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3.0 out of 5 stars Nice motor, very poor wheel and tire choice., January 14, 2012
This review is from: Sanyo Eneloop Electric Bicycle Bike CY-SPA600NA
The 26 X 1/3/8 tires that come on the bike are an oddball size (32-590), hard to find with limited selection available.

They have a Max pressure rating of 55lbs, and aren't suitable for riders over 200Lbs.

To bad they couldn't have put conventional 26" mountain bike wheels and tires on the bike to start with.

Re-building the wheels will be an expensive proposition.

A big downside to an otherwise clever bike design.

The motor assist is wonderful.
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Initial post: Apr 6, 2012 12:50:58 PM PDT
efahl says:
I have had bikes with 590 wheels in the past (TT bike front wheels), so I'm somewhat familiar with the tire market for them. I recall that Michelin made a bunch of different tires, some big ones (42 maybe? certainly 37s), so if you dig around at a good bike shop I think you can get decent tires and save the cost of rims, spokes and rebuild to 559s along with the concurrent relocation of the brakes.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 6, 2012 2:11:17 PM PDT
Only tire I could find that was marginally suitable was a Schwalbe, and bought them. Couldn't find any Michleins to fit anywhere.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 22, 2012 11:13:01 AM PDT
Here is a source for ISO 590 tires:

http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/tires/590.html

ISO 590 tires are the size that fits "English 3-speed" bikes. While not so common in the USA, there are millions of bikes that take this tire size in Europe and Asia.
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