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MTB Slicks
#11
Another vote for 1.5 City Jets, fast and smooth rolling but surprisingly grippy in my experience.
Ride the Spiral to the end
It takes us to where no ones been
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#12
I've got some 26"x1.00" Specialized Elite slicks. New in packaging and been clogging up space in my garage for years. 26 is a redundant wheel size for me. Free if you want them. Sketchy post, collection or pay for delivery.
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#13
Thanks for the offer General but I've just bought a pair of continental travel contacts. Maybe they will be of use to someone else.
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#14
WvH Wrote:
sirromj Wrote:Had the first puncture while commuting I've had for months. They're not great for cornering in damp conditions either - learnt that the hard way when I first used them a couple of years ago. And considering how the weather is only getting colder... Oh and they're utterly useless when you want to take that bridleway shortcut.
Ok I get that, they are not great.

sirromj Wrote:I switched to a pair of Maxxis Detonator 26" x 1.5" the other week.
But I don't get why you use them (again!)?

They are fast. It's not icy yet. I had just fitted SKS Chromoplastics P65 mudguards only to find the 2.0" tyres were too voluminous, and Maxxis Detonators were to hand. Might even give them another go.

Currently using Panaracer Mach SS, very nice slick-but-grippy middle but with knobbly sides (which unfortunately from time to time catch the mudguards over potholes/bumps/etc). Also got a puncture in these a few days after switching to them. At speed in the wet the knobbles can carry more water than the mudguards seem to cope with.
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