Best Cruiser Tire for City Streets ?

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  1. Salty Gator

    Salty Gator New Member

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    Hey y'all,
    I've gone through numerous 2X2.125 cruiser tires on a street bike....maybe it's the way I ride but.....will anyone offer some advice as to which brand tires will last me and also provide a good ride.....and a good ride I'm meaning comfort,performance,stability and safety....I'm aware there's a buttload of these tires out there...but I'm not willing to pay 50 bucks a pop.....so if any of y'all feel compelled to submit an opinion I'm much obliged....

    Thanks y'all,
    Salty.shft.
     
  2. nogig

    nogig New Member

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    I've become real fond of sunlite branded tires and tubes
     
  3. Salty Gator

    Salty Gator New Member

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    Thanks NOG.....I will certainly look into them although I'm familiar with them....every bit of advice will be taken into consideration....


    Thanks again,
    Salty.shft.
     
  4. nogig

    nogig New Member

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    HEres were i buy from Salty BikemanforU.Com Bicycle Gear, Tires, Tools & Accessories - Home The guy is real good will but together tire and tube combos for ya. i got 300 or so miles on a friends bike with kenda tires and sunlite thornproof tubes. The tires are nylon and man on a cruiser with springer and spring seat ya dont feel a thing.wee.
     
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    wheelbender6 Active Member

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    The "Gotham" from performancebike.com is a tough city tire for the money. Unfortunately, the largest size for them is 26X1.75.
     
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    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    My favorite tire for the streets around here are Kenda K-RAD's 26x2.3....they work great!
     

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    I like 1.75 with a straight street tread- they roll better, get better speed and mileage, and reduce shake considerably- knobby tires aren't good for the street

    on the other hand, there's a Kenda, I think, out there with a big groove right down the middle- so the thinnest part of the tire is on the centerline- really bad news puncture-wise!

    Here's my bike last summer with some $10 1.75 tread (I call them "offy" tires) I've since put the 27x 1 1 1/4 on the front - really great roll- it's for city street riding
     

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    Nice tire, but the 2.125 width tire may rub the motor chain. Unless you mounted your engine offset to the left, stick to a max tire width of 2.0. If you are running a friction drive engine, the rear tire can be as wide as you like.
     
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    Thanks for the information. I would not have thought of that!
     

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