Hey, I have a question for all you people out there that are knowledgeable about tires.
I have a 26" Mongoose 10 speed in my basement that I have been riding for the past year, and I REALLY LOVE the tires. Trouble is that they are old and starting to crack on the sidewalls. They were old when I got the bike from a friend, and he says that the bike is about 10 years old.
I like these tires a lot because they are knobby enough to use off road, but have a wide center tread in a solid band that makes the bike ride really smooth on pavement. This band also makes the tire very long lasting, I believe I've lost 1/16" of tread in the past YEAR'S use!
I need to find a replacement for them that is made of more modern materials (I believe these old ones are Vinyl or rubber...something.) But all the tires I can find for mountain bikes are these ones with agressive angled tread that is noisy and end up needing to be rotated/replaced every few months. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thank you for your time.
Tire treads are shown below.