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    Anyone use something other than the usual suspects? ie. Marathon, RightRun, Kontender, etc.

    I've been using slightly larger tires than standard for the past 6 weeks. They are https://www.amazon.com/Kenda-K-193-C...8-6&th=1&psc=1 called Kenda Kwest in a 26 x 1.25" size (32-559)

    Being summer I have about 50 miles on them already and they are holding up really well. Yes they are wider and noticeably taller, but I like them a lot. Rated to 100psi, they roll hard and fast. I had been using RightRuns but the grey portions of the "tread" always looked dirty. While the Kwest's have channels on the tread they don't trap dirt and fine gravel. I went looking to find a link on the manufacturer website, but can't seem to find them there.. I hope they aren't discontinued.

    I ordered another pair today - they list for $22.66 / tire as of today on Amazon.com

    What other "non-standard" tires have y'all tried?

    #2
    Do those black tires mark up your house floor? My tailwind wheelchair came with black tires and they are horrible about leaving black streaks everywhere I go.

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      #3
      I got a pair of these 90 pound pressure tires. They may not be considered non standard, but it looked to me like they might be easier to clean dirt out of the tread before coming in the house. I no longer can switch chairs in the garage due to progressing paralysis.
      https://www.indemedical.com/Primo-X-...40_p_1276.html
      Last edited by nonoise; 26 Jul 2019, 2:13 PM. Reason: added link
      I have had periodic paralysis all my life. I lost my ability to walk in 2011 beginning with a spinal block, which was used for a hip fracture caused by periodic paralysis.

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        #4
        I use Kenda 24 x 1.375 in yard. but I use Shin 24 x 1.95 out in the pasture. And R/R everywhere else.

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          #5
          I ordered a pair of 1.5x24 and will see how they are.

          How difficult are they to mount?
          69yo male T12 complete since 1995
          NW NJ

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            #6
            My stock TiLite Shadow wheels came with Primo Passage 100psi tires. Very inexpensive and seem to be a decent compromise on price, tread, and pressure. (And those Shadow wheels are lighter than Spinergy LX wheels!).
            "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Edgar Allen Poe

            "If you only know your side of an issue, you know nothing." -John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

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              #7
              as I live alone and out about I have solid tires no flats I have a tilite

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                #8
                Originally posted by vjls View Post
                as I live alone and out about I have solid tires no flats I have a tilite
                Which solid tire are you using? I am awaiting my new Tilite TR3 and I selected a stock slick Primo solid tire. My chair is mostly for indoor use because the terrain here is gravel and rough asphalt and my SmartDrive power assist can’t handle it unfortunately (I tried it on my existing manual chair outside).
                I have a power chair for outdoor navigation which is great on any terrain.
                I’m wanting input on other solid tires for the TR3 in case these aren’t great and for future replacements.
                Thanks.
                jl
                Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, Head Injury, Chronic Pain Disorder

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                  #9
                  I put a set of Shox 110psi (simulated hardness) on a beater chair I flew to Hawaii with years ago. Didn't want to deal with a flat on vacation. They were nice, for a while. Had to heat them (hot bath water) to stretch them on without the special tool for mounting solids. Left them on for a while after, but once they wore a bit they became like sponges. Soaked up any moisture I rolled through then deposited it as a track everywhere I rolled. If you can't change a flat, or just don't want to, they work OK. Less than ideal for multiple reasons, mostly they're a compromise on rolling resistance, ease of mounting, and longevity in exchange for never having a flat. I prefer puncture resistant 145psi tires which have served me well (10+ years no flats) without the compromises.
                  "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Edgar Allen Poe

                  "If you only know your side of an issue, you know nothing." -John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by maddog View Post
                    Do those black tires mark up your house floor? My tailwind wheelchair came with black tires and they are horrible about leaving black streaks everywhere I go.
                    as they are bicycle tires I was worried about this, but no marking! (I wouldn't advise about them if they did)

                    Originally posted by pfcs49 View Post
                    I ordered a pair of 1.5x24 and will see how they are.

                    How difficult are they to mount?
                    Very easy to mount, similar to a mountain-bike tire. I imagine the 1.5" wide version will just fall onto the rim. Very firm when fully-inflated though.
                    So far each individual tire has come in its own box, un-folded - I don't even know if they are wire-beaded or not, but the 4 I have gotten haven't been warped from improper storage (like a lot of RightRuns I buy for wc-rugby). Great tire, if you can handle the extra girth (I personally like it)

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                      #11
                      Which roll easier on hard surfaces? The Shox airless or a standard pneumatic at @ 75psi. Can the airless be mounted on my standard 24 rim. Also, does airless make it harder to use compact composite scissor locks. (quad question) Do they grip the brakes as well?
                      Last edited by wes4dbt; 5 Oct 2020, 1:58 PM.

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                        #12
                        I use to use Schwalbe marathons. Now Primo Sentinals. Has anyone tried a tubeless kit on their chair? Then you can use Fix a Flat (aresol that fixes the flat and fills the tire with air) if needed.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Oddity View Post
                          My stock TiLite Shadow wheels came with Primo Passage 100psi tires. Very inexpensive and seem to be a decent compromise on price, tread, and pressure. (And those Shadow wheels are lighter than Spinergy LX wheels!).
                          I have a pair of the shadow wheels but they bother my fingers when I take the wheels on and off. In storage. are you a quad, Odd One?

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Tetracyclone View Post

                            I have a pair of the shadow wheels but they bother my fingers when I take the wheels on and off. In storage.
                            Same for me. Mine are backups only. The spokes are just too close together and it hurts wedging fingers between them when putting them off/on.
                            "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Edgar Allen Poe

                            "If you only know your side of an issue, you know nothing." -John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

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                              #15
                              Kenda Kwick Trax (110psi) for winter for me. Decent traction in the snow and inexpensive but won't tear your hands up inside. I hate145psi tires because I never could find a pump that would inflate them to the max. My 6lb pancake compressor on wheels (which is very good quality) can only do one tire at most 120-125psi--is just powerful enough. Having to re-inflate about every 3 weeks or so is a deal breaker for me because they just don't seem to keep their air for very long (both Right Runs & Marathons.) That's why I have been rolling on Shox as my 3 season tire--for their no-maintenance quality. Yes they are a little more harsh, than air tires but I compensate with a high profile Roho cushion and a slightly relaxed seat sling. I have had my current set for about 4 years, and while they may be smooth, they are still rolling fine on any non slippery surface. The huge downside is that solid tires are a real pain to install.

                              I'm surprised to hear Odd say that the shadow wheels (which I use in the winter) are lighter than the Spinergy LX, but I'll take his word for it. I could tell they were light, but I didn't think they were that light. In any case, I prefer the look of LXs even if they are slightly heavier.
                              Last edited by fasdude; 6 Oct 2020, 7:08 PM.

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