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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    You should get a bike instead.

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  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    What are a good set of 29" mountain bike tires as I have destroyed the ones I can buy around here
    Also if I get one of the anti thorn liners what would be a good one?

  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    idk about mountain bike tires but my continental gator hardshells are indestructible. We just had a real stormy weekend here and there are trees and shit all in the street. Rolled through it all going pretty fast on my roadbike this week with no problems. So I'd trust whatever their 29" mountainbike version of that was.

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  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    The reason I ask is the city poorly takes care of the bike paths they are overran with sticker plants and I have lost 5 innertubes to either poor craftmanship or to stickers. The bike paths are also poorly maintained as they have wide cracks {there is one crack that will knock my bike out of gear when you hit it I have never had this happen before} The streets are weed free but just as bad {still I am curious about the slowly growing hump at one intersection} I will not ride in the street if I can avoid it
    I was using the Goodyear ones till I found out that they will just come undone for any reason {this is true}

  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Brainleech wrote: »
    What are a good set of 29" mountain bike tires as I have destroyed the ones I can buy around here
    Also if I get one of the anti thorn liners what would be a good one?

    Thorn Busters are meant to be pretty great tyre liners: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CRPOMGS

    As for tyres I am so impressed by the (26 inch) tyres on my bike I can't not recommend something similar in 29 inches from the same brand: https://bicycle.kendatire.com/en-us/find-a-tire/bicycle/cross-country-marathon/booster-pro/

  • schussschuss Registered User regular
    Brainleech wrote: »
    What are a good set of 29" mountain bike tires as I have destroyed the ones I can buy around here
    Also if I get one of the anti thorn liners what would be a good one?

    Depends on terrain - ask around your local shop for what's good there. What's good in New England mud is not good on Utah rock

  • djmitchelladjmitchella Registered User regular
    I've used Mr.Tuffy tire liners and they're fine; seconding the recommendation for Continental Gatorskins in whatever form factor you're after, those things seem pretty indestructible. (hm, looks like they don't make a knobbly version, but I would generally trust their "puncture resistant" MTB tires, based on their road tires)

  • Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    Hmm the Gatorskins used by my best friend and by me on a loaner bike are Not Good for mountain/trail, in my opinion. The lack of tread means that unless you decelerate a bunch or are a fucking wizard at rebalancing and not slipping, they skid like crazy the second you hit dirt, sand, gravel or loose soil. My bestie literally ate face because we went on a slight curb in a gravel-coated construction zone and my experience on them was the same. Very, very slippy on trails.

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  • djmitchelladjmitchella Registered User regular
    edited January 15
    Look who's back at it:



    edit: "I thought Santa Cruz didn't make trials bikes?", I hear you say. Turns out they do, but only the one, for Danny Mackaskill.

    Which involved an interesting method to repair it, given they made it in the USA, but he broke it riding it in Glasgow:
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