 AM   #3
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You could always just put some slicks or semi-slicks on the bike you have. Try that before you decide to buy another bike. If you really enjoy riding the road then start researching road bikes.
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Old 09-27-05, 12:39 PM   #4
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I'm riding on Fatboy 26 x 1.25 slicks and liking them alot. They're maybe some of the best out there; I just ordered a set of Nashbar slicks same size at $8.99 each for my son's bike. I'm sure they aren't as good but they might be fine for his use.

by the way, they go one really easy, because they're less stiff & smaller width than your original mtb tires - just remember to get a matching set of tubes

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