Michelins Red tire?

Discussion in 'Beginner's Area' started by sammy, Dec 12, 2004.

  1. sammy

    sammy New Member

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    This is a stupid question, I know! But I'm wondering if the red tires by Michelin leaves marks on concrete floors. I'm wanting to ride in my garage/basement, just dont want to leave skid marks? Thought there would be a remote chance the compound in these colored tires would not.

    Sam(super skidder):nuts:
     
  2. RomanR

    RomanR DualDisc 26"

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    Yeah, just as black tires leave black marks, the michelin hot s will leave faint red marks. If you try to backwheel a ledge and slip down, it will leave a red skid mark on it. I guess it depends on how rough the cement is, if it's super super smooth, it might not leave a mark as much as rougher cement.

    I used to have some marks in my garage when i ran a front hot s, but it's nowhere near as noticeable as a black tire mark. If you do get a big mark, a plastic brush will take care of that.
     

  3. xxxfr

    xxxfr RCP FABRICATION

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    yea, it BAIRLY leaves marks, i put them on my bike last winter when i was riding in my basement, MUCH nicer than getting yelled at lol
     
  4. tomacropod

    tomacropod Rum Pig

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    I've only ever managed to leave red tyre marks from my HotS's twice, and I've run five of them over three years. One was at the skatepark when a skatie kid leaped in front of my and I did a stella front wheel lockup on the waxed concrete. Still hit the little fucker. Serves'm'right for waxing. Fuckers.

    - Joel