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The 26" Tire and Wheel Thread

Old 12-17-20, 07:14 AM
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Originally Posted by rhm View Post
Is there a consensus on what's the fastest 26" tire for pavement?

I'm guessing some people will be inclined to name one of the Rene Herse options, whether Natchez Pass or Rat Trap Pass. What else?
Are you asking about the fastest tire or the fastest balloon tire? 26x1.5 Pasela folding bead Protites weigh 380 grams. 26x1.25 weigh 250 grams. I have a 23' square Damondback mountain bike in the "when and if" pile. My assumed plan is to put 26x1.5 tires on it for a randerdoodle drop bar conversion. I figure the smaller diameter tires will drop the BB height and reduce the trail abit.

I do have Tioga Power Blocks on another bike and I am most definatly a fan of riding around on light weight balloon tires, and certainly credit them in part for every petty victory I've had freight training past unsuspecting spandex roadies.
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Old 12-17-20, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Korina View Post
Sorry, I missed this (a month ago!). I run mine at considerably lower pressure than you, 40 in back 30 in front, but I haven't noticed any sluggishness. Did yours improve with some miles on them?
I can’t say I have many miles on them yet, but I do think they’re improving. When I first got them, they had a fresh off the mold stickiness to them that, fortunately, is diminishing.
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