Which urban MTB tyres?

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  • Premier Icon gofasterstripes
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    Schwalbe Marathon Plus for least punctures [Maybe, one a year?]
    Marathon Supreme for fastest option.
    Other variations are available too.

    Premier Icon zilog6128
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    City Jets are also pretty good, and very cheap!

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    Halo twin rail

    luddite
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    After some 26 x 2 tyres for 90+% road and a bit of towpath.
    What do you use/recommend?

    Conti Travel Contacts are pricy and a bit heavy but very very good. Fast rolling at high pressures and I’m yet to get a puncture in mine after about 5 years! Cope fine with a bit of light offroad too as they have knobbly edges – we originally bought ours for a mixed on / off road tour of the Western Isles 5 years ago and they are still going strong on the commuter today.

    Schwalbe Tabletops, amazing grip and rolling speed on tarmac / dirt / hardpack, grip on wet road is unreal…

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    I’d just use a road tyre for what you describe tbh, unless the towpath’s really dubious. Schwalbe Marathons currently, because they’re cheap and last forever.

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    Scwalbe cx comp.

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    Schwalbe Big Apples, I’ve got a set 26×2.35 for sale, let me know if interested, email in profile, they are fantastic fun!

    stumpy01
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    City Jets. Or perhaps Spesh Hemisphere/Crossroads

    Klunk
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    schwalbe hurricanes

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    City Jets +1
    Big Apple +1

    At a push (and TBH not sure they still make them) High Roller semi-slicks.

    plumber
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    City jets – lovely

    loddrik
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    Schwalbe Kojak, they grip brilliant on anything that isn’t deep wet mud

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    2.35″ Schwalbe supermotos, Like a Big Apple on a faster rolling lighter carcass 😀

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    Schwalbe Big Apples, I’ve got a set 26×2.35 for sale, let me know if interested, email in profile, they are fantastic fun!

    What colour Clobber ?
    Are they just Black or are they the Funky Brown or Cream ones ?

    steviecapt
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    specialized crossroads armadilo, absolutely bombproof, ive ran these tyres for over 2yrs no punctures and they still have loads of tread left, they roll well on tarmac and do ok when on bike tracks, only downside they are heavy,but when they are this good who cares.

    steviecapt
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    specialized crossroads armadilo, absolutely bombproof, ive ran these tyres for over 2yrs no punctures and they still have loads of tread left, they roll well on tarmac and do ok when on bike tracks, only downside they are heavy,but when they are this good who cares.

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    black….

    houndlegs
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    Schwalbe land cruisers,cheap and bulletproof,ideal for road and towpath.

    Clobber – if cr500dom doesn’t have them then I may be interested.

    stanleigh
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    I’d give Continental Country Plus a miss , unless puncture proof is your only priority.

    They’re as heavy as Schwalbe Marathons , but don’t ‘tram line ‘ at least.

    Feel a bit like the solid rubber tyres your first tricycle had !

    rucknar
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    Not Halo Twin rail.

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    I have folding Armadillo Crossroads and they are v nice but seriously soft compound – I don’t think they’ll last very long on the road, but it might just be the folding versions that are like this.

    I’d stick to less treaded tyres than the Crossroads, but on gravel Cityjets feel a bit sketchy to me in the turns – hence suggesting something with a little tread and a rounder profile [CJs are a bit triangular, which is quick but when you bank the contact patch can be very small] – like standard Marathons, or Pluses.

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    Hi SprocketJockey, give me an email (address in profile) OP doesn’t seem keen.

    EDIT: Cr500 not emailed either

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    Small Block 8

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    Clobber, shout if they still don’t go…

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    Sorry clobber, not needed here, ( i have some supermotos for the urban commuter) but I may have been tempted for a brown set :mrgreen:

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    Ive got on really well with my kenda small block 8s but theyre still a bit draggy for mostly road and ive been looking at marathons or big apples

    toxicsoks
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    +1 for Big Apples/Marathons – run a 2.0 BA front and a 1.5 Marathon rear, currently.

    nikk
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    Dominic wrote:

    2.35″ Schwalbe supermotos, Like a Big Apple on a faster rolling lighter carcass

    Agree. Light, lots of volume, comfortable, great for loose soft dry like sand etc, great for tarmac rolling. Works for mixed touring esp if trails are reasonably dry.

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