24" slick tires: 3 Skinny tires for a smooth ride

24" slick tires: 3 Skinny tires for a smooth ride

Post by don.ta » Tue, 02 Apr 2002 10:48:10


I was encouraged by a simply fanstastic pavement ride today on my
26x1.25" slick. Smooth and easy to pedal, it feels like you're floating
on air. Even when I went on some hardpacked dirt the slick tire felt
just great.

So I hunted for 24" slick tires and came up with 3  tires in addition to
the Dyno Kruiser Fireball 24x3.0" (out of production) and the IRC Metro
24x2.0" (seemingly impossible to find unless you travel to Japan).

IRC Triathlon: 24x1.0", 125 psi, 220gm. This tire should get that
rolling resistance down! If you pump it anywhere near 100psi it'll
certainly ache the ol' behind. Air seat mandatory. I'm not sure tires
get any thinner.
http://SportToday.org/

Panaracer Technova II semislick: 24x1.0", 94-123 psi, 200gm. When you
compare this tire to the 24x3.0 Gazz at 1350gm you'll simply forget you
even have a tire.
http://SportToday.org/

Terry Fat Girl slick: 24x1.25", $24US. Terry makes custom bicycles for
women. This tire, made by Vee *** in Thailand, is a copy of the
Specialized Fat Boy which used to make a 24x1.25", but stopped. This
tire has no specs on the Terry site, but looks pretty promising. If you
purchase and use this tire please tell me if it's good. It may even
bring out your feminine side...
http://SportToday.org/

Because these tires are very skinny, you should ensure that your rim is
at least the same width as or skinnier than the tire.

Check out all my findings of 24" slicks as well as a large collection of
26" slicks. You'll quickly notice that there is so much more variety of
26" slicks, and no, I don't have MTB envy.

http://SportToday.org/

I'll be hyperlinking tire prices when I have time, but remember, I don't
sell tires.

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Post by jagu » Tue, 02 Apr 2002 11:20:01

what size cranks were you using?i find with a skinny tire on my muni my
170mm cranks make my wheel yaw an flutter,so to be floating on a cloud i
think i'd have to get smaller ones.

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Post by don.ta » Tue, 02 Apr 2002 11:26:21

I agree that shorter cranks will give you a much smoother ride, but with
less torque/power. I'm using 130mm cranks. I also have 150mm cranks on
my MUni with a 24x2.6" Kenda Kolossal, and no, it's not like floating on
air.

I agree that even with the 150mm cranks I feel the wobble.

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Post by Tom Hol » Tue, 02 Apr 2002 13:21:42


)
)Check out all my findings of 24" slicks as well as a large collection of
)26" slicks. You'll quickly notice that there is so much more variety of
)26" slicks, and no, I don't have MTB envy.
)
)http://torontounicyclists.tripod.com/tire.htm

The Miyata Flamingo tire sold by unicycle.com is a 24x1.75 semi-slick.
 -Tom

 
 
 

24" slick tires: 3 Skinny tires for a smooth ride

Post by yooper » Wed, 03 Apr 2002 04:49:48

Quote:
> [i]Originally posted by don.tai
> and the IRC Metro 24x2.0" (seemingly impossible to find unless you
> travel to Japan).

> Don,

> John Drummond was able to get me a couple IRC Metro 24x2.0 tires
> recently, not sure if he still has any or not. I was looking for
> something with a bit more wearability than the standard issue "Fat
> Boy" wide white wall tire that came on my uni. I received the tires in
> the winter and tried them out in the gym during our club meetings.  At
> first, the Metro was as slick as trying to ride on butter when trying
> to do spins or semi-tight turns.  Lowering the air pressure seemed to
> help a bit but I still had problems.  Now that the tire is wearing
> though, the slipperiness seems to have diminished a bit.  Outside on
> the pavement, the tires are fantastic.

> I need to find a 24" non-marking tire.  I understand Miyata makes one
> but I've heard around the grapevine that the Miyata tires are not the
> best.  I wonder if there is a white or other colored 24" non-marking
> tire?

> Bruce

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Post by john_child » Wed, 03 Apr 2002 05:52:38

Quote:

> *
> I need to find a 24" non-marking tire.  I understand Miyata makes one
> but I've heard around the grapevine that the Miyata tires are not the
> best.  I wonder if there is a white or other colored 24" non-marking
> tire?

> Bruce *

I got a 24" grey non-marking tire from Semcycle.  I don't see it in the
Semcycle catalog but I think Semcycle has them.  I think I got mine
directly from Sem at the '99 NUC.  It would be worth checking with
Semcycle to see.  Otherwise try unicycle.com to see if they can get the
tire.

There aren't a lot of 24" non-marking tires out there that I'm aware of.
For 20" tires there are many choices.  For 24" there are very few
choices.

john_childs

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