'Race use only' Tyres on ToughRoad SLR1?

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'Race use only' Tyres on ToughRoad SLR1?

Postby tgdavies » Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:51 am

The 2016 ToughRoad comes with Maxxis Maxxlite 29x2.0" -- on Maxxis's site it says "Race use only" (http://www.maxxis.com/catalog/tire-274-maxxlite) -- what does that mean?

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Re: 'Race use only' Tyres on ToughRoad SLR1?

Postby RonK » Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:15 am

It means that when used as originally intended on mountain bikes, its lightweight construction is not suitable for general MTB use.

These are not the typical surfaces where you would take a Toughroad. Should be a good choice actually - lightweight, but grippy on gravel roads.
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Re: 'Race use only' Tyres on ToughRoad SLR1?

Postby tgdavies » Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:54 pm

350 grams -- very light. Not a good choice if I was to use the bike as a commuter, bearing in mind punctures and knobbiness?

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Re: 'Race use only' Tyres on ToughRoad SLR1?

Postby RonK » Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:42 pm

tgdavies wrote:350 grams -- very light. Not a good choice if I was to use the bike as a commuter, bearing in mind punctures and knobbiness?

Up to you - my choice would always be for light weight at the risk of the odd puncture, but these may not roll as well with the knobs.
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Re: 'Race use only' Tyres on ToughRoad SLR1?

Postby tgdavies » Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:49 pm

I was thinking that the knobs would reduce grip on wet concrete, rather than thinking about rolling resistance.

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Re: 'Race use only' Tyres on ToughRoad SLR1?

Postby RonK » Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:11 pm

Perhaps, but as race tyres I'd expect a grippy compound is used.

I don't imagine they would last long for commuting.
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Re: 'Race use only' Tyres on ToughRoad SLR1?

Postby Duck! » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:17 pm

Soft compound or not, knobs aren't great on hard surfaces.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: 'Race use only' Tyres on ToughRoad SLR1?

Postby tgdavies » Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:35 pm

On reflection it's probably silly to think that a 'Maxxlite' on the Maxxis website is the same as the OEM tyre on a particular Giant, even though it says 'Maxxlite' on the side...

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