Tyre Advice Required

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by GrahamK, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. GrahamK

    GrahamK New Member

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    Hi All,

    I have recently bought a bike that has 26x2.35 (massive! lol) tyres on it. I would like to by slicks or near slicks for it, as I use it primarilly for commuting to work and back. Please can you tell me where I am likely to find such wide slick tyres (Halfords??? ) or what I would "get away with" (!.9? 2.0? 2.5????) by way of other tyre sizes.

    I have seen some very nice Michelins but they are 1.9s I think, and seem to be far to small. Once I have got the new tyres I shall go to halfords and by 2 of the "slime" filled inner tubes.

    Best Wishes
    Graham
     
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  2. Conniebiker

    Conniebiker New Member

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    The size of tire is mainly influenced by the width of the rim used. Most dh rims(which it sounds like) can be used with 2.1 tires+- a margin. It is not as tight a tolerance as some would believe.
     
  3. domaindomain

    domaindomain New Member

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    if you want something in the intermediate tread pattern have a look at Continental Twister Pro tyres.

    They are good and have kevlar protection against punctures....

    Have a look on ebay and the internet generally - often much cheaper than Halfords...
     
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