26" X 2.8" Tires

Rickman1

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USA
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Aridzona
I have two large cruiser style bikes. They have Vee Speedster 26 X 2.8 tires. These tires are for mainly used for pavement and hardpack. I also have a new bike coming which also has the same size tires but a different brand. The Vee Speedster tires are next to impossible to find and I cannot find replacement tires for the newer bike that is coming, (Innova). I would like to find a tire that is good on pavement as well as light dirt/gravel use (no hard use). Does anyone have any recommendations for this tire size? I think I can go a tad bit smaller on the newer bike (Evelo Aurora Limited Edition). My cruisers I'm not sure about. Maybe 3".
 
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AHicks

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USA
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Snow Bird - Summer S.E. Michigan, Winter Gulf Coast North Central Fl.
Here's your Speedsters-

I've converted all of our city bike/cruisers (26" and 27.5") to Schwalbe Super Moto-X 2.4". Couldn't be happier. Run great with low rolling resistance at lower pressures (30psi), and the ride is awesome!
 

Rickman1

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USA
City
Aridzona
Thanks! I contacted the bike makers and was informed that the smallest I can go is 26x2.4. Those Super Moto-X tires might be the ticket.
 

AHicks

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USA
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Snow Bird - Summer S.E. Michigan, Winter Gulf Coast North Central Fl.
How wide are your rims?

Super Moto's can be pretty difficult to find right now. Worth the wait if necessary.
 

AHicks

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USA
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Snow Bird - Summer S.E. Michigan, Winter Gulf Coast North Central Fl.
That's getting pretty wide for 2.4" tires. To judge for yourself, have a look at this tire to rim size chart for suggested sizes....