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Old 04-17-11, 06:55 PM
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Good tire for road and trail?

Hi, my stock Kenda Komodo tires are getting old and need replacing. I do alot of riding on the street, with the occasional weekend thrashing on the trails. I have a 22 inch rim, am I limited to my present tire size of 26 x 2.1 or could I do 26 x 2.0 or smaller? Need reccomendations/info on tire size. I want something with relatively good performance on pavement while also giving me plenty of confidence on the trails. (Live in Texas if that helps).
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Old 04-20-11, 11:12 PM
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I have Maxxis Holy Rollers on my bike, probably the best 26" tires I've used for road. I havent ridden too much on trails to really be able to say they work well or not on tougher trails though.
Here's a review on em: https://www.mtbr.com/cat/tires-and-wh...31_151crx.aspx

hope that helps
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Old 04-21-11, 02:01 AM
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eh, not sure one really exists. knobs like dirt, slicks like pavement; can't imagine a good performing tire doing both.
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Old 04-21-11, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by roastbeef View Post
eh, not sure one really exists. knobs like dirt, slicks like pavement; can't imagine a good performing tire doing both.
Yup. + 1

My Cyclocross knobbies get all squigly on pavement. Feels loose and squeaks. Sometimes I'll ride to a trail on them. Probably that sound is the pavement eating them alive.

But the Maxxis Ignitors on my DH seem to like pavement ok. Though riding the bike on the road is like riding a farm tractor. Those tires have bigger flat blocks which seem to be ok on pavement.
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Old 04-21-11, 09:36 AM
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Nab a set of cheap (or free) wheels to slap semis on for road (assuming its just for commuting).
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