- mtb 26" tire for commutting and a tame off road?
cynic-al – Member
You’d be surprised how well slicks work off road – no one ever uses them though.
I’ve done Thetford in some proper sloppy wet conditions on my Schwalbe Cityjets a few times. Can’t remember why now. But yeah, they were fine and I kept up OK with my mates; had to be a little careful over the rootier bits, but probably no more than any other tyre over wet roots to be honest.Posted 4 years ago
They’ve been fine on the urban savagery of Burnley and Rochdale.
They stood up to summer post-work runs round Cragg Quarry and Phillip Park and what-have-you too, without complaint. I got them after being assured by people on here that I wouldn’t die. And I didn’t 😀Posted 4 years agoigmSubscriber
How brave are you?
Schwalbe Big Apple
Small Block 8s used to be my favourite trail centre tyre though so worth a look. Fine on the back in mud – bit slidier than a High Roller but more predictable. Just don’t put them on the front in mud and then expect to corner flat out.Posted 4 years agotomcanbefoundMember
Schwalbe Tabletops every time. Come in folding so lighter than big apples while being wider and grippier, the tread pattern means only a 2″ peice of glass can cause a puncture and on a narrow rim gives insane cornering grip even in the wet and they roll super fast @ 60psi. + They work great offroad @ 30psi aslong as its not muddy…Posted 4 years agotomcanbefoundMember
While im sure a slick tyre would roll somewhat faster i doubt it would be that noticeable and tbh i fear punctures would be an inevitability with the amount of broken glass round here, literally every other back street has a patch…
Small blocks look basically like a racing ralph? they wear SO fast on tarmac its not even funny and the give in the blocks will increase rolling resistance?
Im always surprised im the only advocate for tabletops whenever this thread returns…
That tread is just perfect and they weigh the same as the lightest other options posted but are 1/8 wider for that extra cornering grip.
Im on a mission to get atleast 1 convert now! 😛Posted 4 years ago
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