I always found tyre treads incredibly fascinating. I'm not autistic, I just find certain things aesthetically pleasing.Anyway post your favourite, most interesting, strangest etc tire treads.
How about lack of tread, I love slick tires. I fucking hate semi-slick tires. So ugly and they never feel as good as full slicks. I question their usefulness off road anyway
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>>1718768Shit tread bro are you seriously trying to tell me those little rectangles give you noticeably more grip? They will noticeably feel less smooth that regular slicks.I do appreciate regular gravelkings, though. Either have tread or don't, IMO.
Rene Herse tires arw simultaneously a meme and also the best tires I’ve ever ridden.
>>1718759which 2.75 tires to buy for the winter?
>>1718763I disagree with you. I think gravel tyres with some tread too them look better than thick slicks. Slick is for roadie skinnybois and fatbikes.
Pfffft, treads are for faggots.Imagine not taking the Kojak pill
>>1718800I wish I could find a set of Apaches.
>>1718816Don't you get punctures riding on the inner tube????
>>1718763file tread is better than pure slicks for tarmac but its also more expensive
>>1718849I don't believe you.
>>1718759>I'm not autisticShould I tell him?But yeah, tires are nice. They smell nice too.Personally I can't get enough of Kenda's line-up.
>>1718868Kenda and CST dont make fancy tiresthey use hard un pliable rubber and low thread count in the casing so ride a bit more harshly for a given pressure
Hello, fellow tread autist!
On my second set of these 700x28c. Just commuting from A to B on mostly paved surfaces.Love you long time. The tyres, not me.
I have a pair of these on my commuter, the 38s.
Decided a tire being indestructible was more important than muh speed a few years ago and got a set of Marathon Mondials. Still using them. Thanks to the rougher tread than other Marathons they work great for pretty much any surface.
>>1719363I got these in 32C for my dads trekking commuter, he loves it.Mostly used from point A to point P(ub) but we went together on some local trails and kept up quite well.
tread is a gimmick 90% of the time or more. but the soma cazadero actually works for mixed pavement/dirt. even grant likes them
>>1719708I used to think that too, but then I went with city tires on my hybrid for a few years. Those things just dont last. Avoid hard rubber compounds and so called hard shell tires if you want them to last.
>>1719387Got these on my tourer. 2 years in and god know's how many thousands of kms and still not a single puncture. I've got ridlers on my Croix de Fer which feel wonderful, but they puncture a couple of times a month. It's infuriating and I'm seriously considering swapping out to a tougher, less deliciously supple tyre.
>>1719782>>1719781I use Riddlers on my gravel (tm), they are great on tarmac and dry offroad, chunky gravel, stones and roots in the forest or sandy dirt roads they perform great. I got Raddlers, picrel, same knobbies with deeper and less tight spacing so they grab well on the muddy roads.
>>1719356>>1719361Those are some very aesthetically pleasing jew stars on that tire!>>1719363>>1719388yoooo I just got a pair of those in 32 for my fixie and I love them!They feel so meaty I'm confident they will do well against punctures.>>1719364Sexiest tire I've ever seen.t. weeb
>>1719388>>1720227I must confess I use the red Mr Tuffy's in my 700x28 tires. Those things are the bomb and a good compliment to any but the most already bulletproof rubber. They're color coded for different size tires.
>>1718783i came to this conclusion too. I'm not paying 180 bucks for tires ever again but im not going to lie it's the best tire iv ever ridden in my entire life and honestly gonna be sad when they finally do wear out.
>>1720259>I'm not paying 180 bucks for tiresditto that - they're just a thinner panaracer if not mistaken though, no ?
>>1720282i think, the tread looks almost exactly the same, I think the layup/tpi whatever is different. I mean they feel like butter but I usually don't buy the same tires twice anyways since I like trying different stuff.
>>1718816How do you even move forward on that? Doesn't it feel like wading through molasses?
>>1720294someone whos never ridden anything wider than gcn approved 700cx28 typed this post
>>1720294He goes slowly not because of the tires but because he weighs 150kginb4 doesn't know what >kg means
>>1720563Looks dumb as fuck
>>1720563>dat untrimmed cablenice very nice
>>1720563This pleases me.
>>1718777They make a nice middle ground between smooth rolling on hard surfaces, and covering my ass a little on the rough. The texture in the center doesn't seem to do too much to stop wheel spin and might as well be slick, but those long lugs on the shoulder make them track better off road. Stops the wheel from sliding off baby heads/anklebreakers as much when navigating singletrack, vs the Bon AW1s I rode before.
>>1720563"Someone should make a tread pattern that resembles the suction cups on an octopus' tentacles" is what I was about to say but it turns out they already thought about it a long time ago.Maybe it's time to bring it back and it'll be the new hipster tire
>>1720647What the fuck is that size? Never heard of 630. Also how can 630 be 27 inch when 622 is 28 inch?
Always been a fan of the old Maxxis Hookworms
>>1720697https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_5775>ISO 5775 is an international standard for labeling the size of bicycle tires and rims. The system used was originally developed by the European Tyre and Rim Technical Organisation (ETRTO). It is designed to make tire sizing consistent and clear. It replaces overlapping informal systems that ambiguously distinguished between sizes. For example, at least 6 different "26 inch" sizes exist (just by American notation), and "27 inch" wheels have a larger diameter than American "28 inch" (French "700C") wheels.Old tyre size designations are fucked.
I used to have these on my old bike. I liked them. They're not available anymore, I think.
>>1720763God bless the Euros when it comes to standardization.
I have Schwalbe G-One Allround that came with my bike. Nothing out of the ordinary to report.
>>1718763A bit of tread is nice to throw some of the water you ride over to the side instead of it all going straight up and saturating fenders' ability to expel it.
>>1720807Fenders are not sponges.
I've been a coomer for just over a year now, I love the way Reen Hers knobbies look and ride
>>1720811Not that anon, but ever ride through a fairly long and deep puddle with fenders or in the middle of a real downpour? You can reach a point where there's enough water inside the fenders that it starts spraying out the sides (and all over your feet) instead of being channeled down the fender as normal. Tires with some siping that don't carry as much water up into the fenders mean this is less likely to happen.
I switched to these from regular profiled 23c, I feel more grip especially because stones don't get stuck in the treads.
>>1720829I can't say that I've ever notices anything like that. It it's that wet outside your feet are going to get get splashed regardless.
>>1718929>Kenda and CST dont make fancy tiresbased
>>1720958do you really not understand throughput of water channels or are u memeing
>>1720282>>1720288thinner casing, actually more rubber. They last longer and are less flat-prone than gravel king slicks.The death of an RH tire is usually a sidewall slash, although I successfully ran a set of 650Bx48 Switchback Hills all the way down. RIP those tires, I did 55mph coming down a highway out of the rocky mountains in wyoming on that set...
>>1720762dogshit slowest tires I've ever ridden. Makes even a Marathon look fast. I think the fact that they "look cool" is the only reason they've kept making them unchanged for 15+ years
>>1720679So… does this work? It sounds like it could maybe work but the fact that all tires don’t look like that 100 years later implies heavily that it doesn’t.
>>1721589All I know is Sheldon told me water channels on a bicycle tire is a meme. But he was talking about water planing.That one anon was talking about riding through long and deep puddles in a downpour splashing your feet. In conditions like that water channels are gonna do jack.
>>1721677It's gotta be just a gimmick but it *looks cool*
>>1720259Those remind me about older Pariba tires. I had some pairs of them together with their latex inner tubes.Best combo i've ever ridden in terms of comfyness.
>>1723436I want to have sex with that fork crown, is that normal?
>>1723487yes, very okay
>>1721618this. just ordered schwalbe super moto's to replace them
>>1718759No anon, you are autistic.
>>1721677It works on perfectly smooth concreteAsphalt is too irregular to get a good seal.
Hello fellow treadtards. anyone able to identify this tread pattern?
>>1725664yes, that is the classic "cheapshit kenda" pattern
>>172161826inch "autistic" here, with tires too. I've bought a pair of surly extraterrestrials 2.5 last year, thinking that it would be better for winter riding, instead of my "2.30" maxxis dths.I'm a leglet tubetype guy so with the ET the weight is just a little too much except when the bike is speeding up then it's such a joy, but I was losing the reactivity/nimbleness I loved from my fellow 26inch.
I want these with a slick center
>>1726743definitely no flats
>>1726743IMAGINE GETTING YOUR COCK AND BALLS TRAPPED IN THAT
>>1725747nothing wrong with that, kenda tires ride bad, but they have decent protection and rolling resistance
>>1726743>the tire spoonthat's just to lock the wheel up
>>1726770no, you don't. transitioning from slick to knobs while you're cornering is not fun.
>>1727631oh for sure, as a poorfag myself kenda has a place in my heartthough nowadays I'm on team ARISUN
>>1727666For a noob it would be dangerous, yes. But I'm pro. This is a key issue with semi knobby tires. Cazadero solved it best, but they're heavy
>>1726770>>1727674never understood the desire for slick center/side knobs. Presumably you want the slick center instead of the small knob center because you want it to be faster on pavement, but I've never met a style of tire that I despise more on pavement. Sure, they're faster in a straight line, but you can't carve paved corners for shit. The moment you lean the bike over, when you need traction the most, you climb up onto the squirmy side knobs and the handling of the bike goes to shit.
>>1727796ride a fully treaded tire long enough and it becomes semi slick anyway>climb up onto the squirmy side knobs and the handling of the bike goes to shitcant say I've noticed this, but I've had a few of the side knobs on tires rip off during cornering
>>1727608guess that would be called breaking wheel
>>1727796It's not about the terrainYou don't need knobbies to dig into the ground when you're going straight, and you want it slick for the times you're letting gravityt do the job, so it has the least losses possible, then you have the knobbies for turning because they dig into the soil giving you more grip in the turns.Mixed thread is for dry mud, full knobbies for wet mud and semi slicks for mixed terrain
Picrel is the tread on my old cheap bike. been looking for newer tires that are less knobby, this thing is just my commuter. I've seen these on other bikes, but never for sale, which got me curious to the point of googling random numbers on the sidewall until the right pics came up. I dunno, they're not great looking but they work I guess.
>>1720563This tread pattern looks like it would work very good on grass.What tyre is that?
>>1728399No idea, I don't even own a bike.I just like looking at slutty tires.
verticals with the spider web kino
>>1727631Kenda used to make an amazing touring tire whose name I have forgotten, only tire I have ever found to grip well on sand strewn streets. Was great in the winter after they dumped sand on the roads. I miss those tires, Marathon Mondial are the only ones I have found that even come close in such conditions, just as good on cornering but slip when hill climbing.
>>1718759heres a vid i watched today. may it be of some usehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9aX0vohM_8
>>1718759>I'm not autistic I'm just special
This reminds me of onahole advertising, you know, a cross-section showing all of the crazy molding, partnered with fanciful descriptions.>【Cross Rampart】> Stimulates as you break through each overlapping layer>【Deep Impact Engine】> Strong vibrations from the tip provide rumbling sensationThat sort of thing. I like to imagine some Japanese businessman giving a presentation for this tire, where each knob and texture has its own name and justification.
I like the pattern on these
I need road tires for me 26" walmart "mountain" bike.
>>1720647I bought these for me 26" inch Granite Peak but they are too big! I need street tires for my bullshit mountain bike.
>>1718816You forgot to mount outer tubes bro.
>>1731432>>1718816>>1718830>>1720294I asked my local bike shop guy why anyone would buy one of these and he cheerfully defended it saying "its a novelty", He has just gone out of business. Shop was there nearly 40 years.
>>1731331I would recommend to buy an 32-559 tire (26x1.25) as this will fit on internal rim widths between 15 and 19 Cwhere as tires between 35 and 52 mm wide can be supported by rims with an internal width between 17 and 21 Cthe 27x1-¼ (32-630) tire you have bought by accident may be sold to someone who happens to have a cheep 1970s or 1980s road bike
>>1731440What are you trying to imply here?
>>1731450I need them cause I compromised to 700Cs and ive bent two rims with higher replacement value than the bike.>>1731464That novelty is indefensible market poison.
>>1731450I have one! What is that 80s shit? a 10 speed? A huffy found at the beach with a HUGE crank gear that lets my clydesdale legs reach great speed on level ground more than any other bike I have......bent the front fork no those unfluted curb cuts....they finally put up reflector pylons after I was ejected over the handle bars into traffic.
>>1718763Semi-slicks are a nice compromise when there's a layer of ground up wet leaves on every road and you aren't going full blast anyway because you can't see the potholes or random fallen rocks/branches.
>>1731608So... your LBS went out of business because Surly introduced the Pugsley to the mass market 15 years ago?
>>1720259>>1723379alright, i'm definitely going to get some rene herse tyres
>>1731608main problem with such wheelstoo easy to bend even with the spokes at high tension>>1731610>What is that 80s shit? a 10 speed ?mostly yes, but sometimes they are 12 speed, not really high end bikes or anything but decent enough.eg1983 Peugeot PH10-S52x4213,15,17,20,24,2832-63026.3 lbs1986 Peugeot PH10-LE52x4213,15,17,19,22,2637-63024.5 lbs>they finally put up reflector pylons after I was ejected over the handle bars into trafficoof, lucky only the fork is bent, hopefully you are not too maimed
I wanna try something new on my 29er hardtail. Currently has 2.20 maxxis ikons and they're fine I suppose. Kinda want wider for more cushion but idk what to get.Also, starred at the 2BLISS for a minute before figuring out what it meant
>>1733041I ride mix of sandy fire roads, very few gnarly technical trails (steep with ruts and wash outs) and paved bike roads
>>1733049I've been using the schwalbe rocket ron & thunder burt combo on my 29er fs XC rig for the last couple seasons and it's fast as fuck in dry dirt and on tarmac but forget about wet and mud.
>>1733041how are your bikes clearances ? things might get iffy with tires wider than 2.5 inch.near the chain stay bridge is normally a tight spot for a tire to fit in, many chain stays have a dent to make space for the tire and chainring.some bikes the trailing edge of the front derailleur can get very close to tread blocks on the edge of the tire, (just one of the many reason FD are kill)front fork crown and the around the seat stay bridge have a decent amount of room on most bikes
>>1733122Sweet! Didnt even look til now. Looks pretty tight on the back tire..... I never ever though of rocking a different front/ rear tire setup. That opens up a shit ton more possibilities. >>1733089 Thanks! So I read into it and it seems more common to use a wider front tire. Maybe I'm missing something or overthinking it, but for a hardtail, doesn't it make more sense to have a more soft squishy rear? Yeah I know, it's what we are powering but still, the front can move with cornering, and even race motorcycles have a narrower front... IdkI might tow around with some used tires on OfferUp
>>1733150ye them tires are farely close, iirc some people get problems with mud building up between the frame and the tireinso far as I have messed about with tire widths I found that narrower tires lean into a turn more quickly
>>1733210Those tire indentations got you seething huh?
Are the Schwalbe Marathon Plus MTB tires any good?I need something that can handle shit roads full of trash and also a little off road riding.
>>1734081I think you're better off with the "Double Defense" version of either the Hurricane or the Smart Sam since either will both roll better and be better off-road on top of being way lighter.I commuted for a year on the DD Sams and got like 10% wear and a single puncture with a huge nail hidden under sand on a leisure ride out of that.Managed to crush a few broken bottles and brush some curbs by accident without incident, too, so it's not like they can't actually take a lot of shit.
>>1734081the puncture protection and rolling resistance are both goodweight, grip and comfyness, is not goodoff road riding is not a specific request for a tire. It means several contradictory things. It's meaningless.