MTB road tyre recommendations please

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by Mister Paul, 4 Feb 2008.

  1. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

    I need (well, the wife does) good puncture protection, but slimmer than 1.5.

    I'm struggling to find skinnier.
  2. stephec

    stephec Legendary Member

    I don't know if these are still available, but years ago I used Specialised Fat Boys.

    I think they were 1.5's, but they were still fast as they were totally slick.

    Edit: Can't find the fat boys on Wiggle, but these are good as a road bike tyre - Ultra Gator Skin MTB Tyre

    I've got them on my winter bike and the're spot on.
  3. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    South Beds.
    Vredestein Perfect Moiree
    26x1.3 Folding bead £19.99 at Evans

    Specialized All Condition Pro
    26x1.00 Folding bead £19.99 at Evans
  4. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

  5. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    My bike came with the Contis fitted but in a 1.6 size. Plenty fast but not confidence inspiring in the wet. They do come with some sort of puncture proof guarantee though, I think.
  6. alfablue

    alfablue New Member

    Specialized All Conditions Pro's are available in 26 x 1.0, they are similar to the Fat Boys, but a bit more sophisticated, though more expensive (more tpi, dual rubber compound, "flak jacket" puncture protection, aramid (kevlar) bead, i.e folders). I have found them to be brilliant.
  7. alfablue

    alfablue New Member

    I gave up on these after 4 months, plenty of punctures, even though they carry a 1 year puncture guarantee.
  8. OP
    Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

  9. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Vredestein that steveb said ;)
  10. simonali

    simonali Über Member

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