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WTB Slickasaurus Tire

4.15/5 (13 Reviews)
Weight : 480 grams MSRP : $19.49


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Product Description

  • High performance 26" slick
  • Fast, responsive ride ideal for MTB training rides
  • Steel: 480 grams


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    Reviews 1 - 13 (13 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by cornking651 a Cross Country Rider from mpls.,mn. u.s.a.

    Date Reviewed: October 28, 2009

    Strengths:    None

    Weaknesses:    Pop easily.

    Bottom Line:   
    I had three flats in under 600 miles of normal use on asphalt. Third times a charm: I threw them out tonight and I would not recommend these tires to anybody. Total waste of money unless you like pushing your bike instead of riding it. Worst tires I've ever had.

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    Favorite Trail:   cedar lake trail

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   hub bike coop

    Bike Setup:   Surly Long Haul Trucker. Came stock.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by mierlp a Cross Country Rider from NJ, USA

    Date Reviewed: May 12, 2009

    Strengths:    quick, inexpensive, light-weight tire with low rolling resistance. good choice if you're looking for a semi-slick 26" on your mtb

    Weaknesses:    tends to pick up a lot of water/debris when riding in wet conditions

    Bottom Line:   
    Was looking for a tire to make road commuting easier on my Hardrock, these have fit the role nicely so far. Used this setup during the NYC 5 Boro Bike Tour (42 mile ride throughout NYC) in which it rained the whole day. These tires were throwing lots of water and dirt at me during the whole ride; my face and back got pretty dirty. If you plan on commuting with these tires rain or shine, then I would recommend some fenders to prevent debris/water getting all over you. Otherwise, I've been very happy with these tires. I feel much quicker accelerating, climbing, and maintaining speed; was even able to keep up with and pass many roadies during the NYC bike tour. Haven't had any flats yet (knock on wood) although I've only had them on for a couple months.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $17.00

    Purchased At:   universalcycles.com

    Similar Products Used:   first semi-slick I've tried

    Bike Setup:   have these on my 04 Hardrock Pro Disc - mostly stock

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by gmrv4 a Cross Country Rider from Kansas City MO

    Date Reviewed: March 30, 2009

    Strengths:    Fast rolling when aired up to 65 lbs and on a hard surface. Cheap at $16.

    Weaknesses:    Puncture prone. 7 flats in 1431 miles. The soft rubber tends to hold rock shards that then work their way into the tread over time. Inspecting the tube I could see where it was abraded over the miles rather than a clean slice all at once. As a result I would spend time after every ride digging out the shards to try to prevent further flats the next day.

    Bottom Line:   
    These tires are too likely to get a flat. There are other choices, at slightly higher price points, that yield a more trouble free tire. If the bike came with these tires I would go ahead and run them to get a few miles out of them, but after getting some good out of them they would be coming off.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   stock tires on new b

    Similar Products Used:   Vittoria Randonnuer Pro

    Bike Setup:   Surly Long Haul Trucker touring bike. Slickasaurus was the OEM tire that came with the bike.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by camscandalous a Weekend Warrior from Portland, OR

    Date Reviewed: January 29, 2009

    Strengths:    Most notably they're durable and they ride great on the roads! And you can get them almost anywhere for really cheap; or at least cheaper than any other slicks.

    Weaknesses:    For the money, NONE!

    Bottom Line:   
    First, you'll never ever find a better pair of slicks for the money; and money aside, they hold up and ride amazing! If you plan to do any kind of commuting on the road, but don't want to g oall out and buy a road bike or have to ride around on knobby tires, these are exactly what you're looking for!

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    Favorite Trail:   PDX streets

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $17.00

    Purchased At:   biketiresdirect.com

    Similar Products Used:   All manner of knobby tires.

    Bike Setup:   1988 Specialized Rockhopper Comp.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by hoprocker a Cross Country Rider from brooklyn, ny, usa

    Date Reviewed: October 1, 2008

    Strengths:    Handles well at high or low PSI

    Weaknesses:    Sometimes feels like it's "floating" a bit
    Won't give me an opportunity to replace it


    Bottom Line:   
    I got this tire, used, about 2 years ago from a community bike project in San Francisco. I've been riding it on my rear wheel almost every day for the last year or so. This thing does *not* wear out. I've had a few flats from glass, but they are few and far between. I also love skid-stopping by locking up my rear brake, and this tire still refuses to give up. The only minor, minor quibble I have is that sometimes I get the impression from the ride quality that the thing is getting flat (sort of "floating") when it's not. This sensation is extremely rare, and I have no problems trusting it everyday when I swoop into traffic from the Williamsburg bridge. This is a great, low-resistance, high-confidence 26" road tire.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   WTB All-terrainasaurus

    Bike Setup:   Bridgestone MB-1 w/ Albatross bars
    Specialized Rockhopper w/ Team Stumpjumper race fork & straight bars

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Russ White a Cross Country Rider from York, Maine, USA

    Date Reviewed: July 19, 2005

    Strengths:    Extremely fast, low rolling resistance, seems quite durable, rolls good on dirt roads and rail trails as well as pavement, reduces "road buzz" felt thru the handlebars

    Weaknesses:    not good in wet off road conditions, wet grass or mud, but what do you expect, it's a slick, not a knobby, looks kinda' silly on my Trek 4500, skinny tires in a beefy looking front fork look wierd

    Bottom Line:   
    I put a pair of these on my old rigid Fila commuter MTB a couple months ago and was very happy with them, easily gained 3-5 MPH over the stock crappy Kenda knobbies on the bike, gave the old Fila a more road-freindly feel, and at the moment i spend more time on the road anyway

    since i was happy with them on the Fila, i bought another set for the Trek, they roll just as well on that bike as well, they also cut down the "road buzz" i got with the stock Bonty Jones AC tires, and to a lesser extent with the Serfas Vermin semi-slicks i replaced the Bontys with, the Vermin has a center tread bead consisting of little "pyramid" shaped nubbins, great on dirt roads and rail trails, but still produced road buzz. since the Slickasaurus is a slick, there's no knobs or "pyramids" to create road buzz, theyy're also a good deal quieter than the Bontys and Serfas Vermin

    if you're riding primarily dry road, fire roads, dirt roads, or rail-trails, they're a great tire, if you're riding in wet off-road conditions (wet grass or the above wet dirt road surfaces) these tires will *NOT* work well for you, match them to conditions and they're great

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    Favorite Trail:   anywhere rideable

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Purchased At:   Philbricks Sports, Dover, NH

    Similar Products Used:   Serfas Vermin Semi-Slicks, stock Bonty Jones AC (yuck)

    Bike Setup:   Fila Taos commuter and mostly stock Trek 4500

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Rocker1 a Cross Country Rider from Ventura, CA

    Date Reviewed: May 19, 2005

    Strengths:    fast, easy to mount, reflective sidewalls.

    Weaknesses:    it dosen't clean my bike for me when it's in the garage.

    Bottom Line:   
    bought these so i could do some event road rides. very easy to mount for a 1.5 and more puncture resistant than some other street tires. they're about 2 mph faster than the kwests i had before (which were a pain to mount and got lots of flats). corners well at speed - 43 mph max for me.

    in general i dread street tires but these make my bike fun on road training rides. when these wear out i'm buying them again!

    p.s. i do recommend using sealant in your tubes if you run in areas with lots of debris like i do.

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    Favorite Trail:   the dirt one

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $16.00

    Purchased At:   pricepoint

    Similar Products Used:   kenda kwest, conti explorers

    Bike Setup:   cannondale hardtail

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Dave a Cross Country Rider from Honolulu, HI, USA

    Date Reviewed: May 2, 2004

    Strengths:    Smoothness. These tires are fast and very smooth.

    Weaknesses:    None that I've seen yet.

    Bottom Line:   
    I moved to Hawaii a couple of years ago, and have since commuted almost exclusively by bicycle (riding my Trek's stock knobbies first, then converting to Wildgripper Rocks, and now the Slickasaurus). Each conversion has resulted in a smoother, faster, more enjoyable ride, and the Slickasaurus tires have been super, since they allow smooth cornering at much higher speeds than the Rocks did (a nice feature to have when coming down some of the steep streets around here).

    Of the three tires I've ridden so far here, these are the only ones I'd buy again for the type of riding I do (a lot of commuting, plus a handful of road events).

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Purchased At:   Local bike shop.

    Similar Products Used:   Michelin Wildgripper Rock

    Bike Setup:   Trek 800 (stock, off the shelf).

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by jerb from sydney

    Date Reviewed: August 8, 2003

    Strengths:    reliable as! ive ridden them maybe 20k's per week for 3 years and theyre still same as after one month.

    Weaknesses:    my brother and i both had the same break-in period of getting about 3 or 4 punctures (back tyre) in the first month, but after that theyve been excellent. maybe they harden up a little and roll over bits they kick up when new(and sticky).

    Bottom Line:   
    these look a bit scabby when i look close (mine picked up quite a few nicks), but they did after the first month so im not fretting any more. i only ever ride them on the road and for that theyve been great.
    these were the first all black slicks i saw for an mtb rim and they looked nice and smooth so i got em. i hate gum-wall tyres.
    ill buy em again and maybe avoid glass more diligently in the first month or so. im very happy with them.
    cannot give 5 because i havent tried any other slicks.

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    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Purchased At:   lbs

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Bike Setup:   hardtail

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Jim a Weekend Warrior from Syracuse, NY

    Date Reviewed: August 23, 2001

    Strengths:    Fast street tire

    Bottom Line:   
    Got bike to cross train with running and didn't really like woods/trails much once I got into it so I put these on to do road work. Took a minute off my road miles on hilly 10 mile rides 1st time out (5's down to low 4's). It's like getting a 4 gear bonus. Great for road work.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $14.00

    Purchased At:   Aardvark

    Similar Products Used:   IRC Smoothie, Michelin Wildgripper city

    Bike Setup:   Mongoose Hardluck plus stuff

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by mark from Toronto, ON

    Date Reviewed: March 16, 2001

    Strengths:    Smooth ride.

    Weaknesses:    Doesn't look like there's enough rubber to last. Rather expensive. Competing products cost less.

    Bottom Line:   
    These tires are almost 7 km/h faster than using standard knobbies. I haven't yet tried them in rain, but they are very smooth, quiet and fast on pavement. I found them rather expensive at $25 CDN each, but that could just be the place I bought them from.

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    Favorite Trail:   pavement

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $16.00

    Bike Setup:   Old Specialized Hardrock

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by gf/xt1 a Weekend Warrior from jersey

    Date Reviewed: November 2, 2000

    Strengths:    good rolling on smooth pavement very smooth

    Weaknesses:    not enough rubber on tire wears a little thin

    Bottom Line:   
    would buy again

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    Favorite Trail:   ringwood

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $15.00

    Purchased At:   fogdog


    Overall Rating:5
    Submitted by ml a Cross-Country Rider from sydney

    Date Reviewed: June 25, 1999

    Bottom Line:   
    Over 500 kms down the track, these slicks are going strong. I use these regularly for commuting, and training and these tyres have not shown any sign of wear. They corner well, even at really high pressures and have very little rolling resistance, as you would expect from a slick. A bit hard to get off the rim though- buy tyre levers.

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    Duration Product Used:   
    less than 1 month


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