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Old 05-12-08, 08:39 PM   #1
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Do bike tires REALLY make THAT big of a difference?

On my new trek 4300 came with those beefy offroad type tires... and while thats dandy and all, I was curious to know, will a more 'street' tire be easier to move, softer ride, more grip on pavement, and faster?

I dont think I will see much 'trail' with this bike, as its the most expensive bike I have ever owned, and plan to take very good care of it. The most I think I'd drag this bike thruogh, is probably grass, maybe a field... nothing too 'major'

So what you think?
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Old 05-12-08, 08:47 PM   #2
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Yes.
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Old 05-12-08, 08:47 PM   #3
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On my new trek 4300 came with those beefy offroad type tires... and while thats dandy and all, I was curious to know, will a more 'street' tire be easier to move, softer ride, more grip on pavement, and faster?

I dont think I will see much 'trail' with this bike, as its the most expensive bike I have ever owned, and plan to take very good care of it. The most I think I'd drag this bike thruogh, is probably grass, maybe a field... nothing too 'major'

So what you think?
Yes, a baldy will be better for the pavement. Why the crap do people buy mountain bikes and ride them on the street? Buy a hybrid, sir...you will smoke the crap outta your MTB buddies that are riding the street withchya!!

If you can take your 4300 back and get a hybrid still...I'd do it. They're upright, comfy, and really quick compared to a comparable MTB.

If not, then get some skinny-minny smoothy tires and pump them up to max pressure. You will S-C-R-E-A-M!!!
Might I suggest the Kenda Kwest High Pressure tire:

212169 HIGH PRESSURE F/R 26x1.25 Wire 60 100 40025g $24.99

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Old 05-12-08, 09:05 PM   #4
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Yes.

I use Spec'd Rhythm Controls
I would use the Compound Controls but I have occasion to take some alternate routes and they're not always pure street riding.
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