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    I am just curious what kind of tires you guys like on your evveryday chair...I had regular 1" 3/8 x 24" spoked but then decided to be Mr Baddass and get 2.95" x 26" offroad wheels...now I can't seem to go back to the 24" they just don't look and feel right even though they are certainly much more meneuverable.
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    #2
    i have your basic wheels so i wouldn't know which i'd prefer but i know a very active kid who'd never go back to regular wheels.
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      #3
      I always liked the look of Knobbies but they took too much added effort to get around. So I compromised for standard pneumatic tires with an airless insert.

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        #4
        i prefer air in the tires, but it's just my opinion.
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          #5
          I went to the solid tires bcause I kept geting flats all the time. They ride just a tad diffrent but it is one more thing I don't have to worry about now.
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            #6
            I keep thinking of getting some wider tyres, but a few places where I go on holiday have quite narrow doors, so I'd have to take my narrow tyred wheels as well.

            Also, the gap between my hip and the wheel is quite narrow, so this would decrease even more if I put wider tyres on, restricting my pushing technique.

            Simon.

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              #7
              I like nice 1x26 high pressure (100psi) tires on my chair, very low rolling resistance. (Make sure you keep the pressure up too)

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                #8
                My everyday tires: Primo Racer 25 X 1" Pneumatic Tire (20-559)
                My knobby tires: Kenda Wide Knobby 24" x 2" (50-540) Blue Sidewall
                http://official-linerider.com/index.html

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                  #9
                  Jadis,

                  Do you have to re-adjust the brakes when you switch from 25->24? Or are the tire differences enough to make them the same diameter?

                  I have 25x1's on and and old 24" wheels that would be good to make "offroaders". Just wondering about the hassle factor. My brakes ain't the easiest things to muck with.

                  Thanks, McDuff

                  edit: Oh yeah; how about the axle adjust too? Do you have separate axles for them? I had to tweek the adjust nut when I switched, rather not have to deal with that too.
                  Last edited by McDuff; 25 Sep 2005, 11:23 AM.
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                    #10
                    Dunno yet. I ordered my knobbies on the 21st and they will be here wednesday.

                    As for adjusting my brakes, I just loosen the bolts and slide the tube portion fwd/backwards. (I have tried other wheels just not these particular ones I have ordered.)

                    http://official-linerider.com/index.html

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                      #11
                      My bracket is similar to yours, but it is kinda behind the wheel and my cushion mushes over the edge. Makes it a bitch to try and do while in the chair, and hard to adjust correctly when "not" in the chair.

                      No real biggie, just not sumthin' I could do a "hot switch" with easily.
                      "a T10, who'd Rather be ridin'; than rollin'"

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                        #12
                        I see your point.

                        I plan on doing a switch when the come in on Wed, so I will let you know if I need to adjust brakes at all.

                        my understanding is, I don't need to make any adjustments to my chair since I went down in size on my rim to compensate for the larger tire.
                        http://official-linerider.com/index.html

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by McDuff
                          Jadis,

                          Do you have to re-adjust the brakes when you switch from 25->24? Or are the tire differences enough to make them the same diameter?
                          I did need to adjust the brakes, but I set them in such a way that they will lock tighter on one set of tires than they will on the other. This way, I don't have to adjust them at all now. Honestly, I rarely use my brakes. I find that I use them to keep my chair from rolling around in my van, but even then, I put something on the floor so it doesn't move so I don't mess with the brakes.

                          edit: Oh yeah; how about the axle adjust too? Do you have separate axles for them? I had to tweek the adjust nut when I switched, rather not have to deal with that too.
                          Had I gone with the SUN set, there would have been no axel adjustment at all. My original wheels are SUN my new ones are SPINERGY. Because of this, there is approx a half inch difference. I am not messing with the nut when I switch between the two. I have decided to just use a spacer. If I had the money, I would have gotten a second set of axels but for now this is the cheap way to do it. I may get a second set later.

                          As far as rolling in fat vs thin....it's definitely harder to move my chair with the aggressive Kenda tires on it in comparison to my nice, thin high-pressure Primos.

                          I really like the look of my Sun rim twisted spokes, but love the sleek look of the spinergy hubs.
                          http://official-linerider.com/index.html

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                            #14
                            I run Kenda tires 26" X 1.75" with a relatively flat tread in the center and larger knobbys to the outside. I try to keep rolling resistance to a minimum by running very high tire pressure (80-85psi). I've been using these tires, new pair every 3-4 months, for about 2yrs now.

                            Good luck dmbaer with whatever setup you choose.

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                              #15
                              Sounds like we may have the same tire, only mine is 24" There's a thread on here somewhere that I started asking for input on Sun vs Spinergy a few weeks ago. There's a pic of the tire I ended up getting there.
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