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Old 05-23-18, 11:27 PM
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I have the Kenda Kross Plus K847 on one of my MTB/s that is mainly a street bike. I like these mush better that the panaracer smoke lite that is on my other MTB. The kross is much quieter than the smoke.


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Originally Posted by coolkat View Post
A lot of people forget or don't realize that Compass makes 26" tires smaller than the RTP. I'm eyeing the Naches Pass 1.8 myself. Currently running 1.75 Paselas and they're pretty good, especially for the price. I wish they were a little wider, but then I'd have to get new fenders so it's ok They look good and get a nice hum goin on smooth pavement
The Naches Passes ended up no wider for me, but they are much smoother. You won't regret it!
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I have 1.75 Paselas on my MB-2 that never leaves the pavement. I'd buy them again.
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Originally Posted by Grand Bois View Post
I have 1.75 Paselas on my MB-2 that never leaves the pavement. I'd buy them again.
Maybe this isn't the thread for it, but when are you gonna post a picture of that MB2? I've been wanting to see it for a long time....
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i ended up with paselas. I am hoping they will be here in the next few days. Thanks all.
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Originally Posted by jmeb View Post
Compass makes some stupidly nice 26" skinwalls -- the Rat Trap pass. If I was going to be on tarmac 95% of the time, its what I would take assuming money is no object.

I've ridden the Maxxis above. Stout tire, nice and versatile. But no where near the ride quality of the compass.


You ainít joking. I just did 200+ miles this weekend on a pair of RatTrap Pass tires and they live up to the hype. Most of the miles were chipseal and thereís no way I could of done it with a smaller volume tire. These things roll and roll. I only flatted from a rim strip failure and my buddy who was using the same tires had one flat from a pretty big thorn that would have flatted many other tires. I was hesitant to drop the coin for tires but they are great tires.
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Thumbs Up for Pasellas

About 10 years ago I put a set of 26" x 1.75 Paselas on my 1987 Colnago MTB. They were very smooth on the road.

The Pasela 1.75 tires looked undersized on that bike and I wanted to do some serious gravel crunching so I installed some 26" x 1.95 Hemisphere EX tires. They looked WAY oversized compared to the Paselas and did nothing to improve the squirrely handling on or off road. Ernesto didn't have a clue about MTB geometry. It felt like a twitchy crit bike!

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