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AlienALX 29-08-18 07:01 PM

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Originally Posted by looz (Post 990677)
A pair of fat 50-584 thickslicks for my commuter bike:

https://i.imgur.com/7R4u7Wq.png

Might post a pic after installing, it's going to be ridiculous. :D

They put those on a lot of the bikes I ride, but I don't trust slicks. Not any more, not after slamming really hard on a corner.

looz 29-08-18 08:18 PM

The bike also relies on a coaster brake so yeah, got to take it easy. At least I can stick to bicycle paths do no sharing the road with motor vehicles.

Warchild 30-08-18 09:50 AM

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Originally Posted by AlienALX (Post 990721)
They put those on a lot of the bikes I ride, but I don't trust slicks. Not any more, not after slamming really hard on a corner.

Why? Slicks offer amazing grip. Only thing you could wipe out from is heavy rain or ice.

I have a trial bike with slicks and im banking some corners nice and low like I'm mentally riding in the motoGP. They give outstanding grip when hopping up to stone structures or maintaining those awkward balances.

AlienALX 30-08-18 09:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Warchild (Post 990890)
Why? Slicks offer amazing grip. Only thing you could wipe out from is heavy rain or ice.

I have a trial bike with slicks and im banking some corners nice and low like I'm mentally riding in the motoGP. They give outstanding grip when hopping up to stone structures or maintaining those awkward balances.

I'm talking about morning dew. That was literally all it took.

looz 30-08-18 10:16 AM

Yeah, I'm mainly concerned about wet as well. Gotta brake really early when it's a downhill and a single tire has to stop both 100kg me and a 22kg bike, plus whatever I'm carrying. :D

But I'd imagine the slicks will be wonderful to ride on a good weather.

I can imagine my bike becoming a sled come winter, luckily I have studded tires in storage.

AlienALX 30-08-18 10:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by looz (Post 990907)
Yeah, I'm mainly concerned about wet as well. Gotta brake really early when it's a downhill and a single tire has to stop both 100kg me and a 22kg bike, plus whatever I'm carrying. :D

But I'd imagine the slicks will be wonderful to ride on a good weather.

I can imagine my bike becoming a sled come winter, luckily I have studded tires in storage.

The biggest problem for me is the roads. In an ideal world slicks would be ideal, but we are far from that. Grit, sand, oil, etc. They are all your enemy and they're everywhere.

Twice I crashed my Vespa because there was oil on a roundabout.

looz 30-08-18 10:26 AM

I guess I live in a close to an ideal world. :P Sure there's some gravel every now and then but it's easy enough to spot.

SPS 30-08-18 10:29 AM

I ran slicks on my BMX all the time and I mainly rode dirt :D

AlienALX 30-08-18 10:33 AM

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Originally Posted by SPS (Post 990918)
I ran slicks on my BMX all the time and I mainly rode dirt :D

Yeah I used to run Primo V monster on dirt (not dirt monster) and ironically they were fine lol.

looz 30-08-18 11:41 AM

Btw, this is the said commuter bike. It's a decommissioned Finnish army bike, which is basically build to last with little maintenance. As an added bonus quite a few people have anecdotes to share since we have conscription.

I'd still run those original tires but this happened. And that model of a tire isn't made anymore. :( Then I replaced those with cheapo 40-584 tires but they are awful in terms of rolling resistance, despite not being mtb tires per se.


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