Northern Industrial 16in. Poly Wheel and Tire
Child's Bike Trailer
I have pounded on these for 100's of miles now and they have held up fine. Before I started to use them I cleaned and repacked the bearings using heat and pressure. The grease inside is skimpy, more so for what I was doing with them on a child's off-road bike trailer. Search "Off-Road Bike Trailer for Children" on youtube for the suspension build.
I found the wheels to be sloppy on 1/2 threaded rod, not that that is a critique of the wheel, just fyi. I struggle to set the bearing pre-load using jam nuts. Once set however they seem to stay adjusted for many miles.
April 1, 2013
used several times with complete satisfaction
i got into building bicycle trailers and have used these wheels on 3 trailers builds with excellents results
February 21, 2013
Useable but not fantastic
These seem to be holding up well so far but I was not impressed when one of the bearings fell out while unpacking. They are just a slip fit so they must be held in place firmly or they will fall out and the bearings are really cheap. also the 1/2" axle size is borderline for the weight rating. If you are going to do heavy loads regularly I would go for a heaver duty metal wheel.
April 3, 2011
The 16" Poly wheel/tire
My custom dog cart business relies on this wheel. I use it more than the 12 1/2" wheel. The wheel is tough, reliable, and so evenly standardized that I know the axles I use will work without alteration. The price is right.
My biggest complaint: I wish the hub was available in BLACK, not the
grey. I've asked and asked for black. I understand these wheels/tires are
purchased in bulk but could you PLEASE get black?
March 16, 2011
16 Inch Wheels with Tires
Using wheels on bicycle trailer I built to carry camping equipment while bicycle touring. Not quite finished but have taken the trailer out for several tests and hardly know it's behind the bike, even when loaded with equipment. The wheels run smoothly and quietly, couldn't ask for more. Cannot think of any cons.
November 16, 2010
I purchased a pair to use on a canoe cart I was building. They are very high quality, light and durable. The tires are also quite good and have a straight, unpronounced tread. My loaded solo canoe weighs in around 100lbs and is easily carried on these wheels. I am so happy with them that I purchased a second pair to use on a bicycle trailer for my wife.
September 13, 2010
This is a great wheel, even though the price has jumped several dollars in the last year or two. I would give this product 5 stars, but the stock bearings are pretty junky.
March 7, 2010
Good value for their intended purpose
I used these wheels on a prototype lean steering recumbent tricycle. I selected them based on cost and they were the correct size. I managed to destroy to wheels rather quickly. The hubs sheared completely from the spokes. Now please understand this should not prevent you from using them. The failures occured with a 300lb mass(driver and vehicle) doing a 180 degree turn within a 4 ft radius at speed. The cold whether helped the second wheel fail a little quicker. For a low speed cart or something more conventional, I am sure they will be just fine, and do have a quality kenda tire to boot. The bearings are a little sloppy though, even when torqued onto a shaft with a compression sleever between the bearings.
February 15, 2010
execellent replacement wheels,reasonable price,quality,easy mounting
November 2, 2009
Using these wheels on a gun/ammo cart for Cowboy Action shooting. They roll freely and the pneumatic tires are much better on rough terrain, curbs, etc. than similar wheels with solid tires. Excellent product at a fair price, though I wish they came in white, brown or black..
May 14, 2009