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    A good dual purpose tire?

    I've recently gotten back on the bike, and have been riding all road on Conti Town & Country tires. I want to try some of the off road trails in the area, but my current tires are pretty road specific. What's a good dual purpose tire that is smooth riding with low rolling resistance that would also be good for some light beginner trails?


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    Take a look at the Maxxis Crossmark, Specialized Fast Trak and WTB Nano. All three are well suited for trail riding and feel good on pavement/gravel as well.

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    I'm not a tire expert by any means, but if you're doing a lot of street riding, you may want to consider a hybrid/semi-slick tire like the Continental Double-Fighter or Kenda Cross. If you see yourself as going to favor more trails than street, perhaps a tire like a Continental Traffic or Maxxis Holy Roller. There are many to choose from, and being able to see the tread pattern will help you decide which will be best for you.

    I just recently purchased the Conti Double Fighter 2, and so far I've been impressed both on and off the road, even though they're a tad skinny for my tastes (1.9").

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    Look at the Schwalbe Big Ben's! New..

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