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Offline driftlessregion

BOB tire
« on: March 01, 2004, 03:41:06 am »
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.


Offline bentrider

BOB tire
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2004, 11:37:10 am »
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


Offline lflint

BOB tire
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2004, 04:58:29 pm »
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.



Offline driftlessregion

BOB tire
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2004, 08:06:12 pm »
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.


Offline GKeipinger

BOB tire
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2004, 02:48:12 pm »
Your best bet for your Bob wheel is a flat free tire by GREENTIRE.

Günter


Offline Peaks

BOB tire
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2004, 08:55:53 pm »
Well, before I did the Northern Tier, I read your post and bought a spare tire for my BOB.  Never used it.  So, I got over 4500 miles on the original tire that came on the BOB.  So, I would not say that it wore out quickly.



Offline driftlessregion

BOB tire
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2004, 10:03:45 pm »
I bought the Comet at a local bike shop (for much less than the Hostel Shoppe) before the tour. It developed serious cuts and had to be replaced in Minot. Who knew?


Offline burleyrider

BOB tire
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2004, 03:36:10 pm »
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I bought the Comet at a local bike shop (for much less than the Hostel Shoppe) before the tour. It developed serious cuts and had to be replaced in Minot. Who knew?


I would definitely try another tire. Comets are notorious for flatting easily.

If you want durable, try these

Derek