Forum home Mountain biking forum MTB buying advice

Will this slick fit my rim? If not - what's a good 'un?

twicemonkeytwicemonkey Posts: 94
edited November 2008 in MTB buying advice
Hey all.

I'm after these tyres: http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/Cycle/7/Continental_Ultra_Gator_Skin_MTB_Tyre/5360021704/

And I own these rims: http://www.mavic.com/mtb/products/crossride-disc.996178.1.aspx

However, I have no idea whether these will fit or not.
Can anyone shed any light on that.

If they won't fit, what's a fast slick tyre that's good all year round?

Oh and I was looking at the Continental Sport Contacts, but no-one can get them in stock.
I may love XC, but I won't shave my legs, dammit!

Posts

  • johnsavjohnsav Posts: 775
    i would have thought so, although they are massively skinny! Only 1.2 inches and apparently 95psi is the rec. pressure.
    Id go for something a little wider on a mountain bike.
    I use travel contacts @ 1.75 wide
  • ride_wheneverride_whenever Posts: 13,279
    IIRC people are currently hating conti gatorskins for flimsy sidewalls.

    You want specialised all condition pro in 26" by 1". It'll fit fine. but remember you'll need new innertubes.
  • Cheers for the advice. I did look closer and it says (on the above link to the rims) that it can only handle a minimum of 1.5".

    Now, is that because it's expecting it to be used in a MTB environment or does it mean any smaller and the bead lock will be.....sketchy?

    If this is the case, then how does anyone fit a 1" tyre (made for MTBs) onto a MTB rim?
    I may love XC, but I won't shave my legs, dammit!
  • spursn17spursn17 Posts: 284
    IIRC people are currently hating conti gatorskins for flimsy sidewalls.

    You want specialised all condition pro in 26" by 1". It'll fit fine. but remember you'll need new innertubes.

    +1 for the Specialized, used them for ages now and well happy.
Sign In or Register to comment.