We choose hydraulic brakes because they have little to no maintenance. Brake pads wear out in perhaps 4-5 years of standard dry weather riding. If they get wet frequently, they will wear faster. The Sturmey Archer SX-RK3 3 speed hub is low maintenance as well. It runs sealed bearings on the rotor side, and everything on the shifter side has seals to prevent contaminants from getting in there. Basically, adjust the shifter every once in a while and you are good to go. That is the only real adjustment you do mechanically to the bike. Everything else needs little attention. Our chains are coated in several ways. Most of the chains are plated, with a specialty coating over the top to prevent rust. We run chrome chainrings and cogs, so only the tips of the teeth get wear and could show rust. Keep good air pressure in all of your tires. When ample air pressure is maintained, you get less flat tires. On our fat tire bikes we try to keep 30 psi in them. Thinner tires go a bit higher, sometimes to 40. We recommend a wax based chain lubricant such as White Lightning. This lasts longer, stays cleaner and is easy to apply.]]>
Duro Beach Bum style with deeper grooves and the Soul Fast which is lighter weight. We are researching higher quality casings that reinforce the bead area so that on eBikes you have a stronger tire. The main sidewall will always be thin for ride quality. Thicker sidewalls may seem good, but on a bike the tire is the main suspension, so a flexible sidewall is important. High quality tires are very important to bicycle performance. Even for cruisers, some tires actually make riding hard due to rolling resistance. We choose to run a 3″ tire on a 4″ rim to help with rolling resistance and overall performance.]]>
Rock a matching Soul Sudster cup holder on your STOMPER.