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josephine
14-Dec-2009, 08:25 PM
I have a Kona Lisa MTB and have enjoyed commuting to work on it, most of my journey is on tarmac and the Maxxis Igniter tyres currently fitted are not the best tyre for this sort riding. Any sujestions on a more suitable tarmac tyre, I am considering Continental Traffic or Continental Town and Country Tyres :)

gorehound
14-Dec-2009, 08:34 PM
Try these.

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=24629

Puncture protected as well. You may need some downhill tyre levers as well (if they're owt like the hardclimbers they will be a bu66er to fit).

cg172
14-Dec-2009, 08:45 PM
I've got a set of Conti Traffics, and they're a really good tyre. They cope well on tarmac and the sort of loose gravel / cinder type stuff Sustrans are so fond of. Can't reccomend them enough.

josephine
14-Dec-2009, 08:52 PM
The cit jet tyres look good for the road but a little too city slick and the first stray of the tarmac and all my dignity could be lost :o

fredmundo
14-Dec-2009, 08:58 PM
Have you tried looking for something semi slick like this:

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=5846

Probably a bit too wide but it's a suggestion of what you might like to look for.

josephine
14-Dec-2009, 09:12 PM
I like something like the Maxxis High Roller, they are a bit wide and at 25 each a little more exspensive.

gorehound
14-Dec-2009, 09:14 PM
Any better?

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=24622

josephine
14-Dec-2009, 09:59 PM
The Schwalbe Land Cruiser look like they could be good on the road amd reasonable on a towpath. My other half has never heard of Schwalbe which is probably why my partner preferes Continentalsm, are Schwalbe reknowned tyres.

fredmundo
15-Dec-2009, 05:45 AM
yup, they sure are.
You want to have a look at the list price of nobby nics if you think that the high rollers are expensive!

cg172
15-Dec-2009, 08:45 PM
High Rollers suck on tarmac. Don't bother trying.
They're flipping brilliant offroad though.

Get some Conti Traffics for commuting and High Rollers for off-roading, and learn to switch between the two. I can change a full set of tyres over in about 5 - 10 mins now, which is time I'll happily spend to have the right tyres for the conditions.

josephine
17-Dec-2009, 09:06 PM
Went into Cycle Surgery today and they suggested Continental Top Contact, they are quite expensive but they reckon it is worth the extra money? I thought I would investigate before buying them.

gorehound
18-Dec-2009, 05:33 AM
CYCLE SURGERY?

Try online you should get better tyres for less cash. ;)

Sir_Queuesalot
18-Dec-2009, 08:38 AM
Schwalbe Marathon Plus if you're mostly on the tarmac, not just puncture protection but puncture proof. Certainly gripy enough for well compacted trails like towpaths.
http://www.lundberg.fi/files/marathon_plus_querschnitt.jpg

The blue strip is bullet proof so they're amazingly tough and imho the best commuter tyre available, you'll buy these last!
They're available in 26x1.75 so whilst skinnier than what you currently have they'll fit a treat and last for ages.

josephine
18-Dec-2009, 02:15 PM
Cycle Surgery have a match price policy so bought a pair of continental top contact inc inner tube 31 each. They should be good road & tow path tyres and keep the Maxxis Igniters for the muddy stuff. Thanks for your suggestions ;)

chas
18-Dec-2009, 04:28 PM
I use Maxxis Hookworms they are heavy but 1 puncture in 7 months of commuter riding aint bad just a right bastid to fit tho but they roll and grip well even in the wet and they really look the biz :D

greeneye
18-Dec-2009, 06:23 PM
Schwalbe Marathon Plus if you're mostly on the tarmac, not just puncture protection but puncture proof. Certainly gripy enough for well compacted trails like towpaths.
http://www.lundberg.fi/files/marathon_plus_querschnitt.jpg

The blue strip is bullet proof so they're amazingly tough and imho the best commuter tyre available, you'll buy these last!
They're available in 26x1.75 so whilst skinnier than what you currently have they'll fit a treat and last for ages.



thats a fantastic post.

Sir_Queuesalot
19-Dec-2009, 02:05 PM
:)