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Wire or Kevlar folding XC Tyres

ignition2000ignition2000 Posts: 66
edited August 2007 in XC and Enduro
Hi.

Do they do the same job?

or is one more better than the other?
Bike - Trek Remey
Kenesis XC2 custom build

Posts

  • The SpidermanThe Spiderman Posts: 5,625
    Aswell as being lighter the kevlar beaded folding ones,often are made with better compounds.

    So aswell as benefits in better accelration,you can also gain better grip.

    My own experience with tyres is to buy the best you can afford,as its one area where spending a bit more can make a massive difference to the performance of your bike.
    2006 Giant XTC
    2010 Giant Defy Advanced
    2016 Boardman Pro 29er
    2016 Pinnacle Lithium 4
    2017 Canondale Supersix Evo
  • S_J_PS_J_P Posts: 908
    I'd go for the folding tyre every time - unless it was cost prohibitive!

    I use folding on the front, and steel on the rear 'cos the rear steel was almost half the folding price!
  • The SpidermanThe Spiderman Posts: 5,625
    When you can get decent folding tyres for £40 a pair,why would you want to buy cheap steel versions?
    2006 Giant XTC
    2010 Giant Defy Advanced
    2016 Boardman Pro 29er
    2016 Pinnacle Lithium 4
    2017 Canondale Supersix Evo
  • Ciaran500Ciaran500 Posts: 348
    Cause they're cheap?
  • beskibeski Posts: 542
    Kevlar tyres are so much easier to remove & put on aswell, I put them back on without tyre levers no problem
    Giant Defy 4 2014
    GT Avalanche Expert 2006
    Specialized Hardrock 1989
  • SpankySpanky Posts: 165
    or is one more better than the other?

    Kevlar tyres help improve your grammar too. So man up!
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