Does anyone have experience with Ensign Tires? My basket case '64 Parilla Wildcat Scrambler will have 19" rims (WM2 front, WM3 rear). The bike will be used on and off road and I would prefer to use the same brand front and rear. 19" rims limit the available options. I see Ensign does a 3.25 x 19 and a 3.50 x 19 trials universal. They would look period. Anyone have any experience running them?
If the tire is a "real" Trials tire it will last maybe 100 or 200 miles on the street. The rubber on a Trials tire is so soft you can move the knobbs with your finger. On the street you also get a lot of side to side movement with a Trials tire. And finally.....they are not very safe as far as stopping (on the street) goes.
Alan Cleared m out....left only 59 BSA Bantam (Trials) 78 Triumph Bonny (UPS) 02 Suzuki GS500
Kevin, According to the Heidenau site, the K34, which is the model referred to in the JRC ad above, is a vintage style road tire, not a vintage style trials universal tire. The picture on the Hiedenau site confirms this. I think the JRC ad is somewhat misleading in this regard.