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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.
 

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Not sure about what to stay away from, but I currently have Bridgestone Exedra Max tires on my ACE Tourer and love them. ZERO complaints. However, I do want to put white walls on next time I have to replace them, and Bridgestone doesn't make white walls in that size. So after a lot of research, I am going to go with Shinko's. Lots of great reviews, and a great price to boot!
 

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Michelin Commander ll's are great for spoked wheels.

Avon tell me that it is OK to use Avon Venom's on spoked wheels, I haven't used them myself on spoked wheels but they are great on cast wheels.

John.
 

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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.
 

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I don't think even make tires just for use with tubes anymore. They are all just tubeless tires with or without tubes.
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, Ebay
they are listed as "Tube Type" tires in the Specs.

http://www.denniskirk.com/543702.sku?utm_source=pricegrabber&utm_medium=cse

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Metzeler-17...Parts_Accessories&hash=item35e3cebcd5&vxp=mtr
 

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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.
Gonna ask a stupid question here, to perhaps avoid a stupid mistake somewhere up the road..

My Aero is sporting Metzeler rubber that are rated for tubes... 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?

I Don't know.. :neutral: ..The thought crossed my mind, so asking..

As some tires don't seem to have that specification, it's just a little weird that some specifically do.
 

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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?
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.

Needing to get new tires, wanting to go with white walls.
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.

I tell everyone who asks (and many who don't) to stay away from Dunlop D404s. Cheap, meaning junk, rather than inexpensive. 25% of the ones I've owned failed catastrophically.

A friend has a Metzeler WW on the rear of his 1100 ACE. Says he went with a Dunlop on the front because Metzeler doesn't sell a whitewall that fits. I haven't checked on that because I hate the way WWs look on my bike. (Wouldn't be a problem if I'd do the work to keep them white. But I won't.)
 
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