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Old 05-12-08, 10:24 PM   #1
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Post up pictures of MTB's with road tires,

I have seen a lot of talk but not one single good picture of a MTB with a road tire yet.
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Old 05-12-08, 10:27 PM   #2
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why would anyone do this...?
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I have seen a lot of talk but not one single good picture of a MTB with a road tire yet.
There aren't any...the MTB's are too embarrassed to pose for the camera.

BWAHAHAHA!
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You mean with slicks? Or actual skinny 1.25- tires?
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slicks I guess, 1.5 is the widest i;ve seen for road type tires.
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I think i might get a set of road tires from my local bike shop... not slicks, but something a lil less knobby. then ill post pics. hows that?
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Beefeater Red 2005 Raleigh M50-DX + Surly 1X1 rigid forks (-Suntour SR XC60 75 mm fork) + Nashbar Trekking Cranks + Scott AT-2 cowhorn handlebars + 9 speed SRAM upgrade + Michelin TransWorld City tires = Great Road Bike

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slicks I guess, 1.5 is the widest i;ve seen for road type tires.
Apparently you've never seen bontrager hanks if you think mtb can't handle slicks...



Something I found off this forum.

I have 1.5 slicks on my mtb... I'll take a pic once I get my camera back from the gf...
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i can photograph my mountainbike (with 2.3" tires) with a spare pair of 23mm roadbike tires hanging off the handlebars!
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My Hardrock with skinny 1.25 slicks.

Other views here, here and here.
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Mr Brown, how does it ride? Any flats from city riding?
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I'm in a good mood and don't mind being laughed at today.
My wifes s/s commuter, mid 90's bike I guess, came with canti's. 2.0 IRC slicks


My daily fixed gear commuter/rain/winter/beater. Old late 80's Wheeler Pro 3000 mtb. 1.25 Nasbar slicks


My mtb with slicks. I have 2 wheel sets I flip on/off for road and trails.
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1.25" slicks on 25mm rims.
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2006 Trek Fuel EX 9.5
Vuelta Team SL ATB wheelset
Maxxis Holy Roller tires (urban assault/hardpack/freeride designated) 26"x2.2"
They're very smooth and fast for the size, with 55psi each and a 120lbs rider.

does that qualify as a road tire?
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I don't get it. My road bike has road tires. Why would my mountain bike need them?
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2006 Trek Fuel EX 9.5
Vuelta Team SL ATB wheelset
Maxxis Holy Roller tires (urban assault/hardpack/freeride designated) 26"x2.2"
They're very smooth and fast for the size, with 55psi each and a 120lbs rider.

does that qualify as a road tire?
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I like 'em!!!
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I don't get it. My road bike has road tires. Why would my mountain bike need them?
Some of us like to go off road on a whim, and cannot do that on a road bike. I rode my Giant Rainier from Colorado to Dallas (I-50, I-287)with 2" Forte VersaTracs on, and never had one issue. Great on the road, and they helped me in conditions where I would have had to get off my road bike and carry it through.
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not all of us live on a paved road in happy suburbia.
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not all of us live on a paved road in happy suburbia.
Then why would you put road tires on your mountain bike?
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Then why would you put road tires on your mountain bike?
I for one live on a hardpacked dead-end dirt road, which transitions to asphault eventually.
The tires I use when I ride to the post office to get my mail, etc work wonderfully for that, and save me from eating the tread off of my nice knobby low pressure USB tires.. they also roll a lot faster with less resistance.

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I have Specialized Fat boys on my steel hard rock.

For times to rid eon the bike path with the gf, when I don't feel like wasting tread on my FSR-XC and yes, riding my Cervelo SLC at 15km/hr with the girl is over kill.
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Ah, looks like you've got that one set up for commuting, gastro.
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