Rear tires for trike - wet/dry conditions


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chads920
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Rear tires for trike - wet/dry conditions

Post by chads920 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:49 am



Need to replace my rear tires before my trip across Canada this summer (Aug - Sept). Any suggestions on tread pattern and manufacture. Im pulling a Bunkhouse Queen and have a passenger. Im going to stick with the Avon trike front tire as I have only minor concerns with it and wet rd conditions (it wears well)-


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Re: Rear tires for trike - wet/dry conditions

Post by AZgl1800 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:15 pm

I would make sure to get a good All Season tread design...

one with great rain sipes that will prevent the tire from Hydroplaning.

lots of good ones out there.
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Re: Rear tires for trike - wet/dry conditions

Post by chads920 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:55 pm

yes there are way to many to choose from I was hoping to learn from others. I currently have Michelin Defender 205/70 15s and they have been good but are wearing out.
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Re: Rear tires for trike - wet/dry conditions

Post by AZgl1800 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:29 am

Well,

I will say that the one on the rear of my bike is very good in the wet.

Michelin Primacy Alpin PA3 195/55/16 RF ZP

An advantage for you with the ZP tires, you can drive 50-100 miles with zero air pressure.

This picture is my spare tire, stored in the shop away from the sun.
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Re: Rear tires for trike - wet/dry conditions

Post by chads920 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:10 am

that is a pretty aggressive tire good for all seasons I take it. I think the Micheline tire is likely one of the better brands, reliable and long wearing both good qualities when considering the cost of tires.
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Re: Rear tires for trike - wet/dry conditions

Post by AZgl1800 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:22 am

chads920 wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:10 am
that is a pretty aggressive tire good for all seasons I take it. I think the Micheline tire is likely one of the better brands, reliable and long wearing both good qualities when considering the cost of tires.
Yes, it has good grip even in wet grass.
I have 6 acres here and usually I just back out of the shop and at the angle I am, it is easier to just go forward and turn a bit to the left and exit the concrete pad onto the grass... at that point I continue to circle on around the shop to the south and west and then back north to the driveway which is now asphalt....

That particular tire pulls great, rarely slips unless I hit a lot of throttle...
the one on the bike has 14,000 miles and looks nearly as good as that picture.
No wear markings on it at all.... and that is pulling the trailer for over 5,000 miles.
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Re: Rear tires for trike - wet/dry conditions

Post by chads920 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:57 am

I have been on line checking out tires and found that 15" tires are not frequently listed which indicates to me that I will be making trips to tire shops for viewing then on the webb for pricing. Id like to find something before traveling back to BC.


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