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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:58 pm 
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Ive got IRC mythos tyres on my Marin in 1.95 size. much better on road than my saracen (that has 2.3) but still handles off road really well


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:28 pm 
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Kenda Klimax Lite ?

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Thin when fitted :wink:

WD :D


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:39 pm 
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Geax Barro Race are meant to be 2.0" bt they measre up more like 1.7". I am racing on these currently and love them.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:44 pm 
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FluffyChicken wrote:
Schwalbe make 1.8 to 2.1 in their tires. (Nobby nic for example)
Many reports Schwalbe measure up small as well.

As for the splashbacks, they have measured them at pretty much 1.8" including tread, to the person above measuring them quite a bit wider. Might depend on your setup or probably just the batch?



the seemed wide in my Manitou SX/XT V's (i.e i had to thump the front wheel in)

I just measured them with some digital calipers a tad under 2.2" across the tread and pretty much 2.0" across the carcass.

On a fully rigid they are bliss! (as well as being, light, cheap, grippy [all relatively!] and 95% look like a skinwall) Yeah my Nobby Nics are grippier per se but they are twice the price. certainly for retrobiking in all but the gloopiest of mud they are a fine tyre! To the OP try some 1.8's today!


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:25 am 
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Agree for a modern retro look tyre for the current weather around here and forests the Splashbacks are great :)

I have no idea what the narrow Schwalbes are like, I've only used the 2.25's


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:52 pm 
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Unfortunately the Continental Twister Supersonic in 1.9 is discontinued but some stocks are still available.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:33 pm 
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not from these days, but only 1.7 wide, and new!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PAIR-RITCHEY- ... 5d4046b97e


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:15 pm 
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My first post here since registering. Hi. I used to have a very nice pair of continental xcountry tires back in the mid 90s, 0.95" if I remember correctly, super light and suited my xc riding style nicely. Having got back in mtbing lately, still with my 1995 bike with mostly original parts, I'm gutted to learn that there aren't many narrow, lightweight tires available these days :(


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:22 pm 
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Great tires...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/OLD-SCHOOL-NOS- ... 51adb2f238

2nd mortgage required!


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:10 pm 
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gm1230126 wrote:
Great tires...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/OLD-SCHOOL-NOS- ... 51adb2f238

2nd mortgage required!


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"WILL NOT SHIP OVERSEAS"

Bugger! ...and I was so close to that 2nd mortgage too :lol:


Ok, not specifically after retro-tyres, it's my Pace I need some new tyres for and that's retro/modern.
Currently it wears Michelin XC-AT 2.0 tyres which are actually ok grip-wise, but they are a bit "baloonish" and not the lightest (they were damn cheap though!).


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