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White Thick Slick, anybody make a comparable tire around 30mm?

Old 07-25-21, 09:47 AM
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White Thick Slick, anybody make a comparable tire around 30mm?

Im over 200lbs but i want a white thick slick for a specialized m4 convers. Wider tire. Anything comparable?
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Old 07-25-21, 12:31 PM
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I was not aware that they make the Thickslick in white.

There are many comparable and better tires. What attributes of the Thickslick do you like? If itís the completely smooth tread and big, script logo that you like, I donít know of any others with this appearance.

If you just want a durable (but heavy) road tire in 32mm width, the Continental Gatorskin comes to mind. With the rising popularity of gravel bikes, there are many others that could work for you, just wonít have an appearance much like the Thickslick.
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I seem to recall the Thick Slick being an utter train wreck as far as rolling resistance.

Iím using Continental Contact Speed tires in the 26x2.0 size on a vintage MTB. That tire is nearly smooth with a minimal diamond tread pattern, comes in a lot of sizes and widths, rolls pretty well, has a puncture layer and seems to be easy to install and remove.

Oh, actually I donít think the Contact Speed comes in white, so that wonít help. Sorry about that.

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Appreciate the replies, idk if its me but I've always had bad luck with conti sidewalls gettn cut or nail punctures. Is the sidewall of a gatorskin that thick vs the other roadie racing tires from conti?
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Originally Posted by browndude3649 View Post
Is the sidewall of a gatorskin that thick vs the other roadie racing tires from conti?
I don’t really know. They just have a reputation for excellent puncture protection. I had good luck with a few I’ve tried, a 32mm set on my fixed gear and 25mm on an old road bike. Not that they never got punctured, but they had fewer flats than other tires I’ve used.

They also have a reputation for terrible feel or handling. I’ve heard them described as like riding on a frozen hose, a piece of rope, or a wooden wheel. In my experience they were not that bad, but I’m not too sensitive to that kind of thing.

The Thickslicks I had looked cool, resisted punctures well, and handled okay, but were HEAVY.
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I have had few flats with Gatorskins and other Conti tires. Thickslicks are pretty terrible tires all around they are thick and heavy but not of a ton of quality just a big logo and some colors.
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