Over The Hills and Through The Woods and BLAM! Your Bike Tire Blows—Get a Solid Bike Tire!
It’s a beautiful afternoon and you are on a bike ride. The breeze blows through your hair as the sun peaks out from fluffy white clouds above. Next thing you know, your bike explodes under you and you tumble to the ground—your tire blew! What a bummer. Now you have to find a place to get it patched, or if you have the equipment with you, make the repair yourself.
In hindsight, there was a very simple solution to this problem: Amerityre solid flat free bike tires. They never go flat, can never be punctured, and only have to be replaced if they ever wear out from too much use (which only happens after about twice the lifetime of an air-filled tire).
The Amerityre solid bike tire has the following features that make it attractive:
- A low rolling resistance makes it easier to peddle
- The tires are non-marking, so they won’t leave black marks on your floor
- The closed-cell technology won’t absorb water or oil and other chemicals
- Won't dry out and crack (which is very important in the Southwest desert!)
- 100% recyclable
- All Amerityres are made in the USA
Solid Bike Tires are pretty great, right? But there's some additional information to know before buying an Amerityre bike tire:
There are two camps when it comes to Amerityre bike tires. You either love them, or you hate them. It really depends on what kind of riding you do. If you are buying for a “light”, recreational rider or a child, chances are you will love them—there is no noticeable difference for the average user, besides not ever having to fix a flat! In fact, Amerityre bike tires are perfect for kids... If you rode a bike as a kid, you might remember taking your bike to the local gas station and getting the tubes patched way too many times. After a while, if you were lucky, they may have showed you how to patch the tire and let you do it yourself and save a few bucks. Seems those flats always came at the wrong time. If you ride a bike for fun or have children who ride bikes, a solid tire is now the only way to go. Just think... you'll never have to worry about a flat ever again.
The “elite” rider will probably hate solid flat free tires... but these are the riders who will probably stress out about every last ounce of weight on their $10,000 bike frame. For example, one particularly “elite” rider said a 30-mile ride felt like 40 miles. Another said he was worried about taking tight downhill corners at 60mph because he wasn't sure if the tires would keep traction. These are probably not people like you and I, folks (unless you are like that... in which case keep peddling, Lance!)
Installing an Amerityre tire can be a little tricky, but Amerityre has a great video that shows you how to choose the right size & mount it to your rim:
Whichever kind of rider you are, we hope we have given you a fair assessment of Amerityre solid flat-free bike tires... and we highly recommend them... as long as you're not going for the gold in the Tour de France!