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Old 04-12-10, 11:54 AM   #1
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Bell tires.....you suck

I replaced the flat and worn tire i had both with bell products, The innertube was ok, not the best quality, but it was a quick fix, and will get be back on lmy bike, but the tire was the stiffest, most unflexable piece of s*** i have ever used. i dont think i will ever use bell tires again, and it squeaks so much!!!!
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Old 04-12-10, 12:13 PM   #2
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Where did you buy them at? Target? Walmart?
I hope you didn't get that crap at a bike shop.
Stop being cheap and get real tires when you wear these out.
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Old 04-12-10, 01:31 PM   #3
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I had a set on my touring bike with 27" wheels a while ago. The kevlar, Bell "Roadsters."

Rode like a buffalo knee-deep in mud, sure. But they were indestructible and cheap.
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Old 04-12-10, 01:38 PM   #4
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skid it to death, get a real tire
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Old 04-12-10, 02:58 PM   #5
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that's what you get for shopping at big box stores. think http://www.ted.com/talks/mark_bittma...at_we_eat.html but with tires, instead of food.
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Old 04-12-10, 04:21 PM   #6
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bell anything... you suck

(except children's helmets, they seem to handle those okay... of course how quality do you have to be to handle a fall when you're only 2 ft tall?)
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Old 04-12-10, 05:26 PM   #7
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Hope you guys know that The same company that owns Bell also owns Giro and Easton......
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yeah, because the ownership totally dictates the quality.

i have yet to see easton and giro stuff available at big box stores. bell is good for helmets, and bells, and even horns. tires are rubber and quality rubber costs a lot of money.
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the only reason i bought crap products, is because i really wanted to get back on my bike. So i was willing to spend 4 dollars on new tires and innertube. And right now, im low on cash, so i can afford like a 15 dollar innertube, and like a 25 dollar tire.
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So then why are you complaining?
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For street cred.
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I consider a 25 dollar tire a 'budget tire' I'll go t the co-op and get a worn down decent tire for 8 bucks before I go to the level of a 4$ tire
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My bike shop has a crap tire bin full of used and abused good brand tires for $5 or $10 bucks. Try one of those maybe if your shop is as cool as mine.
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Bell obviously is not good for actual bike parts, I mean I would never use their stuff on my main bike. But for stuff like helmets, bags, etc I own and enjoy there low cost products. Got a nice helmet by them off nashbar for like 10 bucks.
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their more expensive helmets are good as well.
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Old 04-12-10, 10:52 PM   #16
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bell anything... you suck

(except children's helmets, they seem to handle those okay... of course how quality do you have to be to handle a fall when you're only 2 ft tall?)




You're right, those Bell helmets sure are crap. Can't imagine any serious rider wearing one.

Seriously though, Bell... not for tires. I'd buy those from a company that actually specializes in making tires, think Continental, Michelin, Vittoria, Schwalbe.
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aren't continental ultras like ten bucks...? why not get they... they're aight...
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