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What are some CHEAP tires(under $10)

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Old 07-23-09, 10:27 PM
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What are some CHEAP tires(under $10)

anyone know of super cheap tires that are under $10?
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Old 07-23-09, 10:30 PM
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No such thing.
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Performance Forte GT2 tires (their house brand) are currently $9. Got some for $5 earlier this year. Nashbar's Prima tires used to be sold for well under $10 at frequent sales but I haven't seen them that low recently.
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I maintain that there are NO $10 tires out there based on the fact that shipping will be $10
both examples so far are:
1 Rare
2 Garbage
3 more than $10 with shipping
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I got a bunch of Michelin Dynamics for under $10 each with free shipping and a discount code last year. They are not the greatest, but they are definately not junk.

To get anything of any quality at all for that price, you're going to have to buy a few to get free shipping and catch a good deal.
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Who does free shipping????!?!?!?!?
How many did you have to buy?

OK, I have outed myself, the only reason I was such a hardass in my response is because: I am TOTALLY into cheap tires!

(for the back... I like to have a good one on the front for skids.)

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http://www.google.com/products?hl=en...title&resnum=4

Bike buster is the cheapest. But I think they have some weird membership bull **** or some rediculousness like that where you have to jump through hoops to order from them.

TreeFort has free shipping and is the next cheapest. I think I got them from them when they had a coupon as well. I bought about 4 last time to get free shipping along with some toe straps and other miscellanious stuff.

Pretty good deal. It is just a nylon casing, though. But I skid a lot and go through rear tires pretty quick. They don't go flat very often, but they are definately not as flat proof as gatorskins. I'm actually getting ready to get some more.
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I maintain that there are NO $10 tires out there based on the fact that shipping will be $10
both examples so far are:
1 Rare
2 Garbage
3 more than $10 with shipping
I've had just as good an experience in both durability and performance with the Forte tires as with some that were a lot more expensive. And there was no shipping charge - the $5 deal was local. Otherwise I usually wait until I have a large enough order of various items so that the shipping is pretty insignificant.
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****ty kenda 27x1/4" tires are about 10 dollars.
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they for antique bikes!!!!
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Originally Posted by seedubs1 View Post
http://www.google.com/products?hl=en...title&resnum=4

Bike buster is the cheapest. But I think they have some weird membership bull **** or some rediculousness like that where you have to jump through hoops to order from them.

TreeFort has free shipping and is the next cheapest. I think I got them from them when they had a coupon as well. I bought about 4 last time to get free shipping along with some toe straps and other miscellanious stuff.

Pretty good deal. It is just a nylon casing, though. But I skid a lot and go through rear tires pretty quick. They don't go flat very often, but they are definately not as flat proof as gatorskins. I'm actually getting ready to get some more.
Thanks!!! I eat up the tires too and dont really see a significant difference wear-wise (skid / skipping) between a $50 tire and a $12 tire so I am going for the $12 cause I could give a damn about flats.
A tire that really is puncture resistant rides like fred flintstones car. I'd rather patch a tube once in awhile.
Thanks again.
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Performance bike offers free delivery for online orders sent to their store for pick up but you will have to pay sales tax. In CA, thats almost 10%. Thanks Arnold!
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Originally Posted by jakerock View Post
I maintain that there are NO $10 tires out there based on the fact that shipping will be $10
both examples so far are:
1 Rare
2 Garbage
3 more than $10 with shipping
Yunno, most places have a Performance store. And they always have those junky Forte tires in stock.
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I got some Panaracer Stradius Sports for like $12 apiece. Definitely regret getting these tires though. Can't wait to skid through them.
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i got some conti gran prixs for 5 bucks each at the co-op. they're used, but there isnt any uneven wear. pretty badass
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I got some Panaracer Stradius Sports for like $12 apiece. Definitely regret getting these tires though. Can't wait to skid through them.

I bought a set of those things to get me through a week. By the weekend the front tire had at least three slits in it.
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i wouldn't buy any tire for under $10. i'd be dubious of the quality of said tire.
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Yunno, most places have a Performance store. And they always have those junky Forte tires in stock.
Not anywhere in New England actually / unfortunately.
http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...1_StoreLocator
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I bought a set of those things to get me through a week. By the weekend the front tire had at least three slits in it.
I'm not surprised at all. Really soft/thin tread and sidewalls, even for a foldable tire. They're retail almost $20 apiece, so got them on sale when Joe's Sports was going out of business. Can't wait to try a Randonneur or Gatorskin rear next.
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whatever's in the dumpster.

if it hasn't been said yet.
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I'm aware of the Nashbar problems; but I bought a set of these for $5.99 each, put them on my CrossCheck, and have been using them on & off the road all season: http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product..._200276_200524

They're ugly, they've caused no problems, and I love 'em.

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i wouldn't buy any tire for under $10. i'd be dubious of the quality of said tire.
What kind of quality do you speak of? Plenty of inexpensive tires on the market are perfectly reliable. In fact, it sometimes seems the cheaper they are, the more durable they are. My coaster brake bike has some really cheap 27" tires, the same pair, for years. I think they might rot after sitting in the sun for a decade. But it seems they're not very likely to actually fail under use.
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I had a buddy that worked at the LBS that used to bring me the old take-off tires that people didn't want/upgraded for free. It was either that or throw them away. I would suggest getting to know the LBS guys, maybe they could hook you up for even cheaper for some slightly used rubber.

P.S. it's fun to get a free almost new tire, find the biggest hill and skid through the tire before you get to the bottom, just to hear it go *pop*
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