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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:59 pm 
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Can anyone recommend any reasonably priced retro friendly (mtb tread) 26x1.95 tyres. Looking for light weight if possible. Black wall fine though.

Bought a set of Kenda Smokes recently... I like them, very cheap, but on the heavy side...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0068KR0EK

What else is out there?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:22 am 
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Planet x have tons of cheap tyres that might suit your budget and weight. Tend to be Victoria made and various tread options. They were selling continentals pretty cheap recently,onza too.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:28 am 
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ishaw wrote:
Planet x have tons of cheap tyres that might suit your budget and weight. Tend to be Victoria made and various tread options. They were selling continentals pretty cheap recently,onza too.


Yeah, I do keep an eye on the site, but all they’ve got right now is a bit wide/modern.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:23 am 
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I've been very happy with Michelin Country Mud. Check the reviews on Chain Reaction, I'm not alone.. Good value, long lasting, grip well and weigh around 600g. Also Geax Gato 1.9" folding are worth a look, think they might be getting hard to find though. 550g, very fast rolling, I've bought several. Also about a tenner, on clearance sale sometimes at Planet X.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:05 am 
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lensmansteve wrote:
I've been very happy with Michelin Country Mud. Check the reviews on Chain Reaction, I'm not alone.. Good value, long lasting, grip well and weigh around 600g. Also Geax Gato 1.9" folding are worth a look, think they might be getting hard to find though. 550g, very fast rolling, I've bought several. Also about a tenner, on clearance sale sometimes at Planet X.


Cool... I have a pair of Michelin country cross tyres on my clockwork, were very cheap from CRC a few years back... maybe I’ll check out the “mud”s... thanks for the tips.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:08 am 
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Looks like the Michelins are out of stock, but maybe some Gatos on amazon... might check them out.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:25 am 
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I have Gatos on my Clockie, they run faster than the Muds, weigh less but not quite as grippy on loose stuff.
Wear faster too, but that's the world of trade-offs I guess..


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:02 pm 
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Just had a brief butcher's on Planet X- the best "bargain" I could see was, for the princely sum of £7, the 26x2.0" Vittoria Revolution G+, but they're wired and virtual slicks with rain sipes, so no good for your needs. With added Graphene though, so they're really spoiling us, aren't they?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:41 pm 
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Right now I’m trying to fit a new panaracer fire TLC to a wheel...
Being tubeless compatible it’s an absolute sod to get on the rim... I’ve been here before and my main concern at the moment is avoid tubeless compatible tyres in future to avoid this aggravation. :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:03 pm 
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Looking at the Impac range - old schwalbe designs so maybe ideal. Tempted by a pair of smartpacs for the Raleigh Peak, they’re the old Smart Sams. Anyone tried them? Want something that’s ok on both road and trails, would be nice if they’re not too heavy...


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