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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:33 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Location: Sunny Glasgow
Im wanting some skinny rubber to put onto a set of mavic x517's. What i want in paticular is totally bald, not tread, period. Something akin to the Kojak tyres but better quality.. Light as possible.
Any suggestions or recommendations? I think some of the Road specific makers do mtb versions so this question is also posed to the Roadies on here.

Intending to order from local shoppe (Support Your LBS)


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:51 pm 
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WD :D


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:03 pm 
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Bontrager Road Warriors.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:55 pm 
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Do either of you or anyone else remember a totally bald tyre from the mid-late '90's ? It was wide at 1.95" and really looked cool as hell :D


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:42 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Speccy fatboys...26x1.25

Run them on my AA "commuter", and few other things before that frame arrived.

I think Conti do something similar/slimmer?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:07 am 
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Location: New Forest, UK
Hutchinson Top Slick are fast and have lasted well for me - I use them on my tourer.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:20 am 
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Location: Devon
I have just picked up a pair of Continental 26x1 off ebay for my Cannondale,really fast on these.Your rims need to be narrow enough though.Other than that I use Specialized Fatboys 26x1.25


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:11 am 
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Location: The Cock Inn, Tillett, Herts
Cityjets in 1.5".


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:21 pm 
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I run several sets of fatboys across my collection........great, robust and light........with a cool little westie dog on the side too!....


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:49 pm 
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Conti' Grand Prix are grippy and scary-fast at 100psi


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