What tyres (possible unicorn content)?

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What tyres (possible unicorn content)?

Postby ratherbeintobago » 16 Feb 2019, 4:35pm

After some tyres with the following:

26”
About 1.5”
Light tread
Folding

Something like SB8s would be ideal but they seem to be wired only…

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Re: What tyres (possible unicorn content)?

Postby Brucey » 16 Feb 2019, 5:19pm

you mean 559 size?

how about folding Kojaks?

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Re: What tyres (possible unicorn content)?

Postby ratherbeintobago » 16 Feb 2019, 5:25pm

They’re a thought; no tread though...

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Re: What tyres (possible unicorn content)?

Postby RickH » 16 Feb 2019, 5:27pm

ratherbeintobago wrote:After some tyres with the following:

26”
About 1.5”
Light tread
Folding

Something like SB8s would be ideal but they seem to be wired only…

Can you go up to 1.75"? Panaracer Ribmos are available at Planet X in that size for £21 (link).

Searching online, so far I've only found the 26x1.5 size listed in stock at Fawkes Cycles (in Oldham) but considerable more expensive at £31(link). (Incidentally, if you are on their mailing list the emails come from guy@fawkescycles.co.uk which usually makes me smile).

My tandem stoker has Ribmos (700x32) on her tandem & I've no complaints about their performance.

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Re: What tyres (possible unicorn content)?

Postby Brucey » 16 Feb 2019, 5:34pm

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Re: What tyres (possible unicorn content)?

Postby Vantage » 16 Feb 2019, 10:38pm

ratherbeintobago wrote:They’re a thought; no tread though...


What do you need tread for?
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Re: What tyres (possible unicorn content)?

Postby Brucey » 17 Feb 2019, 2:18am

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Re: What tyres (possible unicorn content)?

Postby ratherbeintobago » 17 Feb 2019, 6:59am

Vantage wrote:
ratherbeintobago wrote:They’re a thought; no tread though...


What do you need tread for?


Sorry - should’ve said that usage case is #1 spawn’s bike, which gets ridden on gravel as well as tarmac

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Re: What tyres (possible unicorn content)?

Postby hercule » 17 Feb 2019, 4:26pm

Panaracer Paselas? Fit all requirements except the folding bit. I find them quick, comfortable and grippy (but watch for rocks off road as the sidewalls can be fragile - ridden with care they are OK)

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Re: What tyres (possible unicorn content)?

Postby hercule » 17 Feb 2019, 4:29pm

(PS I much prefer them to Kojaks which I find get cut up more easily and are less reassuring on greasy roads)

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Re: What tyres (possible unicorn content)?

Postby Sum » 17 Feb 2019, 4:59pm

SJS Cycles do sell a folding version of the Pasela TourGuard. Brucey provided a link to them in an earlier post.

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Re: What tyres (possible unicorn content)?

Postby 531colin » 18 Feb 2019, 4:05pm

Spa are listing Marathon Racer and Supreme.
Supreme is almost slick. Racer has a shallow tread, about 1mm. deep, and they can "let go" without warning on mud or even wet grass.
ratherbeintobago wrote:…. gets ridden on gravel as well as tarmac

If the gravel is loose, I don't think a bit of tread will help; I think the movement is gravel on gravel, not tyre on gravel.

I miss the old Marathons with a little bit of Kevlar. Theres a centre ridge so they roll well (and quietly) on tarmac, and the tread blocks aren't so big that they squirm during enthusiastic road cornering. Also quite surprisingly good on mud. The new Greenguard things are depressingly heavy, although they don't seem to roll too badly. Perhaps I'll start another thread....

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Re: What tyres (possible unicorn content)?

Postby UpWrong » 19 Feb 2019, 8:07pm

531colin wrote:Spa are listing Marathon Racer and Supreme.
Supreme is almost slick. Racer has a shallow tread, about 1mm. deep, and they can "let go" without warning on mud or even wet grass.
ratherbeintobago wrote:…. gets ridden on gravel as well as tarmac

If the gravel is loose, I don't think a bit of tread will help; I think the movement is gravel on gravel, not tyre on gravel.

I miss the old Marathons with a little bit of Kevlar. Theres a centre ridge so they roll well (and quietly) on tarmac, and the tread blocks aren't so big that they squirm during enthusiastic road cornering. Also quite surprisingly good on mud. The new Greenguard things are depressingly heavy, although they don't seem to roll too badly. Perhaps I'll start another thread....


Go on, because I was about to start a thread regarding my experience of switch from Marathon HS368 37-622 to Marathon GG 37-622 on my Spa Tourer and have been impressed, :)

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Re: What tyres (possible unicorn content)?

Postby pwa » 19 Feb 2019, 8:32pm

Paselas. I commuted on the 700c version for years, including debris strewn country lanes, and they are reasonably tough. Only one side wall rip and I rode over a broken bottle to get that. I have used the 26x1.75 on a touring tandem with no problems. Lightweight(ish), light tread, foldable available.

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/tyres/panar ... nch-37559/

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Re: What tyres (possible unicorn content)?

Postby ratherbeintobago » 4 Mar 2019, 1:58pm

Decision made - as I was after something like SB8s, it turns out DTC folding SB8s come in 26x1.75...