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Offline ColoradoKid

Trailer tires
« on: July 16, 2011, 05:25:19 pm »
Ok I admit it, I sometimes pack a little more then I need to when I'm towing a trailer. The problem is what is a good tire to use and will stand up to loaded touring? (the cheap tires wearout way to fast for my taste)

Offline John Nelson

Re: Trailer tires
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2011, 09:12:18 pm »
Well, there are probably lots of tires that will do, but the benchmark is any of the Schwalbe Marathon line (except the Marathon itself).

Offline Wayne00001

Re: Trailer tires
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2011, 06:03:52 pm »
Maxxis Hookworm for a trailer.  Almost bullet proof.  Rough ride.  But on a trailer who cares.

Offline driftlessregion

Re: Trailer tires
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2011, 09:19:26 pm »
I have over 3000 miles on my Kenda Kwest with no noticable wear, more than twice what the original tire lasted.

Offline mucknort

Re: Trailer tires
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2011, 10:47:55 am »
Good high pressure tires on a trailer make a huge difference in rolling resistance (you notice pulling a trailer far less). On a recent cross country tour we had Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires on 3 bikes and Schwalbe Marathon tires on 3 trailers. For the whole trip, the bikes had 0 flats and the trailers had 7. I highly recommend Marathon Plus.

Offline staehpj1

Re: Trailer tires
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2011, 11:41:03 am »
Good high pressure tires on a trailer make a huge difference in rolling resistance (you notice pulling a trailer far less). On a recent cross country tour we had Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires on 3 bikes and Schwalbe Marathon tires on 3 trailers. For the whole trip, the bikes had 0 flats and the trailers had 7. I highly recommend Marathon Plus.

Everyone's flat tolerance and concern regarding weight and lively ride are different.  So choice can and should vary, but...  Personally, Id rather deal with a flat once in a while that use a tire that weighs double what other suitable choices weigh.  Seven flats between three trailers over what? 4000 miles?  So something like a flat every 1700 miles ridden?  Given that I rather run the lighter tire.

That said if you are willing to run the pluses on your bike then it certainly makes sense to on the trailer too.  Me I hated the ride and took them off my bike after a few hundred miles.  Not sure that I would notice the ride difference with a plus on the trailer though.