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    are the tires too thin?

    I am fixing a bike for a friend. His tires are 1.95 width, unbranded, (made in thailand). He hasn't ridden for many years, since a child. Is that width size good enough for light on and off road use for a total beginner? Or he could be more confident on thicker wheels?

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    Is the bike a street/cruiser or is it a mountain bike??? If it will get its share of off road use, I would seriously condiser a 2.1" (wide) tire. Traction and cornering should improve with the wider tire. Some 2.1" XC tires may also be LIGHTER than your current tire. As for added rolling resistance, lets just say many 2.1" XC tires are veeery efficient!!!! Good luck.

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    I Agree with DRTRIDR. A 2.1 tire would be the better choice. If cost is an issue just pick up a set of IRC Mythos at pricepoint for $12 a pop.

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