airless tires

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I just did a search for threads about tires/tubes and came upon one from July 11; went to the website for airless tires. I'm wondering why more people don't ride with them...what are the cons to tires that don't flat, require repairs or changes? I may be naive, but am willing to listen and learn about my favorite subject: Cycling.

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April (not verified)
Very bumpy

They've been used on other wheeled things. Not that great.

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Christian Edstrom (not verified)

"Basically, they ride like a wooden hobbyhorse. This is not a forum for discussing hobbyhorsing. :)

""Pneumatic! The Musical""

- Christian"

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don montalvo (not verified)
according to christy...


> Evan, are you talking about those solid tires? I used to
> use them on my comuter bike. They are great, absolutely
> no flats. Did get a herniated disc, also made me impotent,
> but no flats.

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Simone Smith (not verified)
The pros to airless tires

"I have used airless tires for several years, and have logged MANY miles on them. I LOVE them. (I believe they are made by ""New Tech"".) They took some getting used to in the beginning since they do ride harshly. Actually, in the beginning, I had an airless tire in the back, and a regular in the front, which balanced out the hardness of the ride. But after a while, I rode with two solid tires and you could not pay me to go back to regular tires. The luxury of knowing I would never get a flat was worth the slightly hard ride."

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Jay (not verified)
Have had very few flats with Armadillo tires

Perhaps 1 every 4,000 miles or so(keeping them fully inflated!). Some riders have complained about the ride--I can't notice the difference. They are not absolutely flat proof & are more difficult to change. They are somewhat more costly but for me worth the extra $$$.

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Paul (not verified)

Agree on the Armadillos. I've been using them on and off for the last 12 years or so and they do a good job of preventing flats.
I put on a new set earlier this year and have put on more than 5,000 miles sans any puncture.

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