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4" Light Weight Tires?

Old 05-10-2010, 04:05 AM
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Default 4" Light Weight Tires?

I'm looking for the lightest tires possible in in a 4" or 4.5" dia range. I know Trexler makes 3.5" and 4.5" tires, but I'm not a huge fan of them. I've never dealt with their larger tires, but their small tires are extremely puncture prone. I'm also not completely happy with the wooden hub, but that's very minor.

Does anyone else make very light wheels in this size range? They'll be mounted under a ~60" span foamie, so I want to keep the weight as low as possible. The Trexler 4.5s will add about 3 oz total, which would probably work. Just curious if anyone else makes possible substitutes.
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Old 05-10-2010, 04:18 AM
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If you have a drill and a piece of sandpaper you can make them yourself out of blue or pink foam. They wont be as tough as du bro wheels that weigh 7 ounces, but they will be light.

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Old 05-10-2010, 05:23 AM
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Dave Brown makes nice light weight wheels.

Here's a chart of sizes and weights:
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:34 PM
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Radioactive make a fairly light 4" tyre - much lighter than the Dubro and a lot cheaper too.

There were some foam ones around a couple of years ago at about the same cost and half the weight, but I haven't seen them lately. They may still be available.
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