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#1 2012-10-11 9:07pm

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has anybody else have issues with duro tires?

i bought a pair of duro tires and one is warped. i email porkchop to see what i had to do to get a exchange. they replied weve sold thousands and theyre all from the same stock and weve had no complaints. i figure that to be bs and so i just want to see if im correct. ill be sending back the one tire to see if theyll exchange. thanks for any input.


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#2 2012-10-11 9:46pm

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Re: has anybody else have issues with duro tires?

You get what you pay for, they are 15.99 each.
I'd just find another set and enjoy the ride.


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#3 2012-10-11 9:47pm

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Re: has anybody else have issues with duro tires?

My (red) Duro's from Porkchop were warped. sad

I also tried a pair from PlanetBMX (Cheng Shin) and they are warped as well. sad
They also seemed to be thinner than the Duro brand. They would make a noise when I would really lean the bike around sharp turns and they were mounted on Skyway Tuff II's. Took them off.....pretty lame IMO.

I tried both and figured they're cheap tires. Lesson learned. They look good but they are warped. I've tried and tried to get them to dial in but no success.

Is there a good quality "colored" comp III tire out there? So far I haven't come across any.

I never notified Porkchop or Planted BMX, so they never got my feedback. But would it really make a difference? Probably not.

I've been out of BMX since I was kid, so I'm learning.......

The Kenda tires that came on my '09 PK Ripper are great!  Would be nice if they would release a skinwall tire again. I'll keep looking..

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#4 2012-10-11 9:52pm

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Re: has anybody else have issues with duro tires?

I currently have the Duros on my Tuff's. I can't tell when I ride though. They seem to be warped more side to side, rather than up and down.

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#5 2012-10-11 10:00pm

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Re: has anybody else have issues with duro tires?

if you have them on mags sometimes it takes a few tries to get them centered right

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#6 2012-10-11 10:02pm

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Re: has anybody else have issues with duro tires?

If all of you are having issues with tires mounted on mags it might simply be due to the mag's size.   I bought some high quality Odyssey Aaron Ross tires and they fit like sh!t on my Peregrine Masters.   I will have to carefully center the tire in order to fit properly because the tire is slightly too big for the wheel....which is evident as I can put the tire on and take it off without use of any tools.  When I first inflated them they were going up and down and had lumps.  In order to do it right I will have to use soapy water like when they mount a car tire for this thing to seat properly.


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#7 2012-10-11 10:05pm

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Re: has anybody else have issues with duro tires?

The Duros are warped for sure. I also had them on my spoke rims.

Concerning the CS tires, I never tried on my rims.

I keep the Kenda's (which are great) on the rims so I can switch back and forth if I want to.

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#8 2012-10-12 5:48am

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Re: has anybody else have issues with duro tires?

thanks for all your input guys. anyone know of any 24" tires in red that are quality and under $100


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#9 2012-10-12 5:50am

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Re: has anybody else have issues with duro tires?

GuitarDinger wrote:

I currently have the Duros on my Tuff's. I can't tell when I ride though. They seem to be warped more side to side, rather than up and down.

yes thats what the front is doing


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#10 2012-10-12 8:51am

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Re: has anybody else have issues with duro tires?

My front tire does the same thing with the Duro. The back is fine.

The CS does both. roll

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#11 2012-10-12 9:06am

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Re: has anybody else have issues with duro tires?

GuitarDinger wrote:

My front tire does the same thing with the Duro. The back is fine.

The CS does both. roll

what size tire do you have and which one is the warped one? cuzz my 24x1.75 is good it the 24x2.25 thats warped.


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#12 2012-10-12 11:19am

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Re: has anybody else have issues with duro tires?

Duro

Front is 20x2.25 and is warped.

Rear is a 20x1.75 and is OK.

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#13 2012-10-12 3:07pm

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Re: has anybody else have issues with duro tires?

Leatherman wrote:

You get what you pay for, they are 15.99 each.
I'd just find another set and enjoy the ride.

HUGE +1!!!!

seriously???? its 15 bux, you will spend most of that in return shipping, cause i know ya ganna use tracking, sig confermation and insurance and all that right??? to make sure it gets there???? you would be doing better to just buy another tire and say to yaself...well so much for going the cheap route.

people need to lighten up on this stuff, we talkin pennies here, right? and if we aint? we might be in the wrong hobbie.

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#14 2012-10-12 4:29pm

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Re: has anybody else have issues with duro tires?

XJguy wrote:

If all of you are having issues with tires mounted on mags it might simply be due to the mag's size.   I bought some high quality Odyssey Aaron Ross tires and they fit like sh!t on my Peregrine Masters.   I will have to carefully center the tire in order to fit properly because the tire is slightly too big for the wheel....which is evident as I can put the tire on and take it off without use of any tools.  When I first inflated them they were going up and down and had lumps.  In order to do it right I will have to use soapy water like when they mount a car tire for this thing to seat properly.

I run Satellite Mag-Lite mags on my Free Agent and they are FAT wheels! No problems mounting tires on these, they're crazy!


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#15 2012-10-12 7:10pm

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Re: has anybody else have issues with duro tires?

rcsnipe2000 wrote:

Leatherman wrote:

You get what you pay for, they are 15.99 each.
I'd just find another set and enjoy the ride.

HUGE +1!!!!

seriously???? its 15 bux, you will spend most of that in return shipping, cause i know ya ganna use tracking, sig confermation and insurance and all that right??? to make sure it gets there???? you would be doing better to just buy another tire and say to yaself...well so much for going the cheap route.

people need to lighten up on this stuff, we talkin pennies here, right? and if we aint? we might be in the wrong hobbie.

rc

not bragging but i have a $2000+ s&m 24" .38 special so money isnt the point its that i paid for a straight tire and i should have got one. on the other had i also dont see the pointon spending $100 on 25 year old RED tires. duros were all i could find and i really dont want any other color tire cuzz it will screw up the color scheme. you know where i can get quality red tires that arent old dry rotted and or extremely over priced cuzz the dumb yuppie whos selling them doesnt already have enough money.


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#16 2012-10-12 7:16pm

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Re: has anybody else have issues with duro tires?

if you want to go cheap route, cheng shin are the best.  I dont like kendas (feels too spongy when riding it)  the name duros scares me lol so i dont attempt to buy a set.

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#17 2012-10-12 7:17pm

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Re: has anybody else have issues with duro tires?

When you put the tire on the mag wheel, Only pump it up a little bit. Then you spin it to see the warp and flat spots. You can pull the tire and move it around until it spins perfectly round. Then you can pump it up to full pressure. You don't need any soap, and any tire I have ever put on a bike wheel didn't need tools for an install. Try this before sending tires back, you will see there is nothing wrong with them.   cool

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#18 2012-10-13 1:43am

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Re: has anybody else have issues with duro tires?

dc1 wrote:

When you put the tire on the mag wheel, Only pump it up a little bit. Then you spin it to see the warp and flat spots. You can pull the tire and move it around until it spins perfectly round. Then you can pump it up to full pressure. You don't need any soap, and any tire I have ever put on a bike wheel didn't need tools for an install. Try this before sending tires back, you will see there is nothing wrong with them.   cool

This is good info...but I was still having some problems getting my freestyle Duro (skinwall) tires to seat properly and evenly. Then it hit me...do it like they do car tires to get them seated...over-inflate! I hooked up my cheap little compressor and filled them a little over the recomended pressure and they literally snapped into place. Actually made a fairly loud snap/pop noise! Problem solved. Just needed streched out a bit I guess. Then I did let some air out to get the pressure correct.

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#19 2012-10-13 3:11am

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Re: has anybody else have issues with duro tires?

As dc1 said you have to centre the tire on a mag wheel  smile,,,I run Kenda freestyle tires on skyways tuff II,s and you do have to take a little time getting them in the right spot and making sure they spin nice and true ,,I think it has more to do with the Tuff wheel and not the tire as I have also had this issue with Nos Haro and Panaracer tires........... I also run the same  kenda freestyle tire on  HP 48 spoke wheels and don,t have to go through the same process as with the Tuff wheels to mount them,,,,the tire is a tighter fit on the 48,s and dosn,t require the same attention to mount it ,,,,,,Just spend some time trying the technic dc1 mentioned ,it may take 2 or 3 goes to get it nice and centre but it  will work out for you ,,,,,,,,,hope this help big_smile

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#20 2012-10-13 5:39am

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Re: has anybody else have issues with duro tires?

Ryan D wrote:

dc1 wrote:

When you put the tire on the mag wheel, Only pump it up a little bit. Then you spin it to see the warp and flat spots. You can pull the tire and move it around until it spins perfectly round. Then you can pump it up to full pressure. You don't need any soap, and any tire I have ever put on a bike wheel didn't need tools for an install. Try this before sending tires back, you will see there is nothing wrong with them.   cool

This is good info...but I was still having some problems getting my freestyle Duro (skinwall) tires to seat properly and evenly. Then it hit me...do it like they do car tires to get them seated...over-inflate! I hooked up my cheap little compressor and filled them a little over the recomended pressure and they literally snapped into place. Actually made a fairly loud snap/pop noise! Problem solved. Just needed streched out a bit I guess. Then I did let some air out to get the pressure correct.

Yeah I did the same thing and it popped a bead and my inner tube exloded yikes


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#21 2012-10-13 7:44am

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Re: has anybody else have issues with duro tires?

all this info on mags is cool but im running araya spoked rims. im trying to build a newschool cruiser with a classic 80's feel and to me nothing says classic 80's more then the comp III. i wish tioga made this in red cuzz thats what i would of bought instead.


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#22 2012-10-13 7:58am

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Re: has anybody else have issues with duro tires?

Like I said they are warped on either mags or rims. They're cheap tires.

I've tried everything, even had a friend look at it and he said the same thing. I tried very little air and worked by hand to try and level them out several times.

I don't notice it when I ride unless I look over the handlebars and look at the front tire.

But hey they look great!!!

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#23 2012-10-17 4:54pm

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Re: has anybody else have issues with duro tires?

I had the same trouble.  They are just cheap...my lbs did mine with the compressor in like 2 seconds and they were perfect.  I got the same answer from porkchopbmx and didn't go for it.


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#24 2012-10-18 12:26pm

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Re: has anybody else have issues with duro tires?

Air them up a little just enough to have a shape, then work the bead along the rim/mag on both sides until even.  Air them up fully, double check your work, repeat as necessary until you are happy with the fit.
Also make sure the tube is properly installed inside the tire.

---I did have a tire that had a shifted bead or warp whatever you call it, it was like and S in the middle of the tread.  Couldn't tell until aired up and couldn't work it out no way---

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#25 2012-10-23 4:01pm

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Re: has anybody else have issues with duro tires?

Ive used both brands and had no trouble other than a few spots not wanting to set on the bead but a lil work and they're good. U have to realize the rubber tires have been sitting unmounted for a while. Try leaving in the sun for a bit.


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