Tires Witch tire last longer Kevlar or wire bead

Discussion in 'Bicycle Repair' started by DoIt AllPauls, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. DoIt AllPauls

    DoIt AllPauls Member

    Witch tire last longer Kevlar or wire bead
    I know the Kevlar are lighter and easier to put on
    but I do not care about the weight and or putting them on, just about how long they last.
    From what I have read both have excellent flat prevention, and yes I know nothing is 100%
    I will also be adding self sealing tubes as well. My tire size 28"
    Using a 4 stroke chain kit
    Thanks for your input
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2012

  2. TobiasKilroy

    TobiasKilroy Member

    Bumping for answers.

    I have the same question.
  3. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    the bead doesn't have anything to do with how durable the tire is, but wire bead is in theory less likely to roll off the rim. 28 inch is sort of an odd size so I don't know any specific tires that are good in that size, but be on the look out for anything made by Maxxis, Cheng Shin, Michelin, or Continental