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driftlessregion:
I've heard that the original tire on the BOB Yak wears quickly.  I'm thinking of putting a better tire on before my 2500 mile tour this summer. I have 500 miles on it now. I'm interested in your experience.

bentrider:
I've used my BOB for close to 7 years and I have purchased a generic spare tires and tubes for it but have never had a flat yet over those years. But I have some friends that encountered flats in their first year with their BOBs and unfortunately in one case one friend had to scramble to find a spare tire and ended up getting a pink tire from some roadside girls bike. They still have that same tire now for 4 years. If there is more of problem I have is the bearings in the BOB hub wearing out before I get a flat. ;p

lflint:
Yes, the BOB tire has a very limited life and has high rolling
resistance. I replaced my stock BOB tire with a Primo Comet
16x1.35 tire when I bought the trailer. The Comet runs
smooth, is very lightweight but durable, and lasts a very long
time. These tires are extraordinary. I have about 6000 miles
on mine and it is hardly worn. You can buy this tire from
www.hostelshoppe.com

Here is a direct link:

http://www.hostelshoppe.com/cgi-bin/
readitem.pl?Accessory=983918945

Be sure that you order the 16" (305 mm) size and not the 16"
(349 mm). The rim on the BOB is 305 mm.


driftlessregion:
Thanks. I will check it out. Hostel Shoppe is right up the road from me. I've heard very good things about the store in general.

GKeipinger:
Your best bet for your Bob wheel is a flat free tire by GREENTIRE.

G√ľnter

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