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Old 2016-02-17, 08:45 PM   #16
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I didn't know about the Firestone non-skid tire, that makes Coker's non-skid tire make so much sense considering their main business is making retro car tires. I have never ridden one or been on a ride with someone riding one but I don't really mind the look of the non-skid. The angled wording would give lots of bite edges. The new "36" tread on the King George? Not so much.

I see no need for this tire.
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Old 2016-02-17, 11:22 PM   #17
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I didn't know about the Firestone non-skid tire, that makes Coker's non-skid tire make so much sense considering their main business is making retro car tires. I have never ridden one or been on a ride with someone riding one but I don't really mind the look of the non-skid. The angled wording would give lots of bite edges. The new "36" tread on the King George? Not so much.

I see no need for this tire.
I pretty much agree, but judging by the pictures the tread isn't very deep anyway so might actually be OK for road/dry XC. I'm going to see if i can find out the dimensions - I'd be willing to try it if it were as skinny as it looks in the pictures

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36"x2 1/4 - 52-787 ETRTO-size - found on the Qu-Ax website Here

Boo, I want a 2"!
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Old 2016-02-19, 06:41 AM   #18
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Perhaps if you knew a bit about the original non-skid...
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I didn't know about the Firestone non-skid tire, that makes Coker's non-skid tire make so much sense considering their main business is making retro car tires.
I hadn't considered the Coker connection. Yes, their "Coker" tread may have been paying direct homage to that old Firestone tire. Which is probably from 100 years ago, meaning that it does not take into account the last 100 years of learning about how to make better, more functional treads.

That said, we're using it to ride unicycles. We're not going real fast, it's not getting real hot, etc. It might work just fine. The design looks like it takes a pretty logical-looking tread pattern, and styles it up to look like 36s. Probably sacrificing some function, but only compared to the few other 36" tires that are available, which means it will probably be one of the best ones you can get!
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Old 2016-02-19, 10:34 PM   #19
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why can't a newly develloped 36" tire be more in the 800 grams range
My stitched together Racing Ralph is 800 grams and it rides like a dream
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why can't a newly develloped 36" tire be more in the 800 grams range
My stitched together Racing Ralph is 800 grams and it rides like a dream
Because they are building to a price point with the facilities that are available to them.

I didn't know you had a stitched together a 36 RR. Mine was slightly lighter at 760g. It is great loosing 1000g of mass rotating. Imagine how expensive a 36" tire would be if Schwalbe built one.

Not to get off topic but how long have you been riding your 36" RR? I don't think any of my sewn together tires have lasted more than 1000 km though I did purposely do things like ride super low or high pressures to test their durability. I do miss my wide and light 36x2.4 RR.
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Old 2016-02-20, 07:43 PM   #21
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Well, that coffin is sealed... This tyre is 119 Euros on the German UDC compared to the TA at 89 and the Nightrider at 99. It's going to be have to be something special to persuade me to buy that over the other two!

http://www.einradladen.com/webshop/3...ng-George-Tire

Maybe UDC UK will sell it and it'll be cheaper than the other 2, but I doubt it (Why would they?)
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Old 2016-02-20, 10:53 PM   #22
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Martin Charrier has the one I saw end of last year and should be riding it right box
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Old 2016-02-21, 04:52 AM   #23
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Regardless of the non skid history, this tire is pointless.

If you're going to make a new tire, listen to the people riding them and make what they are actually looking for.
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So, one year later , Is Martin Charrier the only one who rides with this tire?

I just asked him his thoughts about this tire and he told be that it's his favorite 36er tire, light, fast, turns well.
Asked if the section profile was not too square : No, it's rather round.
Another great point.
He didn't try off road with it though but thinks it should handle it as well as the NR does.

I'm am thinking about using it for the G36 I'm gonna build.

Any other review?
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UDC UK is now selling the Vee36, but very expensive. I had one but came back to a NR one year ago as almost same weight and less sensitive to camber especcially when worn out
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I'm am thinking about using it for the G36 I'm gonna build.
It's happening!!!
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UDC UK is now selling the Vee36, but very expensive. I had one but came back to a NR one year ago as almost same weight and less sensitive to camber especcially when worn out
I dont see it on the UDC UK:
http://www.unicycle.uk.com/unicycle-...?sizewheel=474

But I do see it on the UK dot COM :
http://www.unicycle.com/vee-rubber-36-tire.html

Martin also told me that the King George turned better than the V-rubber

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It's happening!!!
Yes it is !

I have conscientiously weighted the Pro and Cons about Rim brake Vs Disc and decided to choose the safer and simpler : Maggies, which I already have.
I also installed my spirits 127/150 on the hub (to see if they still fit the schlumpf spindle without bottoming out) which still is on my 29er.

Now I'm In Touch with Romain for most of the needed gear to make this G36 a reality, will probably order some stuffs from UDC as well, to complete the project, as soon as I have figured out the spoke length question.

If I go with a King George on the G36, my Nightrider tire will probably stay on my ungeared 36er with 145 cranks for occasional and short bike + 36er trips.
The G36 will be for my lonely rides during the week and longer/more serious week end trips.

Can't wait !
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[QUOTE=UniDreamerFR;1681658]I dont see it on the UDC UK:
http://www.unicycle.uk.com/unicycle-...?sizewheel=474

http://www.unicycle.uk.com/vee-rubbe...2-25-tyre.html
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