General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

Tire thicknesses

Old 05-21-07, 02:54 PM
  #1  
travelinhobo
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: No certain place. Catch me when you can.
Posts: 352

Bikes: I'm not a guy - brand doesn't matter.

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 166 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Tire thicknesses

For those of you in the know... are there differences in the thickness of a tire, or are all tires created equal? I bought some cheap Bontrager tires last summer and have had non-stop flats since then. I just bought some Michelins for an upcoming tour and wonder if there are variations in the thickness of the treads (inside to outside). My thinking is, they'd all be the same. thanks.
travelinhobo is offline  
Old 05-21-07, 05:06 PM
  #2  
Retro Grouch 
Senior Member
 
Retro Grouch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St Peters, Missouri
Posts: 29,251

Bikes: Catrike 559 I own some others but they don't get ridden very much.

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1141 Post(s)
Liked 19 Times in 15 Posts
Nope. There are significant differences.

Imagine a triangle with the three points labeled High performance, puncture resistance, and low cost. If you search long enough, you will be able to find a bike tire that fits anywhere within that triangle that you want. Keep in mind, however, that if you choose to maximize puncture resistance your tire will cost more and won't have the lively performance of a pure raceing tire.

You just have to decide what your personal trade offs are.
Retro Grouch is online now  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.