Tires Best tire for commuting with motorized bike

Discussion in 'Bicycle Repair' started by softride, Jun 21, 2008.


type of tire for commuting

Poll closed Jul 11, 2008.
  1. MTB tire

    2 vote(s)
  2. Road tire

    12 vote(s)
  3. Road slick

    1 vote(s)
  4. Other !

    2 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. softride

    softride Member

    would like views on which has proved better for commuting
    I will be using a GEBE Tanaka 40 KIT.
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2008

  2. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    With a friction drive I want the tire with the thickest tread [excluding knobbies] that I could get, road tire would be in order.
  3. The best tire for commuting is the tire that does not lose any air LOL!!!
  4. alex

    alex Guest

    For just putting around town, definitely the road tire. Slicks and knobbies are too dangerous for around here, where I routinely find myself caught in a rain storm.
  5. kaploink

    kaploink Member

    Definitely the road tire or the slick. Those knobbies on the mtb tires just add rolling resistance on smooth roads.

    Sheldon Brown has a good web page on tire traction, pressure, and tread.
  6. spunout

    spunout Member

    true. i'm a big fan of kenda flames. smooth and...i GUESS they're quiet. i take my baffles out, so...

    throw on some Mr. Tuffies. at LEAST on the rear tire.
  7. wayde

    wayde Guest

    i like the mtb tires with the smooth in the middle and the knobbies on the edges
  8. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Schwalbe Big Apple's.
  9. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    kenda flames...3000+ miles, and they show minimal wear :D