Tire size?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Neufcruz, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. Neufcruz

    Neufcruz Member

    My rims are 1" wide. How wide of a tire can I go?
    skyhawk frame
    Also, best for street use only. Want to go with some sort of red tire.

  2. Asparagus

    Asparagus New Member

    For a skyhawk frame I'd recommend a 26x1.75 rim and the 26x2.15 tire/tube. Please don't make the same mistake I did and get a weak spoke. You're going to be putting an immense amount of stress on the back wheel so it should be able to cope. The only issue with that set up is on my cruiser every now and again when the chain reaches a certain slack it'll rub against the tire. But think of it as a friendly reminder to set your tire back.

    Also,skyhawks are some slick looking frames.are you going to be modifying it at all?
  3. Neufcruz

    Neufcruz Member

    These are the Luya rims for motorbikes. Mag style aluminum.
  4. The_Aleman

    The_Aleman Active Member

    You can safely use standard "balloon" tires (26x2.125) on that wheel if you wanted. Wide tires on narrow rims can get squirrely when the tire is at low pressure tho.

    If you're looking for red tires, here's a few links:

    1.5" wide: http://www.amazon.com/Duro-Patterned-Tread-Bicycle-Tire/dp/B00ATYK85Y/ or http://www.amazon.com/Kenda-Mountain-Bike-Colored-Color/dp/B00MTUIKUG/
    1.95" wide: http://www.amazon.com/HF-105-Bicycle-cruiser-chopper-tricycle/dp/B00HZ6FSC2/
    2.125" wide: http://www.amazon.com/Sunlite-City-CST1218-Tires-2-125/dp/B0040DPGVQ/ (I run these, they are very durable, but aren't great at hard cornering)

    I recommend you avoid any generic colored "brick tread" tires. They aren't very durable, from my experience.
  5. Neufcruz

    Neufcruz Member

    Thanks. I was told the same and ended up getting a better tire (black) in a 1.95.