Tyres -Slicks?

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  1. Damo1176

    Damo1176 New Member

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    I am doing the L2B and I am looking for a good slick style tyres for my MTB. Presently I have some WTB Wierwolfs and some specialised Crossroads. Both a bit grippy for road riding.

    I am not looking to spend much more than £35 for two tyres but finding t hard to find a tyre that still has grip for in the wet and down those slippy hills but something with little rolling resistance, please help.
     
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    Havwe been told that getting slicks might not be the best idea as as it might be wet so want to go inbetween, any thoughts??
     
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    Got Specialized FatBoys on my grocery store bike.....
     
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    I swap my knobblies over for a set of Schwalbe City Jet slicks 26x1.5

    you can pick them up in Halfords for about a tenner each. Normally i would cut off my testicles with a blunt razor then hammer them them flat with a meat tenderiser before buying anything from Halfords but Schwable are an excellent tyre. Its done a few thousand miles and never punctured once. Low rolling resistance, excellent for commuting or training or around town.
     
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    This may be a problem if you are doing over 160kms/hr down the southern side of ditchling beacon.

    Bicycle tyres dont aquaplane until well over 160km/h from memory . On the road a slick provides more grip than a treaded tyre.

    Conti gatorskins are what we use on the tandem.

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
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