/ Recommend me some slick/semi slicks for my MTB please.

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Andy Mountains - on 27 Sep 2012
As the title says. I am currently running knobblies, but am finding myself doing a lot of riding on the road. Knowing nothing about slicks or semi-slicks I thought I would ask those that do.
Andy recommendations?
Dave Kerr - on 27 Sep 2012
In reply to Andy Mountains:

Panaracer Paselas are pretty good in terms of a compromise between price, speed, durability and puncture resistance.
treviebouy2003 - on 27 Sep 2012
In reply to Andy Mountains:
Schwalbe Marathons have always worked well for me on roads. Long lasting and a good level of grip on the less well manicured cycle paths we have round Edinburgh.
tony on 27 Sep 2012
In reply to treviebouy2003:
> (In reply to Andy Mountains)
> Schwalbe Marathons have always worked well for me on roads.

I have a pair of those, and they certainly seem to do the job.
balmybaldwin - on 27 Sep 2012
In reply to Andy Mountains:

continental sport contacts on my commuter are great, and came with free innertubes too
Andy Mountains - on 27 Sep 2012
In reply to Andy Mountains:

And should I go for slicks or semis? Are slicks bad news in the wet?
captain paranoia - on 27 Sep 2012
In reply to Andy Mountains:

I've used Schwalbe City Jets in the past; pretty good on MTB wheels, and okay in the wet.

Of course, slicks will send up a lot more spray in the wet than knobblies, so mudguards, especially the rear, are recommended...

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=24629
Karl Atherton - on 27 Sep 2012
In reply to Andy Mountains: Mr Kerr is right on this one Panaracer but I have used the Mach SS Semi-Slick Tyre for road, trail and at its limit the anaoch mor red downhill route>
timstyles - on 27 Sep 2012
+1 for Schwalbe Marathons. In the dry they're not as sticky as the WTBs that came on my bike, but they're harder wearing and don't get punctures. The performance in the wet is about the same as far as I can tell. In the snow and on grass the rear wheel slips more easily.
Mikkel - on 27 Sep 2012
In reply to Andy Mountains:

been using these for ages on my rigid commuter mtb.
http://www.conti-tyres.co.uk/conticycle/ti%20town+country.shtml
really nice on hardpacked trails as well.

If wanting something slimmer contis gator skins have really good puncture resistance.
Andy Mountains - on 28 Sep 2012
In reply to Andy Mountains:

thanks for the replies.
the sheep - on 28 Sep 2012
In reply to Andy Mountains:
And another for for Schwalbe Marathons
Martin Bennett - on 28 Sep 2012
In reply to Andy Mountains:

I went for Continental City Ride - I'm not a serious cyclist - just wanted better rolling tyres on one of my mtn bikes for riding out of the door to help general fitness, so didn't want to spend on owt fancy. These were a pair for 23 including delivery from Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op on line. Got 'em inside 2 days and they seem fine - just right for my purposes anyway.
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cousin nick - on 28 Sep 2012
In reply to Andy Mountains:

I have these:
http://eshop.jmjcycles.co.uk/epages/BT4149.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/BT4149/Products/TYN050

and my wife has these:
http://eshop.jmjcycles.co.uk/epages/BT4149.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/BT4149/Products/TYN051

These Nutrak slicks have been superb so far and the price per pair delivered from JMJ is excellent.
Usual - no connection other than satisfied customer.

N

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