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Needing to get new tires, wanting to go with white walls. Curious what to maybe go for or what to stay away from.
Sorry, noob question, how does spoked vs cast make a difference?
Ah so if they're spoked they're most likely or are certainly tubed tires?
Not always. Adventure bikes are starting to go with tubeless tires on spoked rims.Spoked = Tubed Tires
in the example in the pic, I'd say yes. Our shadow's spoke rims can be sealed to run tubeless.So I'm guessing it'd have more to do with where the spokes come through the rim then.
Sometimes, Yamaha don't even come through the rims,So I'm guessing it'd have more to do with where the spokes come through the rim then.
Spoked rims are not air tight. They need the tube in order to hold air.So I'm guessing it'd have more to do with where the spokes come through the rim then.
So I'm guessing it'd have more to do with where the spokes come through the rim then.
no tire expert here but if you look at the Metzeler Rear ME880 Marathon 160/80S-15 Blackwall Tire - 1733200 listed on Dennis Kirk, Superstore, EbayI don't think even make tires just for use with tubes anymore. They are all just tubeless tires with or without tubes.
Gonna ask a stupid question here, to perhaps avoid a stupid mistake somewhere up the road..Just an FYI. You can run either a tubless or tubed tire on your spokes. If you find a tubless tire you like, just put a tube in it. Perfectly acceptable and will balance just fine.
No. The effort would make the tires prohibitively expensive. If there is any difference at all, tubeless (With 2 "e"s REQUIRED because they aren't tubs.) tires will have a more pronounced & robust bead than tires built specifically for spoke rims.You don't think tires that are rated specifically for tubes have an interior wall finish that helps prevent abrasion, or some other magic that protects the tube?
If looks are more important than handling, Dunlop K177 & K555 still came in whitewall last I checked. They aren't great tires but they were stock on my bike and should last 12,000 miles.Needing to get new tires, wanting to go with white walls.