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 Post subject: fusion tires again
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:16 am 
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Thinking about another morph of my 2008 fusion. Been riding it on dirt roads and trails on Kenda Kross 1.95 inch rubber for a couple of years. Great ride, no room for fenders. I'm now thinking about turning it into my hilly century (and hopefully beyond) bike. Have reinstalled the stock Primo Comet 1.5 inchers which ride nice and fit under the planet bike fenders but they don't have a lot of life left. Suggestions for this use? I'm thinking slick or semi slick and would try Marathon Supremes at 1.6 inches but they are kind of pricey. I want to leave the fenders on and am wondering how wide I can go.

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Bob


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 Post subject: Re: fusion tires again
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:01 pm 
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I like the Schwalbe Kojak tires. They are a slick tire with no tread. They roll very well and have good puncture resistance. The Kevlar beaded version is fairly light and easy to mount. They come in 26 x 1.35 and 26 x 2. I doubt you could use fenders with the 2" version. I had a 2" on a Catrike Trail and it's a big tire.

http://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_tires/road_tires/kojak

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 Post subject: Re: fusion tires again
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:24 pm 
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Thanks John, that sounds exactly what I'm looking for except I want to wider than 1.35 while preserving my fender usage.


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 Post subject: Re: fusion tires again
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:35 pm 
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You may want to check out the Continental Sport Contact. I use the 700 size on my Stratus and have had good luck with the tire. They do not come in a Kevlar bead, so not as light as the Kojak. There is a 1.6" and 1.9" width.

http://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/continental-sport-contact-tire-26-inch

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 Post subject: Re: fusion tires again
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:08 pm 
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iambent wrote:
You may want to check out the Continental Sport Contact. I use the 700 size on my Stratus and have had good luck with the tire. They do not come in a Kevlar bead, so not as light as the Kojak. There is a 1.6" and 1.9" width.

http://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/continental-sport-contact-tire-26-inch


I have them on the short list, John, thanks. Would love to try the 1.9's but I doubt I would have fender clearance.


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 Post subject: Re: fusion tires again
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:27 pm 
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I ended up with Marathon Supremes 42mm. At low pressure (40-50 psi) they soak up all the frost heaves and chip seal I can find!


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