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post #1 of 2 Old May 27th, 2009, 1:54 pm Thread Starter
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Trike tires ?

What tires are y'all running on the back of your LT trikes ?
I've got Michelin Harmony on mine and have alweays had a wee bit of slip in wet weather, but during a recent ride in heavy rain they were hydroplanning all over the road.
I did cruise the specs at Tire Rack but couldn't find anything rated better for wet traction.

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post #2 of 2 Old May 27th, 2009, 2:00 pm
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Re: Trike tires ?

Hang some weight under it... Let some of the air out in wet conditions... ride through a wet spot on driveway to see how the tire is contacting the ground.

If you are getting Hydroplaning, it's pure physics ... enough water to float the tire under given load and speed...

Another option is to "carve" grooves in the tires like the offroaders move more water away...
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