Tires for 500lb trike?

Discussion in 'Motorized Trikes' started by jawnn, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. jawnn

    jawnn Member

    I got just about everything for my tandem trike worked out, then realized that tires are going to be a problem.

    I have been having my Schwalbe tires split down the center of the tread before they are worn out.

    And they have only about 175 lbs on each tire at the most (fully loaded bike)

    The trike will have 20" tires, so I can't use an Armadillo tire.

    I was looking at this video of a vehicle that has some strong looking tires but they look like they maybe solid tire.

    Any ideas where I can get a really strong 20 tire? for 250lbs@?

  2. professor

    professor Active Member

    Didn't someone say moped tires would fit a 20 inch rim?
  3. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    This might help.

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  4. tjs323626

    tjs323626 Member

    I have used 2.50 X 16 moped tires on 20" bike rims. I think they are very close to the 20" bike tires in with. These are more sturdy than the bike tires I have seen, being used at highway speeds and DOT rated they should work well.
  5. jawnn

    jawnn Member

    fiting bicycle rims?

    Moped tires fits bicycle rims? Now that I think of it I may have seen this done.

    Any suggestions of the tires that should be used? a link would help.
  6. tjs323626

    tjs323626 Member

  7. hammer5312

    hammer5312 Member

    Where did you get the conversion chart from?
  8. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    A friend who is a bicycle restoration fanatic - especially old Murray bikes - and a builder of customized mopeds and motorized bikes e-mailed it to me.

    He thought I might find it useful. He was correct.