Semi Road tyres?
Post new topic   Reply to topic    MTBE Forum Index -> Biking Gear
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
mattyfez



Joined: 17 Jul 2014
Posts: 44

PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:53 am    Post subject: Semi Road tyres? Reply with quote

Well I've done almost 100k on my new bike so far and really enjoying it, suffered my first puncture.. Actually the valve came off the tube, replaced with a continental one which seems to be holding up well.. I've had some great advice here so thought I'd ask about tyres.

The kenda ones (quite knobbly) on the bike I get the feeling cause quite a bit of drag and resistance, also the rear wheel has slipped out from under me cornering on tarmac.

I was thinking something like http://www.wiggle.co.uk/continental-country-plus-city-mtb-tyre/ might be better, as my regular ride is mainly canal path, with sections of cobbles, road and gravel.

Any suggestions? Thanks
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message

Register & log in to remove these advertisements!
meta man



Joined: 31 May 2009
Posts: 977
Location: stoke

PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

been looking myself for some and these keep popping up got great reviews
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/schwalbe-furious-fred-evolution-folding-mounta in-bike-tyre/

_________________
scott scale 630 carbon
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mattyfez



Joined: 17 Jul 2014
Posts: 44

PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

meta man wrote:
been looking myself for some and these keep popping up got great reviews
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/schwalbe-furious-fred-evolution-folding-mounta in-bike-tyre/


They look good, REALLY light at less than half a KG, very tempting but damn they aint cheap Mad

I like the looks of the continentals almost half the price but at twice the weight.. Sad
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mattyfez



Joined: 17 Jul 2014
Posts: 44

PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a rough translation of one of the comments on the furious freds..

"Was measured weight by buying ", but two were 516g and 429g.
The difference in weight of the two tires is 87g.
Quality control too there is a difference or will is being done correctly this?
The quality of the other I'm worried what about! "

Is one supposed to be a rear wheel and one front wheel, or is that kind of variance normal?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
lloydie63



Joined: 05 Oct 2013
Posts: 41

PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use these for back roads, firetrails & dry single track,

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/continental-race-king-mtb-tyre/rp-p rod30196

I use them with slime innertubes and have never yet lost air.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    MTBE Forum Index -> Biking Gear All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum