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Tandem Road Tires - need help(4 posts)

Tandem Road Tires - need helpdogtum
May 19, 2003 8:54 AM
heading out in July on 3,000 mile ride across the country in a 30 day time frame and want a recommendation on tires that inflate to at least 110 psi... we will be trailing a bob...and currently have Vittoria Randonneur but only go to 85lbs and it slows us down...any recommendations
Just put a pair of Avocet Carbon tires on my.....cycleaddict
May 19, 2003 9:41 AM
Erickson tandem as recommended by Glen Erickson himself.
Don't recall PSI #'s, sorry.
Might check www.tandemsltd.com (nm)Silverback
May 19, 2003 11:24 AM
Avenir "Streetster" 100 psi 26 x 1.5GeoCyclist
May 19, 2003 4:01 PM
I assume that you are running with 26 inch wheels; as you stated the 85 psi tire pressure. I use to use Avocet Cross 26 x 1.5 tires on my tandem. Last summer I was touring in the States and picked up a set of Avenir "Streetster" 100 psi tires at a LBS. These tires were inexpensive ($25.00 each). We have about 500 miles on these tires and there is no sign of wear. The tread pattern is very minimal; check out attached photo. The were two big advantages to these tires over the Avocet; less rolling resistance, and no road noise (very quiet tire).

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