- 26" commuting tyre recomendations ?
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 ?Posted 7 years ago
Many thanks in advance
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.Posted 7 years ago
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 ?Posted 7 years ago
Thanks for all the suggestions 😳
It is appreciatedMostly BalancedMember
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.Posted 7 years agoSwalseyMembersandwicheaterSubscriber
Continental Double Fighter IIPosted 7 years ago
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.BaldysquirtSubscriber
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.Posted 7 years ago
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