Think I'll need a new rear tire - What's the best in terms of performance?

Tomas Molinari /

I'm just not sure what to get. The tire's near flat on the contact patch and there's rotting already.

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Charles McCusker /

yo don't ride on that anymore, that's done. at this point any tire is better than that. I think you need to define performance so anyone knows what to suggest. you want most durable? most grippy? least prone to flats? etc...

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Tomas Molinari /

I guess I can narrow things down to this:

sports performance (grippy, which can add to top end and acceleration) and good on wet surface, though that second one isn't really required as I ride mostly on dry days. So that leaves to durability, yet that isn't as important since tires on a moped lasts forever.

These tires were burned out at first by accident when trying out new shocks. But the front is extremely healthy despite being the original 2001 tires and 6k miles later.

So yeah, whatever has the most grip and still leave enough grooves for wet pavement + best tubes for them. Gosh I wish Michelin or Pirelli made tires of this size... If only I could find a bigger rear rim to fit on these A35s.

Btw this is a Tomos A35 Targa.

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If the cording isn't coming through then the tire is still good

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Dirty30 Dillon /

That tire did not go bad due to changing your shocks.

Before worrying about what the best performance tire is, you should do maintenance things on the bike, like figure out your black wheel issue and such. Sticky/grippy tires don't matter when your chain is lubing the wheel endlessly

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Tomas Molinari /

It has a ton of issues which I have to look at (like why it's bogging down at max 30 with an average of 28 mph full throttle. Might be something to do with the oil injection system).

I just don't want the tire to pop. This is my daily driver. My only daily driver.

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Pirelli does make a tire that will fit - it may be a little close to your fender though

Pirelli 16 x 2.5

On a moped I don't think the tire is gonna affect your speed in a straight line at all- it will affect your handling if you are taking corners with any speed. Personally I think heidenau has the highest quality tires on treats

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Dirty30 Dillon /

I'll agree with Phoebe that I have consistently been impressed with Heidenau.

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Tomas Molinari /

I see...

I found the Heidenau M3 and M4, not sure which one to pick.

Also, that 2.50 width... maybe if I had taller shocks I might clear that out.

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Probably Fred /

Get the same one you have on now

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> Tomas Molinari Wrote:

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> I see...

>

> I found the Heidenau M3 and M4, not sure which one to pick.

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> Also, that 2.50 width... maybe if I had taller shocks I might clear that

> out.

It's simple do you want three Ms or four Ms?

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Stick with 2.25s

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My Service Dog chews on a

Hutchinson GP1 2 3/4"

He seems to like it

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Tomas Molinari /

Sorry, still new to mopeds. lol. Can you elaborate?

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Andrew Squiggman /

Needs service dog but rides moped without service dog side car? Looking for free dog airfare.

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Too broke to look for a Sidecar or Trike rear.

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Re: Think I'll need a new rear tire - What's the best in terms of performance?

Certainly you have to change them asap

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A larger Tire will increase your top speed a little, like maybe 1mph. However acceleration will suffer because you now have increased your gear ratio.

A knobby / off-road tire will actually decrease top speed because it requires more power to keep it rolling.

Sava makes good tires and they aren't hard to install yourself. Though really I haven't any issues with any new moped tires. Some last longer than others, But even then it's likely the tire will fail due to dry rot before you wear it out . You can read reviews on Treatland to see which tires are harder to install.

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^ what he said. pretty right on. bigger tire = taller gearing, knobby tire = slower top speed, lots and lots of options all fine for you.

asking which is the best is like asking people which pants are the best - there's a ton of styles and qualities and in the end they'll pretty much all work and it just comes down to you.

Also also, that's definitely not a shock issue. shit's rotted. sunlight and disuse can embrittle tires and they crack. I can only imagine Jay was only looking at the 1st photo... you probably need a new front too. a flat on the front is way worse.

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Don't overthink it. Just get the same 16 x 2.25 Sava/Mitas tire you have now. It's a good tire, cheap, and lasts a long time.

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Tomas Molinari /

I did consider a pair of Sava B8s at some point. But I saw that the Shinkos are $18 at BikeBandit plus $8 for shipping. So basically $26 vs the stock Sava.

... How are those Shinkos, by the way?

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> Tomas Molinari Wrote:

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> I did consider a pair of Sava B8s at some point. But I saw that the

> Shinkos are $18 at BikeBandit plus $8 for shipping. So basically $26 vs

> the stock Sava.

>

> ... How are those Shinkos, by the way?

For the price , Shinkos are hard to beat .

I ran the on my CB750 and I have them on my XT350 . I sure wouldn't have a problem running them on my FA50 .

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