With durability at its core, the Vredestein cargo tyre is built to last. The 2×3 bead to bead carcass design is inspired by the PCT (passenger car tyres) and moped world to respond to the application of 3- and 4-wheeled cargo bikes carrying higher loads than the conventional bicycle.
Made specifically with cargobikes in mind, the Vredestein tyre combines:
Size: ETRTO 55-406; 20” bicycle // 16” motorbike; 508mm diameter, 55mm width
Weight: 1,42 kg
Track: bidirectional tread design for electric vehicles
Load index: 47 b (175 kg)
Mileage Performance: 15.000-18.000km
Air pressure: 3.5-5 bar
You can find a product presentation in your user account under the menu item “Information Vredestein Cargo Tires”.
How difficult is it to change the tyre?
Due to the bi-directional design you would only require one spare wheel that could fit on both the right and the left side. Ideally the vehicle would store a spare wheel as the tyre mounts similar to a motorbike tyre. However, you do not need any additional tooling to mount the tyre – it just needs to be room temperature and might require some dishwashing liquid or lube.
Do seasons effect the tyre?
No, the tyre is an all-rounder. It is made predominately with a rubber mix developed for winter tyres and is designed to last.
How is sustainability handled in production and the company?
Tyres are difficult to recycle. In the production site, all employees work under safe conditions and receive fair compensation.
Can the tyre be driven tubeless?
This hasn’t been tested in detail, yet, but should be possible with a few adjustments. This would be done at own risk and the supplier is not liable.
Name: Vredestein by Apollo Tyres Ltd
Headquarter: Amsterdam, Netherlands (Enschede TWT)
Other offices: Germany, Belgium, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Sweden, United States, Hungary, Poland
Production site: India
Number of employees: 1.800