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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:38 pm 
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Hi

Looking for some semi-slick (poss knobblies if low rolling resitance) tyres for my family bike, my Wifes bikes and also my sons.

My needs are

26 x 2.1
Suitable for trails, towpaths disused railways etc, nothing too hardcore, plus some tarmac use.
Decent resistance to punctures
Low rolling resistance
Look kind of knobbly
Cheapish ( as i need 6 :( )

Soo quite a lot to ask for :D


Any advice on those i should shortlist, and any super deals out there.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:52 pm 
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If you can take it down to 1.95 (I measured them at 2.0 on my bike though), I can recommend the Specialized Crossroads (pic here). I used to have them on my 503, and they were great. Rolled like a slick on pavement, gripped like a knobbly tyre on sand/gravel/snow.
Great puncture protection, good mileage and cheap too. Available in blackwall and armadillo wall (a shade of dark red / maroon)
Not that easy to find apparently, and the ones currently on eBay are listed for 1.5 to 2 times what I paid mine.

listing for a pair at £42, but that's with inner tubes included

only one left here at £15, but the seller will probably put 10 more on if this one sells, so you may want to contact him.

You may have more luck searching for them than me. My eBay often gives different results due to the different country.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:54 pm 
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widowmaker wrote:
Hi

Looking for some semi-slick (poss knobblies if low rolling resitance) tyres for my family bike, my Wifes bikes and also my sons.

My needs are

26 x 2.1
Suitable for trails, towpaths disused railways etc, nothing too hardcore, plus some tarmac use.
Decent resistance to punctures
Low rolling resistance
Look kind of knobbly
Cheapish ( as i need 6 :( )

Soo quite a lot to ask for :D


Any advice on those i should shortlist, and any super deals out there.


Only 1.75, but I quite like these


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:56 pm 
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Raging_Bulls wrote:
If you can take it down to 1.95 (I measured them at 2.0 on my bike though), I can recommend the Specialized Crossroads. I used to have them on my 503, and they were great. Rolled like a slick on pavement, gripped like a knobbly tyre on sand/grave/snow.
Great puncture protection, good mileage and cheap too.
Not that easy to find, and the ones currently on eBay are listed for 1.5 to 2 times what I paid mine.

listing for a pair at £42, but that's with inner tubes included

only one left here at £15, but the seller will probably put 10 more on if this one sells, so you may want to contact him.

You may have more luck searching for them than me. My eBay often gives different results due to the different country.



They sound just what i am looking for, ill add them to the shortlist - Thanks !


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:38 pm 
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Schwalbe Hurricane: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Schwalbe-Hurricane-MTB-Mountain-Bike-Road-Tyre-Rigid-26-x-2-0-/160909014511#vi-content

Slightly narrower than you wanted at 26x2.00, but they're fairly cheap, roll really well on tarmac, don't get many punctures and are OK on everything except thick mud and tree roots where they obviously don't grip like really knobbly tyres.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:56 pm 
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Schwalbe big apple , every time !
Black, cream and brown options to choose from.... Come as 2.1 option
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:17 pm 
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Michelin cross country dry


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:33 pm 
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At the road end of things, Specialized Hemisphere. At the off road end, Geax El Gato(very cheap form Wiggle) or Panaracer Fire XC 1.8.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:34 am 
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Halo Twin Rail.
Fast as a slick, puncture resistant, look knobbly and under £18 a tyre. Also available in skinwall.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:15 pm 
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What about Charge Splashbacks ? I'm thinking of a pair as I need similar to you.
Although they look knobbly I've been hearing they roll really well. Anyone got thoughts ?


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