Re: [rootsradicals] Re: need 2.5" BD tire
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
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"interestingly enough The Tioga Factor DH 2.5" http://www.tiogausa.com/international/mountain-bike-tires-factorydh25.htmlrolls 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.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.