I needed a set of 26 inch tires and these were exceptional value. when they arrived, they were well packaged and looked to be of excellent quality. Unfortunately, I did not know that 26 inch tires aren't always 26 inches. The clue is in the 590 which is mm inside diameter. After explaining my predicament to Biketiresdirect, they were very helpful in me choosing the correct size tire and explaining their excellent returns policy. So although I can't really review the performance of this tire, the performance of biketiresdirect was truly exceptional.
The description notes that this fits older department store bikes, however, it was a common size on many good bikes as well. These include Raleigh, Robin Hood, Hercules and others.
I am giving it 3 stars only because I did not order the tires yet, so haven't actually been able to provide a review on the actual tire (tyre).
Any new tire set was sure to be better than what was still lingering on the rims, so I was pleased. Nothing high-performance was sought -just something fairly smooth and quiet to restore usefulness to a still perfectly good-but-older studentcommuter bike at a price (...including delivery right to the doorstep in a week or so) for markedly less than that offered by any local retailer. But some credit must be given to the old hard-&-crusty original tires -they didn't yield to the pavement much at rated pressure. Every road imperfection could be felt through the original tires, though it seemed to make peddling slightly easier compared to the new softer tires, but I still prefer the new ones for the better overall ride quality -and the confidence in advance of being able to make it back home compared to the previous-&-very-real-threat of walking it all back.
European sized 26in can throw a curve ball at you.So these where fitted on a E-Bike made in England 250w assist bike.These ride really smoothWent on easily.Hi-Pressure in these hard to find.These fit the bill.Venture On.
Restored an old bike for a friend and couldn't find the tires locally. Of course Bike Tires Direct had them and at a good price too. Lesson Always check them first!
I have bought 3 sets of these tires from Bike Tires Direct now. I restore old bikes and these bikes go very well on my vintage Raleigh Sports. They have a good smooth fine tread for road and bike path travel and so far have held up fine. I have had no flats. Would recommend them to anyone who wants a good inexpensive bike tire for general everyday riding.
This is the (more or less only) tire you need for classic English 3-speeds. In gumwall it looks appropriately classic, and seems to be of reasonable city-bike quality. I'll use Panaracer Pasella TGs all day on standard-sized commuter bikes, but this will do just fine for the vintage ones.
Great tires overall. The grips along side the center stripe allow me to turn more sharply in snow and in rain. Don't get clogged up with stuff like my old tires. Seem to wear well too!
I had to fix an old rusty bike for a friend of mine who picked it up for free. These tires were my only option. Although a bit heavy, they work quite well and so far no flats.