tires

  1. M

    Commuter Tire Question

    What is the narrowest e-bike rated commuter tire (i.e., low rolling resistance) that I could safely/reasonably put on a 27.5 35 mm width rim? My riding is asphalt and crushed limestone. Extra points for a Schwalbe recommendation...
  2. Electric Bike Company

    Tire Comparison

    We here at EBC strive to find the highest quality materials that we can source to build our bikes. This includes everything from our handlebars all the way down to our choice in tires. Recently, we conducted an experiment on the Top 5 rated tires [Kenda, Maxxis, Schwable, Continental, & Rhino]...
  3. kcrider

    Como 3.0 - Slipping & sliding - different tires?

    I typically only ever ride on a paved path. However whenever those slick Nimbus tires encounter thin layers of mud on the path, it might as well be like riding over ice and today I took a rather nasty spill as a result. In the interest of retaining whatever skin I have left, I'm wondering if...
  4. R

    Suspension vs. Bigger Tires

    Hey All, I'm sure we'll see a wide range of opinions on this, but I am shopping around for my first ebike where the primary use is a 20 mile one way commute on city streets (with some short cuts across bike paths and sidewalks at appropriate speeds). The roads in some sections of the city are...
  5. christob

    Less than full PSI on tires?

    I tried searching the Forums for this; apologies if I missed a relevant post. Just curious about the pros/cons of not running my tires at stated top PSI? Schwalbe Fat Frank 29 28 x 2.0 (#50-522) -- sidewall of tire says 30 - 65psi, and they're currently at 65. When I got the bike delivered to...
  6. A

    Tire Replacement Advice Needed

    I have a RadRover that is less than a month old (88 miles). My first bike in twenty years. I love riding it, but is has spent more time parked this last week than moving. After having the rear brakes go out heading downhill the other day and getting them readjusted, I made it a mile before a...
  7. mrgold35

    +100 degrees all this week and ebiking

    We usually don't get above 100 degrees in June in Albuquerque. We are +10 degree hotter than our usual 80s-90s for May and June. Even our morning lows are 10-15 degrees warmer than the avg of 50s-60s (low/mid 70s around the city when I hit the road at 5:30 am). I haven't noticed anything out...
  8. raymann112

    Bridgestone Set to Introduce Airless Tires

    Interesting news, unfortunately not for another two years. http://www.thedrive.com/news/9570/bridgestone-set-to-introduce-airless-tires
  9. T

    Tire recommendations for iZip Dash 29'ers

    Howdy, all -- Hoping for specific tire recommendations. Whatever you have tried and had good OR bad experiences with, I'm interested in -- specific size, profile, brand, vendor, etc. For context, the stock tires are fine on my new/used 2014 Dash, but I'm 240 lbs and wore them out quickly on...
  10. N

    Goat head thorns

    It has been about 20 years since riding significant distances. The goat/ram head thorns are everywhere. In the past I have tried slime with slime liners and still had flats. Just ordered new bikes and will be picking them up in a couple days. I am hoping that the extra protection Tire treatment...
  11. D

    tire pressures for 2016 Sduro allmtn rc 2.35" wide tires?

    Hi gang, I just got my bike 1 week ago and still running tubes in the tires. I'm kinda new to mtb biking and reading up a lot about fine tuning the bike for riding. I'm reading lowest tire pressure possible is best for all mtn trail riding. For best traction on climbs and traction when...
  12. D

    '16 Sduro All Mtn rc, mini usb for iphone 6 recharging? what's widest tires I can swap in?

    Hi fellas, I recently bit the bullet and bought a 2016 model on a closeout sale. I'm waiting for the bike to get to the bike shop and have it ready, maybe few days after Thanksgiving. Anyone know if the mini usb port on the left handlebar can be used to charge an iphone 6s? Anyone know...
  13. sid5427

    New tires and rotating tires on Rad Rover

    Hi Guys - So I was wondering if any of you have changed the tires on the radrover to something else - if so which one did you pick ? I feel the tires are fine but riding on concrete pathways in my university they make a really loud buzzing noise - it's fine on roads and no sound on gravel...
  14. Barkme Wolf

    Tubeless tires (26"x2.3")

    I got 4 flats in 2 months on a new bike, the last with one week old Mr. Tuffy liners. I was originally looking at Marathon Tour (flat-less) tires but I don't think they would have survived my last flat. So now I am looking into tubeless but don't know where to start. Need something with cushion...
  15. SpiderDice

    New Tires/Summer Tread

    Seems as though the Vee Speedster is a popular choice for those wanting to switch to a more urban tread. Has anyone found any other tires along these lines? I found the Chaoyang Sand Storm, that looks pretty good. I like how the tread looks more like a motorcycle tire. Check them out...
  16. Dave510

    Tires for Felt Nine-E

    Anybody with suggestions for replacement tires for the Schwalbe Racing Ralphs that the NineE ships with? I use it mostly on streets, but want to keep trail-capable tires for the times when I do get to go off road. Some level of puncture resistance would be great too. I have a Schwalbe Nobby...
  17. KidWok

    Maxxis Gypsy 26 x 2.1 e-bike tire?

    I was doing some research for replacement tires and found that Maxxis makes the Gypsy model in 2.1 width and rated for high speed e-bikes, which would make it a suitable replacement for my Big Bens when the time comes. It's nominally less expensive. Does anyone have any experience with this...
  18. Nirmala

    What would cause a tire to fail on the sidewall?

    I recently had the rear tire on my new Magnum Ui5 fail catastrophically with a bang. Fortunately, I was going slow at the time, but once I stopped, I found that the tire (not just the tube) had a 2-3 inch long tear in it. I was riding on smooth pavement at the time, and had just pumped the tire...