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    Spinning @ 33 RPM Glynis27's Avatar
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    Narrow 26" Knobbies

    So last year I put WTB Velociraptors on my Schwinn to get me through the winter, but they are heavy, slow and the rear is basically like having a square tire. This winter I want to try something different. All summer I have been using 26x1.5" slicks and they have been so great, but they won't work in the snow. What I am basically looking for is a 26" cyclocross tire. Something 1.5-1.8" and less than 550 grams with lower rolling resistance. I will only be using it on the roads and I might try a cyclocross race next year too. The roads here are plowed fairly well but have a rut or two.

    I was looking at the Kenda Kwick (26x1.7"/445g) and Kwicker (26x1.95"/515g). Does anyone have any other tires that fit this description? Will these work well on lightly snowy roads? I am trying not to spend too much either. Thanks.

    With slicks


    In the Snow
    Last edited by Glynis27; 11-10-08 at 12:26 PM.
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    Spinning @ 33 RPM Glynis27's Avatar
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    Also, Schwalbe makes a 26x1.35 (35-559) cyclocross tire which looks ideal but it may be a bit too narrow to run safely on my 25mm rims. Not sure.
    1989 Fuji Saratoga
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    2007 Felt F1X
    2008 Transition Vagrant SOLD!
    2010 Transition TransAM
    2011 Soma Analog SS

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