During this challenging time, we are working diligently to provide timely service to our customers.
We are continuing to process orders. But COVID-19 has placed considerable pressure on our staffing levels and tracking numbers and other communications may be delayed..
As most of our staff is working from home, we are temporarily suspending telephone contact - please talk to us via E-mail - while it is taking more time than usual to reply we will get back to you. Also please note that staffing at the various warehouses from which our products are shipped are significantly under staffed. So shipping is taking longer. and UPS and Fedex delivery schedules have been stretched out due to a shortage of drivers.
So please be patient – we are responding to all communications as soon as humanly possible. Please stay safe and follow CDC guidelines
WHAT TIRE IS BEST FOR YOU?
• Most commonly used tire system
• Replacements much easier to find
• Requires Rim liner
• Flat tires can be repaired with a patch, or the inner tube changed
• Installation requires a set of light tools called "tire irons"
• Immediate use after installation
• Some Thorn Resistant Tubes and Puncture Resistant Tires are now available
AIRLESS / SOLID TIRES
• Never loses inflation
• Air Free
• NO tube needed
• Solid rubber or foam technology
• Eliminates pinch flats
• Eliminates tube punctures.
• Require wheels with tubular rims
• Used by the majority of competitive cyclists
• Lower rolling resistance
• Lower Weight
• Better Cornering
• Tubular rims are lighter than clincher rims
• Higher pressure inflation than clincher tires - depending on model selected
• Can be ridden flat in case of an emergency
• Tire must be glued to the rim
• In case of a flat, the stability and safety of the rider is not affected as much as a clincher tire
• Flat tire repairs are not easy
OPEN TUBULAR TIRES
• Open Tubulars work on Clincher rims.
• An open tubular is a tubular tire whose edges have not been sewn together.
• Flexible bead of Kevlar is sewn along the edges turning it into a clincher that performs almost as well as a tubular.
• As with a tubular, an open tubular is made with a high thread count unwoven casing.
• Also as with a tubular a cold treated tread application is used in the manufacturing process.
• For a cyclist who has no interest in using tubular rim glue and the time consuming job of repairing a flat tubular, the open tubular is an excellent choice.