Just wondered if anyone had tried Sweetskinz tyres on their uni. For those who haven’t seen them before, the company makes various sizes / types of tyres with not only coloured compounds, but actual patterning (e.g. flame, snakeskin, camouflage…) and reflective properties for night time (nb it doesn’t look like they have stock of all of them yet - many size / colour combinations seem to be on preorer at the moment).
They look way cool. I’m tempted to get a tyre, possibly for my BC or my learner uni. Yes, I know getting a tyre because of its looks is a bit silly. But they look so good that I think it might outweigh the silliness!
I sent them e-mail - I think it’s a good idea to do so, since their website could use some improvement (would be nice if it wasn’t all Flash animations too).
Whilst I’m talking about their website - don’t forget to click the “moon” button to see the reflective pattern that’d be visible at nice. All the tyres have a nighttime pattern too, by the look of it. Nice!
I’ve found reviews of some of their tyres - but most of them seem to be old designs that are not the ones featured on the websites.
Personally I think the flame / hazard warning designs are the coolest
I think they look strange because they were photographed in the dark: it looks like the flash has gone off because all the reflective parts are shining. Presumably (hopefully) they’d look a bit less weird in real life! The normal-light pictures I found by Googling certainly looked less weird, although they were different patterns to the ones on the Sweetskinz website.
Yeah, the pictures under “Buy Now” are pretty good, and makes it clear that they have a decent range of sizes (20", 26", 700c) and treads. It looked like a lot of the tyres were on preorder when I checked yesterday though, so I’m assuming that they’re still in manufacturing.