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Starrider1 08-03-13 08:07 PM

Mountain Bike pulling a bike trailer has rear tire wear issues.
 
My friend has a mountain bike that is used on the road and trails, he pulls a trailer behind the bike that weighs about 90 pounds loaded, and the back tire wears out fast. What tire do you recommend that would hold up to that kind of use. He rides at least 20-30 daily. The bike is has a 21 inch frame and he is 61. So he mostly rides on the roads but prefers the mountain bike. Appreciate your help.

Kai Winters 08-04-13 10:19 AM

A basic, cheap tire would be best.
Pulling that much weight, and I'll bet he is a not a string bean, and his weight possibly on under inflated tires will wear a tire out quickly.
Costly tires, regardless of quality...generally the more costly the tire means it is lighter and often grippier meaning softer rubber compounds meaning faster wear especially in this case...are going to wear fast so go with a cheap tire and buy two of them.

I didn't realize a keg ways that much...

ka0use 08-05-13 09:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kai Winters (Post 15923790)
A basic, cheap tire would be best.
Pulling that much weight, and I'll bet he is a not a string bean, and his weight possibly on under inflated tires will wear a tire out quickly.
Costly tires, regardless of quality...generally the more costly the tire means it is lighter and often grippier meaning softer rubber compounds meaning faster wear especially in this case...are going to wear fast so go with a cheap tire and buy two of them.

I didn't realize a keg ways that much...


that last line made me snort! maybe he's pulling a hot dog stand or something....
maybe those hand pies i read about in arkansas in another forum.
hand pies, mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Kai Winters 08-05-13 10:20 AM

Hmmm maybe both...sausage and beers direct to you...mmmmmmmmmmm

Wilfred Laurier 08-05-13 11:01 AM

gentelmen please dont
assume his trailer is a business
hes probably homeless

fietsbob 08-05-13 06:10 PM

+1, best solution to tire wear is more rubber to go through. before you need another tire . thick tread.
kess knobby..

Nokian tires, from Finland, I found to be long wearing.

Retro Grouch 08-06-13 09:30 AM

Continental Town & Country? They have a lot of rubber to wear away.


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