Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take part in the October Giveaway for the Haven Bicycle Co. beach cruiser


Strong Tires
#1
Greetings I am looking for a very strong 26" mountain bike tire that can handle being loaded with panniers while being ridden over extreme off road conditions at times. I have tried Kenda's and had problems with them splitting at the lip, i was in a very remote area and ended up having to sew the lip back to the side wall to continue. i have also had continentals which i had quite a bit more luck with, though unfortunately i don't remember the model of the ones i used that time. Any recommendations?

Thanks
Zac
  Reply
#2
I run continentals on my bike (26" mountain bike) and will most likely never going to change that. I use Continental CityContacts for on the road and then run Continental Verticals for my offroad riding. They're by far my favorite brand of tire I've used.
  Reply
#3
I jut bought a set of Continental Ultra Gatorskins but those are for my road bike. Haven't needed any MTB tires, but from all of the reading that I have done, it looks like you can't go wrong with any of the Continental line of tires.
HCFR Cycling Team
Ride Safe...Ride Hard...Ride Daily
  Reply
#4
do not know where you are from, but here is a link to the best all around tire for the money I have ever used, I have used many types of rubber over the years. what I like about these are the crown of the the tire and the firm tread blocks, they wear well and are pretty quiet and smooth on pavement
http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_172915_-1_202642_10000_202470#ReviewHeader
There are two kinds of people in the world, "Those who help themselves to people, and those who help people!"
  Reply


Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
[Sponsored] Souke Sports Cycling Apparel...
Yesterday 09:40 PM
What was your first bicycle?
Yesterday 03:42 PM
WD40 on chain?
Yesterday 07:29 AM
VINTAGE DERAILLEURS: Campagnolo 50s-80s
Yesterday 02:37 AM
What's your No.1 concern when you purcha...
10-17-2021 09:18 PM
Chain skips under heavy load when pedall...
10-17-2021 06:18 PM
Gears changing by themselves
10-17-2021 06:05 PM
Bike evaluation
10-16-2021 02:06 AM
V Brakes just won’t adjust properly
10-16-2021 12:19 AM
Is this frame dent a concern?
10-13-2021 04:50 PM

[-]
Join BikeRide on Strava
Feel free to join if you are on Strava: www.strava.com/clubs/bikeridecom

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. Souke Sports
27 posts
no avatar 2. Criminal
11 posts
no avatar 3. ReapThaWhirlwind
10 posts
no avatar 4. Zviedrs
9 posts
no avatar 5. Jesper
8 posts