Bell Glide Tire

Discussion in 'Bicycle Repair' started by Timbone, Dec 5, 2015.

  1. Timbone

    Timbone Active Member

    tire.jpg I am very happy with this tire, having bought it for about $20. It is the best tire so far that I have used for a motorbike.

  2. bakaneko

    bakaneko Active Member

    What PSI are you running btw? I am 45ish on my 26".
  3. Timbone

    Timbone Active Member

    This Bell Glide tire is on the rear and I keep it firm. I'd guess about 45 psi. It really makes a difference from the balloon style tire I was using.

    My front tire is a 2.25" balloon style cruiser tire that I keep a tad underinflated as it soaks up road roughness quite well. This really helps as I have no suspension on the front fork. I am searching to find an affordable front fork that will make things better.
  4. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    Actually, Timbone, you don't have to buy a front fork. Just keep your eyes on the curbs. Someone will throw out some cheap mountain bike with shocks on it. That's how I keep front suspension on my bikes.

    Could you take a photo of your actual tire? I wouldn't mind having a look at it.
  5. Timbone

    Timbone Active Member

    Here's pic of the Bell Glide tire ("for comfort bikes") that I bought at WallyWorld. It has a think rubber patch right down the center and leaning a corner at 25mph it is very stiff. 1.75" wide.

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  6. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    I agree. That is a good durable tire for the money.