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    Tyre for on AND off road use

    Trying to find something that's reasonably fast on the street so i can ride to work, but i also want to go to the dirt jumps after work and ride on them.
    Currently have maxxis larson TTs, which aren't the worst tyre for the road but still pretty hard to ride on.
    I was thinking about the halo twin rails, but they are pretty heavy at 770g each

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    Quote Originally Posted by squid View Post
    Trying to find something that's reasonably fast on the street so i can ride to work, but i also want to go to the dirt jumps after work and ride on them.
    Currently have maxxis larson TTs, which aren't the worst tyre for the road but still pretty hard to ride on.
    I was thinking about the halo twin rails, but they are pretty heavy at 770g each
    Just put a pair of twin-rails on my son's bike...he loves 'em.

    How much clearance do you have...if you're looking at twin rails I'm guessing you could run 2.1? Conti town & country might be worth a look too, I had a pair for a time and happily beat the p!ss out of them commuting and on trails. Maybe have a look at Schwalbe big apples in liteskin if you're not getting dirty in the wet...drop the pressure a bit for off-road.
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    I ran Maxxis Holy Rollers on my last ss/mtb and they were great. Check the reviews on CRC.
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    Try Maxxis Crossmarks. They are quite fast rolling and can handle off-road.
    Not the best tyre for the front though, but your choices are always going to be a compromise.
    ....or maybe have a look around for some semi slick mtb tyres. Not as common as they use to be.

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    See if you can track down some Kenda Small block 8s

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    Quote Originally Posted by EzyLee View Post
    See if you can track down some Kenda Small block 8s
    +1 Great tire for on/off road.
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    26"? I'd go DMR moto RT over the kenda, purely for slightly better grip on the road in the wet. Kendas seem to slip like ice at the slightest bit of moisture.

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    hmm, the maxxis tyres are all around 400 - 500g, which is pretty decent, although they all only go up to 65psi.
    kendas go up to 80, but they are also a bit more expensive.

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    Tioga FS100.
    I had these on a bike a few years ago, and they went really well on groomed trails and roll quite well.
    They come in a variety of sizes also.

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    I think moccos is probably right, don't people rock that tire or at least tread pattern on their bmx's? And bmx's go everywhere (cept up hills)
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