Heavy ebike, need new rear tyre

TobyC

New member
Local time
8:08 AM
Joined
Jul 31, 2022
Messages
3
Points
1
Hello All,

New to the forum but i'm in need of held with my MTB Ebike.

I'm still running 26" wheels but the weight of the motor and battery is affecting the ride and i'm having stand every time the paths get rough.

I cant pump the standard MTB tyres up any more so want to change to Motorbike tyres, is there anything on the market that's a straight swap that will cope with the weight better.

Thanks
 

HumanPerson

Santas Little Helper
Staff member
Local time
3:08 AM
Joined
Jan 21, 2021
Messages
1,101
Points
83
Now that's a good question that we should look into.

Welcome to our humble home by the way :cool:
 

"A"

Active member
Local time
3:08 AM
Joined
Feb 13, 2022
Messages
331
Points
43
Does your ebike already have a suspension seatpost?

What is the width of the rim? does it accept wider tire for softer ride?
 

TobyC

New member
Local time
8:08 AM
Joined
Jul 31, 2022
Messages
3
Points
1
Hi.

It’s just a standard 26” 195 wheel ( I believe ).
No rear suspension on frame or seat.

Bike frame could except 2.75 wide tyre.
Needs to have thick walls as there’s a lot of weight on the back wheel.
 

"A"

Active member
Local time
3:08 AM
Joined
Feb 13, 2022
Messages
331
Points
43
What is "a lot of weight"?

If the frame only has clearance for 2.75 width tire; likely you might not be able to find tire options to support much more weight.
 

TobyC

New member
Local time
8:08 AM
Joined
Jul 31, 2022
Messages
3
Points
1
I’m 80kg, 1000w hub motor and battery on frame weighs around 4 kg.
It’s a basic MTB but might be able to push to a 3 inch tyre.
 

Cheffrank_357

New member
Local time
3:08 AM
Joined
Nov 12, 2022
Messages
2
Points
1
Hi.

It’s just a standard 26” 195 wheel ( I believe ).
No rear suspension on frame or seat.

Bike frame could except 2.75 wide tyre.
Needs to have thick walls as there’s a lot of weight on the back wheel.
Did you find anything? I'm in the same boat
 

Hoggdoc

Moderator
Staff member
Local time
12:08 AM
Joined
Mar 6, 2021
Messages
627
Points
43
Age
76
Location
SW Washington State, USA
I doubt you'll find a motorcycle type tire that will provide the type of smooth ride you seem to be looking for. It sounds like you did a conversion on your own pedal bike I would suggest you find another bike with fat tires 4" plus and swap the kit to the bike. Better yet find a bike with fat tires and suspension on front and rear.

Keep in mind if you are riding on really rough paths and trails none of this may smooth the ride to your liking.
 
Top Bottom