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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:20 pm 
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Specialized Crossroads perhaps? 26x1.95, they come in black and maroon wall versions.

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I've used them on my Sbike for a while and they rolled perfectly on the road. Plenty of grip for XC too.

I paid around £15 per tyre for mine, but it seems they're getting hard to find.
Only one seller on ebay atm. If you want some spare inner tubes, I reckon this is a reasonable deal.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Specialized-C ... 19c9d587aa


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:46 pm 
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Cant believe no one has mentioned Schwalbe Marathons...

Either Marathon Mondial or Plus will be ok I think, or even normal Marathons.

Planet X are very cheap for them at the mo.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:51 pm 
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Schwalbe Land Cruiser in 1.75?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:08 am 
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Maybe a bit controversial, but... Maxxis Aspen 2.1.
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Light, very good and quiet (and fast") on tarmac, but these are fantastic even on serious off road tracks (great rock climbers) - not like more "tarmac only" tyres.
I've been using them everyday for the last 5 months (about 30 miles per day) and they still seem strong.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:11 pm 
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Schwalbe Hurricane: http://www.schwalbe.co.uk/mtb/hurricane/

Roll pretty much as well as slicks on road, fine for gentle off road in dry-ish conditions and tow paths, they still look like propper MTB tyres and they seem to be reasonably puncture resistant too.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:16 pm 
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Charge Splashback?

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/charge-splashba ... -mtb-tyre/


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:32 pm 
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another vote for the land cruisers. the look horrible but roll fantastically, even seem fast on wet grass


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:56 pm 
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Schwalbe Hurricane: http://www.schwalbe.co.uk/mtb/hurricane/

Roll pretty much as well as slicks on road, fine for gentle off road in dry-ish conditions and tow paths, they still look like propper MTB tyres and they seem to be reasonably puncture resistant too.

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Another vote for schwalbe hurricanes, I did the c2c on them in 2 days and they roll like road tyres, but the grips provide traction in occasional mud.

Plus they don't look silly on an MTB like most other the other options, it still looks liek a mountain bike.

I got some lightweight version with reflective strip on the sidewall.


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