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    Hey folks,

    I need to replace the very worn original tire on my old Miyata 24 and I want to get a blue one that looks similar to the OEM. I found one on Ebay (http://goo.gl/zyAc8c) that has a BMX tread pattern and it made me wonder if there is any noticeable increase in rolling resistance when using an off-road tire for road work. This may be a silly question - there might not be any difference in feel between a knobby tire and a road tire - but if there is my thought was that I might get tired a little sooner because I'm working a bit harder to pedal. Almost all my saddle time is on-road distance riding - should I just go with the knobby and not over think it? :-)

    Thanks.


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  • #2
    Here's a blue tire 24x1.75 with a street tread. Not cheap when you add shipping, but maybe someone more local has this tire.

    http://en.hollandbikeshop.com/bicycl.../?currency=USD
    "A properly ridden unicycle is like an object in orbit: constantly falling but never landing." -Diogenes

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    • #3
      A knobby tire will add rolling resistance and handle differently on hard surfaces when compared to a more street oriented tire.

      Somethning like this or the one that jtrops linked to would probably be better choices if you do all your riding on pavement.
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      • #4
        Thanks for the replies and the links - I'm glad to see that there are options out there and I'll definitely go with street tread.

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