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racing tyres on mtb

kev2b3kev2b3 Posts: 159
edited March 2010 in Commuting chat
Hi
Just wondering if anyone have tried the skinny racing tyres on their mountain bike, and if so what did they think of them.

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  • FrankMFrankM Posts: 129
    If you're fast, you can go fast.
  • Agent57Agent57 Posts: 2,300
    I found they didn't fit. (My road tyres being 700c, and MTB 26" an' all.) I haven't tried any really narrow-section (20c/23c) tyres on my MTB, but if I find some, I might.
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  • I would think the wheels would be too wide to allow proper skinny tyres.
  • FrankMFrankM Posts: 129
    I have had slicks on my MTB for years.

    Currently using Conti Ultra Gatorskins (replacing Vredestein S.licks) which are fast but a pain to get on and off. The Contis are 26 x 1.125 and the rims are Mavic EN321s.
  • stickmanstickman Posts: 791
    I've got 26x1.4 Michelins on a bike, excellent! Maxxis do 1.0s and 1.25s.
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  • el_presidenteel_presidente Posts: 1,963
    they make a huge difference. I think they look cool as well. Go for the thinnest & slickest you can find, any tread is pointless. Spec Fat Boys are good.
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  • ex-pat scotex-pat scot Posts: 939
    I have a set of Specialized 26 x 1.0
    Great and super fast. Andy Wilkinson used to use these to time trial in long distance (24hr) TTs in the '90s. I have memories of him pulling alongside me on his slick /aero bar MTB and gently edging ahead, whilst I was pedalling furiously on a "proper" roadbike.

    He won the race, by a ridiculously comfortable margin.

    A decent touring pair was the Specialized Nimbus 26 x 1.4
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  • kev2b3kev2b3 Posts: 159
    I guess that the ride would be faster but would you say it is less comfortable riding on these tyres.
  • Stuey01Stuey01 Posts: 1,273
    kev2b3 wrote:
    I guess that the ride would be faster but would you say it is less comfortable riding on these tyres.

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  • stickmanstickman Posts: 791
    It's mainly down to what potholes etc. you have in your area.
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  • Paul EPaul E Posts: 2,052
    I had some I think conti town and county tyres on my mtb before I got my road bike and yes they did help, I used them on a mixture of road and canal towpath and they did cut my commute time if you have to stick with a mtb they are about the best thing you can do to make it faster and require less effort.
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  • FrankMFrankM Posts: 129
    they are about the best thing you can do to make it faster and require less effort

    That and, unless you live in a very hilly area, putting a road cassette on your bike with a closer ratio.
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