Road tyres for mountain bike

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by J-HO, 20 Apr 2010.

  1. J-HO

    J-HO New Member

    Location:
    Perth
    Has anyone got any good recommendations for road tyres, commuting on my mountain bike now and I think most of my energy goes into my tyres.
     
  2. Kestevan

    Kestevan Last of the Summer Winos

    Location:
    Holmfirth.
    Schwalbe City Jets, or Schwalbe Land Cruiser if you still want to have some "limited" off-road grip.
     
  3. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    Location:
    Logopolis
    City Jets
     
  4. chugsy

    chugsy Senior Member

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Big Apples - I've got some for sale ;D
     
  5. FrankM

    FrankM New Member

    Conti Ultra Gator Skins. Very fast and no punctures in over 800 miles.

    Ought to say that the only downside to the tyres is that they're hard to get on/off the rims. Have broken a number of tyre levers trying to get them off.
     
  6. eldudino

    eldudino Bike Fluffer

    Location:
    Stirling
  7. ACS

    ACS Guru

    + 1 city jets
     
  8. karan733

    karan733 New Member

    on the cheaper end of the scale, I fitted some Conti Cityride's which are pretty good so far. Only cost ~ £13 a tyre from wiggle
     
  9. Chitty (in all her glory) sporting a neat red walled set of Armadillos (and a wonky set of lights:wacko:)

    Really quick tyres, that make riding on road at least twice as easy (seriously!!!) partly due to the higher pressure and partly the slick surface.

    great in the wet and not one visit form the ...er..."P" fairy (turns around three times and spits on the ground)...since fitting them over 1500 miles ago.

    Chitty is a pure MTB and even retains the front shocks and old fashioned brakes (its ok, I dont stop much)

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  10. Simba

    Simba Specialized Allez 24 Rider

    I use Continental City Contact with Kevlar Safety System. They roll very well and no problems with them so far.
     
  11. OP
    OP
    J-HO

    J-HO New Member

    Location:
    Perth
    Armadillos fitted ad running perfect, here's to a few thousand miles on them :sad:
     
  12. GaryT

    GaryT Regular

    Location:
    Maidstone, Kent
    Another vote for City Jets, fast and cheap, like me :sad:
     
  13. GaryT

    GaryT Regular

    Location:
    Maidstone, Kent
  14. Riding in Circles

    Riding in Circles Veteran

    Location:
    EDINBURGH
    Schwalbe Kojaks.
     
  15. Matthames

    Matthames Über Member

    Location:
    East Sussex
    Schwalbe Marathon
     
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