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NedwannaB
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Heard there may be some wire bead prototypes around. Anyone know what their weight is?

Thanks in advance.
 

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NedwannaB
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WOWzers!

Found the answer.....+/-800kg's.:eekster: Might have to wait for folding when they arrive.
 

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NedwannaB
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busted........

Wish I Were Riding said:
Tiz true, as you got the weights from me. ;)

2 wire bead tires. 1 was 780gms, and the other 810gms.

Anyone interested??? :skep:
Like I thought you wouldn't skim over this post!! :eek: Thinking shiggy would be chiming in at somepoint. :skep:
 

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Wire bead...I'm not claiming any knowledge about it, but why would wire bead tires be a popular pick these days? The least wire bead tire I had was a Michelin DH32 2.8...darned near a motorcycle tire...about 1350g. But it was a killer, bulletproof downhill tire, so it was understandable. I see the term "prototype" used, so maybe that's it?
 

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Mr.650b - Mr.27-5
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TNC said:
Wire bead...I'm not claiming any knowledge about it, but why would wire bead tires be a popular pick these days? The least wire bead tire I had was a Michelin DH32 2.8...darned near a motorcycle tire...about 1350g. But it was a killer, bulletproof downhill tire, so it was understandable. I see the term "prototype" used, so maybe that's it?
TNC,

In all likelihood these were prototype tires and made with existing wire beads. There is also a good chance that WTB will be targeting the burgeoning 650b OE market and need a wire bead tire to keep costs down.

Cheers,

KP
 
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