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Old 03-18-2015, 02:36 PM   #1
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Tube type dirt bike tyres for 100% road?

Hi all,

Ive just picked up a second set of 21/18 wheels for my DR350 and want to have them set up for just road riding/touring, to compliment my offroad knobblies.

While there are already threads on good choices for 21/18 wheels for road, they are all advising tubeless tyres designed for the adventure bike market.

Ive tried these kinds of tyre before and found them horrible if you need to fix a punctured tube with levers, so I'm looking for recommendations for a good tube type, but road focused tyre to try out, are there any?

Thanks,

Hario
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Old 03-19-2015, 10:01 AM   #2
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Hi all,

Ive just picked up a second set of 21/18 wheels for my DR350 and want to have them set up for just road riding/touring, to compliment my offroad knobblies.

While there are already threads on good choices for 21/18 wheels for road, they are all advising tubeless tyres designed for the adventure bike market.

Ive tried these kinds of tyre before and found them horrible if you need to fix a punctured tube with levers, so I'm looking for recommendations for a good tube type, but road focused tyre to try out, are there any?

Thanks,

Hario

You do realise the main difference between a tube type and tubeless these days is simply an air tight membrane inside the carcass? That's why there are so few tube type anymore. From the manufacturer's point, why bother?

Get a decent 4 ply tire and you should be good to go. Avoid the cheap tires that seem to frequently be six ply and stiff as a board.
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Hi all,

Ive just picked up a second set of 21/18 wheels for my DR350 and want to have them set up for just road riding/touring, to compliment my offroad knobblies.

While there are already threads on good choices for 21/18 wheels for road, they are all advising tubeless tyres designed for the adventure bike market.

Ive tried these kinds of tyre before and found them horrible if you need to fix a punctured tube with levers, so I'm looking for recommendations for a good tube type, but road focused tyre to try out, are there any?

Thanks,

Hario
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