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Old 11-10-08, 01:22 PM   #1
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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.

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In the Snow

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Old 11-10-08, 04:27 PM   #2
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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.
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