Tyres for Road use

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  1. I have a bike with quite chunky tyres (26 x 2.0) and was wondering if it was worth replacing these
    for somthing more suitable to londons roads. the rims are Mavix x221 , can anyone recomend
    anything??

    Many Thanks

    Mike
     
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  2. Chris French

    Chris French Guest

    In message <[email protected]>, news.freeserve.net
    <[email protected]> writes
    >I have a bike with quite chunky tyres (26 x 2.0) and was wondering if it was worth replacing these
    >for somthing more suitable to londons roads. the rims are Mavix x221 , can anyone recomend
    >anything??
    >
    Yes, it is it will make a great difference.

    Peoples preferences for widths vary, for road use on my utility bike (an ex MTB) I prefer something
    around the 35mm - 38 mm mark

    If youa re just riding on roads then slicks are good, but as I also ride on crappier surfaces like
    towpaths and the like then aI prefer something with a bit of tread.

    Currently I have a Michelin Wildgripper city on and a Specialised Armadillo, the Michelin was fairly
    cheap. I've also had a Nokia, which was good but heavy,
    --
    Chris French, Leeds
     
  3. Pete Biggs

    Pete Biggs Guest

    news.freeserve.net wrote:
    > I have a bike with quite chunky tyres (26 x 2.0)

    Are they knobbly off-road jobs? If so, yes, I would replace. Otherwise consider sticking with them.
    All that air helps deal with the potholes!

    > and was wondering if it was worth replacing these for somthing more suitable to londons roads. the
    > rims are Mavix x221 , can anyone recomend anything??

    Schwalbe City Jet 26 x 1.5. Well made, pretty fast, enough depth of rubber for good puncture
    resistance, inexpensive.
    - Two tyres with tubes from http://www.wiggle.co.uk/ for £19.99.

    ~PB
     
  4. "news.freeserve.net" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...

    > I have a bike with quite chunky tyres (26 x 2.0) and was wondering if it
    was
    > worth replacing these for somthing more suitable to londons roads. the
    rims
    > are Mavix x221 , can anyone recomend anything??

    Continental Avenue semi slick are the biz if you want a good commuting tyre to replace the
    knobblies.
     
  5. Alex Graham

    Alex Graham Guest

    > Schwalbe City Jet 26 x 1.5. Well made, pretty fast, enough depth of rubber for good puncture
    > resistance, inexpensive.
    > - Two tyres with tubes from http://www.wiggle.co.uk/ for £19.99.
    >

    Yeah - another vote for the city jets here - 85psi therefore much faster on the road and no more of
    the mentally scarring rumbling noise. I found some hardened steel tyre levers would have been handy
    when installing them narmean :)

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    ----------------------+ Alex Graham | [email protected] | ----------------------+
     
  6. W K

    W K Guest

    "Pete Biggs" <pLime{remove_fruit}@biggs.tc> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > news.freeserve.net wrote:
    > > I have a bike with quite chunky tyres (26 x 2.0)
    >
    > Are they knobbly off-road jobs? If so, yes, I would replace. Otherwise consider sticking with
    > them. All that air helps deal with the potholes!
    >
    > > and was wondering if it was worth replacing these for somthing more suitable to londons roads.
    > > the rims are Mavix x221 , can anyone recomend anything??
    >
    > Schwalbe City Jet 26 x 1.5. Well made, pretty fast, enough depth of rubber for good puncture
    > resistance, inexpensive.
    > - Two tyres with tubes from http://www.wiggle.co.uk/ for £19.99.

    Apart from the usual suspects (inc tough as old boots, but pleasant as old boots specialised ES)
    I've found a new one. Decathalon (well at least the one in orleans), do a tyre that looks like a
    copy of the schwalbe marathon, for less than 8 quid. Plenty of rubber, nice central line, but rather
    wide (1.75).
     
  7. "news.freeserve.net" <[email protected]> wrote
    > I have a bike with quite chunky tyres (26 x 2.0) and was wondering if it was worth replacing these
    > for somthing more suitable to londons roads. the rims are Mavix x221 , can anyone recomend
    > anything??

    I have some you can have for free (well, cost of shipping). They are Specialized Fatboy, 1.25" wide,
    slick, very good grip, very low rolling resistance. Unfortunately I found that they got too many
    punctures for my tastes, but if you want them they are yours.

    (Or if anyone else wants them they can have them.)

    -Myra
     
  8. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Alex Graham <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:p[email protected]:

    >
    > Yeah - another vote for the city jets here - 85psi therefore much faster on the road and no more
    > of the mentally scarring rumbling noise. I found some hardened steel tyre levers would have been
    > handy when installing them narmean :)
    >

    Make that a 3rd vote!

    --
    brian
     
  9. thanks for all the advice on those. This morning I bought a pair of specialized Nimbus Armadillo.
    Also bought a new lighter lock. the ride into work was much nicer and quicker! when i got back to my
    bike after work it wasnt there! nice!

    Mike
     
  10. Specialized Nimbus Armadillos every time. 26 x 1.5, and extremely resistant to the hazards of roads.
    Also very hard wearing and good in pretty much all road conditions, and quite fast if kept pumped
    up. My only puncture was when I hadn't checked them between rides, and managed to finally force a
    large bit of glass through to the inner tube.

    T.T.F.N.

    SPENNY

    "news.freeserve.net" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > I have a bike with quite chunky tyres (26 x 2.0) and was wondering if it
    was
    > worth replacing these for somthing more suitable to londons roads. the
    rims
    > are Mavix x221 , can anyone recomend anything??
    >
    > Many Thanks
    >
    > Mike
     
  11. Also worth considering would be Hutchinson Top Slick Airlight folding. Good tyre and very light
    weight. As long as you can get over the fact there is no tread you will be flying along especially
    coupled with the mavix x221.

    Should be good for 2000 perhaps 2500 miles.
     
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