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Old 08-19-08, 06:05 PM   #1
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folding tires vs non folding

Besides the weight, price, and that its easier to store, whats the difference? I have a fly ruben tire (non folding) for the back right now. Its great but i need a new front tire. Im getting a fly ruben tire for the front, but i dont know if i should get a folding one or a regular one. Do folding tires help when doing 180s/360's? Does it help you carve into them more? Is your front tire gonna like fold in if you land a little sideways? lol
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Old 08-19-08, 06:07 PM   #2
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i would just go with a standard steel bead, more reliable. unless your are super concerned about wieght
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Old 08-19-08, 06:13 PM   #3
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I mean does a folding tire help your performance when doing carving tricks?
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folding tires are a waste of money imo
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Old 08-19-08, 08:14 PM   #6
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They are beneficial for racing where you need the least amount of rotating mass to get up to speed quickly. Stick to steel bead for street, park and dirt thrashing. More durable and will last longer.
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They don't have any folding tires with aggresive tread, do they?
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Im going folding cause they are easy to put on also.
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Huh? How often do you have to pit? Once it's on it's on. If you have to repair a flat then you unseat one side. Not really any harder than breaking the bead on a wired.
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I almost never have to take off my tires, I have flat proof tires.
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what kind of tires do you have? if theyre really flatproof, i need em hahaha. theres *******s all over my town that like to smash their empty bottles on the side fo the road. cant even count how many blown tires just cause i couldnt avoid all the glass.
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so street rider, whats your record for the most tubes blown in 1 day, mines 3 lol.
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i blew four one time. one day just ridin around with my friends filming. lots of time spent in the hardware store for tubes and the gas station for their air pump hahahahaha.

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what kind of tires do you have? if theyre really flatproof, i need em hahaha. theres *******s all over my town that like to smash their empty bottles on the side fo the road. cant even count how many blown tires just cause i couldnt avoid all the glass.
primo wall and animal asm, I've been in glass and trees with spikes(for sure thought I was gonna get a flat cause I was running away) I used to get pinch flats a lot too until I got these.
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