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« on: June 20, 2011, 07:42:33 PM »

I just changed my mtn bike tires over to Panaracer 26x1.75 commuter tires.  I can't tell a lot of difference in the bottom end, but I can in the very top.  It is a little easier to keep a faster pace now.   Umm  also being a poor boy I bought a $26 dollar front and rear light set made by Bell (Lumina Platinum Series) at Wal Mart to get me by right now.  The materials used are fairly cheap but they perform REALLY well for the price.  I was nervous about buying Wal Mart stuff for my bike, but that item is pretty good in my opinion.
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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2011, 08:58:43 AM »

I've had good results from Panaracer RiBMo tires on my Surly. You definitely get less resistance than with knobbies... better traction on pavement, too.
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2011, 08:54:56 PM »

I am having a rough time keeping everything in adjustment.  A few more weeks of this I will be a regular bike mechanic...  I finally figured out how to get my brakes adjusted the way that they need to be (and not dragging). On the ride home tonight I really could feel the difference in the new tires. I feel a little better about my purchase now.
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2011, 07:17:42 PM »

The new tires do very well in rain too, as I found out tonight.  And, finally an awesome tailwind tonight.  Usually I ride west into the wind in the morning, and by the evening it is all seabreeze.  I rarely get a break.  It was great zooming up Goldenrod tonight...   a rare thing for me.
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