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Old 04-16-10, 04:11 PM
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Street tires for a hardtail.

Looking at getting a set of slick or semi slick tires for road riding.
I dont mind switching tires back and forth for different rides but dont have another set of wheels in the budget right now.
A couple of the ones I was looking at are the Michelin Pilot City, Continental Sport Contact / City Ride / City Reflex and Town & Country.
Anyone have any experience with these? Or any other suggestions?

Thanks.
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Old 04-16-10, 04:37 PM
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Changing tires before each different ride will get old quick. My current fave are GEAX street runner 1.5.
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Old 04-16-10, 06:31 PM
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I usually ride path/pavement during the week and go out on the trails on the weekend so it wouldnt be that often.
Plus I work at a tire store so changing tires is second nature to me.
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I used those Michelins on an older Miyata and they were great.Right now I am using Michelin Country Rock on my Pinnacle and they are unreal on the pavement.

Cheap too.Saw them online last week for $18 each I think it was.
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Kenda Kwest 1.5
Maxxis Xenith 1.5
Ritchey Tom Slick 1.0 & 1.4
Michelin CountryRock, 1.75
Michelin City 1.85
Intense Micro Knobby 2.25
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Old 04-17-10, 12:14 AM
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I love my Schwalbe Marathon Duremes
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Specialized Nimbus seem to be pretty good.
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I just installed some Sunlite City Slickers part number 60208 (Sidewall says they are Kendas) in a 26x1.5 size a week ago. Paid $16.99 each for them. So far they are great, just put a set on the GF's bike as well last night.
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Thanks for the suggestions.
I actually ended up going with the Continental Travel Contact.
Should know withing a few weeks how they do.
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Old 04-18-10, 05:21 PM
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innova swifter 26 x 2.0 for $10.95 from bike tires direct:

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/piksc...ty_tire/pp.htm
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Old 04-19-10, 01:06 PM
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My SportContacts are buttery smooth. The 700c version.
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whats the smallest width you can put on a 26" mountain bike rim? I'm looking for something to put on my gf's ride for street and paved trail riding.
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Specialized 1.25" Fat Boys....100psi, full slick, great tire
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You could put 1" but I wouldn't recommend it. A thin road-style tire in the 26" makes for a very harsh ride, barely tolerable with a suspension fork. I didn't like it and when I found Schwalbe Big Apple slicks, I never looked back. A fat tire slick rolls just as fast and can't be beat for the comfort.
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I have a pair of Halo Rails for exactly this purpose. They're good because they have a couple of rubber 'rails' down the center (hence the name!) which lets them roll better.
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just ordered these for my MTB. same tire I got for my kids last year. not for commuting though. I would still recommend a fat slick for commuting

Maxxis Holy Roller 26" Tire
https://www.biketiresdirect.com/pmbhr...26_tire/pp.htm
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