The Price Of Slick Bike Tyres

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by Wester, 17 Jul 2012.

  1. Wester

    Wester Über Member

    How much would i expect to pay for a pair of slick tyres with puncture protection for my mountain bike ?
     
  2. Friz

    Friz The more you ride, the less your ass will hurt.

    Location:
    Ireland
    Anywhere from 15 to 50 quid. Just like most of this cycling lark, you can spend what you want.
     
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  3. cyberknight

    cyberknight Wibble

    Location:
    Land of confusion
    Like everything their are a lot of choices for price and protection , it all depends on what you prioritse and how much you want to pay.
    Cheap, good rollers and reasonalbe protection can be had ...
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=24629&gclid=CNHGwrfmoLECFU6JfAodr2n6WA
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=18829
    Ultimate protection, a bit slower roller
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=24542

    I used the city jets and they are a good tyre , i have changed now to another tyre for my winter hack as i only use it when the roads are dodgy...
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=18822
    On the road bike i use conti gtor skins , you can get MTB version but i can only find a 26x 1.2 version so you would have to check if your rims could take that width of tyre.
     
  4. OP
    OP
    Wester

    Wester Über Member

    Are slicks dodgy / dangerous on wet roads
     
  5. MrJamie

    MrJamie Oaf on a Bike

  6. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Location:
    Suffolk.
    No
     
  7. cyberknight

    cyberknight Wibble

    Location:
    Land of confusion
    +1
    More rubber in contact with the road so you have better grip.
     
  8. Biglad82

    Biglad82 Active Member

    So a set of "slicks" is a great option for hybrids (on the road) in any weather ?????
     
  9. Scilly Suffolk

    Scilly Suffolk Über Member

     
  10. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti

    Apart from snow and ice. yes.
     
  11. Biglad82

    Biglad82 Active Member

    Well well well...... Next buy me thinks.
     
  12. stu1903

    stu1903 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    I've just put a set of Conti GatorHardShell's on my road bike as my Schwalbe Ultremo ZX's were cutting up badly.

    Only done 40 miles on them, 25 yesterday in dry conditions and they seemed fine, and 15 miles today in the rain and traction was good.
     
  13. Biglad82

    Biglad82 Active Member

    Sound good to me as planning a ride at end of month along the north east coast (Sunderland)
     
  14. Gez73

    Gez73 Über Member

    I run Marathon plus slicks on a Hybrid and have run the 26" on my old mountain bike in the past with no punctures and once inflated to the correct pressure they are far better than knobbly tyres on any bike being used on the roads/tracks or paths. Use minimum pressure or close to it on looser or rougher terrain and higher or maximum on flat tarmac. Makes a massive difference to traction and therefore speed and enjoyment of ride.
     
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