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Re: [rootsradicals] Re: need 2.5" BD tire

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  • Gerry Townsend
    I am running Kenda Short Block 8 s (26x2.35) on my Xtra. I can roll it up & hold 17+ mph when I need to. I run them at 60 psi for club rides. They re good off
    Message 1 of 7 , Oct 27, 2010
      I am running Kenda Short Block 8's (26x2.35) on my Xtra. I can roll it up & hold 17+ mph when I need to. I run them at 60 psi for club rides. They're good off road as well. GT

      --- On Wed, 10/27/10, Devian Gilbert <asanacycles@...> wrote:

      From: Devian Gilbert <asanacycles@...>
      Subject: Re: [rootsradicals] Re: need 2.5" BD tire
      To: rootsradicals@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 11:21 AM

      some tyres have a soft (aka: grippy) durometer, such as Holly Rollers, which actually are not the best choice for a cargo bike.  Another slow tyre is the DH Short Tracker which comes in 2.5"  
      rolls fairly well... however the bead will typically need soapy water to get it to seat.

      On Oct 27, 2010, at 7:15 AM, jtrops wrote:

      On the Kenda Site it says the Krad is rated for 50psi in the 2.5 size. 

      I have Hookworms on my wifes bike and I like them except for the weight. There's another tire by CST called the Cyclops that is essentially the same build as the Hookworm, but it's a 2.4, and it's rated to 60psi. I have heard great ! things about that tire, and some people who have used both the HW and the Cyclops have said that it's comparable. Another bonus is that it's over a hundred grams lighter.

      Granted, the Cyclops is a lower end tire with a 27tpi casing, but it has a similar sidewall build with the tread rubber coming down to the bead.

      K-Rad: http://www.kendausa.com/en/home/bicycle/dirt-jump--park/k-rad.aspx
      Cyclops: http://www.csttires.com/Bicycle/BMX-Urban/Cyclops.aspx
      Hookworm: http://www.maxxis.com/Bicycle/Urban/Hookworm.aspx

      --- In rootsradicals@yahoogroups.com, Andrew Kreps <andrew.kreps@...> wrote:
      > On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 8:52 PM, Steve Lange <steve@...> wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > > I have no helpful advice, just a question: why run! a 2.5" tire at 65psi?
      > > Seems excessive?
      > >
      > >
      > Less deformation of the tire at speed and in corners, especially under load.
      > It makes for a more predictable ride, especially when railing through the
      > corners. I typically pumped my Big Apple 2.35s up to 60ish for a precise
      > ride, then I'd let them gas out for a couple of months. When the Big Dummy
      > got wallowy, I'd pump them back up again.
      > Once, I had my sister on the back and took a hard right at a spirited pace.
      > The road had a slight but abrupt upward grade, which caused my tire to
      > bounce up just enough to send the back end sideways for a heartbeat. My
      > sister thought it was a laugh. I was just happy I didn't lowside. When I
      > got home, I found the rear had dropped down to about 15psi. Whoops.

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