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    Need A Suggestions on tires for my riding?

    For years, I've ran, Richie SpeedMax Tires. Trail rides and a little street. They are almost "Slicks" as my friends refer to them.

    I am a mountain biker. This year what I did was, trail ride on the weekends with friends, but did base miles during the week, on a paved trail. I've gotten so used to the fastness of the speed max, everything else seems so slow.

    What I'm looking for is, a tire that is fast like the slickness of the speedMax, but has a little more tread on top.

    I seem to get goat heads a lot, so I was looking at a Specialized Armadillo. The one with the low tread on top seems like it would wear out pretty fast on the pavement.

    Can someone suggest a tire that I'm describing?

    Thank you,
    Chris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happydog500
    For years, I've ran, Richie SpeedMax Tires. Trail rides and a little street. They are almost "Slicks" as my friends refer to them.

    I am a mountain biker. This year what I did was, trail ride on the weekends with friends, but did base miles during the week, on a paved trail. I've gotten so used to the fastness of the speed max, everything else seems so slow.

    What I'm looking for is, a tire that is fast like the slickness of the speedMax, but has a little more tread on top.

    I seem to get goat heads a lot, so I was looking at a Specialized Armadillo. The one with the low tread on top seems like it would wear out pretty fast on the pavement.

    Can someone suggest a tire that I'm describing?

    Thank you,
    Chris.
    Well, the tire you are describing is a Specialized Armadillo of some sort (because you specifically mention it).

    There are other options, and I suggest swapping tires for your pavement rides and back to full knobbies for the dirt.

    I do not use any special flat resistant tires or methods. Have not had a goat head in a tire (or any flat) this year while riding all over NCW, on and off road. Have been trying a few tires that are OK on pavement and still work on dirt. Still not as good as dedicated treads.
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