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Old 01-10-05, 02:02 PM
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My new tires.

The bikeshop recommended these...they said they'd be a bit smoother and still as tough as my Nokian NBX 2.1's So on with the show...
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Can't read the lable. What are they?
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Look nice, look good for road and dirt... Good buy if you ask me
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Originally Posted by a2psyklnut
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buy a better monitor!
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They won't work well off road (no bite), but for commuting that center ridge will be great.

By off road, I mean climbing and descending, not dirt roads. Dirt roads will be fine.
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I want to keep the agressive appearance...so I htink they'll work fine, and removing the vibration that the "bite" causes will be nice I'll report how it rides tonight
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Depends on the terrain but Specialised make some good Tyres. I am currently running well worn Panaracer Trailblasters (Almost down to the bottom of the Knobbles) and these are Crap. At least they are at present but let the trail dry out, lose a bit of the dampness and they will be fine.
Providing you are not mudplugging the Specialised will suit you. I ride on a great deal of hard chalk and that is where a semi-slick does work, even if it is wet. Its when you get mud and wet clay thrown into a ride that you will find they will not work.

Edit, Looked them better and these are not a semi-slick, so will work in wet soil, but still stay away from the mud.
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Those are great if you ride on the road more than dirt. They screech really loud on sidewalks . I think im going to get another set of enduros and then some michelins for summer.
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Dude your bike is really coming together, its freakin sweet! I love the light set-up, I can't wait until the summer, so I ride well into the 10 oclock hour
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^^ Thanks....I'll be glad once summer gets here...riding at night will totally kick ass, even at like 2 in the morning
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love the tires. look great!
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Yeah I finally got them out on the road for about an hour the other night...OMG <3333 they're so much smoother than my Nokian's were...I wonder how long they'll last...my Nokians didn't last for ****.
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Nokians are soft compound knobbies... those tires are pretty tough compound. You should get some serious miles out of them. I'm going to have to get new tires as well, since I seem to have the exact same problem.. Wicked soft compound and mine are pretty well worn out. I guess Friday I'll get new tires and have my stem and levers put on as well.
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Ha Ha Ha. I wonder how serious he is about that...if he actually makes it to the LBS and gets his stuff put on I'll be amazed...maybe I can get some air that day.
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Update...I got my tires into some dirt/roots...there was a nice little 400 ft section or so that I guess had just become a path on campus I went flying through it since it was relatively level and I was impressed with how well the tires held up...I figured they'd slip a bit, and they didn't. I then went and rode in some gravel and was amazed that these tires actually hold better in the gravel than the nokian nbx 2.1's I had
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