Tyres for trike

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Tyres for trike

Postby climo » 23 Sep 2019, 9:07pm

Running on Marathon Pluses which are almost puncture proof. They're slow though so I'd like to try something else on the front at least. I've got front suspension so balloon tyres like Big Apple aren't needed. Don't want Trykers though
Has to be 20", reasonably light, puncture proof and fast. The holy grail of tyres really isn't it.

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Re: Tyres for trike

Postby [XAP]Bob » 23 Sep 2019, 9:18pm

Can I ask why not trykers?

If you live in a flint ridden area then Incan understand it, but they are otherwise an excellent combination.
A shortcut has to be a challenge, otherwise it would just be the way. No situation is so dire that panic cannot make it worse.
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Re: Tyres for trike

Postby climo » 23 Sep 2019, 9:44pm

Flint & Blackthorn - a deadly combo.

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Re: Tyres for trike

Postby [XAP]Bob » 23 Sep 2019, 9:45pm

Yep - the tryker sidewalls won’t take too much abuse.
Marathon racers?
A shortcut has to be a challenge, otherwise it would just be the way. No situation is so dire that panic cannot make it worse.
There are two kinds of people in this world: those can extrapolate from incomplete data.

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Re: Tyres for trike

Postby climo » 23 Sep 2019, 10:21pm

[XAP]Bob wrote:Yep - the tryker sidewalls won’t take too much abuse.
Marathon racers?

They're interesting. Less than half the weight.

Anything else out there?

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Re: Tyres for trike

Postby [XAP]Bob » 23 Sep 2019, 10:32pm

Given your terrain issues I think they’re worth a try - they’re as light/fast as the M range goes, but are still pretty fairy repellant
A shortcut has to be a challenge, otherwise it would just be the way. No situation is so dire that panic cannot make it worse.
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Re: Tyres for trike

Postby hoarder » 3 Oct 2019, 7:27pm

At the risk of worrying those who like the Trykers, it would seem that the design hasn't been a big enough seller for Schwalbe - I read that they're to be discontinued.

http://www.bentrideronline.com/messageboard/showthread.php?t=148286

I'm another rider who has settled on Marathon Plus despite their lack of speed - flint and thorns abound on my local routes, so I sacrifice a little speed to avoid the hassle of fixing a flat in the dark.

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Re: Tyres for trike

Postby nigelnightmare » 5 Oct 2019, 1:04am

I haven't noticed much difference in speed between M racers, M or M+!
Although the Racers are lighter and easier to fit my average speed only varies by 0.1-0.3mph over a 34 mile run which could easily be caused by the weather (wind/rain).
I now run 50-406 on the Qnt front (Go-bike Vredestein) and they're just as fast as the 40-406 M racers But a lot more comfortable.

People put too much emphasis on "SPEED".
It's not a race, enjoy the ride and it the M+'s take 5min's longer for the journey. :mrgreen:
LEAVE 5 MINUTES EARLIER! :roll:
And think about how long it takes to fix a flat/change a tube at the side of the road, if you're worried about the M+'s being slower.

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Re: Tyres for trike

Postby johnstol » 5 Oct 2019, 9:33am

Further to hoarder's post about Tryker tyres:

I like Tryker tyres, so I looked up where I bought them last time: bike24.com (in Germany). They say they currently (5 Oct 2019) have 50+ in stock.

So if you want Trykers... The bike24.com website is easy to buy from.

I bought 6. :)

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Re: Tyres for trike

Postby Tigerbiten » 5 Oct 2019, 2:45pm

nigelnightmare wrote:People put too much emphasis on "SPEED".
It's not a race, enjoy the ride and it the M+'s take 5min's longer for the journey. :mrgreen:
LEAVE 5 MINUTES EARLIER! :roll:
And think about how long it takes to fix a flat/change a tube at the side of the road, if you're worried about the M+'s being slower.

I've only used M+'s once and I didn't like them.
It wasn't so much the loss of speed but the change in ride quality.
Going from light Racers to the heavy M+'s made the trike feel dead.
It took a little it longer to get to speed and a little it harder to keep to a speed.
So it wasn't as much fun ....... :(
I'd probably got used to the feel but I changed the fronts out back to a lighter tyre and only kept the back one on before I did.
Just like I've only run Kojaks once.
They gave me a fast but harsh ride, so they all got changed out as well.

I use a 50-406 Big Apple on the back of my trike.
I think it's about halfway in terms of speed/puncture protection between the likes of a M+ and a Racer/Tryker.

Luck ........ :D

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Re: Tyres for trike

Postby atlas_shrugged » 5 Oct 2019, 5:53pm

Duranos seem OK.

You can try Durano DD if you want extra protection.
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Re: Tyres for trike

Postby OldBloke » 5 Oct 2019, 11:38pm

I've found with the M+ that, since they don't flex as much, I have to run them at a higher pressure to get a similar speed. But, it gives a harsher ride. It seems you have a choice: speed, puncture protection, comfort; choose two. :? :)

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Re: Tyres for trike

Postby belgiangoth » 6 Oct 2019, 3:37pm

Tubeless?
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Re: Tyres for trike

Postby nigelnightmare » 14 Oct 2019, 12:20am

belgiangoth wrote:Tubeless?

Fine until you get a puncture that doesn't seal...……………….Then it gets messy!

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Re: Tyres for trike

Postby NUKe » 14 Oct 2019, 11:50am

Swalbe Shreddas. Are a BMX race tyre but reasonably durable. Not on trike but Irun them during the summer months on the Grasshopper or Kojaks, depends upon what you are intending on doing

Try this place,
http://www.wrhpv.com/ukshop/tyres/406/
used them quite a bit
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