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Who makes Performance Tires?(11 posts)

Who makes Performance Tires?Kristin
Mar 24, 2003 7:36 AM
Ever use them? Good cleanace prices. Trouble mounting them on tight rims?
Performance tire pricesNessism
Mar 24, 2003 7:48 AM
Can't answer your question but wanted to add that Performance is selling the Michelin Hi-Lite Prestige for only $19 each. A good value in my book. Very similar tire to the higher end Michelin's at half the cost.

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/Profile.html?SKU=11968

Ed
I picked up a pair of Performance Brand GXT1's for $10 ea. nmKristin
Mar 24, 2003 7:53 AM
UndersizedSpoiler
Mar 24, 2003 8:10 AM
I ordered a pair of 26mm Forte Kevlar tires and they were smaller than Conti GP3000 23mm tires. I took them off after a few miles because the small size made them ride harsh.
National tire co. (Panaracer)MR_GRUMPY
Mar 24, 2003 8:25 AM
The Forte Pro tires are Branded Panaracers. Very good tire for the price. Don't bother with the belted ones.
God, now I have to figure out what belted means.Kristin
Mar 24, 2003 8:27 AM
Just like a girl, huh?
Kelvar beltedMR_GRUMPY
Mar 24, 2003 8:33 AM
Kelvar belts are under the tread to stop flats by preventing sharp objects from penetrating the tire.
I've never found them to be worth the expense or the deadness of the ride.
God, now I have to figure out what belted means.Fez
Mar 24, 2003 8:39 AM
Probably refers to whether there is a kevlar belt to help avoid punctures.

But on a more general level, there are wire beaded ones (nonfolding) and folding ones (kevlar substitutes for the wire bead and makes the tire lighter and foldable).

The folding ones are usually lighter. The most obvious advantage to foldable is you can take one along as a spare, unless you want to wear a wire beaded hula hoop while you are riding.
You're right about belted. As for folding...cory
Mar 24, 2003 8:49 AM
You can actually fold a wire-beaded tire up pretty small if you do it the same way you'd fold one of those instant-opening windshield shades or a pop-up tent. Takes a little experimentation, but essentially you hold it in front of you, hands at about 4 and 8 o'clock with your thumbs pointing out, and rotate both hands inward. With a little practice, you can get the tire to flop into a three-loop circle about 10 inches across. It's not comfortable in a jersey pocket, but it fits easily into any kind of carrier or bag you'd use for touring. A piece of string or tape will hold it together.
re: Who makes Performance Tires?DINOSAUR
Mar 24, 2003 9:16 AM
As previously mentioned Performance tires are made by National Tire Company of Japan. They aren't bad tires if you buy them on sale for around $20.00. I had good luck with the Forte Pro Kevlars. I'm not positive if these are the same tires as Panaracer as I've used both and they have different tread pattern, but I guess it depends on which model. I've only used the Forte Pro Kevlars (folding tire). I think you could find a better tire, even on sale, but it's whatever works for you I guess....
I use them on all my bikesbigrider
Mar 24, 2003 10:08 AM
I like the kevlar belted forte's and buy them on sale for around 20 to 21 bucks. I have found the belted tires have helped me tremendously in reducing flats from glass and sharp small objects. They don't help pinch flats though. I had 3 flats in 4000 miles last year.

I put them on and take them off with no levers just my hands. Love them.