Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St Peters, Missouri
Bikes: Rans Rockst (Retro rocket) Rans Enduro Sport (Retro racket) Catrike 559, Merin Bear Valley (beater bike).
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Originally Posted by Alphie
I know this has probably been asked before, so please excuse me in advance.
Is there any reason (besides cost) that I should run wire bead 700c x 25 tires on my road bike instead of a good quality Kevlar bead tire? Flats always happen at an inopportune time and to have a tire a little easier to mount would be a very good thing.
Kevlar bead tires have two advantages, they weigh less and they fold so you can pack along a spare more easily if you go on a trip or something. The first time that you mount them can be a trip but my experience has been that they go on much more easily after the initial mounting has given them some shape.
So far as saying which, wire or kevlar bead tires, go on and off more easily by the side of the road, I'd say that the varience within each type is greater than the varience between the two types. To me they're the same.