Folding Bikes - Recommendation for a foldie tire
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11-25-08, 04:21 AM
I have a new Ignio folding bike which was a $150 bike which is a very solid piece of hardware but made with a few compromises. One is the tires which are no names and in my opinion are one of the very few weak points on this bike.
I'm considering Schwalbe Marathon Racer tires (which I have on my Dahon Mu P8) or Schwalbe Big Apples which are on my Speed TR (which I haven't got in the mail yet so I don't know how they are yet).
The bike is really my daughters (10 years old) so grip and puncture resistance is probably more important than speed.
What else is out there I need to think about?
11-25-08, 05:40 AM
Google up Odyessy Fequency G tires. They are 20" BMX tires that go to 100 psi. I've only had one flat and the grip is good they only cost about 15 bucks each the skinwall version is a little more. I am cheap in everything but Irish Whiskey and these tires are incredible for the money.
11-25-08, 07:46 AM
you need to watch out for the weight .. for a 10 year old the fully "loaded" Marathon Plus puncture protect tires are an overkill.... its a little simple math ... the more expensive/heavier the more punvyure protection .... a Marathon Racer with wire bead is a almost economical alternative to the real expensive tires.. albeit easily double the price than a no name questionable bmx derivative tire
You may want to read this thread: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=335014
But, remember that the interest here was on high performance tires. There was also quite a bit of discussion on durability.
By the way, I decided to get Schwalbe Stelvios with Kevlar as a good compromise between durability and speed. With the Schwalbe 20x 1 1/8 tubes with presta valves. 120 psi pressure. I am very happy with these tires and so far no punctures.
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