Tires Townie tires (Semi-Slick)

Discussion in 'Bicycle Repair' started by geebt48cc, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. geebt48cc

    geebt48cc Member

    :grin5:Hi room,

    I'm riding a 26" MTB with 48cc skyhawk. Just curious about putting some Townie Semi-Slick tires on it. Are they good tires? Would it help speed wize?

    TY, Glen

  2. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    The slicker the better, all other things (rubber composition, tire pressure, road surface) considered. Slick tires put more rubber in contact with the street, which helps the grip under all conditions except (possibly) wet snow. Including railroad tracks, oil slicks, wet roads, etc.
  3. geebt48cc

    geebt48cc Member

    Appreciate Lou,

    These Townie semi slick tires are rated at 65PSI. The old MTB tires where only rated at 45PSI........So, we'll see. I just hope that they last awhile, because it will be used only on pavement.


  4. geebt48cc

    geebt48cc Member


    Wonder how many miles I can get from these fellows?
  5. gothicguy64

    gothicguy64 Member

    my old an new bikes both ran semi slicks or townies ...
    now im using 2 slick 1.90 :26 inch plus 2 thorn resistant inners no liner (yet)

    since changing to full slick for pave or rd i get great grip an stable 55 kph ..
    the thorn resist tubes to be sure

    my exhaust is a long street has only lost 5 kph at top but gained more low an mid speed .

    brad syd :whistling:
  6. geebt48cc

    geebt48cc Member

    Yes, same here Brad. See, I'm just running a 48cc, but the semi townies are doing great job. Just wonder what air pressure I should use. Max says 65PSI, so I run right about 45PSI. It's 26", and I weigh 250lbs...............but when tires with me are on the road, they are very firm, and look like they have plenty of air in them.

  7. gothicguy64

    gothicguy64 Member

    cool my fronts are 45 psi
    the rears 55 psi
    if im headin for lawn or gravel then both down to 35
    i allways carry a mini hand pump an pressure gauge plus a bum bag with allen an socket an a leatherman with 1.8 th driver .
    my headlight is a no name 4 aa 5 led light i use recharble 2500 mh
    rear is a huffy 8 inch wide 2 aaa 8 led usin 900 mh
    i used to get 6 mths of tyre use pr rear an 3 set of 6 bux brake shoes
    front wheel is disk an is a gasman rotor an pads 5 bux

    if i had my way id only use a schwinn 1.90 ,,26 inch <cruizer>

    as theres 1 on the front of my shaft an it 5200 km old