Folding or Non-Folding

Non-Folding or beaded tyres is the traditional style of tyre. The “bead” of the tyre refers to the wire that sits on either side and joins to the rim. This style of tyre is generally easier to fit but due to the materials used they weigh more than a folding tyre. Folding doesn’t have this wire and therefore is able to be “folded”.  Other than weight, folding tyres are generally thinner and better suited for more ramp/park style riding, whereas non-folding tyres are thicker and better suited for rough terrain or street riding.