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    Which tires would you choose for road riding?

    I ride about 90% on the road and 10% on local trails but no real "mountain" biking. I'm either getting the Kenda Kwest or Specialized Nimbus. The Kendas are $15 each, the Specialized $30 each. Otherwise I don't know if one is really "better" than the other any thoughts?

    Nimbus


    Kwest

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    nimbus sounds like some crap off a harry potter movie get the other one.
    I only pedal uphill.

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    I ride the Kwests on my MTB. I switch them back and forth a couple of times/week depending on if I am on asphalt or off trail. So far they have been fine. I have not been able to test them in the wet yet so the jury is still out on that. I can't help you with the Specialized's.

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    I ride Continental Contacts and have no complaints.
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    Maxxis High Roller SS, since you do hit the dirt it is nice to have the grip for the corners.


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    which tires did you buy and how id it work out? I am looking at the same type of tire.

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    I use Vittorias on my road bike for the road. I leave my mountain bike for dirt only.
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    i have the kenda k-rad on one of my bikes. i use it mainly to ride up to the gym but friends borrow it on the local trails and it seams to work pretty good on both surfaces.
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    You're totally ruining this thread with your logical & rational thought. Stop it.

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    Must be a really rough sidewalk if it requires a Trance X2. Maybe you should check out this
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    I bought the Nimbus, basically beacuse I will buy anything Specialized puts in front of me. It's sad, I know.

    Anyway, I am not really convinced it was the right choice. They work, they roll fine, their quiet. But it's a lot of money to spend when you compare it to some other options. Oh well, at least I will probably never need to replace them.

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    I use Vittorias on my mountain bike for the road. I leave my road bike in the basement.

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    I find the Kwest to be a slow rolling but rather tough tyre and have been really happy with the Schwalne Marathons on my mtb conversion as they are both tough and fast.

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    Continental Ultra Gatorskin Pro Elite Mega Equipe X-treem. They can handle smooth dirt no problem.
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    The nimbus is a good investment, especially if they are the armadillo model. Super tough.

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    Product I didn't know existed until now:

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    Too late for the OP I guess, but I loves me my Schwalbe Big Apples. They are not light at all. But they do roll very nicely. And they have to be the softest ride around.

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    I've got the Kwests on a spare wheelset for around town use. They roll pretty fast and cheap to boot.

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    I roll on some Forte Gothams, not light but they are smooth and roll pretty good at 75 psi, I was impressed, especially at $12 each from performance. They are very flat resistant, I've run them over lots of large glass shards and other stuff with nothing making it through to the tubes.

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