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    Question Best 20" road tire?

    I need a tire with the most durometer density for long lasting road use. I have used the Odyssey 'path' tire , it lasted me about 1.5 years on my Heavy Dudty cycle truck.

    I was hoping to find a list of tires for heavy duty use. But I can't find any info about the density of the rubber.

    Can any one tell me?
    Moped tires are the best tires for heavy electric cargo bikes.....So don't try use your muscles.

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    I have been using Schwalbe big apples. They last about 5000km on a Cetma cargo bike. Schwalbe marathons last even longer, but don't ride as nicely.
    I have worn out kenda krad, primo comet and v-monster, maxxis hookworms, and other 20" tires and none of them came close to the Schwalbes for durability. I am not sure if rubber density is the only factor in the longevity of tires and I have no idea what it is in any of my tires. 1.5 years is a long time for me, but I put lots of mileage on my bikes.

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    The Nokian Tires , made in Finland. seem quite long wearing rode a 9 month Bike tour from SW Ireland to NE Scotland
    and there seems little tread wear (a 622-40 A10)..& still using the 559-50 studded ones I got in 91..



    And also, still working on making much wear at all on the marathon plus that came on my Bi Fri 3 years ago..

    and the 16" 349 on the Brompton a year or so more. still going strong ..
    Last edited by fietsbob; 05-03-14 at 06:24 PM.

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    I have used the marathon tires and the rubber splits after a while. so I do not trust them.
    Moped tires are the best tires for heavy electric cargo bikes.....So don't try use your muscles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jawnn View Post
    I have used the marathon tires and the rubber splits after a while. so I do not trust them.
    That sounds like a defect that the warranty would cover. They get excellent reviews from a great many people, so it can't be a common problem.
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    I forgot the point I was trying to make.
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    a man in the review business told me that they had problems with the rubber for a while. But there was never any warranty for tires except the armadillo tire.

    Do the Marathons now have a warranty?
    Moped tires are the best tires for heavy electric cargo bikes.....So don't try use your muscles.

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    ASK the Dealer .. like Salmon, warrantees flow up stream from the retail end ..

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    got the photo in the wrong thread. how can I dump it??
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    Last edited by jawnn; 05-05-14 at 01:43 PM.
    Moped tires are the best tires for heavy electric cargo bikes.....So don't try use your muscles.

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