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Old 08-07-03, 06:03 PM   #1
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Ritchey Tom-Slick Tires

Has anyone used the Ritchey Tom-Slick tire on their tandem? (or mountain bike?)

They look pretty nice and for under $20 a tire ... I"m tempted.

The 26 x 1.4 are rated to 85 psi, weigh~400g.
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Old 08-08-03, 07:03 AM   #2
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I've used almost all of the Ritchey tyres at one time or another. I like them all ok save the fact that the lugs on the MTB tyres seem to rip out a bit easy. Of course the Tom slick has not lugs so not worry. I know a few folks using a narrower version of the T.S. and have good luck with them on the single bikes.
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Old 08-08-03, 09:30 AM   #3
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Hi,
I bought as pair of Tom SLicks during the winter. They are not a bad tire, but they're not a great tire, either. They changed manufacturers, and I don't think they are as good as they used to be. Get the belted version, I had a couple flats.
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Tom Bruni of Bruni Cycles (http://www.brunibicycles.com) is a big fan of all Ritchey products and the foldable, 1.4 Tom Slick. He builds some really intersting steel road tandems in both 26" and 700c sizes and has a very good feel for the 26" road tire product offerings.

I'm sure he'd be willing to share some additional info/thoughts on the tire if you asked. You can reach him via Email: brunibik@bcpl.net
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We use the Tom-Slicks on our "fast" Cannondale MT800 and like them very much. They take high pressure (=fast) and do corner nicely. We tried other slicks (like Schwalbe City-Jet) and allways had the problem, that while cornering the brakepads startet to touch the rim. Must have something to do with the shape of the tire - the Tom-Slicks seem to be rounder (?).
Santana-Europe (Mr. Haas in Rosenheim) recomends them too, but advised us to very closely inspect the sidewalls before mounting them. There seems to be an occasional problem with the reinforcement-strip, which protects the sidewall against being slit by the rim, being too small.
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Bernhard and others,
Thanks for all the insights!

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Our Burley Duet came with Ritchey T-slicks (700C x25 I think) and I remeber they were good riding tires and cornered well...

Unfortunatly as is with many tires used on tandems, I found the TS to be short lived on tred life. I didn't buy new TS because at the time (3 years ago) they were quite expensive given the life of the tire.

I used the Specialised Turbo COMP until they were no longer made and they had a longer running life but they suffered from bead seperation if you did not carefully mount/remount the tire and blow it up slowly...

Now I am looking for a replacement. While I was in France I had to replace a tire that the sidewall failed and I borrowed/bought a Continential GP3000 and it seems like a really nice (but expensive) tire. If it holds up to the rear wheel tred life test I may start using them!
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I use them on my Cannondale tandem. Always found them to be an excellent value and a great all around tire.
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