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Hi all,
I am thinking about setting up a set of tires and wheels for pavement rides when the trails are wet. I have just purchased a new 29r and can't seem to find any tires that look like they would be good on pavement.
Now I know that is not the intended purpose of this bike but I don't want to buy another bike.
Thanks in advance.
 

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I bought a set of Geax Evolution 29" 1.9's for pavement. I have an extra set of 29'r wheels and thought it would be cool to have an extra set of pavement tires. I never seemed to get around to mounting them up. My preference lies with having several set's of dirt tires for different conditions. I use those perhaps more than I would the street tires, but who knows?

I would like to mount them and take them for a spin just to see what they feel like on pavement. Get them aired to around 60 or 65 psi and they could be fun. Might even be a little fun on some hard pack. Controlled drifts can be fun if they're predictable. I wonder if I could mount'em tubeless? Hmmm...got me thinkin' now?


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Once you ride big apples you won't ride anything else. It's like riding a caddy! If you can stick the 2.35" in the rear you will be on cloud nine. I'm running P35's with the 60mm BA's 28f/36r tubed, dreamy. I've put about 800 miles on those tires and they still look new. (I weigh 260 geared up for point of reference). I'd love to have a set of super moto's but I have to wear out the big apples first.
 

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I bought a set of Geax Evolution 29" 1.9's for pavement. I have an extra set of 29'r wheels and thought it would be cool to have an extra set of pavement tires. I never seemed to get around to mounting them up. My preference lies with having several set's of dirt tires for different conditions. I use those perhaps more than I would the street tires, but who knows?

I would like to mount them and take them for a spin just to see what they feel like on pavement. Get them aired to around 60 or 65 psi and they could be fun. Might even be a little fun on some hard pack. Controlled drifts can be fun if they're predictable. I wonder if I could mount'em tubeless? Hmmm...got me thinkin' now?
If you get those successfully mounted up tubeless, come back and let us know. I would be interested in the details.
 

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Having a second set of tires is a great idea. I've done group rides on my mountain bike without too much trouble.

Take a look at Specialized - several dual purpose options. Slick for pavement but with a bit of a shoulder for cutting through the park on your way home!

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Look up your rim to see the narrowest tire you can run safely. Rolling a tire off at speed would suck.
 

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Not sure why some are recommending knobby/semi-knobby tires for pavement rides.
Semi-knobby in case you change your mind mid-ride about riding on the road. ;)-F
Always nice to have just enought tread to for a brisk blitz through the park when the urge presents itself.
 
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