Slick for rear wheel on a 2019 radrover?

legsofbeer

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After 1600 miles my knobbies are showing the wear marks. I actually like the "angry swarm of bees" sound, helps reduce the surprise factor when overtaking pedestrians and joggers, or (some) regular bikes. So I'm thinking of putting a new kenda juggernaut on the front wheel, and a slick on the back for better mileage and stopping. Anyone tried this and have any recs? After having fixed two rear tire flats I'm fine with doing the tire swaps. A buddy who commutes 15 miles each way on a regular mountain bike warned me that rear slicks like to slide sideways on wet metal pavement plates. I don't ride the radrover in the rain intentionally, but have been caught out twice in 8 months.

ETA: assume pavement riding (regular commute).
 

Wallyg

New Member
After 1600 miles my knobbies are showing the wear marks. I actually like the "angry swarm of bees" sound, helps reduce the surprise factor when overtaking pedestrians and joggers, or (some) regular bikes. So I'm thinking of putting a new kenda juggernaut on the front wheel, and a slick on the back for better mileage and stopping. Anyone tried this and have any recs? After having fixed two rear tire flats I'm fine with doing the tire swaps. A buddy who commutes 15 miles each way on a regular mountain bike warned me that rear slicks like to slide sideways on wet metal pavement plates. I don't ride the radrover in the rain intentionally, but have been caught out twice in 8 months.

ETA: assume pavement riding (regular commute).
I like these. Found them on Amazon. They are quieter, smoother, fine on groomed trails. Not slippery but have not used in rain.
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legsofbeer

New Member
I like these. Found them on Amazon. They are quieter, smoother, fine on groomed trails. Not slippery but have not used in rain.
Closest I can find are the vee zigzag 4x26inch tires, which seem to be a decent option. Look better than the alta duro. Not much out there for 26x4 slicks.