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Re: Vegan Tires

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:33 am
by Mr. Cleetus
bah!

but yay for this:

[quote="fredrikw"]....
Just heard back from NoTubes, and their tires are manufactured by Kenda, so that's another brand to add to the list of brands.


Looks like Ravens it will be...

Re: Vegan Tires

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:20 am
by fredrikw
[quote="Mr. Cleetus"]bah!

but yay for this:

[quote="fredrikw"]....
Just heard back from NoTubes, and their tires are manufactured by Kenda, so that's another brand to add to the list of brands.


Looks like Ravens it will be...


exactly my plan as well, have had my eyes on those for some time now, and what better reason to try them out than this? :)

Re: Vegan Tires

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:32 am
by Mr. Cleetus
I ordered mine earlier today. I hope my skills are up to them! I am hoping they will roll well enough on gravel and asphalt roads. I will be using them instead of my old Conti Cyclocrosses. (or the Akas I have on now)

Re: Vegan Tires

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:08 am
by GY Jon
It sounds like you MTBers are sorted, but us audaxers and tourers are still f'd :( as Conti and Schwalbe were way ahead of the bunch (albeit on the back rendered-down cattle). I'll try Panaracer in the UK as I suspect my email to Japan may have been rather, er, lost in translation.

Re: Vegan Tires

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:50 am
by fredrikw
[quote="GY Jon"]It sounds like you MTBers are sorted, but us audaxers and tourers are still f'd :( as Conti and Schwalbe were way ahead of the bunch

For DH and AM I guess, but for XC racing this is a hard blow, Conti and Schwalbe are the two main players there when it comes to light weight racing tires...

Re: Vegan Tires

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:04 pm
by fredrikw
[quote="Mr. Cleetus"]I ordered mine earlier today. I hope my skills are up to them! I am hoping they will roll well enough on gravel and asphalt roads. I will be using them instead of my old Conti Cyclocrosses. (or the Akas I have on now)


I don't know much about them unfortunately, have seen some people using them on races here. Interesting to see how much performance can be squeezed out of them when running really low pressure, especially on loose, muddy and wet trails.

Re: Vegan Tires

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:45 pm
by downhillingdemon
[quote="fredrikw"][quote="downhillingdemon"]Schwable and Contis are shite anyway :lol:

For a weight conscious XC racer they were definitely not shit, it really sucks that they have to meddle with animal ingredients here, when it's clearly not necessary...


I know, I'm sorry, I was just jesting :wink:

Re: Vegan Tires

PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:35 pm
by GY Jon
Another yay:

"Thank You for your email.

As confirmed by Panaracer, we can say with 100% confidence that there are no ‘animal derived ingredients’ used in Panaracer tyres.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

With Kind Regards

Emily Cann
Customer Services Administrator
"

That gives me a lot of choice, I assume their road tyres are as good as their MTB and touring one? The former may get sarcastic comments but their MTB tyres were the most sought after ones of my youth, er, a while ago :roll:

Re: Vegan Tires

PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:59 pm
by nes
YEEEEAAAHHH!

Vanessa-
No animal products (stearic acid, etc) are used in our tires. They are animal free.
Thanks!
Robert Walgamott
Consumer Representative
Specialized Customer Service/Online Store/the Master Link
1475 S. 5070 W. Ste. A
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Phone: 877-808-8154 ext.5467
Fax: 877-672-7237
http://www.specialized.com
http://twitter.com/themasterlink

Re: Vegan Tires

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:56 pm
by nes
DMR Tyres ARE vegan too!

"Hi Nes
No animals are involved in the manufacture of our tyres
Just us animals ripping them up post production on our bikes"

a: 23 Star Road, Partridge Green, West Sussex, RH13 8RA, UK
t: +44 (0) 1403 711 611 dt: +44 (0) 1403 712 548
w: dmrbikes.com

Re: Vegan Tires

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:58 pm
by nes
Is anyone updating this??? It would be really useful to have them all listed together
https://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key ... utput=html

One of the reasons I'm particularly interested is we are trying to make our bike shop entirely vegan.

Re: Vegan Tires

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:07 pm
by baldy
[quote="nes"]Is anyone updating this??? It would be really useful to have them all listed together
https://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key ... utput=html

Dave hasn't logged in for over a year, so I would guess no one is updating it. Would you like to cut and paste what is there already and start a new one?

Re: Vegan Tires

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:00 pm
by fredrikw
Start a new thread and keep the list in the first post (edit and add new info), much better and visible than a link to a google document.

Re: Vegan Tires

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:08 pm
by nes
It would be good for us to have a spreadsheet for easy reference so I made one here: http://bit.ly/AbSh6u

Re: Vegan Tires

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:45 pm
by fredrikw
But now it's hidden away on page three in one of two threads... :) I think best would be if you started a new thread, I'll lock the other two threads and refer to that new thread, and you'll manage the new list. Would that be ok? It's a bit confusing with two threads now, where the main reference is to Dave's list that is no longer managed.

excellent initiative btw, and I think I speak for all of us here in that anyway we as a community can support you making your bike shop entirely vegan just let us now. top of my wish list is that you move it to Stockholm ;)