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Hi everyone!

Can somebody advice on a good quality tire (on ebay) for my '97 Giant Terrago MTB?

I'm using Maxxis right now and it's time to get new ones.

I'm after a reasonably good "mixed on/off road" kind of tire....

 

I've seen this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/350969100894?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

and this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321386000937?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

 

also: self-sealing inner tubes:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/161302374816?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

do they actually work?

 

Many thanks!!

 

why ebay?  i'm sure you have a local shop, or just order from chainreaction out of the uk (cheap and fast).  there are much better tires than those two out there.

 

my personal favorite on/off road tire is the WTB nanoraptor, it wears like iron and has excellent riding on and off road.  i don't like semi-slicks (like the kozmik) because when you lean on the road the side knobs fold and it makes for weird road handling.  i even prefer "city tires" (slicks over 32c width) to semi slicks, on and off road.

 

the self sealing tubes work not bad, they are quite heavy but if you don't care about weight they can help.  note that they won't help with pinch flats 


Edited by ferday - 5/14/14 at 9:35am
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I always liked SB8s for a mix of double- and single-track, conditions permitting. Probably not the most popular choice, but I found them to be pretty capable, especially considering the condition of most Chicagoland roads.

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Originally Posted by sub50hz View Post
 

I always liked SB8s for a mix of double- and single-track, conditions permitting. Probably not the most popular choice, but I found them to be pretty capable, especially considering the condition of most Chicagoland roads.

 

sb8's are stellar tires for mixed conditions (as long as it's dry LOL)

the only issue is that when ridden on the street they wear so incredibly fast.  IME anyways.  i use them sometimes when it's very dry and i'm riding mixed/hardpack trail

post #3394 of 3555

Agreed. They do wear quickly, but they are (or at least, used to be) pretty affordable.

post #3395 of 3555

Hey,

Thanks a lot for all the advice!!

post #3396 of 3555

I promised pics of my upgrades months ago, so here is one finally. I just got new wheels :D

 

 

Recent upgrades:

Mavic Open Pro / 105 wheels

Sugino Mighty 52/44 drillium crankset

Shimano 12-28T 7-speed cassette

SRAM PC-870 chain

Shimano 105 SL-1050 DT shifters

Shimano 105 BR-5500 calipers

Cool Stop dual compound brake pads


Edited by treal512 - 5/17/14 at 11:33pm
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I promised pics of my upgrades months ago, so here is one finally. I just got new wheels biggrin.gif




Recent upgrades:
Mavic Open Pro / 105 wheels
Sugino Mighty 52/44 drillium crankset
Shimano 12-28T 7-speed cassette
SRAM PC-870 chain
Shimano 105 SL-1050 DT shifters
Shimano 105 BR-5500 calipers
Cool Stop dual compound brake pads

Do you know much about your bike? I have the exact same frame/fork that I rescued from the trash....do you know what year it is?
post #3398 of 3555
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Do you know much about your bike? I have the exact same frame/fork that I rescued from the trash....do you know what year it is?

 

Most of my information comes from T-Mar on Bikeforums. Miele (pronounced Mee-ay-lay) is a Canadian company whose owner (Jim Miele) came from Europe. They're a totally different company now (from handmade to mass produced Chinese-made), but they used to make affordable/quality Italian-style road bikes from the entry levels all the way up to high-end stuff. Your frame may look similar to mine, but there should be a model name on the top tube by the seat tube indicating where it falls in the pricing hierarchy/year. Before I took the label off, mine (1989 model) used to read Azsora, which is an upper entry level bike. My original parts included: Shimano Light Action components, Ambrosio allumag wheels, Selle Italia Turbo saddle, and the frame is Tange Infinity (Japanese) double butted chromoly tubing with Columbus dropouts. Because of the frame's quality, I've since been upgrading all the parts surrounding it. Without a doubt, the ride has been and is becoming increasingly incredible.

 

These bikes are of course a lot more common and valuable in Canada. Do you have pics?


Edited by treal512 - 5/18/14 at 1:45pm
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I wondered how Miele was pronounced. Is it the same company that builds high-end home appliances?

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I wondered how Miele was pronounced. Is it the same company that builds high-end home appliances?


No. The appliance manufacturer is European and founded in 1899.

post #3401 of 3555
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I wondered how Miele was pronounced. Is it the same company that builds high-end home appliances?

Me-ell-ee (so I've always called them to their faces LOL)

They've been around since the early 80's and are part of the Procycle cartel here in Canada. I used to sell Miele back in my shop days, mostly cruisers/city bikes

I was hoping to find some specific info about the frame I got, and thanks treal512! I'll check for the model number, there's a few components hanging off the frame but I don't think they are stock
Edited by ferday - 5/19/14 at 10:01am
post #3402 of 3555

 

 

Wish I had a spare 6K laying around for a frame-set!

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:thumb: What a great way to start the day, Redcarmoose!

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Wish I had a spare 6K laying around for a frame-set!

$ame regarding money.

 

Yet, *somehow" Colnagos of present do not stand out the way say a classic steel Master did in those days relative to its then competition - it was overpriced, but nevertheless still offered a reasonable very good value for money. 

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smiley_thumb.gif What a great way to start the day, Redcarmoose!


The time is 3:00AM here. Lol:p
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