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EOE: Mountain bike tires?
« on: February 13, 2020, 11:45:00 AM »
26 x 1.95 Schwinn mountain bike needs tires to replace the dry rotted ones for this summer.  New tubes too.  I want some good ones, but it's been decades since I've gotten bicycle tires.  What brands do the EOE recommend in a multi surface (dirt/street) tire? 
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Re: EOE: Mountain bike tires?
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2020, 05:43:39 PM »
How much street vs how much dirt?
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Re: EOE: Mountain bike tires?
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2020, 06:17:09 PM »
My bicycle nerd friends are evenly split between Schwalbe and Continental.

They are Ti (or carbon) frame/carbon wheels (etc) people, though, so you can probably find less expensive but still quite good options. Lori's newest bike cost almost as much as my Guzzi.
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Re: EOE: Mountain bike tires?
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2020, 07:02:19 PM »
How much street vs how much dirt?


Probably about evenly split.  We live off a dirt road, but it's going with me in the van on the road trips too. 


My bicycle nerd friends are evenly split between Schwalbe and Continental.

They are Ti (or carbon) frame/carbon wheels (etc) people, though, so you can probably find less expensive but still quite good options. Lori's newest bike cost almost as much as my Guzzi.

Waaaaay above what I'm looking for.  lol  I paid $200? for the bike new.  It's a department store bike.
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Re: EOE: Mountain bike tires?
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2020, 07:44:51 PM »
When I commuted on a 26" wheeled MTB, I always used knobby tires.  It allows for fewer flat tires.

My advice is to buy what ever is on sale, and then check your brake pads.

Wire bead is heavier (and cheaper) than fold-able, but it doesn't sound like an issue for your trusty old steed.

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