best street tires

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Hey guys just wondering what you guys are running for street tires. I have a 1998 GT Avalanche and love the heck out of it but I'd like to ditch the mountain bike tires. Do you guys have any favorites or suggestions? Thanks!
 

bonefish

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I like the Kenda K838 tires as well, but are a little thin. Maxxis Hookworms seem to be the best choice.
 

LR Jerry

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I like the Kenda K838 tires as well, but are a little thin. Maxxis Hookworms seem to be the best choice.
Yeah but you can buy 2 Kendra 838's for what you'll pay for 1 Hookworm. Plus the Kendra being a 2" wide tire will fit most mountain bike and cruiser frames.
 

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I used to buy Kenda K838 tires for $10.00 a piece. Maxxis Hookworms are now $40.00 a piece. I would run the Kenda K838 with a Mr. Tuffy Tire liner and usually had no problems with them being as thin as they are.
 
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I personally like Kendra 838 tires for 26" wheels. This tire is patterned after a motorcycle street tire. It cost around $20 per tire. View attachment 105851

I like those, almost bought them but went with
Sunlite K847 Kross Plus Goliath 26x1.95 PAIR Mountain Bike Tires Urban/Trail from amazon, they were reasonablely priced but now they’re $84 a set so they’ve went up.
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Loop

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Yeah they’re great tires, same ones the bike cops use around here, when I bought the set they were like $21 each.
 

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The only issue I have had with them is the knobby sides feel a little wiggly at first when cornering compared to those rounded beach cruisers I had that were white, they just wore too quick on pavement at twice the speed they’re designed for.
 
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These are designed to be sort of dual sport. They’re apparently made for bicycle police for you know pursuits.
the best grip I had was with a pair of white beach cruiser tires but they were too wide and didn’tquite fit properly. Too balloony
 
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