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Old 06-02-12, 02:45 PM
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Anybody try radial tires?

I know Vittoria and Maxxis have a few radial tires to offer. Has anyone here tried them, and how do you like them so far.
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Old 06-02-12, 02:54 PM
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Well, yes, the Jamis Gentry city bike/MTB that I bought in 1985 came with Panaracer street tread radial tires. Rode on them for a while. They felt a bit 'funny' once in a while, especially while making turns. Not really a problem. Not a marketing success.

No, have no knowledge of the Vittoria or Maxxis tires.
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Well, yes, the Jamis Gentry city bike/MTB that I bought in 1985 came with Panaracer street tread radial tires. Rode on them for a while. They felt a bit 'funny' once in a while, especially while making turns. Not really a problem. Not a marketing success.

No, have no knowledge of the Vittoria or Maxxis tires.
I hear they fixed all the issues of older radial bicycle tires.
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I've not tried them myself.

There are a couple threads in the past about them; this is the bigger one I think:
https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...a-Radial-Tires

Generally I have seen it claimed that while the Maxxis tires have "solved" the vague handling issue,,,, they also lack the excellent conformity that radials in the past were known for.
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Recent radial tires limited to skinny racing tires from just those two manufacturers?
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