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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:01 pm 
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walleater wrote:
Why would anyone copy a really bad tyre? :lol:


Simple, back in the day there was this trading company in Japan called Marui Ltd./Oriental Boeki. They owned the Tioga name and marketed the products. They had big dollar contracts with riders like Tomac and that helped sell product regardless of how good or bad all of us think it was. Other factories tried to jump on that success with "like" products.

Ever notice how similar many of the WTB tires were to the Panaracer Smoke and Dart?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:01 pm 
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I have got the message loud and clear and will steer him towards something else.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:03 pm 
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gm1230126 wrote:
walleater wrote:
Why would anyone copy a really bad tyre? :lol:


Simple, back in the day there was this trading company in Japan called Marui Ltd./Oriental Boeki. They owned the Tioga name and marketed the products. They had big dollar contracts with riders like Tomac and that helped sell product regardless of how good or bad all of us think it was. Other factories tried to jump on that success with "like" products.

Ever notice how similar many of the WTB tires were to the Panaracer Smoke and Dart?


+1. Naive seeing Tomac with a straw in his mouth advertising these cool tractor tires (along with the Cousins I think) I just had to have them - which cost a pretty penny. The pain fooling yourself they were good and the pain of chucking tires away which never seemed to wear out.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:20 pm 
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Woz wrote:
gm1230126 wrote:
walleater wrote:
Why would anyone copy a really bad tyre? :lol:


Simple, back in the day there was this trading company in Japan called Marui Ltd./Oriental Boeki. They owned the Tioga name and marketed the products. They had big dollar contracts with riders like Tomac and that helped sell product regardless of how good or bad all of us think it was. Other factories tried to jump on that success with "like" products.

Ever notice how similar many of the WTB tires were to the Panaracer Smoke and Dart?


+1. Naive seeing Tomac with a straw in his mouth advertising these cool tractor tires (along with the Cousins I think) I just had to have them - which cost a pretty penny. The pain fooling yourself they were good and the pain of chucking tires away which never seemed to wear out.



Never had that particular problem, the beads blew out or the tread delaminated on the couple of sets of Psychos I had the misfortune to own. Vee Rubber still do a Psycho pattern tyre which is probably kosher for an actual steel bead Psycho since I note Vee Rubber made Tioga's tubes too.


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