Mountain bike slick tyres?

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    muttleymacclad said:

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    Hi all,
    Need some slicks for some road riding on my mtb. It's nothing special - Specialized Hard Rock.

    I've got alexrims 559x18 (26x2.0) rims. What's everyone's recommendations for some slicks?

    I'm not in the market for a new bike or new rims just some tyres to put on my current runs for road riding.
    . Ta
    Mml

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    BertRoot said:

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    Couple of guys I know use Schwalbe Marathons and reckon they work well. I have no personal experience to be honest.

     
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    MHP said:

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    I've used Continental Sport Contact 26 x 1.9 for years. They are becoming hard too find nowadays as I believe they have been superseded. Great tyre for tarmac use.

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    muttleymacclad said:

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    Thanks guys. I'd been looking at the schwalbe marathons.
    Those continentals look good too.


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    muttleymacclad said:

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    Would there be any issue putting 1.75's on a 2.0 rim? Would they even fit?

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    BertRoot said:

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    Not at all. Doubt the rim is really two inches as that would make it 50mm and the majority of "normal" mtb rims come in up to about 23mm max. I am currently looking for some 40mm internal and they are massive. If it is your tyres that are 2.0 then you will get away with them easily.

     
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    BertRoot said:

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    If it is these - [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] then they are actually 18mm so you could easily pull off 1.5" tyres. BIt narrower and less resistance. Could be better for you?