Author Topic: Lights and slick tyres  (Read 486 times)

Lights and slick tyres
« on: October 19, 2019, 04:49:35 pm »
I've been asked by the wife of one of my riding buddies to provide links for a new front light and slick tyres for his mountain bike as he wants to use it more like a hybrid. I can't imagine his family will want to spend a fortune and while I shop at bike shops as much as possible they want links to websites that she can share. Any recommendations please

Thanks

Re: Lights and slick tyres
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2019, 12:02:42 am »
what size tyres?

cheers

Re: Lights and slick tyres
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2019, 12:05:39 am »
How long is a  piece of string?  ;D

Re: Lights and slick tyres
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2019, 02:14:37 am »
I recently bought a Ryaco and a Nestling front light via Amazon. They are the same, but the Arya o had a nicer rear light included. They claim to be 1200 likens, but 500 would be a better guess. That’s usually enough though And both have batteries that give a useful duration from full.

Look at different listings for price.- looks like I paid 12.99 for the Nestling and 16.99 for the Ryaco.

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Re: Lights and slick tyres
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2019, 06:23:43 am »
aldi have just had a bike special and do twin packs of lights (front and rear) which cost next to nothing and are quite usable.  I used a very similar (aldi deals never have exactly the same stuff) as my backup front light on PBP

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Re: Lights and slick tyres
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2019, 07:00:26 am »
Sorry I thought I'd said size. It's a 26" wheel bike so guess something around 26 x 1 1.5". He currently has an aldi front light which he likes. We'll to be precise he currently has MY aldi front light

Re: Lights and slick tyres
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2019, 09:05:05 am »
Have a look at Schwalbe's selection
https://www.schwalbe.com/en/tour

Re: Lights and slick tyres
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2019, 09:22:45 am »
I used Tioga City Slickers on my old KHS, they are nice tyre but appear to be a bit pricey (at least for me) these days at £30 a pop.

Re: Lights and slick tyres
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2019, 12:52:14 pm »

Re: Lights and slick tyres
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2019, 01:05:50 pm »
aldi have just had a bike special and do twin packs of lights (front and rear) which cost next to nothing and are quite usable.  I used a very similar (aldi deals never have exactly the same stuff) as my backup front light on PBP

I saw those lights a week or 2 ago, I think they  are USB rechargables however the front has a circular beam.

Lidl do something similar but has a shaped beam ie like a dynamo light.