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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.
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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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Farmer John's Cousin
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>>1718763
Pathetic
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>>1718768

> never_ridden.png
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>>1718768
Shit 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.
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Rene Herse tires arw simultaneously a meme and also the best tires I’ve ever ridden.
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>>1718759
which 2.75 tires to buy for the winter?
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>>1718763
I disagree with you. I think gravel tyres with some tread too them look better than thick slicks. Slick is for roadie skinnybois and fatbikes.
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Pfffft, treads are for faggots.
Imagine not taking the Kojak pill
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>>1718800
I wish I could find a set of Apaches.
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>>1718816
Don't you get punctures riding on the inner tube????
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>>1718763
file tread is better than pure slicks for tarmac but its also more expensive
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>>1718849
I don't believe you.
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>>1718759
>I'm not autistic
Should I tell him?

But yeah, tires are nice. They smell nice too.
Personally I can't get enough of Kenda's line-up.
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>>1718803
based
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>>1718868
Kenda and CST dont make fancy tires
they use hard un pliable rubber and low thread count in the casing so ride a bit more harshly for a given pressure
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Hello, fellow tread autist!
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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.
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I have a pair of these on my commuter, the 38s.
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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.
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>>1719363
I 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.
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tread is a gimmick 90% of the time or more. but the soma cazadero actually works for mixed pavement/dirt. even grant likes them
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>>1719708
I 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.
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>>1719387
Got 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.
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>>1719781
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>>1719782
>>1719781
I 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.
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>>1719356
>>1719361
Those are some very aesthetically pleasing jew stars on that tire!
>>1719363
>>1719388
yoooo 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.

>>1719364
Sexiest tire I've ever seen.
t. weeb
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>>1719388
>>1720227
I 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.
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>>1718783
i 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.
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>>1720259
>I'm not paying 180 bucks for tires
ditto that - they're just a thinner panaracer if not mistaken though, no ?
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>>1720282
i 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.
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>>1718816
How do you even move forward on that? Doesn't it feel like wading through molasses?
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>>1720294
You spin.
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>>1720294
someone whos never ridden anything wider than gcn approved 700cx28 typed this post
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>>1720294
He goes slowly not because of the tires but because he weighs 150kg
inb4 doesn't know what >kg means
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>>1720563
Looks dumb as fuck
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>>1720563
>dat untrimmed cable
nice very nice
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>>1720563
This pleases me.
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>>1718777
They 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.
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aye lmao
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>>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
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>>1720647
What the fuck is that size? Never heard of 630. Also how can 630 be 27 inch when 622 is 28 inch?
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Always been a fan of the old Maxxis Hookworms
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>>1720697
https://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.
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I used to have these on my old bike. I liked them. They're not available anymore, I think.
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>>1720763
God bless the Euros when it comes to standardization.
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I have Schwalbe G-One Allround that came with my bike. Nothing out of the ordinary to report.
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>>1718763
A 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.
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>>1720807
Fenders are not sponges.
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I've been a coomer for just over a year now, I love the way Reen Hers knobbies look and ride
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>>1720811
Not 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.
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I switched to these from regular profiled 23c, I feel more grip especially because stones don't get stuck in the treads.
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>>1720829
I 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.
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>>1718929
>Kenda and CST dont make fancy tires
based
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>>1720697
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>>1720958
do you really not understand throughput of water channels or are u memeing
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>>1720282
>>1720288
thinner 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...
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>>1720762
dogshit 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
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>>1720679
So… 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.
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>>1721589
All 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.
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>>1721677
It's gotta be just a gimmick but it *looks cool*
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>>1720259
Those 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.





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