Change my tyres

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by Bill Mac, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. Bill Mac

    Bill Mac New Member

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    Hi, I want to change my MTB tyres to a narrower set as 50% of the cycling I do is on the road. I currently have 26 x 1.95 tyres fitted. Should I go for 26 x 1.50 or is there another option? Do I buy slicks or not?
    Thank you in advance.
     
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  2. scottz123

    scottz123 New Member

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    I would not go any narrower than 2.0/1.9 - off road ride quality would suffer (bump absorption)

    Maybe something like this with pretty solid/ fast rolling center section of tire
    http://bontrager.com/model/00428

    Is bike disc or rim brake?

    On my old rim brake mtb I had a spare set of Vueltas off of ebay for $60 that I have road hundreds of miles (over a thousand) with no problems
     
  3. chuck68429

    chuck68429 New Member

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    Hey Bill Mac, I saw the above link from Scottz123 and I agree. I've had a set of those tires for about a year now and they are great! I ride light trails frequently but most of my riding is on the road. They have really good traction and they have pretty low rolling resistance on the road. I would recommend them to anyone as they are a great tire for the money, IMO.
     
  4. vspa

    vspa Active Member

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    tricky situation, 50/50 between road and offroad, you need to find the happy medium tyre that will do both jobs, 26 x 1.95 its not too bad for that purpose
     
  5. AlanKnott

    AlanKnott New Member

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    Did you change your bike's tyres? Which one did you buy (if changed)? My little bro actually wanted to do that as well.
     
  6. yishunbicycle

    yishunbicycle New Member

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    Hello Bill,
    I faced the same proble last month. The original tyre of my biks is 26X2.00, which is even fatter than yours.Considering I normally ride in city roads and seldomly for mount climbing, I have replace the front tyre with 26X1.50 and the rear tyre of 26X1.75.Now everything feels so good.
    Maybe you can do as I did. But I suggest you not go for slicks, as it may difficult for mountain climbing when sometimes you'd like to.


    carbon wheels
     
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