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    specialized crossroads armadillo.

    is there anything like it, but cheaper?
    i am going to be riding 500+ miles end of may. and i dont have that kind if money to throw down

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    Bontrager Comfort Hardcase. These can usually be had for cheap and keep that say kinda setup with a smooth middle and some knobs on the outside. 26 or 700?
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    Sorry, Flynn- I`ve never used any similar to the Crossroads, so can`t say. If you want fat slicks, I can vouch for Serfas Drifters. Hey, I saw your new shifter setup! Pretty cool

    I never would have thought to cram thumbies onto the ends of a dropbar. Okay, end detour. Sorry.
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    lol its ok brian. yea i wanted barend shifters and there expensive!!!! so this as my set up till i get my grubby hands on some real ones! ive bid on some on the 'bay and have one guy that has some on stand by if i dont win them.

    ok, TY for the lead. ill definetly look into them!

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    o and there 26 inch

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    I just picked up a pair of Michelin's Country Rock. They ride great on pavement. It is a little wet in Oregon, so they slip a lot in mud, but in the brief moments in dry dirt, they feel really great.

    No buzzing, the roll pretty great- I can't tell the difference between the slicks I had on before. Follow the link- you can find them for small change.

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    Crossroads rock! Have one on the rear of my SS commuter! I have a drifter on the front!
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    26"? doesn't special ed still make the fat boy slick?
    those things rock!!
    skinny at 1.25 but pumped up to max psi they're GREAT on the road!
    they DO grip well in the wet (better than anyone expects) but they are completely bald slicks so power slides are always just a tick of the rear brake away.
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    im looking for the protection of the kevlar or something simlir

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    hrmm, can't remember if my fat boys had anything special like kevlar in them, they DO have reinforced casing (i thought it was the same as the armadillo casing, maybe not) and about 5mm deep rubber in the tread.
    in any case, for the weight, and the speed they allow you to reach, they're my vote.

    http://www.specialized.com/ca/en/bc/...=9588&eid=5098

    EDIT: fat boy's have "flak jacket" instead of "armadillo" LOL
    don't ask me the difference...
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    Check out the Forte' Gotham: http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...1511000_400237

    The price is certainly right.
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    commuterboy: those look good to me! love the price too! thanks

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    They might have something really similar with kevlar at performancebike... I just remembered that specific tire for some reason. They have lots of their house brand tires in a kevlar and non-kevlar version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    I just picked up a pair of Michelin's Country Rock. They ride great on pavement. It is a little wet in Oregon, so they slip a lot in mud, but in the brief moments in dry dirt, they feel really great.

    No buzzing, the roll pretty great- I can't tell the difference between the slicks I had on before. Follow the link- you can find them for small change.
    +1 Excellent, yet inexpensive tire!
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