Kenda Kwest 20x1.5 came with the Rans Screamer (bought used about 5 years ago from original owner who I know). Like the rigidity of the 100 psi tire on the tandem. First tire blew sidewall this spring (2013) at about 500 miles. Direct replacement blew at center of tread last week (about 6 months in service and 500 miles). Unfortunately haven't found anything better in the 40x406 size so will try yet another Kwest.
Bike Tires Direct was one of only a couple sources that carried this 20 x 1.5 inch tire for my folding bike and their price was by far the lowest. Works great - so far so good.
Looking to restore that Bike-E recumbent? This is the size you need for the rear wheel. White letter tires look better than the white or gumwall as they give it a more contemporary appearance. Rides well and smooth with good traction. I went with a size narrower than stock for a little more speed. Just as comfortable as before so good choice.
I use these for my recommend trike, and they're perfect for the application. Low rolling resistance, good durability, no punctures, 100 psi. Easy to mount.... No complaints at all.
Unfortunately picked up a nail on ride today, tire only on for a couple hundred miles and the sidewall had a tear by the time I walked the elliptiGo bike home...but it IS heavy...about 42 lbs.
Because you did not have the marathon greengaurds I wanted at the time, you recommended the kwest tire temporarily. it only lasted 2 days before I got a flat.
I have found that the Kenda K193 Kwest 20 inch Tire (406) to be the smoothest and easy rolling tire, of all the different tires, that I have used on my Tri-Cruiser in 26,000 miles. I use mostly on hard surface Rail to Trails and local streets. I will be getting 3,000 miles or more on the tires. I have experienced 3 flats, one where the side wall was scored by a sharp grate end that was exposed on a bridge crossing. One where a thorn cut several cords and the tire failed. One puncture that posed no future problems. It is the best tire buy I have found for my Tri-Cruiser.
Great tire for the budget minded shopper that wants a reasonably fast tire (When run at the upper end of the pressure rating)
Size wise the 20(406)x1.5 mounts a little smaller than Schwalbe Marathon
They were easy to mount and i have been satisfied due to the low cost
I didn't know they made a 20 road tire. I run these on my cargo trailer and at 300 miles they still look new. They are very puncture resistant, I do have a very small hole somewhere as one tire goes flat over 4 to 5 days, but that's it for a couple of months now.