Tioga City Slickers 1.5 Older Tires

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City Slickers 1.5

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by KitKat a Cross Country Rider from Sydney, Australia

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2001

Strengths:    - Quiet
- Low rolling resistance

Weaknesses:    - tough bead

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Bottom Line:   

Good commuting tyre. It's quiet and has low rolling resistance, also seems fairly puncture proof although I use a tyre liner underneath.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Ritchey Speedmax semi-slick (good but very soft, noisy and has the toughest bead in the world)

Bike Setup:   1997 Shogun TrailBreaker 3

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Eug a Cross Country Rider from Toronto

Date Reviewed: March 7, 2000

Strengths:    Do what they're supposed to.

Weaknesses:    Useless on anything other than pavement.

Bottom Line:   
These tires are my pavement tires when I feel brave enough to risk riding my bicycle in the city. (Cars, thieves... you know the drill.)

The work well on pavement and nothing else, just like they're supposed to. One thing I had to get used to was the fact that these are only 1.5's without knobbies. The difference in ride because of the smaller tires is quite pronounced. However, I love not having to pedal like a maniac anymore just to keep up with other city riders with slicks. The decreased rolling resistance is very obvious.

The only thing that bothers me is the little groove in the middle - catches tiny little rocks. Really just an aesthetic problem, but annoying nonetheless.

Overall a they'tr good tired. I bought these because I still like to jump curbs in the city, and 1" tires just don't seem like they'd cut it. I don't want to destroy my rims, even though they are just my backup wheelset. Plus, they look like my motorcycle tires. ;^)

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Only knobbies

Bike Setup:   Steel Trek XT/ESP 9.0/Bomber/Mustangs. LX/Sun in the city.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by zbillster from Dallas

Date Reviewed: February 17, 2000

Strengths:    Price, quality

Weaknesses:    See review

Bottom Line:   
Nice fast rolling tire for street use. My only complaint is that the groove in the center of the tread catches pebbles and will make an annoying "click, click, click" noise when the pebble meets the road on each rotation! So I clean out the pebbles sometimes at stop lights. Lots of side tread for less than ideal conditions. Would prefer a tire with a grooveless center tread next time.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   Avocet Fastslick?

Bike Setup:   Specialized Stumpjumper (mostly city use)

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by tommo a cross-country rider from ny

Date Reviewed: December 4, 1998

Bottom Line:   

Set these up on my old mountain bike to do some road training. What a difference. I was going speeds that were once the domain of down hill. I averaged four miles per hour faster and my top speed was a good ten miles faster. I did a loop that used to take an hour and a half in an hour.
It was great in traffic too. I was beating cars off the light and really keeping up. I didn't have to give half as much as I did on knobbies.
I did get two flats on the first ride out. I haven't figured out if they were from a thorn or a tire, but I did not flat today. I also might just have to take it easier on these skinnier high pressure tires.

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