It’s been many years since Goodyear started out in 1898, but the name still has weight in the tire industry. With bicycle tires among their first products, Goodyear has a number of innovations to their credit. Along the way, the GoodYear bicycle tire faded into the distance thanks to the automotive and aerospace boom, but the name is iconic as ever.
That seems to be the reason for the company to reenter the bike industry with a new line of tires and tubes. Produced by Kent International under the licensed Goodyear mark , the line includes folding bead tires using Dupont Kevlar in all sizes from 12-29″ that will be manufactured overseas. The product announcement also covers inner tubes in both standard and self sealing varieties.
To be sold through Walmart and Dunham’s this spring, Kent is also gaining some publicity for their new bicycle manufacturing facility in Clarendon County, South Carolina which will supply Walmart with their first U.S. made bicycles in 15 years. Yes, you will soon be able to buy a U.S. made bicycle at Walmart.
Full list of sizes and options after the break…