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Old 08-19-2004, 09:45 AM   #1
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Default Re: Tomahawk Tire Review

Now that is quite interesting. I have seen them many times before, and have usually scoffed at the inherent squidlyness of colored tires, and was quite concerned about them being retreads, This, however, isn't the first surprised, positive review I've read, and I am pleased to hear that they are doing the job for a fellow MOron.



They are retread from aircraft tires right? Now I don't know much about tire construction, I've read a few articles and whatnot on tires, but I'm venturing a guess that their beginnings as aircraft rubber lends to their performance and life. Am I wrong? Someone please enlighten.



I'd probably still stick with the black ones.
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Old 08-19-2004, 09:49 AM   #2
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They're made on the carcasses of dunlop and metzlers mostly. You can probly tell from the review... I'm shocked as I can be.



As for the squidlyness... you're right... but I admit... it's nice to have everyone staring at your bike.
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Old 08-19-2004, 10:11 AM   #3
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Default Re: Tomahawk Colored Tire Review

Tons and tons of bicycle tires are available in multiple colors, and all kinds of racers use them.



So it is a different type of tire, and nobody really ever goes past 70mph on a bicycle and most of the time is spent around 20mph, but there sure doesn't seem to be anything in a colored tire that makes it worse than a black tire.



Of course they are often hideously ugly.



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Old 08-19-2004, 10:38 AM   #4
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Can SA post one of your pictures, m_e? Is MO out of bandwith or something?
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Old 08-19-2004, 10:45 AM   #6
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they are not "made" from aircraft tires. They are made by a company that retreads aircraft tires. Tires that are trusted at 300+mph with several hundred tons on them.



I think these guys know what they're doing.
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Old 08-19-2004, 10:52 AM   #7
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Default Re: Tomahawk Colored Tire Review

I've ordered a set, in black, for my Thunderbird Sport... I've been running Metzler MeZ4s, which are great! But.. for the price of the black Tomahawks, they are definitley worth a try.
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Old 08-19-2004, 10:54 AM   #8
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What did you have to promise lonride to get him to post this?



I get it. You belong to the GPTB!
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Old 08-19-2004, 11:08 AM   #9
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Old 08-19-2004, 11:17 AM   #10
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I prefer my tires be referred to as "African American".
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