Foldable tyres?

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dannyharris
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Foldable tyres?

Postby dannyharris » Sun Nov 11, 2012 19:43 pm

Looking at several tyre options for the winter weather and came across foldable tyres.

What's the difference between foldable and non foldable?

tiredofwhiners
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Re: Foldable tyres?

Postby tiredofwhiners » Sun Nov 11, 2012 19:45 pm

Solid rim bead vs kevlar rim bead - basically you cannot fold a non-foldable tyre.

It is as simple as that.

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Charlie Potatoes
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Re: Foldable tyres?

Postby Charlie Potatoes » Sun Nov 11, 2012 19:49 pm

They are also lighter.
All other things being equal.
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dannyharris
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Re: Foldable tyres?

Postby dannyharris » Sun Nov 11, 2012 19:53 pm

So foldable are the way forward. Thanks.

Simon Masterson
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Re: Foldable tyres?

Postby Simon Masterson » Sun Nov 11, 2012 20:07 pm

Charlie Potatoes wrote:They are also lighter.
All other things being equal.


What he said. Unless you are carrying a tyre with you, the folding element is unimportant. I use a wire beaded tyre myself (Gatorskin) for financial reasons, but the difference in relative terms is proportionally quite considerable; the stated weight of a folding 23mm Gatorskin is 60g lighter than the equivalent with a wire bead.

GSJ
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Re: Foldable tyres?

Postby GSJ » Sun Nov 11, 2012 20:26 pm

in my case they are a lot easier to get on as well

dannyharris
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Re: Foldable tyres?

Postby dannyharris » Sun Nov 11, 2012 21:36 pm

GSJ wrote:in my case they are a lot easier to get on as well



I have hassle changing tyres too. Foldable sold to me.


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