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    MTB slick tires

    Is any other Mfg. making a 26 x 1.0 in. slick tire other than Continental? Maybe a 7/8 in.??? Looking for some really fast road tires . . . (I'm currently using Tioga City Slicker Pro in a 26 x 1.25)

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    I am sure Ritchey has some. Check their website. Michelin also has one model.

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    specialized do a couple of slicks
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    Bontrager Hank 26 x 2.2. They are fast and look great. If you want skinny tires get a road bike.
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    skinny tires? those are for road bikes! (not that their is anything wrong with that.....)

    if your riding in the city, ride it like a mountian bike.

    maxxis holy rollers is the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonbth
    If you want skinny tires get a road bike.
    technically, an atb with slicks IS a road bike

    atb's with slicks are make great urban tools!


    conti's are good and come with a 12 month warranty against punctures

    as mentioned above too, the maxxis are also very good. (the ones that are slick but have knobbly shoulders(?))
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    the maxxis holy roller is a waffle pattern tire. great for pavement and hardpack dirt. designed as an urban/dj tire. available in 2.2 and 2.4 widths.

    a mountain bike is an excellent way to get around town. but if you really want to go from point a to point b, a road bike will serve you way better. put a fatter urban tire on your MTB, and use it as a FUN commuter. you don't need to go all jeff lonsoky, but find all the little trannies, dodge some pedestrians, drop some stairs. go PLAY and you will be rewarded with a smile and better bike handling skills.

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    ah, right.
    i thought you meant these ones, the high roller semi slick. they're very good on most terrain, even wet mud

    http://www.maxxis.com/products/bicyc...il.asp?id=5410
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    i'm rolling on Conti Sport Contact 1.3's, they're very tall narrow profile, 300ish grams, very light and fast. Tall enough they have the cush of a 1.5 tire but narrow as a 1.0 tire. No durability or puncture issues yet, though only ~250 miles thus far.
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    those are some nice looking tires for running trails; but i think they would wear down too fast, and be a little two squishy around corners when used on pavement.

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    the maxxis semi's were fine on my bike for a couple of years until the side wall started to give up. the shoulders felt a bit weird to begin with but they're sloped to give a more progressive roll onto them in a corner.

    the conti's a re good, the only problem with them are they're a bastard to get onto the rim, they're SO tight,
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    Slicks for ATB's

    I've been using Hutchinson Top Slick's on my atb for about 3 years now..my first pair lasted about a year and a half before the sides started to give way....i'm a big guy ( 6'3, 260) and put a lot of pressure on em' so i change em' once a year,now.
    I got em' on a pair of Velocity Deep V rims which can take a heck of a beating.

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