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Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: SI ny
Bikes: 2000 Trek 7000 - Bontrager wheels - '79 Brooks B17 - RockShox Post - wellgo shoes and WAM717 pedals - Azonic riser bars - Jandd Racks , Custom Surly Cross Check in bean green , Trek 1000
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Ahh man, go with the Specialized Nimbus Armadillos.
Round, fast, arguably bombproof and drillproof. (he he)
Ran one in the front before, and on my tour from Seattle to Santa Cruz +.
not one flat there.
3 flats in the rear tire.
Read the reviews on Tom Slicks. Theyre known to wear fast.
Anyway, to answer your main question,
Do slicks kick up less crap?
Yes. Theyre known to be slick about being minimal, in the sense that theyre condensed, they have a tighter profile, as opposed to a treaded tire, which can grab water with its vertical teeth or Knobs as we say.
Oh and inverted treads are a waste on a bicycle, but they work wonders for a car. according to Jobst.