Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    located in Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    44
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Freedom ThickSlick

    Hey bikeforums,
    I recently totally messed up my rear wheel/paint job after a crash and I need a new tire as well. (http://www.moderndecay.net/?p=743)
    I'm looking for a really thick tire that's awesome for skidding... last time I bought a tire I had the Soma Everwear but I skidded through it in about 2 or 3 months and got a donated tire, the CST Super HP which lasted all of 2 weeks. I went back to the bike shop to get my wheel rebuilt after the crash and some new parts, and they had the Freedom ThickSlick tire in stock... the mechanic said he'd never tested it out on a track bike or fixed gear so I'd be the first reviewer of the tire at that shop. I'd like to get some opinions from you guys or someone who's tried it on bikeforums. I've heard it's a heavy tire but I'm not concerned about weight at all. What I'm really concerned about is how fast it wears when skidding. Thanks guys!

  2. #2
    GONE~
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    6,745
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    DAMN SON!



    What chain was that?

  3. #3
    かわいいサイクリスト guitarmankyle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    San Gabriel, CA
    My Bikes
    Eighth Inch Scrambler v3
    Posts
    208
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    @evilcryalotmore has some on his weight weenie wheelset, i guess he could chime in... what he told me was they're heavy AF, but real strong, also their 25c fits like a 28c
    Quote Originally Posted by xkillemallx16 View Post
    thats me mobbin on my half mile commute to school on my republic. sorry.
    PedalRoom

  4. #4
    モㄥ工匕モ 爪モ爪乃モ尺 evilcryalotmore's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    LA San Gabriel, California
    My Bikes
    Custom frame
    Posts
    2,108
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have almost Zero miles on those tires, So i really can't chime in too the durability yet. But mean while,

    The front tire i have is a sport tire which is already thick and strong

    But for the rear i have the deluxe kevlar durastrip. And that tire is not the same size as the front,

    The front is a "25c" and so is the rear. But My rear's contact patch is wider and the bead length is a little more spread apart.

    The tires are both heavy ass can be.

    But if your waiting for Freedom to produce some new colors or sizes, Wait for there new Celeste color and white color, I think they will also coming in a smaller size,

    I think they had these at last year's interbike.

  5. #5
    THE STUFFED Leukybear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Sandy Eggo, CA
    My Bikes
    CBR11di2
    Posts
    9,755
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Damn luckily you fared better than your bike did! Those pictures are graphic!

  6. #6
    モㄥ工匕モ 爪モ爪乃モ尺 evilcryalotmore's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    LA San Gabriel, California
    My Bikes
    Custom frame
    Posts
    2,108
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Happy, I like your sig,

    Just recently, I got hit and suffered from a concussion and short term memory lose.

    Brother came home said i was freaking out and didn't remember who he was.

  7. #7
    かわいいサイクリスト guitarmankyle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    San Gabriel, CA
    My Bikes
    Eighth Inch Scrambler v3
    Posts
    208
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    what insane stunt did you try?
    Quote Originally Posted by xkillemallx16 View Post
    thats me mobbin on my half mile commute to school on my republic. sorry.
    PedalRoom

  8. #8
    モㄥ工匕モ 爪モ爪乃モ尺 evilcryalotmore's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    LA San Gabriel, California
    My Bikes
    Custom frame
    Posts
    2,108
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Walking home.

  9. #9
    Senior Member bleedingapple's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Portland, OR
    My Bikes
    Leader 722TS, Surly Cross Check, GT Outpost, Haro Z16, Trek 1000
    Posts
    682
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    skid less?
    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Cox View Post
    "You can cheat death a thousand times, but death only has to win once."
    Quote Originally Posted by 11.4 View Post
    when maneuvering at speed they feel just like your typical road bike on a country road.
    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    "Hey, a fixie!!"
    "tzzzzzzzzzzz...."
    "awwww."

  10. #10
    * adriano's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Baltimore
    My Bikes
    http://velospace.org/node/18951
    Posts
    6,889
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    who installed the chain?

    it looks like the damage is the chain, tire, tube, and possible a few spokes so not much monetary damage.

    all the damage beyond the chain could have been avoided with a brake.

  11. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    located in Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    44
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Vixtor View Post
    What chain was that?
    It was just a basic KMC 1/8 white chain. It's seen a lot of wear but I don't think that was the problem. My friend Tom at the bike shop said he had the same thing happen to him a while back and ruined his Sugino cranks. Apparently the stock cog that came with my bike is a piece of **** and that somehow made the chain snap...?

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    located in Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    44
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by adriano View Post
    who installed the chain?

    it looks like the damage is the chain, tire, tube, and possible a few spokes so not much monetary damage.

    all the damage beyond the chain could have been avoided with a brake.
    Not to mention the paint job. I'm not happy about that, I spent a couple weeks doing a nice rattle can job. I think most of the paint damage can be covered with a Krink marker though. The only damage done due to no brakes is my tire being ate through by my foot... but that tire was super old and I got it for free from a friend so I'm not too worried about that.

  13. #13
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    The Woodlands, TX
    My Bikes
    Mercier Kilo TT Pro, and some other bikes for mountain and road. My main cycle is my fixed gear.
    Posts
    8
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Just ordered these tires cuz a friend I ride with in Houston has them, and I can honestly say that even their "Sport" model is thick as hell, and will do you just fine for skidding. I rode his bike and loved the way they looked/felt. They are super sticky too, so that'll be good for going fast around corners if you do that sort of thing. I love them.

  14. #14
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    28
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    dont mean to gravedig, but when are they going to be producing more colors? i tried getting online and theyre out of stock. i think celeste would look pretty damn nice too

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •