Another entry in our series to design an entry-level commuter bike for design and manufacture here in Portland. A re-cap on the target market:
– beginning rider
– short trips, or used in conjunction with a bus for longer trips
– ridden in street clothes
– $300 or under
Today’s topic is tires. Flat tires may be a significant fear of beginning riders. With this in mind, what’s the best way to overcome this concern without sacrificing performance?
Should we consider a solid tire? Is that a heretical thought?
Is a wide tire better? What’s the trade-off between flat resistance and pavement resistance?
Let us know what you think entry-level commuters need or want.