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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 4:07 pm 
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Why is it so hard to get coloured mtb tyres these day (or am i looking in the wrong places?) There used to be tyre in a variety of colours, and you can get them for 700c, bmx etc?

What's going on?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 6:44 pm 
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Halo do some. White, pink and green IIRC.

They do look awful if they clash with the frame though. :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:41 pm 
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Well it would be red ones for my bike. White might do, just wondering why they used to be made but now aren't? And you can get panaracers with red sidewalls but they still have balck tread?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:48 pm 
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I got the Halo whites on my singlespeed.

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Its just another great thing that seems to be lost in the halls of mountain bike history,sadly noboby makes cool tyres anymore like coloured Wildgrippers or the infamous white Porcs :(


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:56 pm 
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Remember Macaws? They were rubbish tyres but looked good! There's a shop near me with some yellow Tiogas.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:58 pm 
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orly?, i fancy some yellow ones for my singlespeed project!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:06 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Location: Dorset UK
Check out:

http://www.sweetskinz.com/sweetskinz/

Werent sold in the UK up until recently but looks like they've now sorted a UK distributor.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:29 pm 
Old School Hero

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I can't see anything about a UK distributer on their website?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:49 pm 
Old School Hero

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Yeah bike doctor in southend had a pair hanging up for £15 each last time I was there.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 12:36 pm 
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There's yellow and red kenda's on ebay atm, cheap bin for the pairs

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/a-pair-of-yellow- ... dZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/a-pair-of-kenda-r ... dZViewItem

Been banned by the missus from buying em for myself as we move to USA later this year.


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