Goodbye, Slickasauruses

/ Saturday, 23 May 2009 / Canada

After 6 flats in less than 200km, I bid farewell to my WTB Slickasaurus tires on my LHT. My riding really isn’t that intense, but it seemed like every time I would go over a bridge, or go off pavement, I’d have a flat. Enough was enough and I moved to Schwalbe Marathon tires. I upgraded from the 1.5″ width on the WTB’s to 1.75″ for added comfort, and a bit more stability off road with a small 200gm trade-off in weight.

Seeing as I’m starting to do swap out of parts, I find it only fitting to commence a reviews section.


  1. lasilyoo
    May 24th, 2009

    The plural form of the word “slickasaurus” is “slickasauri”.


  2. Sean
    May 23rd, 2011

    Just stumbled on your web site today while looking for touring info related to the Surly LHT (just bought one on eBay for commuting and light touring). Question for you: how did you like the 1.7″ Schwalbe Marathons? Are you still riding onthose, or did you switch up since then?

    Happy trails – glad you are enjoying your break from IT! I’m an IT Sec guy and the stuff does make me kinda twitchy form time to time.


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