Best longest lasting tires......??

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by nujaxx, Jun 29, 2015.

  1. nujaxx

    nujaxx New Member

    my back tire is already pooched. and ive only been riding it with the motor kit for a week. it was rough to begin with, but its toast now. just wondering if there is a good specific grade of tire to look for when replacing it.

  2. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    I've had great luck with Michelin tires, the Country Jr in particular but I'm guessing you don't have 24 inch wheels. check out Maxxis Hookworms and Kenda Flames too

    I'm also very fond of Maxxis Holy Rollers, they're great for the enduro type riding that I do.
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  3. The_Aleman

    The_Aleman Active Member

    Having gone well over 100K miles on bicycle, I've found CST 1218 to be the most durable tire by far. They are inexpensive and resist punctures very well, too.
    Caveats: they are a street tire, don't have the greatest cornering capability due to their profile and compound, and ride a little rougher than some others.
    I currently have a set of red ones on my bike and haven't got a flat since I put them on 2 years ago. I've had other sets go for 20+K miles on pedal bikes.
    link (for black ones):

    Continental Town & Country are another amazing tire. Unfortunately, it's getting hard to find German-made ones. The non-German T&C are not as good.
    Bicycles used by police departments in California typically use them and the tires often out-live the bicycles!

    As mentioned by butre above, Maxxis Hookworms and Holy Rollers are very durable. It must be noted that CST and Maxxis are the same company.
    It's getting hard to find Hookworms in 24 or 26" (they are out of production now), but Holy Rollers are still produced AFAIK.

    Kenda Flame/Sun Flame look like a gimmicky flametread but this is deceiving. I have a set of these that are 7 years old with over 5K motored miles on them!
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  4. KCvale

    KCvale Motorized Bicycle Vendor

    Pretty much any tire you get from a bike store is going to be better than any stock tire on a Walley World $100 type bike if that's what you have.
    The same goes for the paper thin tube.

    Kenda and Continental are good tire brands, I like the fat Hookworms too, but any off brand tire not in a box is likely to last you a couple thousand miles opposed to a couple thousand yards ;-}
  5. troyg

    troyg Member

    #1 Schwalbe Marathon Plus, closest thing to steel belted you'll find.
    #2 Michelin tires with the puncture guard (mentioned above) very close second though they wear faster.