Balloon tires

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Balloon tires

Postby Alexandoy » Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:15 am

Those bike tires are called balloon tires because they are so big, maybe 10 times the width of an ordinary bike tire. But those balloon tires can give you a more comfortable ride since it is like having a shock absorber of its own. Potholes and rough roads are just fine if you are using the bike with balloon tires. The only downside is the cost of those tires, pretty expensive.

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Re: Balloon tires

Postby Ray1 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:02 pm

I think I need to search more about these tires because I have yet to see balloon tires on the road. I think if I remember right I saw them on beaches but not on regular roads. I would be glad if you please let me know a little more about balloon tires. Thank you.

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Re: Balloon tires

Postby kamai » Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:10 pm

I have never seen or heard about these type of tires before but they sure sound like fun. I am very curious to know how they look on a bike or how they even put them on the normal bikes. Interesting idea someone had but yet I never knew about I wonder if they are only seen in certain locations.

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Re: Balloon tires

Postby naruto100 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:41 pm

Are you talking about motor bike or bicycle? I have never heard about such tires so far. I have seen people using big tires for motor bike and cars. But they will also reduce the mileage of them. I am not sure I have heard this from someone else. But yes it will also give certain benefits as you mentioned.

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Re: Balloon tires

Postby harijobs » Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:37 am

Well, I haven't heard of this balloon tires but just googled it and it seems to give much comfort than the regular tires especially when the roads are a bit rough and difficult to ride. But the cost of a balloon tire looks expensive than the regular one.

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