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I ride to and from work and need some good rubber between me and the road... I have a set of tioga dh comps and kenda kenetics but need something for the 10 km ride to and from work... the ride is on nothing but ashfalt
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Get the Maxxis Hookworms !!!

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I ride to and from work and need some good rubber between me and the road... I have a set of tioga dh comps and kenda kenetics but need something for the 10 km ride to and from work... the ride is on nothing but ashfalt
thanks
A guy at my LBS has a set of Maxxis Hookworm 2.5's, they are frick'n huge. They will hold up well, they grip well, and there on sale at Jenson for $27. They look sweet too!! They do not have the wimpy look that most slicks do when they are on a MTB rig.

http://www.maxxis.com/bike/productDetail.asp?BrandID=263

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note: these weigh about 1400g each. That is 3 odd lbs each for all you 'mericans.

try out a pair of 1.9 ritchey slicks or even the 1.5 for more speed. Run 'em hard and you will rock to work.
 

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If you want a dual purpose tire that you can ride to work and on dry trails you might look at the WTB Nano raptor 2.1. They roll really well and provide a nice cush with their large volume casing. For pure pavement, slicks are the way to go as others have said. Go larger to run lower pressure for more comfort and smaller for higher pressure and faster rolling.

BTW, if you keep riding to and from work, you are going to have eventually change your name to skinnyandcanadian. You should be proud of yourself for doing this and keep it up.
 

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I run real skinny slicks.

Just to let you know I recommended the Maxxis tire based on what you were used to pedaling, and your big guy concerns. I weigh about 220, and run 1.25 Performance slicks @ 85psi on my hardtail. They are not very forgiving, but they roll fast. I have only had one flat in about a year, but I would not run them If I was using my bike to get to work, I would want something a little more durable, and cushy with a little bit of pattern. I have a set of 2.1 michelins that are made for slickrock, they have a car tire type tread. They roll pretty well.

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For commuting

Get some Specialized Fatboys. They are a 1.25" slick, cheap fast, light, and durable.
 

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I've always used a couple of choice specimens from my pile of worn out knobbies for my commuter, but recently I decided to treat her to a new set of slicks. I picked up a couple of Specialized Nimbus EX 1.5's for 6 bucks a piece. They have a thick, siped tread, file tread on the shoulders and "flak jacket" or armadillo sack or some such technological mumbo-jumbo in the casing. I like 'em. They're smooth, quiet and I can rail the corners. Of course if you get the 2.5 Hookworms, you can engage in a little urban assault on your way to work!
 
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