Anyone know where to buy an Innova Pro Podium 24x.2.8

Whilst looking around at kids bikes I came across one that I noticed had an interesting looking tyre. The tyre was rebranded “Yosemite” (the bike sub-brand of the Nordic retailer Biltema, where I saw the bike). However, looking more carefully I noted that it was actually an Innova tyre with the pattern code IB-3014-01 listed on the side. The dimensions listed were 24x2.8 (70-507) and the inflation recommendations were between 15-30psi.

A little searching online and I found what I believe to be the tyre (Innova Pro Podium) based on my recollection of the tyre pattern. A couple of Innova pages provided a little more information about it: 60tpi, 785g, Folding, and with a “part number” of PO2428001.

Here is a picture I found of the 27.5 variant of the same tyre:

The tyre is closing in on the size of the Duro Wildlife / Razorback / Halo Contra but it is significantly lighter. Now my problem. As far as I can tell Biltema does not sell replacement tyres separately and I cannot find a source online.

So my questions.

  • Has anyone ever tried this tyre on a unicycle and if so how did you find it?
  • Does anyone know where I could buy this tyre?
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This might also be an interesting one for @rogeratunicycledotcom to see if they (UDC) can source as a potential alternative Muni tyre for their 24" unis.

P.S. If you get some and sell them, I will likely buy one off you. :wink:

PDF side 22 (“page” 44) of this list of Innova bike tyres for 2022 (PDF) also confirms some details.

I’d be interested in something like this for my old KH MUni.

It’s great fun with a Holy Roller 2.4 (at 730g), but that’s no good for anything off-road other than hard-packed ground really.

A couple of other 24" fatter tyres I have come across, that would be ok for offroad:

Maxxis High Roller 24 x 2.5 1150g
Specialized Big Roller 24 x 2.8" 835g - some camber initally but improves or you get used to it
Kenda Slant Six 24 x 2.6" ~750g

Maxxis Hookworm 24 x 2.5 - not an offroad tyre

Yep, my friend’s uni has the Holy Roller 2.4 tyre and it’s fun to ride. You know how the tyre will behave. Dependable.

That doesn’t look all that bad. If no luck with the Innova then I might have to try and source one of those.

I have not ridden this one, so have ordered a sample.

It does look good, but with it having such light sidewalls it may not function for unicycles as well as bikes… but lets see. :slight_smile:

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Awesome!!! You are the best!

P.S. I will take this opportunity to say thanks. I ordered a wheel build from UDC :uk: the other day and you completed it in one day and sent it the next. Very impressive, especially when I consider how busy you must be right now with new stock having just arrived. You and your team are amazing as always. :wink:

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There is also the Kenda Kaos 24x 2.80 as an alternative
It is also very light, but also has thin side walls. It drives well. I classify it more as a cross tire than a downhill tire

https://www.einradshop.ch/einrad-kaufen-schweiz/24-pneus/1295-cross-reifen-24x-280.html

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Offtopic

And it has arrived! I was a bit concerned about the state of the box but the wheel seems fine

Did you have any luck with getting a sample of this?

I’m still on the lookout for a nice 24" tyre that’s better in mud than a Holy Roller but not as much of a tank as the Duro.

I should probably see if I can get my hands on the Specialised Big Roller to try too.

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Not yet. Everything takes for ever at the moment!

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