> I’m amazed at how quickly the tire on my 24" Schwinn is wearing out. After
Congratulations on all the good practice you’re probably doing! If you ride
straight most of the time, your tire will last a lot longer, but then you should
be on a bicycle. Learning spins & things like that will wear out your tire real
fast. Back when I did Freestyle and trained outdoors, I would go thru a tire a
week before the competitions.
> Any recommendations for a good street tire? My Schwinn came with a Kenga
The Kenda tires are inexpensive and decent, but usually pretty soft rubber.
They’re great indoors because they won’t make marks. I don’t know offhand
of a specific tire for 24" that is long-lasting. The old black tires on the
old Schwinns were tough, but you could write your name on a gym floor with
them. Plus, if you’re doing lots of spins & turns, any tire will wear out
On rotation: Try to get the tire rotated before you lose the tread on the wear
points. Once the tread is gone, you won’t get much life from the tire, even
Stay on top,
John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone http://www.unicycling.com