Scawalbe Sportsman tyres

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Scawalbe Sportsman tyres

Postby Scooterdude » Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:12 am

Ok now Im getting a bit more steam from my Lambretta I'm thinking of upgrading the tyres from the Schwalbe classic white walls I'm currently running to something a bit safer/stickier just noticed a few sellers selling Schwalbe Sportsman 3.50x10 for £38 a pair? Am I missing something? They just seem to cheap, anyone using them? Are they any good?
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Re: Scawalbe Sportsman tyres

Postby Knowledge » Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:01 pm

Schwable make great rubber, but lousy carcasses. I and many others have had these tyres delaminate. Tyres that delaminate can be lethal, which is why I decided to stop using them after many warnings from others.

It is a shame because the Racemans were a great tyre in dry or wet.
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Postby lozmondo » Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:05 pm

agreed. i loved the original Racemans. I wouldnt use a Schwalbe now ever. Plenty of decent alternatives out there.

I like the Dunlop Scootsmart and hiedenau K61. But tyres are like 2 stroke oil, people have thier own favourites/opinions.
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Re: Scawalbe Sportsman tyres

Postby Scooterdude » Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:06 pm

Ah that's a damn shame, thought they sounded to good to be true.
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Re: Scawalbe Sportsman tyres

Postby Nerdy Norm » Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:25 pm

Schwalbe don't make motorcycle tyres any longer, after all the problems of the last couple of years. Any that you find still for sale will be old stock. Take a look at this FB page for more info:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/330693193724049/
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Re: Scawalbe Sportsman tyres

Postby Scooterdude » Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:41 pm

Nerdy Norm wrote:Schwalbe don't make motorcycle tyres any longer, after all the problems of the last couple of years. Any that you find still for sale will be old stock. Take a look at this FB page for more info:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/330693193724049/

Jesus wept! That makes for some scary reading! Think I'll order up a pair of scootsmarts or k61s!
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Re: Scawalbe Sportsman tyres

Postby holty » Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:20 pm

ive got the k61 on the front and rear of my lammy and they are a very good tyre, quite a thick carcass and good all round grip plus they do a high speed rating, they are not cheap, but quality never is
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Re: Scawalbe Sportsman tyres

Postby Scooterdude » Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:19 pm

Just checked the date stamp on my Schwalbe tyres I bought "new" last January from Glasgow Lambretta and one shows April 2012 and the other shows August 2012, so they've been kicking around for almost 4 years until I bought them, strikes me as tale of misrepresentation that.
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Re: Scawalbe Sportsman tyres

Postby Eibar » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:52 am

Always buy my tyres based around negative forum feedback which drive prices down. running sportsmans on ts1 and p2 , seen a block tread weatherman delaminate but my sportsmans have been fine, pressures checked before rally rides .

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Re: Scawalbe Sportsman tyres

Postby Scooterdude » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:42 am

I'm more than happy with my Dunlop Scootsmarts that I got for £22 each on line. For me it's not worth the uncertainty of weather or not the tread will part company with the carcass just to save a few quid.
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