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Cheng Shin C1218 26 Inch City Tire

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Cheng Shin C1218 26 Inch City Tire
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Take your mountain bike to the street in style with the C1218 26 Inch City Tire. This tire's slick rubber rolls quickly on pavement, while inverted sections in the tread help disperse water to improve grip in wet conditions. 26 x 2.125 inch (54-559 ISO). 65 max PSI. Wire bead. Available in Blue, Red and Black.

Weight: 1050 grams

Application: Commuting/Urban 

Tire Type: Clincher-Wire 

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 54-559  mm

Threads Per Inch: 27 TPI

Max Pressure: 65 PSI

Made in: China 

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Reviewed 6/24/2014
by Bluecruiser
Cycling Enthusiast
Pinellas Florida
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Great improvement for beach cruiser, much faster, lower rolling resistance than stock

Bought an old 1980 Schwinn beach cruiser that still had the original tires on it. The blocky sand tread had a lot of resistance to rolling on sidewalks.

These tires made a huge difference in reducing the peddling effort and increasing my speed. When I have to go around pedestrians on the grass and sand here in Florida, they barely slowdown due to their width. The rounded tread area means that on hard surfaces there is minimal resistance. If you ride a bike with mountain bike tires on the sidewalk, you won't believe the difference.

The blue color even helped me recover my bike when it was stolen a week after I put these on. My neighbors spotted a kid showing his new bike off to friends from half a block away. The color is hard to miss.

I ride about 50 miles a week including to and from work and have been using these for several months, so far there is no sign of wear.

They are probably heavier than some tires, but with the flat terrain here that is not a problem. In fact the extra weight helps coasting and some of the slight downhill sections of my route to work.

I am planning on putting an electric hub motor on this bike soon and I think these will be great for that application.

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Reviewed 11/1/2013
by Bird man biker
Casual Cyclist
Reseda CA
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
THE BEST PURCHASE I EVER MADE FROM BIKE TIRES DIRECT.COM

I bought these tires to put on my Diamondback Wildwood since I ride only on the street and paved bike routes and I chose the red to match my bike and to stick out in case of a theft. The difference was amazing! to me it was kind of like having power steering on my bike! and everybody thought I got a new bike. There is nothing bad that I can about these tires.

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Reviewed 5/8/2014
by Dadslife
Casual Cyclist
Rocklin, CA
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Good tire to convert MTB to Road

Used this tire to replace 26 x 2.1 54-559 original MTB tires. Turns out they are not 54-559 as listed by this dealer but rather 57-559 26 x 2.125. Nice big, quiet, easy road tire but within a whisker of clearance issues. About a third higher. Tires came with a horrendous smell that two days out in the sun cured and now about a week later is not an issue. Read somewhere where a reviewer considered his bike to have power steering after installation. Have to agree with that.

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Reviewed 1/27/2014
by TyCPorter
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Stone Mountain, GA
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Sweet Deal

I have truly enjoyed my tires. I wanted something red to go with the future theme of my GT mountain bike and replace my rear tire after a blowout.

After I installed my tires I realized that the color was great. It is a nice bright color that you can actually see (even when they are dirty) and several people have complimented me on my wheels as they approached me.

The only thing I would say bad about it was that it only comes in one size which is larger than I wanted to get. Overall, I am satisfied with my tires.

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Reviewed 1/2/2014
by Triman65
Competitive Racer
South East Michigan
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Heavier yet smooth tires!

I bought these tires as a replacement for my off road tires during winter season rides in the city. They are heavier but what I like about them is that they give me more resistance which will make my legs stronger for the upcoming season.

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Reviewed 2/27/2014
by BrewmasterDerek
Greenville, S.C.
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great conversion tire!

I bought these tires to convert my Rock Hopper to a Greenways trail rider. I decided to get the red ones just for fun. First time ever getting compliments by passing riders. Great tire at a great value!

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Reviewed 12/23/2013
by psmcmurr
Casual Cyclist
North Alabama
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Smoothe ride compared to the knobbys ther were on my bicycle

The tires made a big difference on my mtn bike. All of my riding is done on the street and the tires are smoother ride.

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Reviewed 11/8/2013
by Anonymous
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1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
nice tires, wrong for me

These tires are way too heavy for what I wanted. I didn't mount them. For a beach cruiser I think.

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Reviewed 9/26/2013
by JTBOWLING
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Raleigh NC
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
LOVE these tires!!!

By far the BEST quality & BEST looking tires I've used in 3 years of cycling! The RED ones are the set I purchased & installed... with well over 1500 miles of asphalt behind them, they've proven their durability & quality... just recently ordered another set to replace my originals with in December... you will NOT go wrong with these tires!!!

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Reviewed 6/22/2013
by BigCountry1967
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Raleigh NC
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Look & ride GREAT!!!

Absolutely LOVE my RED version of these tires... they look GREAT & roll smoothly on the asphalt surfaces & roads on which I ride my 17 - 22 miles daily, 6 days per week. The thickness & heavy-duty composition seem to make them much more durable & dependable than more expensive tires I've used over the past 3 years of cycling, so the little bit of noticeable extra weight ain't a big deal to me. I HIGHLY recommend these tires & will definitely be purchasing more of them.

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Reviewed 6/5/2013
by MilMt.biker
Casual Cyclist
Milwaukie, OR
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Great price for a great street tire

I bought the slick tires to replace my knobby dirt tires for riding on the city bike paths and to reduce the friction from the dirt tires for a much easier ride. Took them for the first ride and noticed instantly how much easier it is to pedal on a rough road surface. I think these tires are great.

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Reviewed 5/28/2013
by Stewshmee
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Washington
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Look great, work well.

These guys were dirt cheap and look really good on my Electra. No issues so far - only two months of riding on them. I got the black.

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Reviewed 5/9/2013
by Boston Biker
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MA.
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1 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Rugged tire. Great value.

Very good tire. Extremely thick side walls and tread. Heavy. Rides, rolls, grips really well. Really strong chemical smell and powdery black residue when unpacking. Would be 5 stars if made in usa.

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Reviewed 5/6/2013
by Anonymous
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Memphis, TN
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great tire for little cost!

I ordered this tire to use on my indoor bike trainer due to the regular mountain bike tire being way too loud. It has worked great for what I need and was worth the little money paid.

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Reviewed 4/6/2013
by Anonymous
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2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Great tire for the money

Great tire for the money

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Reviewed 3/25/2013
by Jason
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South texas
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Smooth ride

We use this tire as the rear tire on a multi surface recumbent bike and it works great. Off road, on road, sand , gravel, asphalt, or cement

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Reviewed 12/17/2012
by Anonymous
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New Orleans, La
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16 of 17 customers found this review helpful.
Really tames my old MTB frame!

I put these on my old hard tail MTB bike that had been gathering dust in the back of the garage. I rarely went off road and the bike was an uncomfortable bone shaker compared to a modern comfort bike. These tires softened up the ride, are more quiet, and give good traction on pavement. They look good too!

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Reviewed 12/13/2012
by DirtBro
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Pittsburgh, PA
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10 of 12 customers found this review helpful.
Good tires for converting a mountain bike to road use

I bought an old rigid mountain bike to putt around town on, and it had extremely knobby tires which were really noisy on the street. I got these tires for it, and they are great in that they feel and sound a zillion times better on pavement than dirt tires, but they are kinda big and fat. However, if you're converting a bike like I did, that's not an altogether bad thing because then you don't have to buy new tubes, the ones in your current dirt tires should fit these just fine.

I'd have given these 5 stars if they were just a little bit more low profile, I have trouble squeezing my U-lock around the wheel to lock up to certain things. But they do an outstanding job and they're very affordable.

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Reviewed 10/17/2012
by Kopsis
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St. Pete, FL
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8 of 9 customers found this review helpful.
Great value in a mountain bike street tire

I bought a pair of these tires for a rigid-fork, hard-tail mountain bike that I converted to an ebike. To handle sustained riding at 20 mph with no suspension, I wanted the biggest tire that the bike could handle. I wasn't sure what to expect from Cheng Shin, but the price was so low, I couldn't resist giving them a try. I'm very glad I did as these tires are exactly what I was looking for. The wide size lets me run at relatively low pressure which really helps soak up the bumps and gives me a very comfortable ride. The tires are quite heavy (I knocked off one star for the weight). If you're pedaling hills you may want to look at lighter alternatives. On the plus side, the heavy construction looks like it could shrug off road hazards that would shred tires three times the price. Last, but not least, they look great on the bike! With only 30 miles so far, I can't tell how well they'll wear, but they're so inexpensive that I could buy a set every 1000 miles and not complain. All in all, a great tire for the price.

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Reviewed 9/27/2012
by _scottwx
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New Orleans, La.
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11 of 11 customers found this review helpful.
An excellent road tire.

I recently purchased a set of Cheng Shin c1218 26 inch city tires in black for my schwinn cruiser, and find them to be excellent performers. Great traction on the road and shed water away like a duck. Oh! By the way, these tires also look good on my bike.

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