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    Well finally, our zipper tires are here... no really... zippers


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    I saw those, and what a wonderful idea, a heavy tire with the ability to zip another, heavier tire, over. The only thing that could make it better would be if the tire mounted on the rim was solid, virtually eliminating flats.

    And just think, if a tire wore out in the middle of a ride, it would just be a matter of unzipping the outer, wore out tire, throwing it to the side of the road, and continuing your ride.
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    What is the weight of the tire?
    The tire is a lightweight, skin-wall tire. Its clocks in at around 1,3 lbs (600 g) *

    *variation depending on your size and manufacturing variations

    What is the weight of the skins?
    The skins have the following distribution*:

    Trail X: 1.25 lbs (580 g)
    All-Terrain: 1.2 lbs (550 g)
    Urban Winter: 1.3 lbs (600 g)

    *variation depending on your size and manufacturing variations
    Roughly 5lbs of tires. Yikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    Roughly 5lbs of tires. Yikes.
    Check the FAQ they're selling only 1.6"-2.25" width tires in 26", 27.5" and 29"...and 550-600grams isn't that bad for such a wide tire. Particularly for something that isn't supple/thin and puncture prone.

    Shoot, my gravling 120TPI 700cx38 Vittorias are 450grams. They ride nice, but they aren't the best for puncture resistance
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    Check the FAQ they're selling only 1.6"-2.25" width tires in 26", 27.5" and 29"...and 550-600grams isn't that bad for such a wide tire. Particularly for something that isn't supple/thin and puncture prone.

    Shoot, my gravling 120TPI 700cx38 Vittorias are 450grams. They ride nice, but they aren't the best for puncture resistance
    No, not bad for a MTB tire. But you essentially have 4 MTB tires.
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    Correct me if I am wrong but wouldn't it be a bit better peace of mind if the zip to close direction were opposite of what is shown in the picture (as well as the video at kickstarter)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by craiger_ny View Post
    Correct me if I am wrong but wouldn't it be a bit better peace of mind if the zip to close direction were opposite of what is shown in the picture (as well as the video at kickstarter)?
    You can mount yours the other way, I'm going with what they said!

    Nothing like adding another layer of slop into the crisp turning ability of a 26"er.
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    Quote Originally Posted by craiger_ny View Post
    Correct me if I am wrong but wouldn't it be a bit better peace of mind if the zip to close direction were opposite of what is shown in the picture (as well as the video at kickstarter)?
    Oh, come on craiger_ny... sure, it's the wrong way - allowing the zipper to snag and unzip, but let's be realistic. After a while - after all the dirt, debris, road salt... those zippers will be effectively welded in place. ;-)

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    In general for most situations I agree that these are a problem prone solution looking for a problem. But for a commuter riding in cities which can see occasional accumulating ice on the paths, being able to switch between studded and slick tires quickly would be a nice option to have. Other usage cases, not so much.

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    Hmmmm, if I wanted street vs snow tires, I would just get another set of wheels. It would probably be A LOT easier than unzipping and zipping my tires on, especially after I rode through a pile of dog? horse? shiet.

    But that is just ME!
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    Quote Originally Posted by craiger_ny View Post
    Correct me if I am wrong but wouldn't it be a bit better peace of mind if the zip to close direction were opposite of what is shown in the picture (as well as the video at kickstarter)?
    You're overthinking a bad idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    You're overthinking a bad idea.
    I'm still upset with myself for watching the video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    You're overthinking a bad idea.
    Now that's a sig-worth quote.
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    So, it's a Kickstarter? I'll donate 2 cents, because that's what this idea is worth.
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    Very interesting.

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