1. Post #281
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    because the kickstand's a little crude.
    Take that thing off, no need for a kickstand, thats what walls were made for ;)
    It'll look 10x fresher.
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  2. Post #282
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    I'm pretty new to biking and even I can tell you that cheap tires will break so easily.

    More often than not, new tires cost almost as much as the average person's bike - that's why I got mine, they didn't want to pay for new tires so they pawned it, bike shop outfitted it with some new tires and boom, I bought it.
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  3. Post #283
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    I'm pretty new to biking and even I can tell you that cheap tires will break so easily.

    More often than not, new tires cost almost as much as the average person's bike - that's why I got mine, they didn't want to pay for new tires so they pawned it, bike shop outfitted it with some new tires and boom, I bought it.
    Well those tires are around 45 dollars each. I am looking for more around 25 or 30 which is reasonable personally.
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  4. Post #284
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    Not a problem, I'll have a look around and see what I can come up with for you.

    Though I can honestly say I disagree with that statement Protocol. My bikes cost a damn bomb compared to my tyres (Kenda Nevegals)
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  5. Post #285
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    Not a problem, I'll have a look around and see what I can come up with for you.

    Though I can honestly say I disagree with that statement Protocol. My bikes cost a damn bomb compared to my tyres (Kenda Nevegals)
    I am really shooting for around the 20-25 mark. Going to college next year so I have to save my money.
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  6. Post #286
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    I am really shooting for around the 20-25 mark. Going to college next year so I have to save my money.
    You said you do a lot of road riding, so you might like Continental Double Fighters.

    My friend tells me they're not bad on dry trails, but they're good for roading as they roll smoothly.



    Possibly worth a try!



    Edit:
    A downside is that they'll bald faster than knobbled tyres, but that's not much of a problem given the price tag.
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  7. Post #287
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    Not a problem, I'll have a look around and see what I can come up with for you.

    Though I can honestly say I disagree with that statement Protocol. My bikes cost a damn bomb compared to my tyres (Kenda Nevegals)
    The bike will always cost more but the lower the price, the bigger the chance the tire is shit and you gotta replace it sooner when the inner tube ruptures or something.

    But the ones you posted above look alright.
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  8. Post #288
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    Oh I see what you mean now. ;)

    The tyres I posted above are good if you're not doing a lot of technical riding really, as soon as it gets wet or very loose terrain then you'll slide around a bit.
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  9. Post #289
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    Kind of curious, is there a kind of tire that will function well in snow, or should I not even bother? Because I also have rim brakes and I feel like if those get icy I'll be screwed.
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  10. Post #290
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    http://www.amazon.com/Kenda-K-Rad-St...pr_product_top
    How about these I been checking some reviews and they look pretty nice.
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  11. Post #291
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    Keep in mind if you want to go commuting you'll want a thinner tire. It makes a huge difference. Of course a smoother surface will help too but the thinner the tire the easier to pedal.

    Ideally you'd want what Slater posted because they're pretty thin, smooth and yet good for some light trail riding.
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  12. Post #292
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    Keep in mind if you want to go commuting you'll want a thinner tire. It makes a huge difference. Of course a smoother surface will help too but the thinner the tire the easier to pedal.

    Ideally you'd want what Slater posted because they're pretty thin, smooth and yet good for some light trail riding.
    What psi should I run them at you think?
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  13. Post #293
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    Had a wonderful commute today - didn't even break a sweat and got a wonderful picture -



    However, the way back was a fucking NIGHTMARE. I think because there's a slight uphill gradient the entire journey home that it just seems much more tiring. It's only 5% or so but I guess after a long day at work rushing around, then hopping on a bike for a 3 mile sprint to catch the train, just really takes it out of me.
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  14. Post #294
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    http://www.amazon.com/Kenda-K-Rad-St...pr_product_top
    How about these I been checking some reviews and they look pretty nice.
    These are nice, good on dirt jumping bikes, I guess they'd work for commuting or whatever you're doing, not in 2.3 though, ha

    Also, you should be around the PSI it states on the particular tire you buy. Give or take a few PSI for road/ dirt riding.

    Edited:

    It's only 5% or so but I guess after a long day at work rushing around...
    I got the same 'problem' it's all downhill to work, uphill back, and the wind is usually against me haha ... At least it helps me get to work on time
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  15. Post #295
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    What psi should I run them at you think?
    Ideally, if you're off road you want to be running tyres at about 35/40 PSI. If you're on tarmac and commuting you'd benefit from putting even more in, maybe 45/50.

    Let us know what you go with :)
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  16. Post #296
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    Kind of curious, is there a kind of tire that will function well in snow, or should I not even bother? Because I also have rim brakes and I feel like if those get icy I'll be screwed.
    Not a tire but the Surly Pugsley is such a cool bike for the snow. I'd love one to mess about on.
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  17. Post #297
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    Didn't see Protocol say that. But yes there is - you can buy studded tyres specifically designed to be ridden on snow and ice.

    A little like these:
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  18. Post #298
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    Just been on a massive cycle round Cardiff, with 5 other people who were a lot fitter than me. Such a work out to keep up with those guys.

    Felt left out aswell cos I was freewheel and they were fixed.
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  19. Post #299
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    So, I always wear boots. Boots are great, there's nothing more comfortable and there's nothing better than getting out of a pair of boots at the end of the day.

    However, the usual hiking boots I wear around decided it would be great to asplode on me today, so I fell back on my trusty old USGI jungle boots.

    Cycling in them is rather unpleasant.

    That is all.
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  20. Post #300
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    Vans waffle sole are the best to cycle in, grip really well to pedals.
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  21. Post #301
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    Vans waffle sole are the best to cycle in, grip really well to pedals.
    Oh my pedals are fine, they're grippy as heck for non SPD pedals. It's just that the boots are big and cumbersome!
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  22. Post #302
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    Speaking of non-slip pedals, I've still got 15 year old scars up my shins from my Black Widows. If you rode Black Widow's back in the day, you were king on the track. Anyone here remember these?
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  23. Post #303
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    Oh my pedals are fine, they're grippy as heck for non SPD pedals. It's just that the boots are big and cumbersome!
    Which is why I was talking about Vans.
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  24. Post #304
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    Didn't see Protocol say that. But yes there is - you can buy studded tyres specifically designed to be ridden on snow and ice.

    A little like these:
    Those look fucking awesome. I've got quickrelease tires too which will make for easy adaptability.

    Though I'll probably buy a car before winter anyway
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  25. Post #305
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    Speaking of non-slip pedals, I've still got 15 year old scars up my shins from my Black Widows. If you rode Black Widow's back in the day, you were king on the track. Anyone here remember these?
    Holy shit, if you ever have to walk your bike around, you better be wearing shin guards. I thought my generic pedals hurt.
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  26. Post #306
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    Holy shit, if you ever have to walk your bike around, you better be wearing shin guards. I thought my generic pedals hurt.
    My pedals always found the most nerve-filled spot and made me had to sit down for a few to recover.
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  27. Post #307
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    Hahaha those pedals are BRUTAL!
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  28. Post #308
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    I have a mountain bike and I'd like to do some mountain biking. How can I find some nice trails or is it just going out to the mountains.
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  29. Post #309
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    I have a mountain bike and I'd like to do some mountain biking. How can I find some nice trails or is it just going out to the mountains.
    You probably want to wean yourself on easier trails but still unpaved and work your way up.
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  30. Post #310
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    I'd suggest searching the internet for some local trail centres or trails, and work your way up from there :)
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  31. Post #311
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    I have a mountain bike and I'd like to do some mountain biking. How can I find some nice trails or is it just going out to the mountains.
    Search for a website that has trails for your country or area.
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  32. Post #312
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    Holy shit, if you ever have to walk your bike around, you better be wearing shin guards. I thought my generic pedals hurt.
    Hahaha, yeah I no longer run these (my BMX that had em got stolen), that happend a lot though, also crashing was all the more dangerous with these! I'd literally have gouges in my shins in multiple places any time I crashed.

    I highly recommend the pedals, though. ;)
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  33. Post #313
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    Tinos, you're insane! :)
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  34. Post #314
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    Which is why I was talking about Vans.
    I only wear boots, which means if I wanted something like that, I'd be looking at chucks - I have a pair and I have problems with them -

    Canvas isn't waterproof, I work in a bar, cellars are wet and trench foot isn't fun.

    They're uncomfortable. I wear USGI Jungle boots regularly and pretty much everyone says they're uncomfortable, which I find to be untrue. I just can't deal with my chucks, flat soles feel like walking on the fires of hell.

    I'm a size 10 with about average width feet, my chucks are a US 13 (UK 11) and just about fit me, they also look like clown shoes because they're so long and skinny. Clown shoes are not cool.

    Also, here are the pedals I got - http://superstar.tibolts.co.uk/produ...roducts_id=194

    They're exactly the same as Nukeproof Neutrons or Kona Wah Wahs, but at about 1/2 the price as there's no middleman. Good deal.
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  35. Post #315
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    Get some shoes just for the journey then? or SPD's.
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  36. Post #316
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    Hey guys do we talk about bmx here or do I have to make a thread?
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  37. Post #317
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    I assume all cycling is welcomed, but I'm not sure many of us are BMXers.
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  38. Post #318
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    yeah that was my doubt. I need help on which bike I should buy :/
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  39. Post #319
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    Hey to people who where helping me earlier, do you think this would be a good dual sport tire,
    http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...8#ReviewHeader
    I thought I might be able to save some money and get these instead,
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  40. Post #320
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    Hey Sbradford26, that tyre looks exactly what you want. It's fast rolling for tarmac and and looks (from the pictures) fairly grippy for your trails..

    I'd say go for it :)
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