Dirt/Road Commuting Tires

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  • 06-10-2009
    Commodus
    Dirt/Road Commuting Tires
    Hi all, I'm having some trouble finding some tires for my mountain bike. I'm using it for commuting, 40% smooth dirt 60% road. 26" wheels. I'm looking for something lightweight, under 500gr. Would something like these work okay?:

    http://www.ritcheylogic.com/dyn_prodfamily.php?k=98995

    Thanks in advance,

    Commodus.
  • 06-10-2009
    Gary the No-Trash Cougar
    How about some Kenda Small block 8s? The 26x1.95 version is around 420g and much more reasonable at $32 each. Kenda Kwicks, which are similar in tread design to the Speedmaxs you mentioned are also lighter and cheaper. The Kenda Kross Plus is a little over 500g each, but a lot of people like them.
  • 06-11-2009
    Qatarbhoy
    +1 for SB8s as long as you don't ride in mud (they pack up) or on very loose dirt (squirrelly). They are superb for riding roads and hardpacked trails: low rolling resistance, fast, quiet, light.
  • 06-12-2009
    Commodus
    Cool thanks guys, I'll try the SB8s. :D
  • 06-12-2009
    EHCRain
    also look at WTB vulpines