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Freestyle Tires... let's catalogue them

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Please post ads or your own photos of freestyle tires. Feel free to add comments about their quality or lack of, etc.

 

Let's try to date them and get as comprehensive as possible with details - era, colors available, whatever.

 

Here's an ad from 1985, the Tioga Comp ST tire is featured.

 

Featured colors: black, blue, red, yellow and white

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Excellent. This will be super useful for me. I'm having trouble deciding on tires for an 84 freestyler that I'm building now. Biggest problem is that I just don't know what freestyle tires were offered when. I thought the GT tires were the bees knees and that's all I cared about. :)

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here is a picture i took when i had one yellow comp ST of every label made.

 

notice the yellow label "stadium" and "competition II" those were prior to the comp ST label as we know it when it was introduced as a "freestyle" tire.

 

why it was called a comp II when there already was one is bizzarre also???

 

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Photo bucket?! Pardon me while I go in house with a little backup, BP... this is going to be a tire archive for the ages hopefully

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way to step up fellas... I'm underwhelmed

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Here are some tires:

- Schwinn YO! (1987)

- Tioga HEX Pro (Freestylin' buyers guide 87)

- IRC Freestyle (Ad 1986)

- HUTCH (Ad 1985)

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- HARO Freestyle Tires (1985-89 Multi-Surface - the rest 87-88)

- ACS RL EDGE (My Favorite) 1987+

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I scored some NOS Comp Stadiums not long ago for my Jeff Watson goose.

Mint cond. Thanks again Dave C.

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much obliged, fellas :hug:

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tiogas first freestyle tire was the comp st as we know it, they also made some other versions around the same time.

 

comp st was a full treaded tire available in 1.75 and 2.125

comp ramp was treaded as the st, but had a narrow smooth strip running around the tire 1.75 (possibly 2.125)

comp pool was fully smooth.... 1.75 (possibly 2.125)

 

compversions.jpg

 

 

colors known of these tires (if there are others, i will add)

 

black

red

green

blue

yellow

pink

white

lavender

grey

orange

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Brian or somebody... can you associate dates with the different Tioga labels?

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Piggybacking off Paulie's suggestion, can the folks that posted the various ads and test add the dates of those ads/tests in their posts?

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Piggybacking off Paulie's suggestion, can the folks that posted the various ads and test add the dates of those ads/tests in their posts?

 

... as you wish....... :)

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scanalicious!

 

here is the tire guide from the 11/85 freestylin buyers guide

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here is a haro tires ad and a panaracer ad from same magazine

haro_fs175.jpg panaracer_11_85.jpg

 

 

05/87 freestylin.....

 

comp st

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comp ramp

comp_ramp_05_87.jpg

 

comp pool

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panaracer equilizer

pana_equilizer_05_87.jpg

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Does anyone know when the first Comp Stadium surfaced?

 

Didn't Rich Sigur run those on his custom green 84 Sport?

Were they around before that?

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July '85 FSN' magazine says the Comp ST was first introduced in late 1979. I've gathered on the net in recent years that they were actually developed for racing indoors, in stadiums. Concrete floor with wooden ramps/jumps/berms.

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July '85 FSN' magazine says the Comp ST was first introduced in late 1979. I've gathered on the net in recent years that they were actually developed for racing indoors, in stadiums. Concrete floor with wooden ramps/jumps/berms.

 

That's exactly what they were originally used for. Someone posted and article a couple years ago showing one of those indoor wintertime tracks with the stadium tires.

Now can anyone show me the correct Tioga label for 1984?

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paul, it would probably be one of the 2 yellow labels (leaning more towards the competition II one). i dont think the grey/blue label was out until 85

 

reasoning? i have one of my friends old comp st's from when he raced. he raced 79-83 or so and the tire i have is a yellow "stadium" labeled one.

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Can't beat the ACS RL Edge as the tread pattern resurfaced a few years back kind of like a comeback in a sense courtesy of Pro flatlander Chase Gouin and the Oddysey Frequency G tyres and more recently the Odyssey P Lyte's .Chase wanted something similar in design and strength and hooking up with Odyssey came up with these tyres which he designed they are very popular also a kevlar version is now avaliable. :ThumbsUp:

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Can't beat the ACS RL Edge as the tread pattern resurfaced a few years back kind of like a comeback in a sense courtesy of Pro flatlander Chase Gouin and the Oddysey Frequency G tyres and more recently the Odyssey P Lyte's .Chase wanted something similar in design and strength and hooking up with Odyssey came up with these tyres which he designed they are very popular also a kevlar version is now avaliable. :ThumbsUp:

 

 

Yea, I have a few pairs of the Freq G's. They will probably be the last tire I'll ever buy.

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Schwinn Maximiser red label - early

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Shwinn Maximiser green label - a little later

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Both featured on early Haro masters, Bobs preferred tyre apparently

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