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 Post subject: semi slick tyres
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:27 pm 
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Any body recomend a half decent semi slick tyre in 26 inch....

Looking at doing some touring with camping gear so some road work,but when the tent is setup would still like to be able to use the bike off road..

cheers mike


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:01 pm 
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Panaracer Fire XC Pro 1.8 - I love these things, they seem to work in almost every condition other than very loose and dry.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:16 pm 
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I've used irc mythos slick in the past & were a good price with plenty of off road grip


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:17 pm 
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I'm looking at something from the Schwalbe Marathon line for something similar next year. The Cross or Extreme look good for what you describe.

http://www.schwalbe.co.uk/c1-1315-tour.html


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:49 pm 
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I usually sell one of these on a repair - then the customer comes back within a week to replace the other tyre too - as even just one of them makes such a big improvement.....


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:58 pm 
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I use Schwalbe Marathon Cross on my daily commute - found them to be very good in most conditions and give some puncture protection as well.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:26 pm 
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these are good but heavy:
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=24619

these are also good and cheap:
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... delID=8547

also pretty good:
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=44715


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:43 pm 
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the michelin country rock are good for the price, specialized hemisphere tyres are good too but a bit more expensive


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:14 pm 
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hamster wrote:
Panaracer Fire XC Pro 1.8 - I love these things, they seem to work in almost every condition other than very loose and dry.


I have a packaged / new set of these I may part with ... The quality ones with the white print :wink:

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I also have virtually new spez nimbus flak jackets complete with matching spez tubes and rim strip :

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£20 posted 2nd class uk :D

WD :D


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:23 pm 
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bigmick wrote:
the michelin country rock are good for the price, specialized hemisphere tyres are good too but a bit more expensive
+1 for the Michelin country rock I have a set on my Claud Butler Oracle and they are great both on and off road


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