Best and Cheapest 'Around-Town' Tire

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by CaliKarl, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. CaliKarl

    CaliKarl Been here awhile

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    I've got dirt-only wheels now, with dirty tires on 'em. So what do I put on my street (read stock) wheels? This is my only mode of transport; well, besides my bicycle and sneakers. Shinkos, perhaps? Thanks for your responses.
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  2. 3Rrr

    3Rrr Read Ride Reflect recycle

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    I have been happy with the Shinko 705. I found a steal last fall and got a pair of 705's (Radial rear) and a 700 front for just over $125.

    Looking at today's prices they seem to have gone up a fair amount. Decent tire and grip though.

    Kyle
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  3. satchmo3

    satchmo3 Adventurer

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    +1 on the Shinko 705's, great tire for the price.
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  4. CaliKarl

    CaliKarl Been here awhile

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    Thanks all. Ordered a set for about $130. Now maybe I can take a mostly-paved trip without feeling guilty about wasting knobby tires.
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  5. TowPro

    TowPro Lets ride

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    the stinko 705's hook up well on stone roads as well. But watch the "spirited rides" on backtop. I swear I wore 1/4 of the thread off the rear 705 in a 100 mile ride.

    edit: It looks like I will get 1/2 the mileage out of the rear 705 that I got out of the stock Ankee 2
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