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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on 20 September 2011
I bought these tyres to replace a chunky tyre as I had changed the type of ground that I was regularly travelling over. FANTASTIC, why did I not buy these earlier. They added 3.5 - 4 mph to my average speed on an average 20 mile run. Only draw back was the pressure, 60 - 85 psi, wow have my arms had a workout getting to 85psi!.On the road they grip well and I have noticed a marked increase in the response to my moving the handlebars (less road resistance). They are good for mixed road / tow path use and have proven themselves over and over again.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 20 October 2012
I already use the Schwalbe City Jet Semi-Slick Puncture Protected Rigid Tyre 26 x 1.95 Blackon my mountain bike hybrid, no complaints but over time as I felt resistance when riding, and getting them to fit under my mudguards ETC Mtb Full Length Mudguard Set 26 x 1.75-2.125 Black was requiring constant adjustment.
I realized thinner tires were required, as I had used City Jet previously and the supplier was very prompt, I ordered the 26"x1.5 version. They fitted perfectly, but be careful when fitting as you can crimp the inner tube easily. Inflation is 80psi and my pump managed it although at the 70psi mark it was hard going.
On the road they are excellent, as much grip as the fatter Tyre but less rolling resistance, it gives you a faster and easier cruising speed and the excellent grip in the wet is still there. The puncture protection is still superb as my daft brother dropped nails in the driveway and it went over them easily.
A great product I would recommend to anyone and they are cheap too with free delivery.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
on 6 December 2011
I cycle over 100 miles a week commuting to and from work, until recently I have been using my Claude Butler Milano with Schwalbe Lugano tyres and after three punctures in less than 24 hours decided to change across to a mountain bike over the winter months.

The first two weeks on standard chunky mountain bike tyres on a cheap heavy mountain bike killed my legs and added loads of time onto my daily commute, so after reading other reviews of this tyre decided to give it a go.

My first trip into work with these tyres took around five mintues off of my time the previous week. No other changes were made to the bike, so the time saving can only have come to the greatly reduced rolling resistance these tyres offer over normal mountain bike tyres.

I have now used these for a fortnight on a road and cycle path commute in dry, wet and now icey conditions and the grip seems good for a tyre in this price bracket and despite taking a daily hammering from pot holes and high drop kerbs they have not suffered any punctures (yet!). To get the best out of these tyres they do need to be inflated to their maximum allowable pressure.

When this bike needs another new set of tyres, I would get another set of these without thinking twice about it.

If you are looking to make your daily commute quicker, easier and more enjoyable, get yourself a decent road bike - but these do come a very close second!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 18 February 2012
The only downside to these tyres is they look funny on a MTB when you first put them on, but thats the only downside.

The upside is its far easier to pedal, the tyres are a lot lighter than normal MTB tyres, they inflate to 60 PSI really fast and then to 85 PSI quite fast (but then I do have a £25 Topeak Pump). You can ride in a higher gear all the time with these tyres. The best thing about them is they say on them "Inflate to 85 PSI" not 65-85 or just 40-65 like I expected :)

On a MTB with full suspension, having rock hard tyres is a great thing!

These tyres are not far off the speed of the tyres I have on a touring bike (700c x 28 @ 90 PSI) but of course that bike is far lighter (like 21 lbs as opposed to 34 lbs).

Also, maintaining your speed is what these tyres are all about, the difference is huge.

I will enjoy being able to go further... on the same energy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 15 August 2012
Don't really "off road" my mountain bike anymore and so changed my two 26X1.95 knobbly tyres for these after reading the reviews here. The bike is significantly easier to pedal, with a resulting increase in average speeds. I was surprised at how they changed the handling characteristics of the bike with it becoming more responsive.

These tyres are half the price here compared with on the high street and very easy to fit (I've got savage steel tyre levers which are brilliant). Don't be put off by the apparent flimsiness of the side walls. I run mine at 85PSi as my rims have the lip (you will see what I mean when you look at the destructions). I'm very pleased with these tyres but would recommend that you invest in a track pump to make life easier on yourself. I got one from Argos for a tenner in a half-price sale. Bargain all round.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 13 August 2012
bought it in March 2012, and still not a single puncture up to when I wrote this review and I don't think there will be any in the near future...as a matter of fact I don't think there will be a puncture before the tyre becomes worn. Before I had these I used to get puncture on my mountain bike at least once every month. There is a slight increase in speed from the mountain bike bulky tyres but don't expect it to fly like the pro racing bikes. I was thinking about buying a £400 bike but after I got these tyres I changed my mind because the amount of puncture those bikes get unexpectdely is crazy, even though those skinny tyres are also puncture resistant( yeah, I don't think so) and not worth the price. My advice, get a mountain bike with or without suspension (mine is a full suspension) ands stick a pair of these bad boys!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 9 April 2013
I really like these tyres for road cycling, much smoother and faster on the straight when compared to off road or semi slick tyres. The only thing I don't really like about these tyres is that I've had two punctures over a 6 month period of use, being taken out around three times a week. First was a tiny shard of glass that went right though the puncture resistant rubber in the middle and the second time was this morning when a thorn from a dead plant went through. Fortunately they're nice and easy to get off, so fixing a puncture isn't a big deal when you're miles from home!
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on 28 August 2013
I'm a dedicated trail rider but when a few work colleagues said they were doing a 45 mile road race I joined the team. From a few discussion it's clear that everyone seemed to have road bikes or hybrids which gave me concerns as I was riding a fairly heavy MTB with big and chunky tyres. Without the funds to buy a road bike for the event I invested in a set of these tyres plus Schwalbe AV13 tubes to match.

I've not changed a bike tyre in a long time but these were a breeze to fit and went well on my MTB rims. The bike looks a little odd as I've gone from 2.6 knobblies to 1.5 slicks but the performance on the roads more than makes up for it. I pumped them to 5 bar (6 bar max) and I'm shifting about 20 seconds faster per mile on regular road runs and my daily commute. Road resistance is incredibly reduced and I now understand why road bikes have different gear ratios to MTBs as I'm rarely out of top gear on the flat.

It's worth noting that when you swap to these tyres your grip on the road is dramatically reduced from MTB tyres so you need to be aware of braking distances (especially with disc brakes) and taking sharp turns - even more so when wet. These tyres have a good balance between grip and low road resistance but it will take you a few trips to get used to the change in ride - including the fact that you now feel every bump in the road!

I'd recommend these to any MTBer who is looking to do any road events without splashing out on a road bike or who is looking to speed up their commute if their route doesn't involve any off-road sections.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 3 May 2013
Replaced my knobbly tyres with city jets, all fine on roads & tracks, but soon as you hit loose shale , stones , grit, the tyres become lethal, buy these but stick to decent tracks & they are a good purchase
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on 9 May 2010
This tyre makes a big differance to standard mountain bike tyres on the road. Do make sure that your inner tubes are suited to the size of this tyre when fitting though otherwise you could end up trapping, pinching and piercing them. I had to go out and buy slightly smaller tubes from my local bike shop.
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