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  • Inverted tread design reduces rolling resistance for increased speed
  • Integrated armor casing delivers first-rate puncture resistance
  • Superhard 69-durometer rubber compound reduces tire wear


View all Serfas City and Commuting Bike Tires

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Best Use Road Cycling
Wheel Size 26 inches
Thread Count Casing (tpi) Unavailable
Tread Type Inverted Tread
Recommended Pressure (psi) 65 pounds per square inch
Weight 600 grams
Tire Width 1.5 inches
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Drifter City Ok, but clunky I bought these for a Surley Long Haul Trucker needing 26 inch tires and which is presently used as a daily commuter on paved roads. The Drifters are good, solid, inexpensive tires, with the emphasis on solid. They handle well on fast descents. They don't look aggressive enough for off road riding and feel too dead to enjoy for a serious loaded bike tour, which is what the LHT is supposed to be all about. So if you are looking for a decent, all around urban commuting tire without any serious faults and a very good price, this is definitely good stuff. If you want a more lively and fast tire with more of an emphasis on sporty riding rather than durability, keep looking.
Date published: 2011-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Onroad & off with flat protection I bought one of these to try on an old steel hardtail MTB that I put narrow rims & fenders on to use as a winter commuter. On this bike I have been using Tioga City Slickers for 10 years which function OK but which age crack prematurely (like in a year) and have fragile skinwalls. My expectation is that Drifters will age better and I'm looking forward to having flat protection. I don't intend to buy any more tires without it. More feedback from me when I have some experience with these Drifters (I have 'em on another MTB as well) but they're looking good to me now.
Date published: 2010-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tire for the price I've been commuting on a Trek 3700 mountain bike with the 2" tires it came with since 2007. Any change of tire was going to be an improvement, but these tires have been great for me. I put them on this past summer. My commute (8-9 miles each way) involves rough city streets with plenty of potholes, glass, nails and other schrapnel. Not only did these speed up my commute with less tread/thinner tire, I haven't had a flat with them yet and I've been using them consistently for 10 months. I don't generally ride in the rain or snow on purpose, but have had them out on wet pavement days and they did just fine. If only my old Trek were still in as good of shape! I'm finally graduating to a lighter bike and am actually on here today to order another variant of the Serfas puncture resistant tires for that one...
Date published: 2013-04-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Drifter City Tire I have the 1.5 Drifter tire on my high racer recumbent and the 2.0 Drifter tire on my hard tail mountain bike. I installed these to be able to ride more comfortably and safely on crushed lime paths. The drifter replaces some high pressure tires and make the ride comfortable and much more predictable, on the recumbent. I notice the weight and that results in slower average speeds compared to high pressure tires. The Drifter replaces the knobby tires on my mountain bike and there is noticeably less pedal effort and higher speeds. When cornering on dry pavement these tires make a reassuring suctioning sound. I have not used them in the wet. The Drifter tires show virtually no wear and have not flatted. I must admit however that I have ridden them for less than 100 miles. In conclusion I think these can work as good or better as the Continental Town and Country for half the price. They are imo a compromise tire and can do most anything you ask of it but nowhere near what a purpose specific tire can do.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tire for price Put these tires on my mt bike and made commuting a whole lot easier.
Date published: 2010-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good all around street tire Bought this to match the one on the front. I ride primarily on pavement with 5% off-road so I wouldn't recommend this for anything else than paved trails or road. Seems to be high quality for the price; I've had the front one for a year or so and it seems to be holding up well. Nice cornering manners.
Date published: 2014-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cactus throrn protection My first two days in Tucson,Az. I had three flats. I purchased two new Serfas Drifters and pedaled from Tucson to Phoenix carrying 60 pounds of gear without any flats. The tires are relatively easy to mount.
Date published: 2010-10-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Get regular slicks instead If you are reading this, you are probably looking for a "compromise" tire between road and trails. You probably spend most of your time riding on pavement, but still like to venture out and hit the local paths every so often. You mainly want a tire with lower rolling resistance than your knobbies for getting around town, but don't want to be strictly limited to paved surfaces. You also want a really tough and durable tire that will never go flat on you on your way to work. Well, I have to say, I don't think you'll be satisfied. First off, these tires just don't cut it for any sort of off road riding except perhaps grass (but who rides on grass??). The worst part about these tires is the "inverted treads" pick up all sorts of crud (including small gravel, bits of metal, glass, etc.) causing the tires to go flat. One of the things I was excited about was the durability rating of these tires. They maybe be durable in the thick parts, but those inverted sections are really pretty thin. I ride to work in all conditions and on some rough roads (occasionally through construction zones and the like) and, even when being really mindful to keep the tire pressure high, I found these picked up whatever was on the city streets, often causing flats. My advice: buy two pairs of tires (good solid slicks and knobbies) and just change the tires when you are going to hit the trails. Keep those slicks at full pressure and you'll rarely get flats - even riding through whatever debris the city may through at you. I'm not one of those folks who thinks you need two bikes (one for the road and one for the trails), but I do think having two pairs of tires is the way to go. That will make your old faithful fit for anything you throw at it. One last thing worth mentioning - I had the 1.5 width and the inverts in the 2 inch may be less susceptible to picking up crud - I don't know. Try it at your own risk.... As for a good pair of slicks that will hold up to anything - I recommend vittoria randonneur.
Date published: 2011-02-19
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