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I have been riding my motorized bike for a couple years now, and I am wondering:

Is there a Better Tire that I can buy that Does Not Wear Out so easily? I normally get about 4 - 6 (standard 1.5L) Tanks of gas with my bike before I HAVE to Replace the Rear Tire, Because it is BALD AS f***!

I normally get my tires at the local Walmart, Bike store, where ever I can find them really, but they all wear out at about the same rate.

The only thing I can really think of is to go to a Car Tire Manufacturer and ask them to make me a few Custom Tires with their Mid Range Car Tire Rubber.

Any/All help with this problem is Highly appreciated.
 


samuelric

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I actually prefer getting tires from an aftermarket site. I have an experience ordering mud tires from 4wheelonline and it is better than getting it from Walmart. You can try to browse their catalog. I believe they have the tires you need for your bike as well.
 

Lloyde

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I actually prefer getting tires from an aftermarket site. I have an experience ordering mud tires from 4wheelonline and it is better than getting it from Walmart. You can try to browse their catalog. I believe they have the tires you need for your bike as well.
Samuelric, I'm not sure if you understood the post.

1. I posted this using a guest account because I couldn't remember my login info.

2. I clicked the link you imbeded in the words "mud tires", and it sent me to a CAR/TRUCK tire site, I need BICYCLE tires because of the previously mentioned fast wear down rate.

3. After looking at that site, were you perhaps sugesting that I get Dirt Bike tires? Will they fit a normal 26" mountain bike rim? I honestly never tried.

Pic of current rear tire becoming bald, I checked it yesterday and it was OK with some tread on it, but now I have to run to the store and get a new tire because of no tread & showing the under layers of rubber.
 

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Old Busted Hotness

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How much pressure are you running in that? With the extra weight of an engine you need to pump 'em right up. That's a hell of a lot of wear.
 

DanTerzepter

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My favorite set of tires for a 26" rim are the GEAX Street Runner, the bike I have now I found with them on it. The tire has a low rolling resistance and is great for grip (Not for anything more offroad than some dirt though) the only problem for me is that they only come in 26" not 27.5.
 

outatime88

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Recently started using WTB Thickslick 2.0 tires. No need to worry about them going bald since they come that way :)
 

Lloyde

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How much pressure are you running in that? With the extra weight of an engine you need to pump 'em right up. That's a hell of a lot of wear.
Well, let's see, I pump up the tires to about 40psi (40-65psi is what the sidewall of the tires say), last time i checked I am about 185lbs, the bike is around 60lbs, plus 20-50lbs for whatever military safety gear I need for the day, and a spare tank of gas (in case I misjudged the fuel level before I set out on a ride).

So worst case scenario I am riding somewhere around 300 lbs.

Now that I look at these numbers, I may try pumping it up to 60psi and see how fast it goes bald. I will keep y'all posted.
 

Old Busted Hotness

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300 pounds is a lot to ask from a regular bike tire, especially at speed.

If you have room in the frame, put a fat tire on there, like a 26x3, and pump it up to 35-40 psi. I run a 24x3 on my big girl. The bonus is you get a nice soft ride because of the extra air volume. If you can't fit a 26x3, maybe a 26x2.5, or whatever will fit. I don't know if your tube will take 60 pounds. If it's a good 'un it might.
 

Lloyde

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300 pounds is a lot to ask from a regular bike tire, especially at speed.
If you have room in the frame, put a fat tire on there, like a 26x3, and pump it up to 35-40 psi. I run a 24x3 on my big girl. The bonus is you get a nice soft ride because of the extra air volume. If you can't fit a 26x3, maybe a 26x2.5, or whatever will fit. I don't know if your tube will take 60 pounds. If it's a good 'un it might.
Oddly enough it is only the back tire that is wearing out super fast.
Last year i put on new tires for the front and back at the same time and haven't needed to change the Front tire yet.

I just tried looking for the x2.5 and x3 and didn't come up with anything, but did find lots of tires for 26x4, i'll buy the fat tires next time and see how they work in comparison to the 26x2.125s that i'm running on now.

But i do agree with you that 300-ish pounds is a lot to ask for from a regular bike tire, and further point out the reason why i am asking about any tires that work better. :)
 
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