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    new tires

    I am looking into riding a century in December. I have been doing a ton of road miles on my Gary Fisher hard tail and am about to convert my tires to slicks. Does anyone have a favorite tire and maybe a website to make the purchase from?
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    Hutchinson Top Slick 26 x 1.2" 90 PSI Max. Smooth tread...

    www.nashbar.com


    (I assume your talking Mt. Bike here....)
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    Continental 1" Folding Kevlar. Light @ 210 Grams. Spendy @ $46.99

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    Originally posted by Cipher
    Hutchinson Top Slick 26 x 1.2" 90 PSI Max. Smooth tread...

    www.nashbar.com


    (I assume your talking Mt. Bike here....)
    I thought the max PSI says 150? Have to go home and check.
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    Would the Hutchinson mount on my Gary fisher Tassajara with the rims that use a 2.1 inch tire? Or would I have to change rims?

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    They should mount on that rim w/no problem.
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    Thanks for the info Cipher....

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    Specialized Nimbus EX's not too spendy and pretty tough. I use them on my commuter. Here's the link.

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    Would the Hutchinson mount on my Gary fisher Tassajara with the rims that use a 2.1 inch tire? Or would I have to change rims?
    most of the MTB slicks will work with most normal MTB rims... BUT the additional pressure can cause problems on a rim normally set up for 35-50psi with 90-110psi: a few years ago for a Pacific Coast tour, i had the Specialized slicks and i had a large number of flats - so did my riding partner. turns out that the rim tape was too thin and the tube was breaking where it meets the nipple holes. I used 3-4 wraps of rim tape and solved my problem... although my friend claims that the high-pressure prematurely destroyed his rims (after one tour of about 1600 miles)

    in any case, pay attention to the rim tape/band and make sure it's thick enough for the additional pressure. oh yeah, forgot the name, but i was quite happy with the Specialized slicks, although i there are many good ones.
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    Originally posted by Cipher
    They should mount on that rim w/no problem.
    don't forget smaller tubes.
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