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    Tire sizes... confused. ??

    I have 24" wheels and an getting a new pair of wheels soon... (same 24"...) I'm running Schwalbe Marathon Pluses right now and love them! I was just wondering what size, if any, of these would work?

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    I think 24's are 540. You can look on the side of your Marathons and get the size. I might suggest Right Runs instead of the ones you are looking at. They are great, cheap and are designed for W/C's

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    I'm indoors a lot (most of the time) and I want something that rolls pretty fast. Except I also go out side some up the street or somewhere on the bus. I don't usually go out in rain and never do I try snow. i was thinking of giving speedruns a try but should I try rightruns instead?

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    Go by the ERTO size.. that way you can be sure whether the tires will fit.

    Standard wheelchair wheel rim sizes

    24" = ERTO 540
    25" = ERTO 559
    26" = ERTO 590

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    IMO the Rightruns are a great tire over the Speedruns and esp. the Marathon Plus. They are reasonably priced and seem to last. I've used all three and took off the MP's within the day, they're still hanging in my manroom and the speedruns were good but didn't last very long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Madsen View Post
    IMO the Rightruns are a great tire over the Speedruns and esp. the Marathon Plus. They are reasonably priced and seem to last. I've used all three and took off the MP's within the day, they're still hanging in my manroom and the speedruns were good but didn't last very long.
    Sounds good! They are cheap and that's really desirable. Love the Marathon pluses and I'll likely keep them around but I want to try something lighter.

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    go with the spinner wheel
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    Quote Originally Posted by cwebbatya View Post
    go with the spinner wheel
    These? I plan on getting a pair of those in the future but for now I think I'm going to get some of these. (In silver with yellow right run tires.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sam10685 View Post
    i was thinking of giving speedruns a try but should I try rightruns instead?

    I don`t think a speed runs it`s the best choise for a daily tire, you will have a punture very easy.
    Right runs are better for your daily use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Madsen View Post
    IMO the Rightruns are a great tire over the Speedruns and esp. the Marathon Plus. They are reasonably priced and seem to last. I've used all three and took off the MP's within the day, they're still hanging in my manroom and the speedruns were good but didn't last very long.
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