Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Cape Coral, FL
Bikes: Sun X3-SX recumbent trike
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New Tires & Tubes
I have a Sun x3-sx trike. I just put on new tires and tubes. On the rear are Odyssey 120psi 20" x 1.85 and on the front is a Kenda Kwest 100psi 16x1.50. I could tell a big difference in performance over the 65psi Kenda Kwest tires they replaced!
One of the rear tubes it was defective and blew destroying the rim. I only ran the new tires 2 days and on the 3rd one of them blew. The LBS strongly suggested putting in Sunlite thorn resistant 20x1.50-1.95 tubes on the rears, so I did. Unbelievable, but they are about as heavy as the tires!
To me they feel like I've lost the performance gain I got from going to the higher psi tires...in fact, they feel more sluggish than the 65psi tires. Is it me, or are they really holding back the performance gain?