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folding tires wobbly?
« on: November 23, 2016, 05:51:37 PM »
seems like all the folding tires I've ran have problems with the bead. well I've only run microknobbies really, and they all seem to be wonky and wobbly. my rim is definitely straight and there's definitely big lumps and imperfections on the tire.
iirc someone said this was an inherent problem with most all Kevlar tires?
any info? any remedy's?

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Re: folding tires wobbly?
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2016, 10:25:46 PM »
I can't be sure, but I feel like a different tire might be the solution.

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Re: folding tires wobbly?
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2016, 05:46:37 PM »
Are they seated properly?

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Re: folding tires wobbly?
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2016, 07:19:31 PM »
i mean what tire is anywhere near as awesome/similar to the microknobbie? im about to get a markweb khe tire for the front. im worried about traction on dirt, tho :o
https://www.danscomp.com/products/444088/KHE_Mark_Webb_Folding_Tire.html

how do i assure the tire is seated properly? the other stiffer tires seem to seat just fine

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Re: folding tires wobbly?
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2016, 07:39:36 PM »
vittoria makes litewate 20in tires, yes? i cant really find any info about them on their site nor can i find any USA retailers. anyone have info on these tires?

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Re: folding tires wobbly?
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2016, 03:58:22 AM »
I think they might be more wobbly at lower PSI due to them not being as structured as wire-bead tyres. I always run my folding tyres at max PSI. Lower than max PSI and they wobble when I ride vert or bowls.
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Re: folding tires wobbly?
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2016, 03:03:30 AM »
The thickness of the wall will make it feel squishy, not the bead. The reason those or most tyres are light is because there is a fuck all meat on them. Try some regular weight tyres.
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Re: folding tires wobbly?
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2016, 06:15:14 PM »
Demolition Momentum are pretty light for wire bead tires. Dans has their weight listed at 19oz for the 2.2" which is pretty light and you get to ride tires that are up for the job unlike the racing tires you're always having trouble with.

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Re: folding tires wobbly?
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2016, 05:53:32 PM »
A folding bead will probably save you 30g per tire, if that. The fact that it has a kevlar bead shouldn't affect how "wobbly" it is.

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Re: folding tires wobbly?
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2016, 05:53:32 PM »

 

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