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hypnobassman 05-02-03 07:14 PM

Can I get some really sticky tires for my bent?
 
Hi All,

I'm recovering from a crash right now and want to gather some information before I get back out on the road again.

My crash happened on some wet blacktop. Before my main crash that happened when I stopped to fast and broke my leg, I noticed that the bike, a EZ-1 SC Lite, was sliding a little on corners.

This makes me wonder if I can get tires that are "stickier" on wet pavement?

Any input would be useful. I know that you can get some really sticky tires for road bikes, but wonder if they are available for the small tires that are on the EZ-1 (16 inch on the front I think).

Thanks benters,
HypnoBassMan

ksquared 05-02-03 10:59 PM

You might try vredestein slicks. These provide great traction, especially when it's wet or you run into sand and gravel. I didn't notice any negatives when it's dry. In fact they seemed faster than other tires I've tried.

Yikes, a broken leg. Once of my worse fears. I hope oyu have a speedy recovery.

K2

hypnobassman 05-04-03 05:10 PM

K2 - Thanks for the input. Do you have a web site I can check out for more information on those sticky tires?

Thanks,
HypnoBassMan

Inoplanetyanin 05-04-03 08:09 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by hypnobassman
K2 - Thanks for the input. Do you have a web site I can check out for more information on those sticky tires?

Thanks,
HypnoBassMan

To increase traction, you need to increase friction between the tire and the road. Three main things contribute to friction characteristics:
1. weight of the bike ( force that pushes the tire to the ground, greater it is - greater the friction)
2. Area of contact of tire with the ground. Greater the area - greater the friction.
3. Materials used ( the pattern of the tire, the material of the tire, and type of asphalt you are riding on).

I might have forgotten some more factors, but this is what is in mind right now.

bentrox! 05-06-03 09:19 PM

I use Vredestein S-licks on my 20"(406)/26"(559) bent. They are great tires for speed and traction but I don't believe they're available in 16" size. You may limited in your choices in this regard. Heal well and quickly!

hypnobassman 05-07-03 08:33 PM

bentrox,

Yea, I went to the Vredestein web site and got the bad news. I suppose I will have to keep on looking for other sources for some really sticky tires for a 16" wheels.

Thanks

Dannihilator 05-07-03 11:41 PM

http://www.panaracer.com/e05lineup/e...oadtublar.html

This should help.

hypnobassman 05-08-03 09:19 AM

danka24 and All,

I just visited the panaracer.com web site and I'm wondering how you heard about these tires. Do you have any experience with them? Do most bike shops cary them or do I need to get them through the web site? They sound very interesting.

Has anyone else on the group had experence with them?

Thanks for the info.


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