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    Just an update. I have 1000 miles on the Carlisle Terrathon ERT 26x8-14 mounted on the rear of my TW.

    80% riding has been gravel road / trail.
    20% riding was tar highway driving - lots of that at 55 mph.
    Almost all of my riding is at speeds above 25 mph.
    I am running it a 5 psi.

    Wear Measurements at 1000 miles:
    - The new Carlisle Terrathon ERT 26x8-14 has 15/32" of tread depth in the dead canter of the tire (the high wear area)
    - My tire is at 13/32" in the center tread area (highest wear area). So 2/32 has worn off.
    - The outer part of the center lugs have 0% wear and are new - same with the side lugs.

    So all in all, I'd say the tires are wearing well. Again, it is just the center of the tire that is worn, most of the tire is still like new and shows 0 wear.


    Thoughts?
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    My thought is that you are a man of your word. 1000 mile report just as promised!


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    I agree.
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    Thanks - forgot to mention, the front (4.50-18 6 ply) Kenda K270 looks new and shows almost 0 wear.

    So far I am very happy with this combo and would recommend it to any off road TW.

    I would like to hear any reports of folks that have tried the non run flat Carlisle Terrathon 26x8-14!!!
    Last edited by 1911garand; 09-05-2016 at 12:04 PM.
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    Great discovery today - by mistake. My TW is air free.

    I have been running 0 psi in both the front and rear tires all winter (yes, i never checked my PSI - oops). Both beads held up fine and never came off for more than 150 miles. The tires were not even squishing or bulging - they looked fine with 0 psi.


    FRONT: Kenda K270 (4.50-18 6 ply)

    REAR: Carlisle Terrathon ERT 26x8-14

    Good Luck!
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    Interesting.

    Have you since aired up the tires to see if they are holding air pressure? What was your estimated highest speed on-road over the last 150 miles?
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    I just aired them up today, 35psi front and 15 psi rear. I was running 5 psi in both and over the winter (4 months) they leaked out.

    Max speed was 50 mph on tar at 0 psi - oops. Couldn't even tell they were at 0 psi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911garand View Post
    I just aired them up today, 35psi front and 15 psi rear. I was running 5 psi in both and over the winter (4 months) they leaked out.

    Max speed was 50 mph on tar at 0 psi - oops. Couldn't even tell they were at 0 psi.
    Having lived in Minnesota myself for about 15 years, my guess is you could probably run just about any tire without air during the winter months !

    The true test would be to try it during the summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TW-Brian View Post
    Having lived in Minnesota myself for about 15 years, my guess is you could probably run just about any tire without air during the winter months !

    The true test would be to try it during the summer.
    Will do, I will give it a try when it warms up.
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