Wire and folding ???

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Wire and folding ???

Postby RandG » Thu Jan 17, 2013 21:53 pm

Apart from the obvious difference, what is the difference ?

I know, stupid question but folding seem a lot dearer :?

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Re: Wire and folding ???

Postby Chunkers1980 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 21:56 pm

I don't know what's obvious?

Folding fold and are lighter as they don't have a wire hoop

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Re: Wire and folding ???

Postby RandG » Thu Jan 17, 2013 21:59 pm

Which make me ask, why are they dearer ??

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Re: Wire and folding ???

Postby Chunkers1980 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 22:01 pm

A steel hoop is cheap, a non stretch fibre isn't so.

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Re: Wire and folding ???

Postby cooldad » Thu Jan 17, 2013 22:14 pm

They generally come in better compounds as well.
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Re: Wire and folding ???

Postby BrindleScoops » Fri Jan 18, 2013 18:29 pm

But mostly because people are willing to pay more, hence they are priced higher!
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Re: Wire and folding ???

Postby Newfish » Sat Jan 19, 2013 09:16 am

I had been wondering the same. Just out of interest though. Which one is better? Or are there too many variables to sway it one way or the other.
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Re: Wire and folding ???

Postby Chunkers1980 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 09:34 am

Better compound is better for grip over longevity. Folding is lighter and they are better for transporting off the bike. You spend money buying light wheels so why furnish then with overly heavy tyres as all things equal they'll be lighter.

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Re: Wire and folding ???

Postby Deputy Dawg » Sat Jan 19, 2013 13:50 pm

A folding tyre also gives you the ability to carry a spare if you wish.
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Re: Wire and folding ???

Postby mudsucker » Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:04 pm

Folding tyres have kevlar beads as instead of a wire bead. Therefore folding tyres are lighter and much easier to get on and off your rims and they fold up instead of being rigid so they do fold up. Downside being they cost much more.
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Re: Wire and folding ???

Postby FatMikeUK » Mon Jan 21, 2013 23:55 pm

If you're worried about weight, go with folding. If you'd prefer to spend the cash on a few pints, or some other bling for your bike, go with wired. Otherwise there really isn't any difference as far as the average rider is concerned.

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Re: Wire and folding ???

Postby cooldad » Tue Jan 22, 2013 00:27 am

Yes there is. As above.
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Re: Wire and folding ???

Postby The Rookie » Tue Jan 22, 2013 08:26 am

Only on some, other manufacturers make it clear they use the same compund on both, such as Panaracer.

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Re: Wire and folding ???

Postby cooldad » Tue Jan 22, 2013 09:19 am

Yeah but only really old people use Panaracer. Even my Onza Porcs fold.
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Re: Wire and folding ???

Postby cooldad » Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:05 pm

Coz I iz dahn wiv the kidz innit.
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Re: Wire and folding ???

Postby The Rookie » Wed Jan 23, 2013 07:03 am

Darn on the ground coz' you fallen off again is what I heard! Had you been on Panaracers you'd still be black bit down.... ;-)


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