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    Tires size advise for 50-50 on/off road

    Hi all

    Hi All,

    Can anyone recommend me the tire size?
    I am on MTB Klein attitude, and using a 26" wheel.
    My type of riding is like 50% on road, and 50% off road (but not on boggy_mucky area).

    I am thinking about using a 26x1.75 size, with some spikes on the side of the tires. The wheels would be using Shimano WH-M540R.


    Thanks

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    If your off-road conditions are a little loose, look at the Hutchinson Python or Maxxis Crossmark. If the off-road conditions you ride are mainly hardpack, look at the Kenda Small Block Eight or Maxxis Larsen TT.

    I don't know what widths these all come in but you should be able to find them all pretty close to 1.9-2.10 sizes.
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    I use Michelin XC dry[2], larsen TT, Geax Sagauro, and crossmark all at or just under 2 inches. These deep tread & larger contact patch tires give you more flat resistance than what you asked for...

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    Saguaro is a great tire, one of my personal favorites, but I didn't think it comes in a narrower width that he's looking for.
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    I did a coast test recently: MTB with Saguaro front (King) and Larsen TT rear (XTR) both tubeless at 28psi... coasted even with $700 road bike with 90psi schwalbe marathon you will never get a flat road tires. I was shocked!

    Next week I coasted a road bike with Maxxis Hors Catagorie
    http://www.maxxis.com/products/bicyc...tail.asp?id=97

    Cane Creek wheels. It was faster than the Schwalbe.

    I am asking him to re-evaluate the tire size part of his request and try 2 inch tires with a deep but continuous tread pattern at ~30 psi tubeless.

    Have you done any coast tests at 15 mph?

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    if you're off-road is hardpack or rails2trails style, you might want to check out the maxxis high roller semi-slick.

    http://www.maxxis.com/products/bicyc...il.asp?id=5410
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcaino
    if you're off-road is hardpack or rails2trails style, you might want to check out the maxxis high roller semi-slick.

    http://www.maxxis.com/products/bicyc...il.asp?id=5410
    Thanks! I think I am gonna try this one with the thread pattern on the side.

    What size do you guys recommend me for the 26" wheels?

    Thanks

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