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Changing from mountain bike tires to road.

crosama 24 Mar 13:19  

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Hello everyone,

I am looking to fit road tires on my mountain bike since I mostly use it on the road. I was wondering whether road tires can directly go on my mountain bike wheels or if I would need to buy new wheels for it.

The bike is a carrera vulcan 20" frame and tire size 26*2.35 double walled wheels.

Also if I can get some information on the cost of tires and labour to fit them?


Regards

Osama.

spaceman 24 Mar 20:36  

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Easy to buy and fit with just a cheap set of tyre levers.
There are loads of tyres out there ebay etc suggest Schwable puncture protection tyres
Good look

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crosama 25 Mar 11:19  

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Hi spaceman,

Thanks for the info. Ill check it out the tyres.

Thanks. :)


crosama 25 Mar 13:34  

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hi,

Will these go on my bike? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-PAIR-26-X1-95-Schwalbe-City-Jet-Cycle-Bike-Tyres-NEW-Puncture-Protection-Slick-/231355922913?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item35dde339e1

And will i need new tubes or the ones already will fit under these? I have 2 tubes with size 700*23/25/28C Presta valve 48mm & 700*18/20/23c Presta 60mm valve.

I had bought the Two for my Specialized road/race bike, wondering if they can go on the mountain bike under the new tires in the link?

Thanks.


herbie 25 Mar 17:15  

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OSAMA ,

use the links below to help de-mystify the tires

http://bicycling.about.com/od/howtoride/bb/bike_tires.htm

http://sheldonbrown.com/tyres.html

http://www.innertubeshop.com/pages/which-tube-fits-my-bike

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crosama 25 Mar 18:57  

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Herbie,

Thanks a lot for the links. I was mainly confused with whether a smaller width tire would fit my MTB or not.

Now I just have to decide if I want the wide slicks or the thin almost slicks with little tread.

Thanks again for the links.


wanna007 04 Jun 15:35  

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Try at Viking Cycle. They give discounts at https://www.wannacoupons.com/store/viking-cycle-coupon-code/


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