Kenda Krusade VS Innova Love Tire on a Juiced Ripcurrent S step thru

I just receive my new Juiced Ripcurrent S step thru to replace the same Bike which I sold to a friend in Canada. I noticed the tires have changed from Kenda Krusaders to Innova Love Tire. Anyone notice a difference between the tires? The Innovas seem louder to me and I am not sure they have any puncture resistance. Opinions?
 

Explorer-1

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Any more information? Are they still 26x4" or wider 4.8"? Pictures?

Are they model LV-1002?

Is the thread count for the casing on the tire? 60TPI or 120TPI?
 

m@Robertson

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USA
For whatever its worth, Surly tires are manufactured by Innova and the Ednas that came on my Big Fat Dummy are among the longest-wearing, if not the longest, fat tire I have ever put to use. I took them off at 1000 miles and they barely show any signs of wear. They are going back on when the tires I have on now are worn thru.
 
For whatever its worth, Surly tires are manufactured by Innova and the Ednas that came on my Big Fat Dummy are among the longest-wearing, if not the longest, fat tire I have ever put to use. I took them off at 1000 miles and they barely show any signs of wear. They are going back on when the tires I have on now are worn thru.
Thanks. I finally found out the company is based in Taiwan. Seemed to me that the Kenda had some puncture protection and this may not. Just curious. I just noticed the noise as I have just gotten the bike and I remembered that the Kenda was surprisingly quiet for being a knobby tire.
 

Explorer-1

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26 x 4 lv 1003-c Says Love Tire I do not see anything about thread count
1003 is better than 1002, so it seems they have a max PSI rating of 35?

Depending on the exact model of the LV-1003 it looks like the TPI varies from 33 to 60 TPI. They have an e-bike specific one though, maybe that one has a higher TPI or they use a thicker or denser rubber.

I'm impressed with the Krusaders,

Take a close look to see if the TPI is not on the tire somewhere.
 

Explorer-1

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The Innova Pro GNEISS 26x4" LV-1003 tire has a 120 TPI, so I suspect yours is lower if it is not part of their Pro series.
 
1003 is better than 1002, so it seems they have a max PSI rating of 35?

Depending on the exact model of the LV-1003 it looks like the TPI varies from 33 to 60 TPI. They have an e-bike specific one though, maybe that one has a higher TPI or they use a thicker or denser rubber.

I'm impressed with the Krusaders,

Take a close look to see if the TPI is not on the tire somewhere.
Thx. I liked the Kendas, too
 

IOUZIP

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USA
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Tampa
Question how are you going to use the bike? road mostly? Depending on how you use the bike you will pick the tires to best suit your riding needs. I have for trail riding Maxxis Minions but for road riding I have Vee Rubber Mission Command Fat Tires which are super quiet but are also good for light trail riding. I have also tried Schwalbe Jumbo Jim and is a good tire for light trail use but loud on the road. My tire noise tester is my wife.
 
1003 is better than 1002, so it seems they have a max PSI rating of 35?

Depending on the exact model of the LV-1003 it looks like the TPI varies from 33 to 60 TPI. They have an e-bike specific one though, maybe that one has a higher TPI or they use a thicker or denser rubber.

I'm impressed with the Krusaders,

Take a close look to see if the TPI is not on the tire somewhere.
Correction, the Innova tires are LV 1003-01 not c