Long lasting, skid resistent tyres?

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  • I got 9 months from my last, no canvas showing when I retired it in favour of a 'nicer' set of tyres.

  • I was talking with my mate about this earlier, from what we seen of London we haven't seen anywhere we would actually need to skid, you guys got it easy.

  • It's very rarely about necessity...

  • Skidding is cool tho

  • ^ and ^^ This. Skidding is 98% about style and showing off.

  • Of course, that's why we're all here.

  • Hopefully we don't make an appearance on the "Shit fixie skidders say..." thread.

  • We got steep hills to

  • From what we seen of London we haven't seen anywhere we would actually need to skid.

    Skidding take longer to slow down than resisting the pedals (with the ideas GI), so there's no need to skid at all.

  • Skidding take longer to slow down than resisting the pedals (with the ideas GI), so there's no need to skid at all.

    Yeah if your riding sensibly, the skids come when riding faster than necessary.

  • It still take you longer to slow down.

    Basic principle.

  • This is true but skidding can feel like less effort a lot of the time, you're slowing down fastest just before your tyre starts skidding so practise holding it there... or get a brake if you care haha

  • You mean skip skid?

    That does actually slow you down quicker than a prolonged unicorn skid.

  • No I mean when you're resisting the pedals so hard that you're about to enter a skid, I don't really like skip skidding because it just doesn't feel right so I usually just resist.

  • Skip skidding a bit like that, resist until tyre start to give, release, then repeat.

  • Skip skidding a bit like that, resist until tyre start to give, release, then repeat.

    Ooooh I was a bit confused, I do this when I'm slowing down from a big spin but I thought you meant when people hop their rear wheel off the ground repeatedly to stop...

  • To be fair, it's the same thing, some like to lift their wheel high enough to urine their mark to show domination, whether other simply need to slow down.

  • It still take you longer to slow down.

    Basic principle.

    You don't know how to skid effectively by the sound of it.

    Slowing down to a stop from 25mph just by resisting the pedals is a slow process and it is quicker to do more abrupt skids. Knowing how to skid effectively is part of it, i.e. don't take all the weight off the rear wheel and slide down the road for 100 metres

    Even off road I can still stop quickly by using effective skidding.

  • We're talking about those long skid that's all show and slow.

  • We're talking about those long skid that's all show and slow.

    Well, you are now at least. Up there it was more of a blanket statement but all resolved now.

    I never do anything for show, even my wheelies have a sound need behind them.

  • I usually resist but sometimes i get so bored of that and i just lock up a skid or 2 for 20-30 metres, usually close to stopping by then.

  • 650C gumwall clinchers is what I want.

    Needn't actually be long lasting or skid resistant, because front, but not worth me starting a new thread.

    Plenty of black six-fiddies about but I can't find a gumwall.

  • ^ only tanwall 650c's i seen are tubs, and i have looked around a lot, could get some matching gators.

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    Has any one here ridden on 32c hardshells or gators? i want some on my Surly but worried about them being to sticky if i want to bust a skid.

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