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Old 06-21-11, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
That was my first thought too. Knobby tires on pavement suck.

I was surprised with I looked up the tread profile of the Serfas Drifters. That's more of an inverted tread tire so I wouldn't think it would be so bad. . . .
I had a tire failure on my 26" mountain bike that I use for commuting over the winter, so switched to the old knobby on the rear while I waited for new slicks to arrive. I was surprised at how well it did at maximum pressure (60 psi).

The Drifters are energy sucks. We got them with the bike (the 29er) because that was all the store had on hand, figuring they would be better than the gargantuan knobbies originally installed. I never tried the knobbies on that bike, but the Drifters . . . it's like having a phantom headwind or something. I had the impression my 26" knobby rear and slick front [and tire liners] was easier to pedal than the 29er bike with two Drifter tires.

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