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Push bike tyres help pls
« on: August 23, 2010, 07:22:26 PM »
In a bid to keep fit, i\'ve decided to get my bike out the shed, currently has of road tyres on but want to get some slicks on them but need some help.

What good slicks are there, will be just road use.
found a couple on ebay, anyone know if they are good?

Bronx road tyre

semi slicks

kenda

any point going for semi slicks just for road use? bid for fitness use?

cheers in advance :)

oh, also, tyre width, currently is 1.9" would it be better to go for 1.5" wide tyres instead, does different width make a differance?
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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2010, 07:37:16 PM »
Dont know about quality but the bronx will make less noise, the semi slicks give a highly annoying road noise (if its quiet!) and wouldnt bother with if your staying on road.

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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2010, 07:43:38 PM »
or these slicks

konnekt

(yes i just been ebaying for tyres though might be false economy?

think i\'ll keep on road. last time i was off road (when i was about 12) i ended up crashing into a tree :(
im my defence, it was very steep and dusty and i have a really .... bike,  plus i was young lol
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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2010, 07:50:54 PM »
Yeah they look better,
lol at the crash, cant beat a good crash especially if it doesnt hurt! Ive had a few good ones!!:Hammer

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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2010, 10:43:06 AM »
I can help!
Firstly wat current tire size do you have? for example are you looking at 26 by 1.95?
Wat type of bike have you got, is it a mountain bike, road bike or hybrid?
If you go for a bigger tyre size than you have now, you will get better grip on the road, but less maximum speed.Also you need to think about the conditions your going to be riding in?Slick tyres in the wet, ouch!
So much BHP........and no where to gallop!!!!!

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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2010, 12:37:11 PM »
thanks colin,

did have 26x1.95 mtb tyres. in the end as i was in \'impulse shopping\' mood i went for the kenda tyres 26x1.5.
was reading, any tyre in the wet will be "ouch!" just avoid metal and paint on road.

i\'m a bit of a "cat" and dont like getting my hair wet so wont be riding in any wet weather lol.

got myself a nice bioflex seat also that is a bit more comfy than this really narrow butt killing seat i have.
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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2010, 12:55:43 PM »
slicks in the wet are fine. agreed be a little careful regarding wet manhole covers and possibly paint but it isnt the ice rink people make out. you should be ok with kenda, they make some good tyres. as for saddles, they are very personal, and you you may find that a narrow one (once you get used to it) is ultimatly more comforatable than a wider one that splays your hips out more than is natural!

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« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2010, 02:30:12 PM »
Quote from: marco;713579
slicks in the wet are fine. agreed be a little careful regarding wet manhole covers and possibly paint but it isnt the ice rink people make out. you should be ok with kenda, they make some good tyres. as for saddles, they are very personal, and you you may find that a narrow one (once you get used to it) is ultimatly more comforatable than a wider one that splays your hips out more than is natural!


lol at last line, or maybe me with dirty mind haha
my old seat was very narrow, might as well just sit on the pole without the seat. now that would be OUCH! :rollin
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