Please recommend some tyres for my ebike

RandallS

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Region
Canada
City
Calgary
I haven't done my write-up for my ride yesterday, but additional feedback on Johnny Watts.
Absolutely no problems at all with handling and grip on dry conditions.

But, to no one's surprise i would think, things degrade in the mud. But, for milder trails, not too bad. They tended to clog a bit, but in one section on an uphill that was muddy, they did dig in and bite after a bit of wheel spin.

Based on my personal skills and comfort, if I were headed off to technical trails and expected mostly muddy conditions, I would strongly consider putting bigger knobbies back on. If it was a going to be mix, I would have to think about it.

Not unhappy in the least with their performance.
I actually feel more secure in the dry conditions, especially on paved or really hard packed surfaces.
 

FezUSA

Active Member
Will hopefully swap over my Super Moto X's this weekend to the JWs. 27.5x2.4 > 27.5x2.6 fr / 27.5x2.35 r. Just got to figure out how to drop my rear wheel (mid-motor Bulls), doesn't look anything like my 26 year old QR hubs!! Derailleur side of the axle says 6mm and a Nm rating, the other side looks like it will be an 8 or 10mm, but no text or anything. Formula ECT-148S Boost 148mm hub I believe. Someone also mentioned putting it in the highest gear (smallest cog on the cassette) and a lever on the Shimano SLX RD-M7000-11-GS for ???
 

RandallS

Well-Known Member
Region
Canada
City
Calgary
Will hopefully swap over my Super Moto X's this weekend to the JWs. 27.5x2.4 > 27.5x2.6 fr / 27.5x2.35 r. Just got to figure out how to drop my rear wheel (mid-motor Bulls), doesn't look anything like my 26 year old QR hubs!! Derailleur side of the axle says 6mm and a Nm rating, the other side looks like it will be an 8 or 10mm, but no text or anything. Formula ECT-148S Boost 148mm hub I believe. Someone also mentioned putting it in the highest gear (smallest cog on the cassette) and a lever on the Shimano SLX RD-M7000-11-GS for ???
Certainly interested in hearing your feedback as well.
 

FezUSA

Active Member
I did 9 miles of road on a first shakedown ride of the new bike with the Super Moto X. Yesterday the family went on a 15 mile ride, it was a paved trail. I had installed the wind muffler pieces on my helmet since my first ride. The ride was much quieter and I could hear much more once I got to 10mph and more. Environment noises, bike noises, and importantly - my wife using the Terrano XT helmet comms!

Getting the tyres on was a PITA. So much so that I managed to pinch the innertube on the front wheel so it wouldn't inflate after I eventually got it on, and thus had to take one side off, patch the tube and then have another go at putting it on. Needless to say I really don't look forward to having to do that very often, especially trail side!! I also had to slightly overinflate to get the tire to seat evenly on the rim. I half inflated and massaged it to get it pretty even, then overinflated, before letting some air out and finishing the install.

Ride noise was a complete non-issue. Couldn't hear a thing. I have knobbies and slicks for my acoustic bike and I know the difference in bike tone and feel.
Handling was fine, but I was riding a 10-15mph in a mostly straight up position on a perfectly paved and dry trail. Did get up to 25mph for one "test" stretch! No buzzier or any difference to be noted.

Love my bike!!
 

kmccune

Active Member
Road tire on mountain bike...

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Like me "mudgrips" in the back.
 

Browneye

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The rear simply had not been changed out yet for the pic. I have two complete wheelsets. Works out great as dual purpose bike. Wifey does not ride offroad. Maybe down the road here at some point. ;)