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Old 05-28-09, 07:59 PM
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Want to get road wheels

I want to start riding in NYC. However i dont have the money to buy a real road bike.

Could i just get a set of new rims and tires for my mountain bike? how much would a pair of rims cost? and a pair of road tires?
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Old 05-28-09, 08:17 PM
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You can get tires that are 1 inch for 26 inch wheels. http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...jsp?spid=42214

Edit: Not sure if those will work with a mountain rim, but these will http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...jsp?spid=42215
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Old 05-29-09, 01:31 PM
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I can verify that changing the tires is effective, i put 26x1.5 tires on my wifes rigid canondale mtb and she rides it just fine on the paved trails.
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Just get yourself some slicks and your set.
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You got rim brakes, or discs? Either way, you can put 700c wheels on your 26" mtb, but it'd cost more than I'd wanna spend. Moreover, as everyone said, it'd be just as good to rock some slicks.

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Originally Posted by invasionusa View Post
Just get yourself some slicks and your set.
The easiest conversion is this, just a pair of slicks that will fit your current rims, there's lots of options available for mtb-wheel slicks. No need to go with a full wheelset unless weight is really a problem, in which case you'd be better off with a road bike anyways.

If you're going to be riding in the winter though, maybe some slicks with grippy sides would be a better choice....
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