Announcement: Schwalbe Durano Bicycle Tires

Schwalbe Durano Tires Note: Photos of My Schwalbe Durano Tires Below This is less of a review and more of a preview as I have not ridden these tires.  I just purchased  the Schwalbe Durano’s to replace my Specialized Fatboys.  I considered the Continental Ultra Gatorskins, the Specialized All Condition II Pro’s, and Michelin WildRun’R Advance. Why […]

Announcement: Kool Stop Tire Bead Jack

Take the Pain out of Mounting Bicycle Tires with the Tire Bead Jack The Kool Stop Tire Bead Jack is an amazingly simple idea put into practice. This is one of those tools that you use once then wonder why you did buy it years ago! I was really amazed at just how easy tires […]

Continental Race 650 Bicycle Tubes

Continental Race 650 Bicycle Tubes I’ve been running these on my recumbent 559 under by Fatboys.  I love them!  They are about half the weight of the Hutchison tubes they replaced.  The Race 650’s are 26×1 and will work with 559’s.  I even had them a bit over inflated in the Fatboy’s with no problems.  […]

Specialized Fatboy Tire

My Experience with Specialized Fatboy Tires Note:  Photos of Specialize Fatboy Tires Below Specialized bicycles calls their “Fatboy” tire a “Performance Road” tire. At 26×1.25 for 559rims these are a pretty good choice for mountain bikers who want to ride the asphalt. These are a pretty good choice for middle of the road 559 Recumbent […]

Bike Tires Direct aka

Same Portland Oregon company advertises online with different names.,, and who knows how many more. Is it too much to ask for companies to be ethical? I had a miserable experience with them, just left a bad taste in my mouth like they were trying to trick me. Their customer service is […]