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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 5:56 pm 
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So as the title suggests, any recommendations for tyres with a retro flavour? What you using for XC, racing, pootling etc. What about Tioga's, Panaracers,WTB's are the Conti's and Michelins retro enough? Or does it have to be NOS?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:04 pm 
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On the dutch forum I'm on, they all think they are world cup riders, they only want Schwalbe Racing Ralph and Nobbie Nic. brrrrr
I use Ritchey Z-max now, and I'm just happy with it. I can imagine there are better tires, but I don't think verybody will like schwalbe's best.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:10 pm 
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z-max's are still available from paligap (any kona dealer) :)


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:27 pm 
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Panaracer smoke/dart combo - original and best for XC


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:46 pm 
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Used them much too, really like tem, never had problems. I only thougt they wear quickly. But i rode very much.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:59 pm 
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tioga psyco's if you can get them
wtb raptors still a very good tyre and cheap (£30 a pair)


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 8:13 pm 
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i remember the psychos - they were cheap (£8.75) and a cool grey colour! ideal as an impoverished student!


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 8:20 pm 
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yea my lbs got a load of bikes with the grey ones fitted o.e but everyone
wanted black tyres fitted so we got grey psycos for about a fiver a pair
thet were soft tho (lack of carbon i guess) had about 5 pairs at one time
wish i still had some now
remember the biscuit coloured ones?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 9:54 pm 
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I have a pair of the biscuits ones on the yeti . I quite like michelin .


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 10:19 pm 
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Used to run IRC Geoclaw rear 1.9 and a Mk1 Psycho K back on the front in the winter and specialized hardpack 1.5 in the summer.

Now I run IRC Notos XC 1.9 front and rear all year round.

For slicks I used to use specialized Nimbus 1.175, now I use Schwalbe city jets.

All my tyres are the light amber skin wall on CD Mavic rims.

Who knows where you can get skin wall nobblies from now? IRC are the closest with that 'meat' colour.


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