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Offline Wild Dave

Tire availability
« on: November 19, 2013, 01:30:45 pm »
I'm thinking of touring in central and South America and I'm wondering is it a good idea on a bike equipped with 700  wheels.
I've heard amazon  . Com is in brazil  is this true and if so has anyone here ordered through them while on tour in S.A.?
Thank you for your time

Offline zerodish

Re: Tire availability
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2013, 08:03:35 am »
Go to google type in the country click on the country and search Walmart. Walmart does sell 700c bicycles in Mexico. Not every walmart in the states carries 700c tires but those who do sell the Cheng Shin 700 by 38 foldable for about $20. This is a very good tire and I recommend it for heavy touring.

Offline officerdare

Re: Tire availability
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2014, 09:58:51 am »
A better bet would be the Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires.  Q Tubes.  With some of Schwalbe’s Doc Blue put in the tubes will have you almost flawless. 
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Offline RussSeaton

Re: Tire availability
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2014, 11:36:38 pm »
A better bet would be the Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires.  Q Tubes.  With some of Schwalbe’s Doc Blue put in the tubes will have you almost flawless.

BikeTiresDirect sells the Schwalbe Marathon Plus for $52 each.  MSRP of $59.  Don't know what Q tubes are, but bet they are expensive.  Some folks, including me, are cheap when it comes to buying bike parts.  Spending nearly $60 for a bicycle tire isn't something I will ever do.  Those $20 WalMart 700C tires look pretty good.

Offline officerdare

Re: Tire availability
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2014, 12:29:46 am »
A better bet would be the Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires.  Q Tubes.  With some of Schwalbe’s Doc Blue put in the tubes will have you almost flawless.

BikeTiresDirect sells the Schwalbe Marathon Plus for $52 each.  MSRP of $59.  Don't know what Q tubes are, but bet they are expensive.  Some folks, including me, are cheap when it comes to buying bike parts.  Spending nearly $60 for a bicycle tire isn't something I will ever do.  Those $20 WalMart 700C tires look pretty good.

Agree, WalMart would be cheaper, but.....  then is it going to be the most bang for your buck, if they do not perform or you end up buying several during the year.  I would rather get a piece of mind (from experience) having the Marathon Plus tires under me and not have to worry than to deal with something that will not hold up to touring especially in third world countries.  The Q's are a puncture resistant tube.  I have not used them, but they have been touted as the best thing under the sun, by Steve in TrikeAsylum.com
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