Re: Slick vs Semi-Slick
I think the mythology about abosolutely slick tires having more traction and not hydroplaning are a mfgr excuse to charge more for cheaper tires.
i'm using a mountain bike rear tire and a water tread Kenda 1.5 front tire on my MB.
The best water tread city tires i had were 1.75 Tioga "city slickers" with a very definite channel all the way around the center of the tread, and arrow shaped channels or chevrons off toward the edges. This tire didn't throw water up on my back and was great for rainy days. I gave them away when I moved, but miss them.