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Looking for a semi slick that works well in pavement. Most my mile are on pavement, and I trail home at nicght , and was wonderign if anyone has found anything that works well for this. durablility is another prob for me (mibro lasted on a couple months if that on rear) Some thoughts were stans crow (looks fragile), smart sams, or kenda short trackers. Weight and rolling resistance low, but durabilty and some light xc'ing would be nice. I have some street tires on now (conti's ? 1.75/95) but they arent working for me on ride home from work on light trails (though I have improved my average speed from mid 14mph to low 16mph). I would be so appreciative for any input. I do know that no tire does it all, and that 2 set of wheels is best, but just hoping for some thoughts so I dont have to add to my never use agian tire collection (ie got some serious 1.0 conti's for road work on my mtb, but I am to old for that...180lbs and 41y with 14 years in army airborne) and 1.95/2.00 is minumin for size. Thanks

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I've been using Geax Mezcal with success for road/cinder/singletrack. Air them up for road and they roll great...seem to wear well. IMHO they are lasting just as long as my friends Python's, another light do all tire.
 

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For general semi slick use, I've got good results with Kenda Kwests and Specialized Nimbus IIIs. I currently have the uber cheap $5 Nashbar semi slick ATB tires on one of my bikes but I'm going to pick up a pair of the Geax Evolutions. They are an inverted 1.9" tire. I won an ebay auction that was listed by a local shop that I rarely visit. While getting my items, we got to talking about mt bike tires for pavement and the guy mentioned two or three models then the Evolution. He said that's what one of the local law enforcement agencies because they feel they get the least flats of the tires that are good for pavement and decent for hard pack and dry grass.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions.

I have a 40km mostly road commute and need to get some different tires.
I've been using a new old stock set of Pythons, but keep flatting almost every ride due to the thin casing, even at they max. recommended pressure.

Unfortunately WTB tires don't seem to be widely distributed up here in Canada, in the past I've just picked them up at Supergo in the US, but now...
 

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I decided on kenda short trackers

i went for 1.90 @ 435 grams and am hoping the DTC/L3R PRO/STICK-E compound works as avdertised. Will update after some riding time. Going tubeless on these, with my ck/819/cpxray wheel till i build a light commute /xc pair. so i should save over 2 lbs or more. Chad @ redbarn hooking me up agian, Thanks for all the input. The WTB option is cool, but too heavey for my likes.
 
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