> 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
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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