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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:13 pm 
Old School Hero

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ferrus wrote:
Conti' Grand Prix are grippy and scary-fast at 100psi


This ^

Continental Grand Prix 26x1:
The mtb slick all others should be judged by.
Fantastic.
End of story.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:46 pm 
Old School Hero

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The slick tyres can look a little out of proportion.The one on the left is a Continental Grand Prix and the one on the right is a Fatboy


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:35 pm 
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Try a Bontrager Hank:
http://www.evanscycles.com/products/bon ... e-ec026942


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:47 pm 
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City Jets are proper retro, and not expensive.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:22 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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City Jets have profile, the OP mentions that he wants full bald.

Not so sure about Hanks either. I own a set of 2.2" Hanks, and whilst being as grippy as superglue, they do have a lot of rolling resistance no matter how many PSI I run them at. Not so much a problem if you don't plan to ride a lot at high speed.
Something about the first post tells me that this bike will be a high-speed tourer rather than an urban assault vehicle, so you'll be looking for slightly harder compounds.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:13 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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velomaniac wrote:



Over 700g EACH :shock:

Not a chance :lol: its fast im wanting to go :lol:


TNX for the suggestion though V :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:26 pm 
Old School Hero

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Has to be the Continentals if you want speed,noticeably faster than Fatboys,mine weighed just over 200gms.You need rims with internal width of 17mm or less according to Sheldon,I use Sthenos.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:38 pm 
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Decathlon sell some with no tread.
No idea what they're called, but I think £20 pair?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:12 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner
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Do the Hanks come in just 2.2?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:33 pm 
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I've got Specialized Pro on my ss; 26 x 1.00 at 120 psi, have a slight tread on sides, they are few years old as were on wife's "road" wheels not getting used, definitely quicker than city jets and Specialized nimbus both of which ridden a fair bit.


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