So awhile back, I wanted to switch from my street/road tire on my United to something I little more aggressive. I went to the b*ke shop and picked up the widest 24" they had. It was only $13 and the salesman threw in the other one of the pair, telling me that he wouldn’t sell it by itself. Great, two for the price of one!! So I put it on and rode it around, and it was fine offroad. The problem was that it was downright unmanageable on pavement. I just could not keep it going straight down the sidewalk. It was squirrely, and not very stable. I could hop just fine to regain my balance, but I rode back home and took it off right away and got my money back for the one I hadn’t ridden and he let me keep the one that I had ridden. I found this thing again in my closet and thought about giving it one more shot. Is this condition normal? Or did I just get a cheap tire? Is it inherent to knobbies? My friend has the Duro on his KH24 and it is just fine on pavement. I rode it.
It’s a common first experience with knobbies on road. Try cranking the pressure up a little, I find that helps. Also, it commonly just takes awhile to get used to.
That being said, some tires are better than others on road. I find nokian’s to be a little bit harder to manage than a maxxis high roller for example.
That’s kinda what I thought. That they all vary. This one is a 24x2.1 Innova. Anyone else have some insight?