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Old 2013-12-20, 08:39 PM   #1
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Holy Rollers Steel Bead - still okay to use?

I just got these tires from a seller, but I have a problem. I read this on amazon:

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Originally Posted by mg for Kenda Kiniption 26"
This type of steel beaded tire is not to be folded for any reason because of the potential of breakage of the wire ,visible or not visible, from inside the rubber rim of the tire. Kenda confirmed that this tire should not be folded, and that they ship these tires flat to business owners (for sale to the public). The tires shipped to me from Xtreme Bike & Sports were shipped to me folded up which caused permanent damage to the wires inside the tires. The owner of Xtreme Bike & Sports refused to accept responsibility that their shipping practices can or will cause damage to this tire and the potential of causing serious physical injury to an unsuspecting customer from a blowout or immediate flat tire while riding along heavy car traffic or crossing streets on a regular bike or electric bike at a faster speed. All other sellers to their customers should heed this warning as a matter of public safety. I will not do business again with the seller mentioned above for knowingly failing or refusing to accept responsibility for selling damaged tires and its unreasonable shipping practices, including refusing to issue a return shipping label or refund or replacement. It should be noted that the Kenda tire in and of itself is a good tire for any bike, especially an electric bike (which requires a steel beaded tire for safety purposes), so this complaint is not against Kenda, rather an advisement to not use it if it has previously been folded.

I got the 26" black steel bead and it was folded up in a 9x11x8 inch box.

Is it okay to use it still or should I be cautious or return it?


I got the holy rollers because the hookworms felt a bit too heavy and it was way too sensitive to road crown / cambering in the road (tried lowering psi to around 20-30, then increasing to 63psi) didn't really work. The 63 psi was way too stiff of a ride and I wouldn't do that even if it helped with the croad crown. The places where I ride always has some road crown and the sidewalks are usually slanted in an angle, many times in a changing variety of angles even on the same block.


I got the 26" x 2.2" (trying to see if the smaller diameter, lighter weight, slightly knobby tires would help better with the road issue)

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Old 2013-12-20, 08:46 PM   #2
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If by "folded" you/they mean coiled up into a triple loop, it's perfectly fine and a good way to ship.

Literally folding it over in a sharp 180 degree bend would be bad, but I would guess that that's not what actually happened. There's no description in the Amazon complaint of how it was folded, or the supposed damage that was done. Sounds like he just thinks that if it wasn't shipped flat it's ruined.

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Old 2013-12-20, 08:54 PM   #3
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If by "folded" you/they mean coiled up into a triple loop, it's perfectly fine and a good way to ship.

Literally folding it over in a sharp 180 degree bend would be bad, but I would guess that that's not what actually happened. There's no description in the Amazon complaint of how it was folded, or the supposed damage that was done. Sounds like he just thinks that if it wasn't shipped flat it's ruined.
Okay just double checking with you guys since you know much more about this than I do.

Thanks! It's so much thinner than the hookworm...and lighter too.

Hope it fits the tube that I'm using on my hookworms as well...
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