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Daniel Perez 03-18-10 05:17 PM

reflector tires
 
I'm having a really hart time finding reflective sidewall tires for my bike. Does anyone know where or if they can still be found? :(

desconhecido 03-18-10 05:21 PM

Schwalbe Marathons glow well.

Didn't I already post this?

Am I being repressed?

labrat 03-18-10 05:39 PM

Continental Contacts used to be available with a reflective sidewall. Don't know if they still are.

Arcanum 03-18-10 05:55 PM

Search for bicycle tires on Amazon.com. Schwalbe and Continental both make a variety of tires with reflective stripes on the sidewall. Other companies do as well I'm sure.

Then there are Sweetskinz if you want really reflective, eye-catching tires. (I have no idea whether the tires are any good as tires, just that they are brightly colored with a lot of reflectivity all over.)

wahoonc 03-18-10 06:18 PM

Schwalbe is the most readily available tire with a reflective sidewall. I have a couple sets of Michelins and some Cheng Shins too. I have seen the Performance house brand Forte with a reflective stripe, but those seem to come and go on availability.

Aaron :)

CNY James 03-18-10 06:54 PM

i have michelin city tires, i bought them on jensonusa.com

the reflective sidewall is great & the tire rides really well too!

DieselDan 03-18-10 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by CNY James (Post 10545780)
i have michelin city tires, i bought them on jensonusa.com

the reflective sidewall is great & the tire rides really well too!

+1

So great I got stopped by the police over them.

CNY James 03-18-10 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by DieselDan (Post 10545803)
+1

So great I got stopped by the police over them.

this is a story i might like to hear!

JanMM 03-18-10 07:54 PM

The Kevlar versions of Primo Comets in 406 and 559 (20" and 26") have reflective sidewalls.

Dolamite02 03-18-10 08:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CNY James (Post 10545807)
this is a story i might like to hear!

Seconded!

Shimagnolo 03-18-10 09:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by desconhecido (Post 10545340)
Schwalbe Marathons glow well.

My Schwalbe Supremes also have them.

dynaryder 03-19-10 08:32 AM

Also Vittoria,Panaracer,and Duro.

edit: and Specialized and Serfas.

Reflective sidewalls are readily available from manufacturers,unfortunately most shops don't carry them.

Whiteknight 03-19-10 12:23 PM

Continental has a pdf catalog you can download and look at.

The wife's bike is running a pair of Top Contact Reflex while my bike has Touring Plus Reflex. The term reflex used to denote tires with highly reflective stripes on the sidewalls. Highly visible at night.

genec 03-19-10 12:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Arcanum (Post 10545489)
Search for bicycle tires on Amazon.com. Schwalbe and Continental both make a variety of tires with reflective stripes on the sidewall. Other companies do as well I'm sure.

Then there are Sweetskinz if you want really reflective, eye-catching tires. (I have no idea whether the tires are any good as tires, just that they are brightly colored with a lot of reflectivity all over.)

I didn't see anything on their site that mentioned reflectivity... maybe I missed it...

sauerwald 03-19-10 12:46 PM

Schwalbe Marathon Plus
Only real problem is that the tires wear like iron, so the sidewall will get scuffed and lose it's reflectivity long before you wear out the tire. I have a SMP, on the rear of my utility bike where it carries a lot of heavy loads, over nasty roads. It has 8500 miles on it, and not yet a flat,

Arcanum 03-19-10 02:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by genec (Post 10548871)
I didn't see anything on their site that mentioned reflectivity... maybe I missed it...

Yeah, their info isn't very clear.

http://rockthebike.com/tires/sweetskinz

djork 03-19-10 07:30 PM

As others have said, Michelin CiTY tires. Great city slick tires with grooves. The reflective sidewalls work well, as it should. Also consider the Maxxis Overdrive. Cooler treads :P

genec 03-22-10 12:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Arcanum (Post 10549343)
Yeah, their info isn't very clear.

http://rockthebike.com/tires/sweetskinz

Thanks... you'd think they'd mention it. Funny. Cool.

Recycle 03-22-10 05:22 PM

These two come with reflective sidewalls, too

Maxxis Overdrive: Kevlar belted. My wife has 5000 miles on her current set and has yet to have a puncture.
http://www.maxxis.com/Bicycle/Hybrid/Overdrive.aspx

Continental Travel Contact: Extremely puncture resistant. A popular choice among touring cyclists.
http://www.conti-online.com/generato...ontact_en.html


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