Heavy Duty Tire; where?

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  1. anothen

    anothen New Member

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    When I first started this m/b
    project, one of the greatest
    failures I had was the rear
    tire.
    My first week I had like three
    blowouts.
    I'm currently using a heavy duty
    tube w/ tuffy. It has held out
    for a while now, however, I
    cannot seem to find a tire that
    I think would stand up for very
    long.
    Has anyone found a decent tire
    that has some meat on it?
     
  2. matthurd

    matthurd New Member

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    worksman offers an option for tubeless tires when you order a bike from them, its essentially just a huge slab of nylon from what i understand, although i could be wrong. maybe you could contact them and ask about their airless technology solid tires, find out if my thoughts are correct, and see if they're available with out ordering them as part of the bike.

    if it's a solid piece i think it would be the answer to your prayers ;)
     
  3. scottmanesis

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    That would be crazy. I wonder how you would get it on a rim? Then I wonder how much that thing would weigh, probably more than the whole bike!! Wow!
     
  4. matthurd

    matthurd New Member

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    originally car tires were made this way, idk exactly why they stopped but i'm guessing air as a cushion was a more comfortable ride while lowering cost. but i don't think it would weigh that much, certainly more then standard tires but not enough to double the weight of the bike. and as long as you're not a huge person i don't think it would rob you of a huge deal of performance.
     
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    msrfan Well-Known Member

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    I had a trike with solid tires on the rear 24" wheels and they were quite heavy and wanted to peel off easily. The newer ones are probably lighter, hollow and better quality.
     

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