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    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?

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    Schwalbe Marathons glow well.

    Didn't I already post this?

    Am I being repressed?

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

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    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.)

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    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.

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

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by CNY James View Post
    i have michelin city tires, i bought them on jensonusa.com

    the reflective sidewall is great & the tire rides really well too!
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by DieselDan View Post
    +1

    So great I got stopped by the police over them.
    this is a story i might like to hear!

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    The Kevlar versions of Primo Comets in 406 and 559 (20" and 26") have reflective sidewalls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CNY James View Post
    this is a story i might like to hear!
    Seconded!

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    Quote Originally Posted by desconhecido View Post
    Schwalbe Marathons glow well.
    My Schwalbe Supremes also have them.

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    Also Vittoria,Panaracer,and Duro.

    edit: and Specialized and Serfas.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcanum View Post
    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...

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    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,

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    Quote Originally Posted by genec View Post
    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

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcanum View Post
    Yeah, their info isn't very clear.

    http://rockthebike.com/tires/sweetskinz
    Thanks... you'd think they'd mention it. Funny. Cool.

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    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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