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Old 01-04-08, 06:07 AM   #1
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Suitable Tyre (Hardrock)

Hi, i'm currently riding a specialized hardrock sports disc 2007 series, running on the Specialized Resolution, 26x2.1", 30TPI, wire bead tyre.

this is fine for offroad, and short distance biking, however, when i'm going on journeys over 30miles, it's a bit of a struggle with such a grippy tyre.


i was after something which will be quite durable, with a half decent grip, but more importantly, something what will run a lot smoother and easyer on the road.

Thanks for any help

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Old 01-04-08, 06:24 AM   #2
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why did you buy a Hardrock?
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Old 01-04-08, 06:34 AM   #3
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it was cheap hardtail with disc breaks, performed well offroad and onroad (at short distance) had a good front suspension, and a nice overall apperence.
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Old 01-04-08, 06:56 AM   #4
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You should check with the folks in the commuter forum. I'm sure many of them use a mountain bike and can tell you what tires will be good for you.
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Old 01-04-08, 07:06 AM   #5
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I have a Specialized Hardrock Sport [1998 steel version]. I've experienced that same as you while rolling down the pavement on the knobby tires. My research so far indicates that something from the Schwalbe line, such as the Marathon XR, would be what I'm looking for. YMMV

Check them out:

www.schwalbetires.com

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Old 01-04-08, 09:34 AM   #6
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You can just check out your lbs and see what they have... they'll be able to direct you to a tire (probably instock) that does what you want it to do.

Why does everyone call it a "tyre"? I've only seen that spelling from cyclists.
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^ I think it's the British spelling.
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as far as i'm aware it's called tyre in england.

and is spelt tyre on http://www.wiggle.co.uk/CategoryProd...Road&cat=cycle that website.

i'll give my local bike store a phonecall in the morning, see if they have any recomendations for me.
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From what I've read on these here forums, thiswould be good for you, I would think.
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thanks for the help, i'll phone the shop up tomorow, ask about them ones, see if they stock them .
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Crossmarks are fast but still maintain enough grip to get you out of trouble.

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Continental Top Contact.
Puncture protection is superb. Expensive, but the toughness makes them worth it for me. I've pulled out chunks of glass with no problems.
Not the lightest though, and you're screwed offroad.
I haven't tried the Crossmarks yet, but they will be my next offroad tyre.

Yes, Tyre.
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I saw a guy riding with a syringe in his back tire. He didn't want to pull it out because he didn't have any patches/tubes with him, or rubber gloves. And this was at the goat farm, and that's near Midland. We all know the kind of diseases Midland has. Well, i guess it's just harov3 and i that do actually.
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specialized fatboys are good on road. I have a pair with the kevlar bead and the Flak jacket technology that specialized produced.
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Fatboys are fast, but I found they gave a pretty harsh ride. Easy to ding rims too.
Scary on wet corners.
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I have an '07 Hardrock also and have been looking at WTB Mutanoraptors (2.4) or Kenda Small Block 8's. Maxis Larsen TT also looks good to me. I am looking for a higher volume tire and the ones I listed offer that and a tread I think will work for me. Obviously, I am on pavement more than dirt say 75/25.

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