Getting my 1st E-bike in a couple of days. What tires should I get?
I am pretty excited about getting this bike. I have limited funds so I could only afford a modest model and brand. The bike is a Coast Smart Ride. I purchased it with a 2yr. platinum service protection plan and 24/7 phone support.
Its a basic 24V lead acid set-up with a pedal assist mode and 250w motor. I like the simplicity of the bike and have worked with electric motors most of my life. I like looks of the frame and could always upgrade components in the future.
The Big Apples are excellent as they prevent a lot of pounding on the hub motor and spokes. Another very good tire is the Maxxis Hookworm, which is fairly high pressure (85psi+), very durable and flat proof, low rolling resistance, and gives you quite a bit of cushion. More durable and flat-proof than a Big Apple, but not quite as cushy.
Thanks for the comments everyone! I have been riding the bike everyday since Wed. and am very satisfied so far but the stock tires ride very hard. I have been contemplating a few other tires and may go with a set of Geax Booze Lights Wire (2.3s) or possibly CST Cyclopes (2.4s). These tires are pretty well priced and could try a set right away.