Tires bike tires.

Discussion in 'Bicycle Repair' started by woods39, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. woods39

    woods39 Guest

    What beach cruiser comes with the widest stock tires....? thanks

  2. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

  3. i got a mountain bike tire that was 2" which is a lot and it really has all 2" on the ground those tires are that wide but not all of it touches the ground if u have it pumped up all the way.
  4. JFleck

    JFleck Guest

    The biggest by far that I have seen is the brand "Felt"

    They have what they call "Thick Brick" tires and the
    are 3" x 3" and come in several colors I have
    seen red, brown, black, and white wall. . .

    They are awesome looking tires . . .

    They are pretty sweet lookin bikes and would be great
    for mounting an engine on them.


    The bikes are in the range of $400-$500 kinda pricey but . . .,24
  5. DougC

    DougC Guest

    A normal MTB/cruiser rim is 26" diameter, and the usual cruiser tires you find are about 2.25" wide.

    Some of the cruiser bikes (Felt, Electras, ect) come with 3" wide tires--but these are for 24" rims.

    I first tried my engine kit on a "high performance" hybrid bike that had 1.5" wide tires,and the ride at 27 mph was really too harsh (for that bike frame). So I need another bike, and I like these bikes with the 3" tires (I like the Felt Chief). But there are a couple concerns with the fat tires....

    ....One concern is flat-prevention. I doubt any of these cruiser tires are kevlar-belted. Does Mr Tuffy make strips wide enough for 3" tires? I'd guess not (though I haven't looked really). I've seen one bike that had the 24" dia 3" wide tires up close, and the tires looked pretty thick, at least 3/8-inch of tread on there. They were heavy too, but for a motor-bicycle that in itself is not so important an issue I guess.

    ....Another matter with the 3" tires (and bikes that run them) is that the bikes often don't have full fenders. Part of the reason people like the cruiser bikes is because they have fairly-fat tires, but they also have good [functional] full fenders included too. If you live in a desert maybe you won't have this problem--but if you ever have to ride when it's wet, you're either going to have fenders, or you're going to wish you had them.
  6. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    another issue with fat 3 inch tires is chain clearance. anyone have any ideas on spacing the rear sprocket out further? I have 2.30 Kenda K-Rads on Rusty and my chain runs mighty close.

    the K-Rads also come in 26 X 2.50