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    Some Guy mister_hl's Avatar
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    What size slick tire on Spec Hardrock

    Hello...i've read the threads on slick tires for mtb.

    A question though, I currently have the stock "Ground Control" tires on my Spec Hardrock (29 X1.95 i believe)...

    What size slick tire will my rims be able to handle?
    Thanks!

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    NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS! a2psyklnut's Avatar
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    I've run as narrow as a 1.5 without problems on my rims. (Mavic)

    I know they make some stupid skinny tires down to 1.0". I almost bought a pair for my bike, so can't speak about experience with them.

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    I ran 1.5" Specialized Nimbus EX's on my 2003 Hardrock for around 2000 miles. Not a single flat and they are still in great condition. They are a bit heavy though. You should be able to pull off 1.25" tires if you really want, but I wouldnt try any smaller than that.

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    You can easily use 26" x 1.25 slicks on your rims. Geax Streetrunners in that size have been working great on my inexpensive mtb. I've even ridden easy singletrack with them, no problems or flats.

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    I've been running 26x1.5 Nimbus EX's on my older Hardrock for about 3 years now and haven't had to mess with them other than the occasional top off of air

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