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I have a 2008 Fisher Marlin Disc and want to put tires for commuting on pavement...
What tire width range can I look at? Any help would help this newbie...
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comfort or speed?

If you want comfort stick with a 1.5-1.75 tire or bigger. If you want speed, get a 1 or 1.25 tire.
I run 1.25 on my hardtail for commuting. I have had really good luck with the tires from performance bike. They are cheap and work well. Not very comfortable at 70-80 psi, but they roll fast. very flat resistant also.
Forté Fast City ST/K MTB Tire selling for $11.99 right now! Don't forget to get the right size tubes.
 

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try not to get anything smaller than 1.6". i have tried a 1.3" much harder ride ... and i think they do look a bit silly ... just me being picky ... each his own i guess

conti sport contact

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city ride?

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i have been using the sports contact now for 1 year ... excellant.
 

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Being far from a weight weenie and liking a softer ride, even at 60psi, I run nice fat 2.0 Big Apples. Good and fast, but wide, so they're heavy, but look good on the bike and roll well.
 

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I have the Specialized All Conditions tires and they are super fast. VERY harsh at 100+ psi but SUPER fast.

My comfort road tires are the Michelin Country Rocks. They have tread still, but roll really well.
 

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thanks guys...you've been a lot of help...
ordered tubes and tires today...
wish me luck on changing my first tire...i might be back here
 

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geremia said:
thanks guys...you've been a lot of help...
ordered tubes and tires today...
wish me luck on changing my first tire...i might be back here
You're not allowed to not tell us what you are getting. :D
 

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ssc280 said:
I like 1.5", can handle some curbs but moves pretty fast also. I like a pure slick, but if you may be riding in the wet or rain it might be a bad idea.

I've been using these Bontrager "Road Warriors" and they work well

http://bontrager.com/model/00447/en
Why do you think a slick is bad for when its wet or raining?

The only reason car tires have grooves is to drain the water which can cause a water film to form between the tire and the road urface due to the width of the car tire. Bicycle tires are way too narrow for that. Having tread, knobs, grooves or any other such consumer friendly stuff on road tires just reduces grip.

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