Advice on 24" tyres

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trek990
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Advice on 24" tyres

Postby trek990 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:00 am

I am looking to replace the tyres on my son's 24" bike with something lighter and suitable for cycling to school and trail riding.
I've seen that Islabikes use Kenda small block eight 24 x 1.5 (although I can't find them advertised in that size for sale online).
Any suggestions, Thanks!

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Bartimaeus
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Re: Advice on 24" tyres

Postby Bartimaeus » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:23 pm

They used to come with a road tyre and the option of Continental Explorers for off-road - the Explorers are pretty good (except in winter mud) and are about £10 each - e.g. Wiggle.

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Re: Advice on 24" tyres

Postby Simon E » Fri Oct 12, 2012 21:58 pm

SJS have the 8s in 24" (ERTRO 507. Check the existing tyre spec as 520 & 540 sizes are also 24"):

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/tyres-24-(507)-dept344_pg1/

from CRC's list of 24" tyres I'd suggest Schwalbe Marathon for greater road bias, Conti Explorer for rougher surfaces. The Tioga Comp III looks just like the Mad Mike on my son's 20" bike and that works surprisingly well on the road (though he's no speed demon... yet).
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carbonkid
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Re: Advice on 24" tyres

Postby carbonkid » Fri Nov 02, 2012 09:18 am

dmr moto digger, think they are a dirt jump tyre so they roll really well and grip well in the wiltshire slop


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