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Chalfont, Pennsylvania - A US-based online tyre retailer has withdrawn advice to motorcyclists that they might consider using car tyres on the rear of their bikes. The company now says, â€œUsing an automotive tyre on a motorcycle is not recommended.â€
Anyone who has ridden a bike - especially round corners - will know that the square shoulder on a car tyre is entirely unsuited to the way a bike behaves. Where bike tyres are designed with a crowned area which often features increased area and grip away from the centreline of the tyre; a car tyre fitted on the offers less area and less grip, making it highly unsafe to use on the rear of a bike.
The retailer, SimpleTire.com issued a retraction of its initial advice
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Press release from Online tyre retailer