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Tioga to Discontinue (All Black Sidewall) Comp III tires

#1 2021-03-01 8:57pm

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Tioga to Discontinue (All Black Sidewall) Comp III tires

Been looking to get some new Comp III's(black sidewall) for my Nieces new race rig and my Retro CW.

Needed two 20 x 1.75 tires for her bike, lucked out by getting the last one at Planet BMX and Dan's Comp.

When looking for a 20 x 2.125 and a 20 x 1.75 in all Black sidewall for the CW there was nothing at the usual go to online shops.  eBay had some from Australian sellers but not going that route for now.  Sold out everywhere.

During the online search there were a few bikes shops online stating the Tioga Comp III tires are “Soon to be no longer available” or discontinued online.  Was not too happy when I saw this as I race on Comp III tires as well.  Switched from Powerblocks to Comp III's a few years ago.

So I emailed Tioga to see if the UNTHINKABLE - Discontinuing Comp III's was true.

Here is Tioga's response:

Partially true.  The Tioga Comp III is now only available in tan skinwall (the all black version has been discontinued).  For racing, have you tried our Powerblock or FASTR series tires? 

Tioga   



Told them I hope they reconsider their decision and continue to make the all Black sidewall Comp III's as I'm sure there will be other riders who feel the same once the word gets out..etc

Would still get the Tan sidewall Comp III tires if there's no other choice but much rather the Black sidewall.

Here is Tioga's USA's email, maybe we can persuade them to keep the Black sidewall Comp III tire if they hear from enough of us..

info@tiogausa.com


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#2 2021-03-01 9:00pm

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Re: Tioga to Discontinue (All Black Sidewall) Comp III tires

dcoors30 wrote:

Been looking to get some new Comp III's(black sidewall) for my Nieces new race rig and my Retro CW.

Needed two 20 x 1.75 tires for her bike, lucked out by getting the last one at Planet BMX and Dan's Comp.

When looking for a 20 x 2.125 and a 20 x 1.75 in all Black sidewall for the CW there was nothing at the usual go to online shops.  eBay had some from Australian sellers but not going that route for now.  Sold out everywhere.

During the online search there were a few bikes shops online stating the Tioga Comp III tires are “Soon to be no longer available” or discontinued online.  Was not too happy when I saw this as I race on Comp III tires as well.  Switched from Powerblocks to Comp III's a few years ago.

So I emailed Tioga to see if the UNTHINKABLE - Discontinuing Comp III's was true.

Here is Tioga's response:

Partially true.  The Tioga Comp III is now only available in tan skinwall (the all black version has been discontinued).  For racing, have you tried our Powerblock or FASTR series tires? 

Tioga   



Told them I hope they reconsider their decision and continue to make the all Black sidewall Comp III's as I'm sure there will be other riders who feel the same once the word gets out..etc

Would still get the Tan sidewall Comp III tires if there's no other choice but much rather the Black sidewall.

Here is Tioga's USA's email, maybe we can persuade them to keep the Black sidewall Comp III tire if they hear from enough of us..

info@tiogausa.com

I'm good with tan walls, more companies need to offer them this way. All black tires look like crap to me.


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#3 2021-03-01 9:46pm

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Re: Tioga to Discontinue (All Black Sidewall) Comp III tires

eric12 wrote:

dcoors30 wrote:

Been looking to get some new Comp III's(black sidewall) for my Nieces new race rig and my Retro CW.

Needed two 20 x 1.75 tires for her bike, lucked out by getting the last one at Planet BMX and Dan's Comp.

When looking for a 20 x 2.125 and a 20 x 1.75 in all Black sidewall for the CW there was nothing at the usual go to online shops.  eBay had some from Australian sellers but not going that route for now.  Sold out everywhere.

During the online search there were a few bikes shops online stating the Tioga Comp III tires are “Soon to be no longer available” or discontinued online.  Was not too happy when I saw this as I race on Comp III tires as well.  Switched from Powerblocks to Comp III's a few years ago.

So I emailed Tioga to see if the UNTHINKABLE - Discontinuing Comp III's was true.

Here is Tioga's response:

Partially true.  The Tioga Comp III is now only available in tan skinwall (the all black version has been discontinued).  For racing, have you tried our Powerblock or FASTR series tires? 

Tioga   



Told them I hope they reconsider their decision and continue to make the all Black sidewall Comp III's as I'm sure there will be other riders who feel the same once the word gets out..etc

Would still get the Tan sidewall Comp III tires if there's no other choice but much rather the Black sidewall.

Here is Tioga's USA's email, maybe we can persuade them to keep the Black sidewall Comp III tire if they hear from enough of us..

info@tiogausa.com

I'm good with tan walls, more companies need to offer them this way. All black tires look like crap to me.

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#4 2021-03-01 10:06pm

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Re: Tioga to Discontinue (All Black Sidewall) Comp III tires

I like the black sidewalls and tan sidewalls. Sorry to see the black is out.

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#5 2021-03-01 10:14pm

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Re: Tioga to Discontinue (All Black Sidewall) Comp III tires

i like both colors, but skin wall looks better... only some os build looks good all black...

i believe the decision is also due to lack of sales on all black and the popularity of the skin wall comp 3


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#6 2021-03-01 10:52pm

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Re: Tioga to Discontinue (All Black Sidewall) Comp III tires

Back when I bought these they didn't even offer a skinwall.  I'll change them out for skinwalls eventually.

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#7 2021-03-01 11:56pm

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Re: Tioga to Discontinue (All Black Sidewall) Comp III tires

Minx20 wrote:

eric12 wrote:

dcoors30 wrote:

Been looking to get some new Comp III's(black sidewall) for my Nieces new race rig and my Retro CW.

Needed two 20 x 1.75 tires for her bike, lucked out by getting the last one at Planet BMX and Dan's Comp.

When looking for a 20 x 2.125 and a 20 x 1.75 in all Black sidewall for the CW there was nothing at the usual go to online shops.  eBay had some from Australian sellers but not going that route for now.  Sold out everywhere.

During the online search there were a few bikes shops online stating the Tioga Comp III tires are “Soon to be no longer available” or discontinued online.  Was not too happy when I saw this as I race on Comp III tires as well.  Switched from Powerblocks to Comp III's a few years ago.

So I emailed Tioga to see if the UNTHINKABLE - Discontinuing Comp III's was true.

Here is Tioga's response:

Partially true.  The Tioga Comp III is now only available in tan skinwall (the all black version has been discontinued).  For racing, have you tried our Powerblock or FASTR series tires? 

Tioga   



Told them I hope they reconsider their decision and continue to make the all Black sidewall Comp III's as I'm sure there will be other riders who feel the same once the word gets out..etc

Would still get the Tan sidewall Comp III tires if there's no other choice but much rather the Black sidewall.

Here is Tioga's USA's email, maybe we can persuade them to keep the Black sidewall Comp III tire if they hear from enough of us..

info@tiogausa.com

I'm good with tan walls, more companies need to offer them this way. All black tires look like crap to me.

+1

Agreed 100% never ran all black comp III’s until the middle/later 90’s..I would never run them on a CW that bike would have had tan walls...now a 96 DK Pro XL..yep black walls..


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#8 2021-03-02 12:08am

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Re: Tioga to Discontinue (All Black Sidewall) Comp III tires

Try some Schwalbe 'Mad Mike' tyres, if you can get them in the states, good quality black sidewall comp 3 tread wink

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#9 2021-03-02 12:15am

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Re: Tioga to Discontinue (All Black Sidewall) Comp III tires

I like the all black cool

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#10 2021-03-02 4:42am

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Re: Tioga to Discontinue (All Black Sidewall) Comp III tires

I'm also a fan of the all-black Comp III's.

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#11 2021-03-02 5:10am

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Re: Tioga to Discontinue (All Black Sidewall) Comp III tires

Seems odd they would drop the all black. I like both, but the all black are pretty nice.

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#12 2021-03-02 6:27am

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Re: Tioga to Discontinue (All Black Sidewall) Comp III tires

I like both as well, but I think my old school race bikes look better with tan. Not enough people must but the black ones i guess.

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#13 2021-03-02 7:05am

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Re: Tioga to Discontinue (All Black Sidewall) Comp III tires

Tan wall Old School...Black Wall Mid School


Please.....no Tuff Wheels on full on race bikes...original graphite’s only and pre 81 and never on a cruiser for God’s sake
Let me guess you were factory sponsored in
the 80’s...
Please no colored tires on race bikes...
So how many years were you a Pro....
You knew a guy that had a Mongoose that weighed 12 pounds
What year did you mix it up with Stu?
Thinking about going 22”....do it...

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#14 2021-03-02 7:26am

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Re: Tioga to Discontinue (All Black Sidewall) Comp III tires

Black Walls Matter big_smile
Someone had to say it.

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#15 2021-03-02 7:41am

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Re: Tioga to Discontinue (All Black Sidewall) Comp III tires

I'd be surprised if any modern racer used Comp III tbh. Most tracks these days are pretty much concrete, so I don't know why you would sacrifice grip.

So yeah, I can see why they stopped making the black wall. The tan wall will sell to the old school lot but I can't see a big market for the black ones. Plus I guess they would know best based on sales.


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#16 2021-03-02 8:03am

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Re: Tioga to Discontinue (All Black Sidewall) Comp III tires

racerbvd wrote:

Black Walls Matter big_smile
Someone had to say it.

Damnit!! Beat me to it. cool

Kenda still makes blackwall Comp 3's.

QUOTE:
"For racing, have you tried our Powerblock or FASTR series tires? "

These tires they mention are great if you are on a hard packed track with asphalt berms but ya, if you are on a looser dirt track, the smooth tires are like riding on ice.


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#17 2021-03-02 8:28am

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Re: Tioga to Discontinue (All Black Sidewall) Comp III tires

BRIAN HAYS wrote:

Kenda still makes blackwall Comp 3's.

QUOTE:
"For racing, have you tried our Powerblock or FASTR series tires? "

These tires they mention are great if you are on a hard packed track with asphalt berms but ya, if you are on a looser dirt track, the smooth tires are like riding on ice.

My local track, no SoilTac or paving in sight after the starting hill.  Running a Vee Speedster in the back, Kenda K-RAD up front.


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#18 2021-03-02 8:47am

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Yeah I'd rather lose the rear end lol


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#19 2021-03-02 9:04am

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BRIAN HAYS wrote:

"For racing, have you tried our Powerblock or FASTR series tires? "

These tires they mention are great if you are on a hard packed track with asphalt berms but ya, if you are on a looser dirt track, the smooth tires are like riding on ice.

The PowerBlock tires are great all-round tires. On looser dirt, they get a bit squirrelly, so there are better choices.

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#20 2021-03-02 9:40am

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racerbvd wrote:

Black Walls Matter big_smile
Someone had to say it.

lollol Waiting on the in house blm squad to pop in and Bitch...


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#21 2021-03-02 10:03am

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Re: Tioga to Discontinue (All Black Sidewall) Comp III tires

JUGGARNAUT wrote:

racerbvd wrote:

Black Walls Matter big_smile
Someone had to say it.

lollol Waiting on the in house blm squad to pop in and Bitch...

Dude tioga is being racist and needs to boycotted.

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#22 2021-03-02 10:09am

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stin1 wrote:

JUGGARNAUT wrote:

racerbvd wrote:

Black Walls Matter big_smile
Someone had to say it.

lollol Waiting on the in house blm squad to pop in and Bitch...

Dude tioga is being racist and needs to boycotted.

lollol


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#23 2021-03-02 10:22am

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Cutting costs is cutting costs.  Times are tough.  Thanks for the heads-up, though.


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#24 2021-03-02 10:40am

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Its Antiquated tech, theyre moving with the times. Racers dont need tractor tread anymore. Tanwalls are lighter.


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#25 2021-03-02 10:50am

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AlurencatBMX wrote:

Yeah I'd rather lose the rear end lol

With a rearward biased center of mass, the back tire tends to do alright.  Understeer is the much bigger problem since there's less weight over the front end, thus the common practice of running wider, higher-traction tires up front and narrower tires with less rolling resistance in the back.


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