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Old 11-18-06, 06:43 PM
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tires that are road worthy as well

I'm on the street more than the trails, but my town and country tires wash out quick once the trail gets interesting. Any suggestions on tires that work on the road and trails???
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Old 11-18-06, 07:32 PM
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town and countrys have the inverted tread so they washout more, i used to have ones like that, great on road though. Now i have Bontrager Connection Trail in the rear and Kenda Connection in the front (they're both pretty much the same). they are the type of tire that comes stock on lower end treks. i have a higher end trek so mine didn't come with them. i got them for $11 for the pair and a spare front and back wheel (used, got them on www.propertyroom.com) the tread has a thin continuous line down the center with knobbs sticking out the sides. so when fully pumped up the center line is pretty much the only thing that hits the road, but in corners the knobbies dig in, and in soft terrain (grass, light mud, gravel) the knobbies dig in too and if im not going on road at all and need more traction, i let the air out down to about 30 - 40 psi and get pretty good off road traction. they are also directional, the front tire you would pretty much only want on one way because when the chevron tread is pointing down towards the ground in the front you get smooth low resistance rolling, and the best braking, if you reversed it the rolling resistance would be a little higher, braking wouldn't be as good, but it might give the front wheel a little better traction on climbs though. usually when climbing its the rear wheel that slips so i just leave the front on the normal way. the rear though one way you get the lowest resistance and the best braking, but it you reverse it so the chevron tread points down in the rear you get better traction for climbing and sketchy terrain. oh also due to the center line of tread they have good side-to-side traction. i've been riding them for about 300 miles on road and off road in very different conditions. so far they're almost as efficient as my town and country type tires, and they're almost as good of traction as the aggressive knobbies too, and way quieter than the knobbies. so i might get flamed for actually preferring a low grade stock tire, but hey thats my $0.02
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Old 11-18-06, 08:37 PM
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i have geax evolutions on my trek and they do alright. they are similar to what mlh described and were $30 for the set. i like them but they do wash out a little when things get sandy. i think when you go with anything other than full knobbies in the dirt you run that risk. mlh's description makes me wanna try those Connections, though...
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Old 11-18-06, 11:19 PM
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+1 for the Bontrager Connection. We have them on two Treks, they're smooth on the road, but work reasonably well on singletrack. Make no mistake, they're not knobbies and don't perform as well but they are a good compromise.
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Old 11-28-06, 03:32 AM
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I use maxxis holly roller pro's with kevlar bead, these are my favourite tyres they hold up in anything I do but they get a bit sketchy in really loose-pack so these probably arnt for you
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Old 11-28-06, 04:38 AM
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For road and trail in most conditions I like the Panaracer Trailblaster 1.95. It's got good knobs on the side for cornering but tread design which is fast on the road. Also the Continental Twister 1.9 is a good choice.
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Old 11-28-06, 11:23 AM
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I've had good results with Ritchey Speedmax Comps.
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