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Solid tyres
#1
Anyone remember the painful and somewhat awful ride,maplin tyres gave as a kid?

They're making a comeback or at least trying to!

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#2
You know what, i've wondered for a while now, why we can't have solid tyres on full sus bikes. The sus is soo much more controlled and supple than back-in-the-day.
£99 a pair is a lot of green though :?
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#3
Good idea if they do feel like pnumatic tyres, they get the compound right and have a decent knobly tread pattern. Must weigh a tonne though!
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#4
Does no one remember these from about 20 years ago? My mate Steve had a pair of 'Green' brand tyres, they were quite solid and would have been fine apart from being skidded through within a couple of weeks.

Bloody hell, they still make them, Green tyres are still going, Steve had the 'Blizzard' tread pattern. It left wicked skidmarks . Good on a wheelbarrow though.

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Keep it foolish...
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#5
LOL - maplin tyres! Damn autocorrect, it really does suck! Solid tyres is what it is meant to read, not maplin
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#6
I wondered wtf Maplin tyres were, an excuse for a trip down memory lane, evidently.
Keep it foolish...
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#7
jellylegs Wrote:LOL - maplin tyres! Damn autocorrect, it really does suck! Solid tyres is what it is meant to read, not maplin
:lol: First thing i do when i get a new phone, turn the stupid auto correct off!
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#8
that shows TH
Keep it foolish...
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