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post #1 of 51 Old 08-28-2006, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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Tomahawk tires, anyone try them?

I've seen some posts on these tires and some said they have thought about trying them but I've never heard an experienced review. How soft are they, are they even an upgrade from stock sportmax tires? The reason I'm asking is they're only $99.99 for both front and back with 45 sets in stock!!
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I will have to check these out when I get home. Good find
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Aren't they remanufactured tires?
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Tomahawks are the ones that come in colors too, I believe that they are remanufactured even the black ones.
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Here's what the manufacturer says

"Remold technology is our special process of taking an existing tire and re-vulcanizing new "virgin" rubber back on, using state-of-the-art European equipment. All Tomahawk tires are tested using Laser Shearography (X-Ray), inspecting inside the tire body, making our factory one of the most sophisticated of its type in the world. In fact, our main business is the remolding of aircraft tires, which we hold FAA approval rating for up to 225 MPH ground speeds! Since most new tires do not go through shearography and our tires do, it may be said that Tomahawk tires are produced to a higher standard than new tires."

here's a link to their FAQs page
http://www.cycletires.com/faqs.htm

never tried them myself. the price sounds good.
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Here's what the manufacturer says

"Remold technology is our special process of taking an existing tire and re-vulcanizing new "virgin" rubber back on, using state-of-the-art European equipment. All Tomahawk tires are tested using Laser Shearography (X-Ray), inspecting inside the tire body, making our factory one of the most sophisticated of its type in the world. In fact, our main business is the remolding of aircraft tires, which we hold FAA approval rating for up to 225 MPH ground speeds! Since most new tires do not go through shearography and our tires do, it may be said that Tomahawk tires are produced to a higher standard than new tires."

here's a link to their FAQs page
http://www.cycletires.com/faqs.htm

never tried them myself. the price sounds good.

Retreads. The same thing i drive on on my truck. I hate them. see all the rubber from trucks on the roads. The same thing.
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They are also hard as hell. Seen them spin alot! Wouldn't trust them in a corner. Prolly good for stuntin' and putting on smoke shows.
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Retreads. The same thing i drive on on my truck. I hate them. see all the rubber from trucks on the roads. The same thing.
Ah NO, your tires on your truck are not remanufactured with the same technology they are retreaded not molded, there is a big difference. I know a guy back in pennsylvania that retreads truck tires. Truck tires are your old worn tires machined down and mated with a sort of epoxy like substance to the new tread and then baked in an oven.
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They are also hard as hell. Seen them spin alot! Wouldn't trust them in a corner. Prolly good for stuntin' and putting on smoke shows.
How do you know their hard? From experience or hearsay?
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I had thought about trying them but heard alot of mixed reviews. i heard some that liked them and some hated them. Buy a set and give us a review.
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