slick MTB tyres

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Re: slick MTB tyres

Postby gilesjuk » 19 Mar 2011, 12:15pm

niggle wrote:Look suspiciously heavy to me, that deep tread has to be cut into quite a lot of rubber.


Weight isn't an issue on a heavy bicycle and I run without tubes. I'm not a professional racer.

658g apparently.

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Re: slick MTB tyres

Postby cycle cat » 19 Mar 2011, 8:25pm

I use Schwalbe City Jet 26 x 1.5 tyres on my MTB tourer.
Fairly cheap, they take about 80 psi, so roll quite well.
Puncture resistance is good too.
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Re: slick MTB tyres

Postby redgiraffe » 20 Mar 2011, 8:48am

Sorry cant give any positives as don't use the MB that much but stay well clear of Specialized Nimbus Armadillo.

Put these on for some winter months commuting and pretty much had 2+ punctures a week for the duration. All in different places and various bits of debris which my road tyres seem to survive no problem.

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Re: slick MTB tyres

Postby Vorpal » 20 Mar 2011, 9:00am

cycle cat wrote:I use Schwalbe City Jet 26 x 1.5 tyres on my MTB tourer.
Fairly cheap, they take about 80 psi, so roll quite well.
Puncture resistance is good too.
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+1 We don't put many miles on ours, but never had any problems with them.
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Re: slick MTB tyres

Postby crazydavid » 20 Mar 2011, 9:05am

+2 for city jets. Reliable tyre which rolls wells.

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Re: slick MTB tyres

Postby squeaker » 20 Mar 2011, 9:13am

3spd wrote:Converting old steel rigid Kona MTB and I'm after something fast, comfortable and puncture proof!
Vittoria Rubino Pro Slicks do it for me, but not puncture proof :lol:
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Re: slick MTB tyres

Postby aek » 23 Mar 2011, 5:42pm

I got a pair of Schwalbe Land Cruiser, they are very good on the roads and just as good on paths and mud. Wiggle have a good discount for them at the moment, got 1 pair for under 17.

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Re: slick MTB tyres

Postby niggle » 23 Mar 2011, 5:58pm

aek wrote:I got a pair of Schwalbe Land Cruiser, they are very good on the roads and just as good on paths and mud. Wiggle have a good discount for them at the moment, got 1 pair for under 17.

I have some as well, they weigh about a kilo each! I did a DIY ice stud conversion on mine for last winter: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=44276&start=15#p361352 They are certainly good value, tough and do roll better than any other knobbly MTB tyre due to the continuous wide centre ridge, so are excellent for mixed surface use, but you cannot really compare them with slicks for road performance.