I have gone through three sets of these tires as a bike commuter in Seattle. While a great value for a weekend rider, these tires age fairly quickly under heavy use. My current set has cracks in the sidewall despite never filling to the recommended PSI. I think that these are good for the occasional rider but someone who relies on their bike should consider paying more for a more durable product.
This tire seems to work well on non-hook Dunlop Special Lightweight steel rims. I have ridden them now at 60 pounds with no problems. Really any higher on a steel rim, and an old Raleigh Gran Sport is going to be a bone shaker anyway.
Of course like with any non-hook rims, mounting and inflation has to be done carefully to avoid blow-off. Probably about as close as one can get to the original Dunlop hp tires.
I was a bit put off by these tires when I first mounted them because they did not appear to be seating evenly. I suspected that they might be slightly larger in diameter than spec. However, by deflating and re-inflating them several times I was able to mount them in a satisfactory manner. Once mounted, they have given me no trouble. I have about 375 miles on them at present - all on paved surfaces thus far. Their somewhat triangular profile appears to work well to reduce rolling resistance while the large cross-section provides the shock absorption and grip in the slippery stuff that you'd expect from a 27x1.25 tire.
Good inexpensive tire. Only beef really is with aesthetics - the gumwall is not even around the sides, looks like it's a bit off center on the ones I've purchased. But I'm anal, and not many people are going to pay much attention to that - it's a minor issue.
Only have about 150 miles on tires as of this review but can't be happier so far. Tires look great on Schwinn World Sport. Couldn't beat the price and shipping was fast. I would highly recommend these tires for any 27 road bike
These tires went on my first rebuild project, a 25-30 year old steel frame road bike for my 12 year old son. (A beginning cyclist) these are perfect for functionality and value. A good tire for the purpose
Ive only had these tires on for about a month now, but they seem to wear great. I notice 90 psi is recommended, but that ride was a tad too bumpy for me, 80 psi seems about right. These tires are a steal for the price and the shippping was quick. Definitely recommend the K35s for commuters!
Great, old school tire at an unbeatable price. Bought a set for a vintage Motobecane 12 speed I picked up on the cheap at a thrift store, the tires were rotten and needed replacing.
It was tougher getting the old tires off than it was putting the k35's on. They popped into place with little effort. Once finished, (don't forget the tubes and rimstrips) the result is sweet. The old French bike looks so good with them on and is ready to hit the road. Highly recommended!
I am a casual rider that puts about 800-1000 miles a year on my bike. The roads that I ride on are country roads that are rough and full of pot holes. These tires hold up just fine under these conditions.