Changing mountain bike tyes to road tyres.

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Doug., 16 Apr 2018.

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  1. Doug.

    Doug. Über Member

    Hello.

    I am about to change the above cycle tyres 650b , 27.5 to road tyres.

    For comfort I would like a wide tyre 2 ins. or more.

    I have road bikes but wish to use the m. t .b for my daily commute ,I find the nobly tyres slow me down.

    The m. t. b has front suspension, very good for the pot hole (crater ridden ) roads I am obliged to use.

    Please can any one suggest a suitable road tyre and if possible supplier ?

    I have experienced difficulty In obtaining such a size

    I am hoping to try this combination so do not wish (or can ) spend too much cash.

    Should my experiment fail I shall resume the journey per road bike.

    Thanking you in advance for any replies.

    Enjoy your cycling.

    Yours.

    Doug .F.
     
  2. iluvmybike

    iluvmybike Well-Known Member

    I found these on google:
    https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Nutrak-Mil...MIlt3gxKS_2gIVRrDtCh049wVUEAQYAiABEgIhsPD_BwE or ttps://www.tredz.co.uk/.Schwalbe-Big-Ben-K-Guard-SBC-Compound-Active-Wired-Urban-MTB-Tyre_101409.htm?sku=366359&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=google_shopping&mkwid=sp8qhmlDQ_dc|pcrid|43133763773|product|366359|&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIlt3gxKS_2gIVRrDtCh049wVUEAQYBSABEgLlMPD_BwE
     
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  3. Salty seadog

    Salty seadog Space Cadet...(3rd Class...)

    Schwalbe kojak. 2inch slick tyres. I have them on my knockabout mtb for the road.
     
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  4. I don't know if they do the size you need but Halo Twin Rail tyres are very good IME :okay:
     
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  5. You'll struggle to find a two inch tyre in a road tread to fit 650. Do you prefer to prioritise speed or protection? Puncture resistance is the enemy of rolling resistance.

    I tend towards Schwalbe tyres because their tech is great, their range is huge and they cater for some of the less common sizes. They're very durable too.

    Road Cruiser is bang in the middle - delivering a good balance of speed and security. Available in a 1.4 and 1.65 (35 and 42) section.

    I use a 650c G-One on the front of my Cruiser in 2.35 section, it's bloody lovely to ride, fast (for its size) and 'so far so good' on the puncture front - but it wouldn't be my first choice for daily commuting. Available in a 2 inch too.

    If puncture resistance is your top priority then look at the Marathon Plus in a 1.5 (38) section.
     
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  6. Ajax Bay

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    Doug.

    Doug. Über Member

    Thank you all very much for the replies.
    I shall look in to your recommendations.

    Yours

    Doug.
     
  8. Oldfentiger

    Oldfentiger Über Member

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  9. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    another vote for Schwalbe City Jets from me
     
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  10. Ajax Bay

    Ajax Bay Veteran

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    Last edited: 17 Apr 2018
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  11. Oldfentiger

    Oldfentiger Über Member

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    Sorry - didn't read the OP properly
     
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    Doug.

    Doug. Über Member

    Unfortunately the recommended tyre are for 26 ins. wheels.
    Look very good tyres and a small price.
    Thank you all for the replies.
    Special thanks' to Ajax Bay.

    Yours

    Doug.
     
  13. Go on Schwalbe's website. Apply the filter for wheel size. Choose away.
     
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