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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:36 pm 
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Well i think i'll just leave my mud guards on this year then :cry:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:57 pm 
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In a state of summer euphoria after a couple of nice days i took mine off, now i regret it :(


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:26 pm 
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I put Conti Double fighter semi slick and Schwalbe Fast Freds on a bike . utterly pointless!
(to the point i considered winter tyre sin June!)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:28 pm 
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taffy wrote:
I put Conti Double fighter semi slick and Schwalbe Fast Freds on a bike . utterly pointless!
(to the point i considered winter tyre sin June!)


When it is dry what are those double fighters like?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:37 pm 
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Pretty good, Good grip in the corners and smooth and fast rolling. decent even when its damp. I'm still rocking a pair od Mk1's as they seem harder wearing than the newer Mk2's (have a are mk1 I'm looking for another to make a pair). I was tempted with some Conti Town and Country's or Michelin rock countryes for the summer/fireroads roadie/shop trips. But new Contis seem to have lost some quality and durability and the Michelin's are heavy.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:39 pm 
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You seem to be looking for the same mythical tyre as me a decent sensibly priced all rounder maybe a little more road biased than off road.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:01 pm 
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Slicks all year round. Rain, floods, snow, ice, mud, roadworks, XC riding even. Slicks (even the threadless full-slick variety) can handle more than most people will realise.
As long as you have a good feel for the tyres and can interpret their feedback, you'll never exceed their grip limits ... except if you're doing it on purpose.

That being said, I do consider putting mudguards on my bikes. Unfortunately most of them aren't suited to any normal type of rear mudguard. My Bulls doesn't have the mounting holes, and my Sbikes don't have proper seatstays.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:23 pm 
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No one considered the traffic or city rides? Or even schwalbe city jets?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:28 pm 
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Dont want skinny tyres tho. Would like them around 2.0 give or take.


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Dont want skinny tyres tho. Would like them around 2.0 give or take.


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