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Difference between a slick and semi-slick tyre?
#1
Can someone tell me the difference between 700 x 23c slick and semi-slick tyres? I see some racing bikes with small tread and I see some with no tread at all.

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#2
the norm is "slick" has no tread, "semi-slick" may have some type of grooves or outside edge knobbies. depends on the manufacturer and how they decide to label them also. Some manufacturer's call them slicks but still have mild grooves also.
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(07-03-2015, 03:20 PM)painkiller Wrote:  the norm is "slick" has no tread, "semi-slick" may have some type of grooves or outside edge knobbies. depends on the manufacturer and how they decide to label them also. Some manufacturer's call them slicks but still have mild grooves also.

The more tire on the road the more comfortable the ride. semi slick may have a larger cross section on the road for the same tire size.
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#4
Slick tyres are exclusively designed for competition. Use on road is strictly prohibited.There is an alternative to slicks if you are looking after performance driving on the road: semi-slicks. these are based on the design of slicks, except they feature some grooves.As a consequence, grip performance on dry roads is not as good as for slicks. But they ensure against the risk of aquaplaning. Semi-slick tyres are approved for the road to make the most of the vehicle capacity.
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