Mountain bike tire slicks

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  1. Mpt

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    Hi Any suggestion on good, anti-punch slicks for mountain bikes ridden in the city?

    Thanks!

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  2. Mark Janeba

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    MPT wrote:
    > Any suggestion on good, anti-punch slicks for mountain bikes ridden in the city?

    IRC METRO Kevlar. $16.95 on sale, 26x1.5 and 26x2 at Nashbar. Cheap, long mileage.

    I've used the 700x38 size for several years commuting through a fair amount of debris with
    good results.

    Might be heavy too, I never even checked for this usage, didn't care.

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  3. kh6zv9

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    MPT <[email protected]> wrote:
    : Hi Any suggestion on good, anti-punch slicks for mountain bikes ridden in the city?

    : Thanks!

    IRC metro Nashbar around $15 bucks They are big fat and slick.

    They are very Tough.

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  4. Bfd

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    "MPT" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Hi Any suggestion on good, anti-punch slicks for mountain bikes ridden in the city?
    >
    I'm running Avocet City and Cross 26x1.25 on my mt/commuter/junk bike. Durable, fairly light and
    rolls really well. Nashbar, Performance and maybe your LBS carry them....
     
  5. "MPT" <mpt[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Hi Any suggestion on good, anti-punch slicks for mountain bikes ridden in the city?
    >
    Hutchinson acrobat MTB stop puncture work well. (26x1.35). From my experience very sturdy tyres (one
    puncture in 2500 miles), much lowe rolling resistance than knoblies. Of course, they're no good for
    real off road mud etc, but will go OK on dry trails or gravel.

    Andrew Webster
     
  6. Matt J

    Matt J Guest

    "MPT" wrote:
    > Any suggestion on good, anti-punch slicks for mountain bikes ridden in the city?
    If you want quick, a 26x1 will be good - I've got a Ritchey Tom Slick and an IRC something... don't
    recall what, on my city bike with 26" wheels. They both work fine, only one (slow) flat on the IRC
    (it's in the back). However, after about 8 months now there are what look like small cracks in the
    sidewall of the Ritchey - haven't had any problems, but it does look a little strange... I think
    Maxxis makes a 26x2 or 2.25 that is used for urban riding (jumps and drops, that kinda thing) but
    they're heaver and probably not as quick as little ones. Good luck! Matt
     
  7. Wr

    Wr Guest

    Where are the IRC METRO Kevlar made ? I'm not buying French Made this Month

    I was going to Buy MICHELIN city ATB but found they were made in FRANCE

    On Tue, 10 Jun 2003 15:31:58 GMT, Mark Janeba <[email protected]> wrote:

    >MPT wrote:
    >> Any suggestion on good, anti-punch slicks for mountain bikes ridden in the city?
    >
    >IRC METRO Kevlar. $16.95 on sale, 26x1.5 and 26x2 at Nashbar. Cheap, long mileage.
    >
    >I've used the 700x38 size for several years commuting through a fair amount of debris with
    >good results.
    >
    >Might be heavy too, I never even checked for this usage, didn't care.
     
  8. Bluto

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    "MPT" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Any suggestion on good, anti-punch slicks for mountain bikes ridden in the city?

    All bike tires will puncture under foreseeable circumstances. IME fatter tires can help mitigate
    snakebite flats and sidewall ruptures, and a tough casing can fend off blunt-edged tearing of the
    tread and sidewall (like that from broken concrete or stone). No tire effectively prevents punctures
    from glass, wire, thorns, etc.

    The toughest MTB street slick by far is the Maxxis Hookworm 26x2.5" (559-61). It measures about 56mm
    wide when mounted, has tread all the way to the beads, and uses a thick multi-ply casing in common
    with downhill racing knobbies. It's not expensive, and it looks likely to have a long wear life. If
    you are at all concerned about weight, then this tire is probably not for you.

    The biggest MTB slicks I've tried that aren't built like motorcycle tires are Schwalbe Big Apples in
    26x2.35". They actually measure the same width when installed as the Maxxis Hookworm 2.5".

    The fastest MTB slicks I've tried are Avocet FasGrips, which come in a usefully large 1.9" size, and
    Continental Avenues in the 1.75" size.

    Chalo Colina
     
  9. I use WTB Slickasaurus. They are narrow( 1.5"), relatively lightweight (500 g or so), steel bead,
    and fairly high pressure (up to 80 psi) -- they are slick and fast. Others on MTB Review have
    expressed their concerns about the amount of rubber on them and hence their durability. I have not
    found that to be an issue.

    http://www.mtbreview.com/reviews/Tire/product_23363.shtml

    They can be found at Nashbar for $20 each.

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  10. Jim Price

    Jim Price Guest

    MPT wrote:
    > Hi Any suggestion on good, anti-punch slicks for mountain bikes ridden in the city?

    I've got or had the following on various bikes (mainly mountain bikes) in London UK:

    WTB Slickasuarus 1.5 Not many miles yet, but seem good so far.

    Shwalbe City Jet 1.5 I've been using these down the canal towpath. Generally very good, but prone to
    loss of grip if under-inflated when on road gravel. No punctures yet.

    Vredestein S-Licks 1.3 My favourites for tarmac. Fast, grippy, no punctures after a year.

    Specialised Fat Boy 1.25 Tough tread, but I seem to get pinch flats with these, however hard I pump
    them up. Replaced by the S-Licks

    Panaracer CTX 1.5 No punctures, but a serious lack of grip if you ask me. Not very confidence
    inspiring. Used to use them as touring tyres. Bought the Slickasaurus to replace them.

    Continental Top Touring 2000 1.75 (ish) I don't like the way these tyres squirm on tarmac when new.
    Currently not on a bike, as I can't be bothered to wear them in yet.

    Halfords (UK store own brand) 2" slicks Heavy, but good value. No punctures in three years.
    Surprisingly (for a slick) good for dry off-road too! Unlikely to be available under the same name
    in the US.

    Specialised Nimbus 700c x 38 Lasted forever, but not particularly exciting. Can't remember a
    puncture in 14 years!. I have even used these on the bike trainer. I Don't know what the new
    ones are like.

    I've also used semi slick tyres for city stuff. Onza Butch Kevlar 1.75 I liked these, even though I
    only bought them because they were cheap. The predecessors of my canal towpath bike tyres. Never
    punctured.

    Ritchey Speedmax. Too thin to be called puncture resistant. Puncture all the time by sharp objects
    ripping holes straight through the middle of the tread!.

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  12. A Muzi

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    in the middle of a conversation about bicycle tires.

    "WR" <[email protected]>, a wise and worldy man who certainly knows more about these things than most
    of us, wrote in message news:[email protected]... so the world would be
    immediately apprised of a frightening and dastardly development:
    > Where are the IRC METRO Kevlar made ? I'm not buying French Made this Month
    >
    > I was going to Buy MICHELIN city ATB but found they were made in FRANCE

    Oh, horrors! A Michelin tire made in France! Whatever will they think of next? You'd think they did
    that on purpose, wouldn't you?
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