Tires & Tubes
Tires... There are so many sizes and options when it comes to tires. Our knowledgeable staff can help you determine your needs, and help you make the right decision when it comes to your bike tires. Here are a few of our favorite tire options:
Road Bike Tires
The Ultra Gatorskin tire is durable and rugged and is great for both commuting and touring with weight.
- Durable carbon black compound gives good puncture protection and Duraskin mesh sidewall fabric protects the casing from cuts, punctures and abrasion
- Duraskin mesh sidewall fabric is applied to only the exposed sidewall area to save weight; adds a high-tech look to this tire
- Puncture-resistance system protects the casing and inner tube from thorns, glass and debris
- Endless Edge™ technology features specifically shaped knobs with five edges and five corners for superior handling in all conditions
Mountain Bike TiresThe John Tomac Signature Series Kenda Nevegal Folding Bike Tire Voted #1 tread pattern 2 years in a row by MOUNTAIN BIKE ACTION Magazine! This Cross Country folding bead version is single ply with DTC (Dual Tread Compound).
Kenda is proud to be the #1 Bicycle tire manufacturer in North America. For Kenda's Signature Series they looked to John Tomac, often referred to as the greatest mountain bike that ever lived by many cycling magazines and by his race colleagues and competitors. From 1985 until 2000 John competed in numerous titles in Cross County, Dual Slalom and Downhill events. Additionally, he competed and won in Road racing and BMX events. His versatility as a professional racer helped make him famous and a crowd pleaser wherever he competed.
Tubes come in a few different sizes, depending on the wheel size on your bike. Most adult cruisers and mountain bikes are 26" wheels and vary in width. Most adult hybrids and road bikes are 700c wheels, also varying in width. Children's bikes most commonly have 16", 20", and 24" wheels.
There are two different valve systems used. The most common is the Schrader Valve, which is used for most wheels, particularly wheels that do not require more than 30-60 psi. Presta Valves are used on bikes that tend to use more pressure in the tires, like hybrids and road bikes.
Tubes come in regular thickness as well as heavy duty thorn resistant.