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 Post subject: I'm not the only one ?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:48 pm 
King of the DuckBoard
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But Mtb's just don't look right with road tyres on. They ride great with them. But put two bikes side by side. One with road and the other off road (even skinny 1.5's that i ride) And the bike look's just right with knobbly tyres on.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 5:35 pm 
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Thats an eternal dilema for me. I know deep down that I should run road tyres for 80% of the riding I get to do...... but it just doesn't look right! An MTB need big chunky tyres for me otherwise it looks all wrong and it makes me sad so I cant bring myself to do it :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 7:21 pm 
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i did it. took the rood tires off and put new 1.5 knobs on. Will put the road on in the winter


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 7:35 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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Function over form every time.

Of course i'm happiest when the two coincide, but i'm not vain enough sacrifice performance for looks.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:54 pm 
Karma Queen / Cake Meisterin
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Can you not have a set of wheels with road tyres and a set with nobbles on and change at need?? I'm thinking of getting an extra set for those nobbly rides :D

Alison


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:03 pm 
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i did but got fed up with keep on changing. plus i broke skewers. and the ware on the drop outs was :shock:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 3:59 am 
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i'm with the OP...road tires are for road bikes! my mtb's wear knobbies because i only ride 'em in the dirt!


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