Author Topic: 20" 406 tyres for recumbents  (Read 1590 times)

Re: 20" 406 tyres for recumbents
« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2020, 04:00:24 pm »
Has anyone tried a Schwalbe Shredda or Shredda Evo on anything?

They seem to be available in 406 X 40, 44 or 50 in various places for sensible money and claim to be fast!

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Re: 20" 406 tyres for recumbents
« Reply #26 on: January 26, 2020, 10:10:27 am »
Shredda can be very fast (at least in velomobiles) but puncture proofing isn’t so good.

I think they may no longer be made though.
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Re: 20" 406 tyres for recumbents
« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2020, 04:32:59 pm »
Whilst  investigating winter cycling tyre options I came across

https://www.schwalbe.com/en/tour-reader/marathon-gt-365

It looks suspiciously like the same stuff that goes on with car winter tyres. You can definitely see sipes in that tread and it has a winter compound.  Plus they do it in 406-40. So if you have a small front wheel recumbent you can add a winter tyre for more security.

Now who has it in stock?

If you don’t make time for exercise now, sooner or later you’ll need to make time for ill health.

Re: 20" 406 tyres for recumbents
« Reply #28 on: January 27, 2020, 06:21:42 pm »
Whilst  investigating winter cycling tyre options I came across

https://www.schwalbe.com/en/tour-reader/marathon-gt-365

It looks suspiciously like the same stuff that goes on with car winter tyres. You can definitely see sipes in that tread and it has a winter compound.  Plus they do it in 406-40. So if you have a small front wheel recumbent you can add a winter tyre for more security.

Now who has it in stock?
It probabaly rides likes a brick with both those punction protection defences.

Re: 20" 406 tyres for recumbents
« Reply #29 on: January 27, 2020, 10:11:12 pm »
Whilst  investigating winter cycling tyre options I came across

https://www.schwalbe.com/en/tour-reader/marathon-gt-365

It looks suspiciously like the same stuff that goes on with car winter tyres. You can definitely see sipes in that tread and it has a winter compound.  Plus they do it in 406-40. So if you have a small front wheel recumbent you can add a winter tyre for more security.

Now who has it in stock?
It probabaly rides likes a brick with both those punction protection defences.

Possibly but I’d only see it being used if a cold snap set in or snow on ground. So you’d could use that to stop front wheel slipping out, or decide not to ride instead.
If you don’t make time for exercise now, sooner or later you’ll need to make time for ill health.