26" commuting tyre recomendations ?

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  • Premier Icon cr500dom
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    I now have a spare set of wheels which for now I`d like to use as commuting wheels on the Blue pig.

    Its a 10 mile country road commute if that makes a difference…

    and the rims are Mavic 321.
    Does anyone have any good recomendations ?
    Id like something which retains a decent rolling radius but rolls better than an off road tyre

    Are there any “Tall” road type slicks out there that give a good year round ride ?
    Many thanks in advance
    Dom

    Premier Icon maxray
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    I use 1.5″ Schwalbe City Jets, they have been used throughout all 4 seasons except the recent snow weeks before Christmas, though that was a decision not to ride the bike moreso.

    stumpy01
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    Those ones in that big picture above – Schwalbe City Jets.
    Work OK on the turbo trainer too (not that I ever use it now!).

    Only got them as Wiggle were doing a pair with inner tubes for £20. Not had a puncture, roll well, seem to be wearing well. What’s not to like.

    Only thing re, rolling radius is that they aren’t massive, but nor are they racer skinny.

    ooOOoo
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    I run 2.3 super motos & big apples on my mmmbop. Love em. Comfy, fast and you can still ride at things like a mtber 🙂

    Premier Icon cr500dom
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    Thanks Guys,

    Id love the Big Apples, but Im kind of looking for something in between the 2 suggestions so far ?
    Dont even know if it exists ?
    Something like a 1.9 road tyre, IE decent enough volume, same RR as a Knobbly to keep the gearing the same..

    Cheers
    Dom

    stumpy01
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    Have you looked at the Specialized range although might not be slick enough?

    Crossroads or Hemisphere are ~1.9.

    I used to use Crossroads years ago. They are MUCH faster than knobblies even though they have tread and were pretty good tyres.

    Schwalbe Kojak?

    thomthumb
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    big apple 2.0?

    Can I just pipe in and say, I LOVE big apples, but they’re huge. I currently have cityjets and can only recommend you avoid, the grip is pathetic compared to similar offerings from other manufacturers

    Premier Icon cuckoo
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    I have been using use Michelin Country Dry 2. Mainly because they were on offer when I bought them a while back.

    Had a couple of punctures with farmers cutting hawthorn hedges and the snow melt washing debris onto the lanes recently.

    TurnerGuy
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    Specialized Nimbus Aramadillos are bloody robust.

    Premier Icon cr500dom
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    Premier Icon cr500dom
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    Crazy multiple post

    Premier Icon cr500dom
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    Anyone used Michelins ?

    Michelin Pilot City are on offer at CRC ?

    From reviews, the wet grip on the Cityjets is steering me away from them at the moment ?

    Cant work out if Kojaks are the same compound or what the wet grip is like on them ?

    Big apples are attractive, but how heavy are they ?

    I have run Specialised Mondos on the Langster Fixie, and they are a full slick but grip really well even in the wet / winter perma slime, but I dont know if they do an equivalent MTB Size ?
    Thanks for all the suggestions 😳
    It is appreciated

    contis – the puncture protection really works

    Premier Icon brassneck
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    Whatever 1.5 slick with tubes is on offer online usually.. got some WTB ones at the mo, folders so pretty light. Slickasaurus I think? They were £20 with tubes (last year though sorry)

    I’ve been running a Conti sport contact 1.6 on the rear for a couple of years. Puncture resistance, wet grip and speed are good but the ride rattles my bones.

    Note, tyres without tread throw up a lot less spray on wet roads and wet grip seems to be more down to rubber compound than tread pattern in my experience.

    jamiep
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    Michelin Country Rock from CRC. Mudguards required in the wet tho cos they spray

    Premier Icon binners
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    Another vote for 1.5″ Schwalbe City Jets. Been using them for years and they remain incredibly puncture-free.

    Damn! What have I said!

    Big Dave
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    Panracer Ribmos. Stupid name, tough tyre. They roll nicely and I haven’t had a puncture in the two years that they have been on my tourer.

    Swalsey
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    Specialized Nimbus 26×1.5″

    Linky

    Used for 20 each way commute in winter and spring – very very little wear, fast, cheap and no punctures. Don’t bother with armadillo, too much weight unless you ride glass and gravel a lot IMO, especially given that the standard didn’t puncture!

    cynic-al
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    Will be/feel much faster with narrower tyres.

    Premier Icon sandwicheater
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    Continental Double Fighter II
    Can’t recommend enough, fit and forget & £13 on wiggle.
    I’ve got one pair I can post for £10. Used for all of 26 miles on partners bike for ‘race the sun’ in the lakes.
    May be better tires out there if 100% road but, if your on the odd canal path then you can’t go wrong.

    ooOOoo
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    from the schwalbe site
    Big apple – 2.0 790g, 2.3 895g
    big apple liteskin – 2.0 630g, 2.3 710g
    super moto – 2.3 630g

    The latest super moto’s say they are tubeless ready, so may try a stans kit and see how they handle broken glass

    still half price at on-one

    Premier Icon Baldysquirt
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    I’m a big fan of specialized hemisphere armadillo tyres. They’re quite heavy, but they really are fit and forget in terms of punctures, which is really important for commuting IMHO. My last pair had two punctures in the 3 years I used them and that included a 9000km tour. I’ve just bought another pair for general getting around / commuting / fitness riding duties. £40 a pair including tubes from dales cycles.

    bullheart
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    Schwalbe City Jets for the win. Surprised about the reviews about them in the wet though – I think they’re great, and I weigh half a metric tonne and corner like an arse…

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