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    Tires for urban riding/hard surfaces/touring/fitness

    Wheels will be these: DT Swiss - X 1600 SPLINE<sup>®</sup>

    Specs say tire dimension can be 1.5" - 2.25". I've been looking at these two:

    Schwalbe Marathon Racer 26 x 1,75" Faltreifen
    Schwalbe Marathon Supreme RoadStar 1,6" Reflex Faltreifen
    Schwalbe Marathon Racer HD Evo 1,5" Faltreifen

    I would prefer Schwable tires, in case you want to suggest some other model. Will most likely change suspension fork to rigid one also, if that makes any difference.

    Bike will come with these tires: Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance ORC 2,25" Faltreifen

    Do I also need new tubes?
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    Amazon.com: Kenda K838 Slick Wire Bead Bicycle Tire, Blackwall, 26-Inch x 1.95-Inch: Sports & Outdoors

    I use these for when I'm riding on the street. I go to nyc a lot to ride around at night with my friends, a few of them got these and love them. they really take out the rolling resistance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ou2mame View Post
    I use these for when I'm riding on the street. I go to nyc a lot to ride around at night with my friends
    Dude !!! That's so crazy !!! Wish I were there!!

    Hank

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    I will get one of the three tires listed in the first post since they are top quality products, but which one I don't know yet. Do you think 1,5" tire is too narrow?

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    Marathon Racers are good for low rolling resistance, 1.5 will be fine for street use - if loaded touring with rigid forks you may want something a little wider, 1.75 or 2 for long days in the saddle. IF you are looking for something a little more for mixed kind of dirt road / tarmac touring then the Marathon Dureme is better than the racer traction wise but not as fast rolling.

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    personally i like the thicker tires. plus the ones i posted were the cheapest i could find, and they're awesome for the money. i was looking at the Schwalbe Big Apples but for 50 bucks a tire, i was kinda hesitant for road tires. then i find the kendas, and they came to like 40 for the pair with shipping. i didn't want to run super skinny tires because i know my riding style and i like to go down stairs always on and off curbs and whatnot.

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    I've been riding Marathon Plus 1,75" for few months now. Do you think Marathron Racer 1,75" would make big difference?

    Maybe I should get 1,5" or 1,6" now and 1,75" next year for touring trip.

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    I run Maxxis Overdrives on my urban assault Hardrock. They work and have great grip...i can't really say on rolling resistance. They have a reflective strip on the sidewall which is nice since i will not have reflectors on my wheels.

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