Chalo wrote:If you want tires that are horribly difficult to mount, or if you want tires that ride like crap, or both, then use DOT rated tires.
Chalo wrote:I have changed ... a few of them have been moped and scooter type stock.
Chalo wrote:I didn't take any special note of brands and models... All I ever needed to know about them was "these suck".
Chalo wrote:They worked fine for a highly engineered, suspended, grossly overpowered motor vehicle...
Chalo wrote:there is a difference between smooth rolling and decent compliance and bump absorption
Chalo wrote:If you'd like to know how a DOT tire feels...
itchynackers wrote:I would run a DOT tire if I could find one that works well with a 26" rim. The closest I've come is the Specialized Armadillo Crossroads.
Rottenbind wrote: Right now I'm trying to talk myself into going with 20 inch moped rims, ending up with a finished size around 24.5 inches.
neptronix wrote:16 x 2.75" motorcycle/scooter tires are the best things i've ever ridden on, and i've tried about 6 types of bike tires of varying price levels. They are excessive on an ebike but soak up so much vibration from the road you'll think you have rear suspension even on a hardtail
If you can get a wide and tall 20" bike rim, go for it.
MattyCiii wrote:Thanks for that Nep, even before your post I had my mind made up that 16 x 2.5 or thereabouts are the next thing for me: Ruggedness of the DOT rated specs, but with lower rotational inertia than lage radius moto wheels...
sendler2112 wrote:The Kenda Kwest is a great deal at $20 for a long wearing, high speed street tire.
http://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/ ... kwest-tire
They used to make a 26 x 1.95. That thing looks like a scooter tire with 3mm thick tread.
I run all my mountain bikes with standard tires running tubless with Stan's sealant and a DIY stem/ liner made from a cut open 24 inch tube.
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