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    Road tire for Trek Mamba

    Hi,

    I want to change tire to road tire. Could you please suggest me the minimum dimension of the tire that will fit into AT-850 29 disc rim.

    Thanks.

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    700x35c hybrid tires will easily fit.

    dunno if narrower tires are suitable or not, it Continental Gatorskin 700x28c

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    I put a 700c tire on my girlfriends mamba so she could use it on the trainer in the winter. It was a ***** and lots of swearing took place to get it on. I couldn't get it off the rim this spring, had to cut it. So beware of that. Road tires aren't "meant" to fit on a wide mountain rim.

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    Re: Road tire for Trek Mamba

    Plenty of 29er slick choices just look at the tire manufactor websites....finding a fast rolling hybrid is much harder thing to eo

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    Careful what you wish for, I was at one time looking for some "road" tires for my 29er because it seemed I was only going for rides on pavement so I wanted lower rolling resistance and assumed going with a narrow/slick tire would do me justice. I go for a 40 mile run on pavement every week have 29x2.2 Schwable Rocket Rons on the bike and purchased a pair of Specialized Nimbus 700x35 to replace them with. After doing the swap I was pleasantly surprised that they actually looked pretty good but after one ride I put the Rocket Rons back on and haven't looked back. I found that the bike not only rolled better with the RR's but the ride quality was so much better as well due to the extra volume. You may have different results with a different tire selection but my 700x35's are still hanging in the garage with a bunch of dust on them.

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    I've said it before.... Maxxis Crossmark's. they can be pumped up, and used as a pretty decent road tire. Really good in fact. They aren't the most aggressive trail tire, but they certainly can do double duty if they suit your off road needs, to use them on the street.

    GEAX had a tire - the Evolution, which I bought as a road tire, and that worked great as well.

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    I've never ridden on the Crossmarks but they do seem like a good option. 29x2.1, nice center tread for rolling, & decent volume to boot!

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    Schwalbe Big Apples?

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    Continental Contacts ... If you're gonna stay off the trails.

    I have had a set on an old Raleigh 24x26 for a few years, and just switched my 29 over to them.
    They're a durable, long lasting street tire.

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    Hmm So it is not wise to use road tire on my rim.
    Thank you all for your valuable reply.
    Last edited by Terror Blade; 06-10-2013 at 01:54 AM.

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