I have some questions about tires, have done some search, but just want to clarify it with you guys or see if there’s any difference in opinions/tips. Or simply because I have issues finding the answer or the direct answer to it and want to double check. If you have a link to a site that has the direct answer, please give it to me so I can read up.
1. Storing tires:
I have a few trial unicycle tires. I got a few to try out, but I’ll end up having to store the others for awhile, but every few months I’ll probably switch tires for a new feel. I’ve read around that ideal storage conditions is a place that’s not too humid or too dry (basement ; sun), out of direct sun light, not kept to ozone chemicals or chemicals overall.
Should I keep them it in a cardboard box or keep it in an airtight wrap? (There’s one place somewhere that says avoid keeping it in airtight wrapping that’s why I’m not sure)
Can I just leave it in the closet in my room?
What temperatures will be okay for the tires? My room varies between 60F winter and 83F summer, no direct sunlight.
How long do the tires last in storage? Some sources say keep them around 5 years while others say they’ve kept them for 10-15+ years.
2. Inner Tube Size.
The equinox street/trials comes with a 2.5 trials wheel which is common size, but the tube size that comes with them is 20 x 1.95-2.125".
It’s said to stretch fine to the 2.5 but I was wondering how come a tube that is not closer to the 2.5 is used?
How do you know if the tube will stretch unsafely for a tire? I would have thought the tube size mentioned would be too small for a 2.5", but it fits fine so obviously I’m mistaken so help me
Would that tube fit a Monty Eagle 20 x 2.6" without issue?
I recently saw a tube at the municycle site and there’s one with 30% more rubber, when should one consider buying a tube like that? I mean the current tube seems to be working fine, is it worth considering?
3. Is Monty Eagle Claw Pro tire out of production?
I’m getting mix messages and I’m not sure if that’s out of production or just the old version Monty Eagle?
TryAll and Monty Eagle Claws are seemingly very popular, bouncy and good tires, yet surprisingly very hard to find (in stock).