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Old June 26th 03, 10:30 AM
kingsley
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On Thu, 26 Jun 2003 05:28:25 +0000, hippy wrote:

Most "slicks" for mtb's are also skinny, but
I'm after something that is just as fat as a
DH tyre (say 2.3") but without all the
knobs!


We have IRC Metro-cross Duros on the tandem. But
there are a few flavours of these, we first tried the
700Cx38 (35?) on the singles. When Adam at Cheeky Monkey
suggested the 26"x2" version for the new tandem wheel
I was sold.

On the tandem these ride beautifully - high pressure
(85psi - high for a 'fatty' anyway), but bouncy enough
to smooth out the ride, or should I say 'glide'.

They are kevlar wound around the outside and are therefore
reputed to be more puncture-resistant. On a recent tour
out 'round Parkes we had a single puncture, whereas
other tyres fell heavy victim to 'Cat Head' throrns.
I even pulled one from my the rubber of the 700C tyre
where the tip of the thorn had been bent over and not
penetrated the tube.

I really like these tyres. They are very slick, and
run almost sliently on the road (no road drone). I like
to listen to the birds as I ride along, so this is important
to me.

They are of course, expensive.

-kt


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Old June 26th 03, 10:26 PM
Neil & Jill
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Default Maxxis Hookworm 26" - When/Where?

Mr Hippy

Why a fat slick?

Nell

"hippy" wrote in message
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Does anyone know when these tyres will
be available in Oz and where from?

They are a large, slick, mtb tyre.

Most "slicks" for mtb's are also skinny, but
I'm after something that is just as fat as a
DH tyre (say 2.3") but without all the
knobs!

Thanks for any info or other suggestions,
hippy





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Old June 27th 03, 01:26 AM
hippy
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"Neil & Jill" wrote in message
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Mr Hippy

Why a fat slick?


Well I'm currently commuting to work on my mtb
because my roadie commuter has a puncture.
I found that I was enjoying riding the mtb a
little more because I could do a few more things
on it to/from work - jump stuff, ride it off the
road, some trialsin' stuff.. it was a little more fun
and wasn't a lot slower.

It just happened to have a 2.3" Tioga Factory
DH tyre and DH tube for the Lerderderg Gorge
ride I did in Feb.
This combo is great for harder landings because
of it's ability to resist bottoming out and pinchflats.
Problem is, the huge knobs are a total waste of
energy and just get worn down quickly - wasting
my money.
So, I want a slick for the commuting aspect and
I want it fat for the impacts it is likely to get.

I hope that makes sense
hip


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Old June 27th 03, 03:22 PM
Mike Vandeman
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hippy wrote:

So, I want a slick for the commuting aspect and
I want it fat for the impacts it is likely to get.

I hope that makes sense
hip


Ritchey also makes a fat slick, and Tioga used to make a 2.0 version of
the City Slicker. I have a slight 'Don't believe the hype' reaction to
the Hookworm - that file tread and siping is totally pointless, but I
don't think anyone except possibly Avocet makes a really treadless 2.0
slick.

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Old June 30th 03, 12:56 PM
Ollie Wigg
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Someone makes a tire fir called the "slickrock" or perhaps "Moab" designed
for, you guessed, the slickrock of moab. I don't know mutch about it but the
intended uses sound similar. Might be worth a google.
Ollie
"hippy" wrote in message
...
Does anyone know when these tyres will
be available in Oz and where from?

They are a large, slick, mtb tyre.

Most "slicks" for mtb's are also skinny, but
I'm after something that is just as fat as a
DH tyre (say 2.3") but without all the
knobs!

Thanks for any info or other suggestions,
hippy





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Old June 30th 03, 12:56 PM
Ollie Wigg
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Default Maxxis Hookworm 26" - When/Where?

Someone makes a tire fir called the "slickrock" or perhaps "Moab" designed
for, you guessed, the slickrock of moab. I don't know mutch about it but the
intended uses sound similar. Might be worth a google.
Ollie
"hippy" wrote in message
...
Does anyone know when these tyres will
be available in Oz and where from?

They are a large, slick, mtb tyre.

Most "slicks" for mtb's are also skinny, but
I'm after something that is just as fat as a
DH tyre (say 2.3") but without all the
knobs!

Thanks for any info or other suggestions,
hippy





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Old July 1st 03, 11:50 PM
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"Ollie Wigg" wrote in message
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Someone makes a tire fir called the "slickrock" or perhaps "Moab"

designed
for, you guessed, the slickrock of moab. I don't know mutch about it

but the
intended uses sound similar. Might be worth a google.


I had a bit of a google but didn't come up with any tyres (or "tires"
urgh!)
named Moab or SlickRock. One page suggested a Specialized Fat Boy
for riding slickrock, but that was skinnier than my Vredestein S-Licks!

hip


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Old July 1st 03, 11:50 PM
hippy
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"Ollie Wigg" wrote in message
...
Someone makes a tire fir called the "slickrock" or perhaps "Moab"

designed
for, you guessed, the slickrock of moab. I don't know mutch about it

but the
intended uses sound similar. Might be worth a google.


I had a bit of a google but didn't come up with any tyres (or "tires"
urgh!)
named Moab or SlickRock. One page suggested a Specialized Fat Boy
for riding slickrock, but that was skinnier than my Vredestein S-Licks!

hip


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Old July 2nd 03, 04:42 AM
hippy
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"Mike Vandeman" wrote in message
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Ritchey also makes a fat slick, and Tioga used to make a 2.0 version

of
the City Slicker. I have a slight 'Don't believe the hype' reaction to
the Hookworm - that file tread and siping is totally pointless, but I
don't think anyone except possibly Avocet makes a really treadless 2.0
slick.


These are basically straight off websites:

Vredestein "S-Lick"
Take the casing of the Volante, make a 26" version of it
and add a tread pattern that gives any mountain bike or
26" commuter, style and prestige. This tyre is designed
to have 90 pounds of pressure. It's foldable, and weighs
in at just under 350 grams.
Very low rolling resistance, stylish new colors
Perfect for commuting with the PRS system
26 x 1.3
90 PSI
Kevlar bead
Weight: 415 grams
Price: $39.99

Vredestein "Monte Carlo"
The Monte Carlo mountain bike (26") tyre is ideally suited
for the economically minded commuter with concern for
night time safety. The 3MT reflective sidewall is visible
from multiple angles. The tread pattern is ideally suited for
all-climate hard-packed or paved commuting:
Same quality casing as the S-Lick
Added visibility and safety with the 3MT reflective strip
Commuter tread pattern
PRS System
Ideal for recumbent
Weight: 560 grams
Price: $29.99

Ritchey "Mobybite"
Wide, sticky slick for traction on rock and pavement
Side fins for traction in corners and off camber surfaces
Plush, fat casing for a smooth ride and maximum
floatation on sand
26x2.1

Ritchey "Tom Slick 26""
Smooth, narrow pavement tire for mountain bikes
Same tread pattern as Tom Slick 700c road tires
Next best thing to a road bike
Pro and Comp versions
26x1.0 and 26x 1.4

Tioga "City Slicker Pro"
26"x1.00" (280g folding; 310g steel)
26"x1.25" (360g folding; 390g steel)
26"x1.50" (500g steel)
26"x1.95" (750g steel)
Dual compound rubber tread
Slow Rebound Rubber side treads
66 TPI
Steel bead

Avocet "Cross II"
Wire Bead
Low Profile Inverted Tread
Sizes Grams psi
26 x 1.25 385 95
26 x 1.5 425 45-85
26 x 1.9 545 40-80

Avocet "Cross II K"
Wire Bead
Low Profile Inverted Tread
Protective Composite Shield
Sizes Grams psi
26 x 1.25 405 95
26 x 1.5 445 45-85
26 x 1.9 565 40-80

Avocet "Cross II SL"
Composite Bead
Light Weight Folding Tire
Low Profile Inverted Tread
Sizes Grams psi
26 x 1.25 350 95
26 x 1.5 390 45-85
26 x 1.9 510 40-80
All Cross II tire casings are 66 threads per inch.

IRC "Metro"
All wire bead
All 66 TPI
Metro 24x2.00 45-85psi 645g
Metro 26x1.25 95psi 365g
Metro 26x1.50 60-100psi 540g
Metro 26x2.00 45-85psi 710g
Metro Duro 26x1.50 50-100psi 555g
Metro Duro 26x2.00 45-85psi 745g

Continental "DoubleFighter"
- Has some small knobs so not a true slick

Michelin "City"
Durable 33 tpi casing with rigid bead.
Pavement gripping slick tread with deep siping grooves.
All Black with white sidewall lettering.
26"x1.25"/560g.
26"x1.5"/640g.

Michelin "Rock"
Durable 33 tpi casing with rigid bead.
Diamond crosshatch tread design with specially
designed shoulders for enhanced cornering grip.
All Black with white sidewall lettering.
26"x1.75"/700g.

Michelin "Transworld City"
Durable 33 tpi casing and rigid bead. Innovative
tread balances efficiency, comfort and grip. Puncture
protector strip molded under the tread.
Black with reflective sidewall strip.
26"x1.75"/1.95" 700g.

HTH someone into mtb slicks :-)
hippy

P.S. If anyone knows more mtb slicks, please let me
know - I want to build a list of what's available.


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Old July 2nd 03, 04:42 AM
hippy
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"Mike Vandeman" wrote in message
...
Ritchey also makes a fat slick, and Tioga used to make a 2.0 version

of
the City Slicker. I have a slight 'Don't believe the hype' reaction to
the Hookworm - that file tread and siping is totally pointless, but I
don't think anyone except possibly Avocet makes a really treadless 2.0
slick.


These are basically straight off websites:

Vredestein "S-Lick"
Take the casing of the Volante, make a 26" version of it
and add a tread pattern that gives any mountain bike or
26" commuter, style and prestige. This tyre is designed
to have 90 pounds of pressure. It's foldable, and weighs
in at just under 350 grams.
Very low rolling resistance, stylish new colors
Perfect for commuting with the PRS system
26 x 1.3
90 PSI
Kevlar bead
Weight: 415 grams
Price: $39.99

Vredestein "Monte Carlo"
The Monte Carlo mountain bike (26") tyre is ideally suited
for the economically minded commuter with concern for
night time safety. The 3MT reflective sidewall is visible
from multiple angles. The tread pattern is ideally suited for
all-climate hard-packed or paved commuting:
Same quality casing as the S-Lick
Added visibility and safety with the 3MT reflective strip
Commuter tread pattern
PRS System
Ideal for recumbent
Weight: 560 grams
Price: $29.99

Ritchey "Mobybite"
Wide, sticky slick for traction on rock and pavement
Side fins for traction in corners and off camber surfaces
Plush, fat casing for a smooth ride and maximum
floatation on sand
26x2.1

Ritchey "Tom Slick 26""
Smooth, narrow pavement tire for mountain bikes
Same tread pattern as Tom Slick 700c road tires
Next best thing to a road bike
Pro and Comp versions
26x1.0 and 26x 1.4

Tioga "City Slicker Pro"
26"x1.00" (280g folding; 310g steel)
26"x1.25" (360g folding; 390g steel)
26"x1.50" (500g steel)
26"x1.95" (750g steel)
Dual compound rubber tread
Slow Rebound Rubber side treads
66 TPI
Steel bead

Avocet "Cross II"
Wire Bead
Low Profile Inverted Tread
Sizes Grams psi
26 x 1.25 385 95
26 x 1.5 425 45-85
26 x 1.9 545 40-80

Avocet "Cross II K"
Wire Bead
Low Profile Inverted Tread
Protective Composite Shield
Sizes Grams psi
26 x 1.25 405 95
26 x 1.5 445 45-85
26 x 1.9 565 40-80

Avocet "Cross II SL"
Composite Bead
Light Weight Folding Tire
Low Profile Inverted Tread
Sizes Grams psi
26 x 1.25 350 95
26 x 1.5 390 45-85
26 x 1.9 510 40-80
All Cross II tire casings are 66 threads per inch.

IRC "Metro"
All wire bead
All 66 TPI
Metro 24x2.00 45-85psi 645g
Metro 26x1.25 95psi 365g
Metro 26x1.50 60-100psi 540g
Metro 26x2.00 45-85psi 710g
Metro Duro 26x1.50 50-100psi 555g
Metro Duro 26x2.00 45-85psi 745g

Continental "DoubleFighter"
- Has some small knobs so not a true slick

Michelin "City"
Durable 33 tpi casing with rigid bead.
Pavement gripping slick tread with deep siping grooves.
All Black with white sidewall lettering.
26"x1.25"/560g.
26"x1.5"/640g.

Michelin "Rock"
Durable 33 tpi casing with rigid bead.
Diamond crosshatch tread design with specially
designed shoulders for enhanced cornering grip.
All Black with white sidewall lettering.
26"x1.75"/700g.

Michelin "Transworld City"
Durable 33 tpi casing and rigid bead. Innovative
tread balances efficiency, comfort and grip. Puncture
protector strip molded under the tread.
Black with reflective sidewall strip.
26"x1.75"/1.95" 700g.

HTH someone into mtb slicks :-)
hippy

P.S. If anyone knows more mtb slicks, please let me
know - I want to build a list of what's available.


 




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