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Old 01-15-05, 10:00 AM
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Slicks for urban.

So I've bought Alex DM24 rims, woot!
Now I'm choosing tires for urban/commuting purposes. I'm divided between Nokian XXX and Maxxis Hookworms. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-15-05, 10:23 AM
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well if your looking for slicks, try Specialized Armadillos. Not totally slick but they are nice for commuting
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Old 01-15-05, 10:42 AM
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maxxis makes the most sicky, (best) slicks out there.
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Originally Posted by phantomcow2
well if your looking for slicks, try Specialized Armadillos. Not totally slick but they are nice for commuting
Commuting is totally secondary to urban, and is to involve urban on its way.

Anyone actually tried out Nokian XXX?
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Old 01-15-05, 01:47 PM
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hookworms or krads
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Old 01-15-05, 04:17 PM
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How about the Maxxis Holyrollers
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Old 01-15-05, 04:54 PM
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They don't seem to have them here in 26". HIGH ROLLER semi-slick looks nice though in case I want to hit the trails/DJs without changing the tires.

So, has anyone actually ridden something?
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The only thing I've ridden so far is the Ritchey Speedmax Pro 2.0's. They're pretty light and very soft compound so they wear out quickly (under 1000 miles on my back tire and I have a nice bald strip). Not to mention, because they're so soft they cut very easily. My tires, both front and rear, are chewed up like crazy though I've only flatted on the rear. As far as the Armadillos go, there's more than one armadillo. Somehow, people seem to miss this fact over and over and over and over and over again. There's the Nimbus Armadillo, which is 1.5" and great for commuting. There's also the Hemisphere which is a bit wider and has a bit more tread... then there's the Crossroads which is a somewhat knobby tire with a center ridge. The Crossroads would be the best bet for riding both off and on road.. However, for mostly urban stuff like stairs, jumping and various other stuff, I'd go with the hookworm if you can deal with the weight. They're over 1200g each.
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my dj/ ss bike is on holy rollers. they work on pavement, and since unlike hookworms, they have some tread, they resist glass and other crap on the roads much better, and they can be used in the dirt (in a pinch).
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I'd go for hookworms even though they dont look like they would be any good in dirt they hold up ausome at the local dj's and kill the street glass nails whateva they will go through and neva pinch or puncture. Just make sure to get the 2ply otherwise you'll get flats like no tomorow,
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I made a thread already about my tires, they're pretty darn smooth and I actually took em through some dirt/mud/roots today and I was impressed that they actually gripped.
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You may want to check into the Tioga "City Slicker", it is purely for pavement though, and doesn't handle wet that well. An excellent dry pavement tire.
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the hookworms look cool, those are the ones ive been after for my commuter, but nevr had the chance to ride any slicks yet. But for city riding, whats best, tubeless, or tubed, and why?
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I use Specialized Fatboys. They can take 100 psi. I haven't had a single flat.
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Originally Posted by Sexywheelman14
You may want to check into the Tioga "City Slicker", it is purely for pavement though, and doesn't handle wet that well. An excellent dry pavement tire.
You might want to check your dates before replying to a thread that was resolved back in January.
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