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Old 10-05-2009, 03:43 PM
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Default 24cm replacement wheels for Hobie Trax cart

I put a detailed post in on the main board, but I thought I'd mention it here, too. You can replace the crappy wheels on the Hobie Trax cart with 24cm urethane wheels, which should be more robust and less prone to tears and punctures. Cost is $107 shipped for a pair. I hope to test them soon. Here's a pic on the old Trax cart:



Old pvc wheel on the left, new urethane wheel on the right.
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Old 10-06-2009, 05:16 AM
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Nice upgrade, bet there are going to be a load of used pvc wheels for sale on fleabay.
Those pvc wheels stink, just try running over a sharp shell and they are done for. The fact that the Urethane wheels have a larger diameter will make moving the yak so much easyer. I am going to buy a set.
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Old 10-06-2009, 06:19 PM
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Ictalurus - so where does one purchase the urethane wheels? Thanks.
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:37 PM
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Yeah, I went to the wheelez site and can't find the PVC wheels in the 24cm size.
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Old 10-08-2009, 05:13 PM
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Dog,

I contacted Wheeleez myself, here's the particulars --

That new wheel is part # WZ1-24UA-TLK.
Price per wheel is: $47
Wheels are in stock but not yet on the website.

Please e-mail Leonard if you would like to place an order for them at:

leonard@wheeleez.com
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Thanks for the heads up!
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Old 10-09-2009, 01:41 PM
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I tried them out yesterday over pavement, grass, and sand, and they were flawless. I didn't travel very far over any of the surfaces, but it was easy. It wasn't very loose sand, but they didn't bog down as much as the PVC wheels did at the same spot.

The weight limit per wheel is 88lbs, and they can be inflated from 2-4psi. I had mine at 3. They and the cart fit in the front hatch of my Outback with room to spare. They barely deformed at all under my fully loaded kayak, unlike the PVC ones which looked like they were nearly flat. I've only tried them the once, but I think they'll definitely be better than the PVC wheels. Though, that isn't saying much as I had 4 out of 6 PVC wheels leak from the factory, develop leaks even when properly inflated and not overloaded, or tear in the few times I've used them.
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Old 11-02-2009, 03:08 PM
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I put a detailed post in on the main board, but I thought I'd mention it here, too. You can replace the crappy wheels on the Hobie Trax cart with 24cm urethane wheels, which should be more robust and less prone to tears and punctures. Cost is $107 shipped for a pair. I hope to test them soon. Here's a pic on the old Trax cart:



Old pvc wheel on the left, new urethane wheel on the right.
Are these the same type/size wheels Hobie is using on their new TraxII cart? Do you know if they can be used as a replacement on the Trax cart or does the newer cart have a longer axle?
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Old 11-02-2009, 04:07 PM
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We are really happy that Wheeleez came out with the new tires! Yes, their older ones were not nearly as robust.

The new wheels are available from Hobie and fit the older Trax cart frame.

NEW!! TRAX "2" Kayak Cart



HOBIE TRAX “2” Plug-in Cart #80044101 $179.95

The Trax “2” Cart has new 24 cm (blow-molded polyurethane) pneumatic tires. These tires have a higher capacity and are very durable! The rim is a smaller diameter which gives a larger sidewall to prevent pinching and valve damage under heavy loads. The pressure range is double that of the original Trax wheels (now 3–4 lbs) which is easier to maintain. (176 lb Cart Capacity)

This is the best all around cart for soft sand and uneven terrain. The tires are wide and can be deflated for better performance over soft sand and soil. Welded Stainless steel construction, solid stainless axle. Wheels are easily removable for storage. Also includes cart keeper feature and cart clamps.

Replacement wheels are # 80044111 WHEEL REPLACE HOBIE TRAX "2" $49.95 each.
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