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Whats a nice road tire......(7 posts)

Whats a nice road tire......Jim Smith
Jul 10, 2001 5:50 PM
....to use to train on the road using my mountain bike? Where I ride we have these killer little tiny thorns that always give me trouble when I ride out on my favorite road towards the delta.

I guess I'm looking for something light, fairly puncture/thorn resistant, and slick for the road.

Any suggestions???

TIA
I like michelin'sQUADzilla
Jul 10, 2001 6:59 PM
I use Michelin wild gripper city slicks in 1.5 for my DS MTB. I don't think you can go wrong with these with slime tubes in them. I commute at night, so I also wanted something puncture resistant. Ever try to change a tube at 2:00 am ?? They roll fast & seem to have a pretty deep tread to them, and are great in rain. No flats yet, and they wear like iron. Best of all, I paid $12.00 on clearance at my LBS that was going out of business. Several catalogs also have them, I think they are around $20.00.
There aren't that many 26" slicksKerry Irons
Jul 10, 2001 7:06 PM
Conti, Ritchey, Panaracer are available in Colorado Cyclist, Performance, Nashbar. Probably not a lot of difference between them.
Vredestein 'Slicks'...coonass
Jul 10, 2001 7:48 PM
They are also rated for 90psi....I like 'em on my Trek 8000.
re: Whats a nice road tire......KEN2
Jul 10, 2001 9:45 PM
Specialized Nimbus EX 1.5s are great. Commuted on them for several thousand miles without a flat. Nashbar may still have some on closeout. They have "Flak Jacket" protection that works well with glass, thorns, etc.
second that specialized nimbusMade in Taiwan
Jul 10, 2001 10:06 PM
great slick for the mtb
try the specialized web siteMike K
Jul 10, 2001 9:51 PM
They have a close out on a bunch of "road" tires for MTB.. Some with pressure ratings as high as 120psi and only 1 to 1.25" wide - should roll very nicely.. You can get strips (I forget what they are called but all the on-line stores have them) to add between the tire and the tube to help protect against flats.