My girls had white tires on their trikes when they were little. I think colored tires is a girl thing. Also I had retreads on my Ford pickup once. Had a flat it wasn't pretty. Good thing I was on a flat straight road.
I can sympathize with your concerns as you bravely face the bewildering choices in this new perplexing fashion universe. Oh, for the simple days of black tires and matching black leather but the Village People ruined that. Thus, we have a feisty rainbow of new tires for your consideration. And therein lies the terror of becoming a fashion victim.
Submitted for you are the following rules to guide your careful choice:
1) White tires may only be worn between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
2) Wearing a red back tire and a black front means youre a "catcher" -- wearing a red front tire and a black rear tire means youre a "pitcher."
3) In general, tire color should complement your bikes tribal motif or your "Fear This" sticker.
4) Mixing the yellow and green tires (commonly known as a "phlegm job") is only for the truly adventurous.
5) Nothing says "Poo poo, Mr. Bush!" like a set of blue tires.
Of course, to ensure a maximum "Wow" factor, replace all your riding gear with patent white leather! The response will be fantabulous, I guarantee it!
Shes in great shape. The lighter colored tires get a dirt strip down the center of them but I don't think it looks bad, and it's always washed off with a good scrubbing. I've never noticed any chainlube getting on it or making a mess.
I don't plan on changing it this year. It's still handling very well and the tread looks great.
I know a guy who last year put on orange tires to match the color of his Triumph Sprint. I just saw the bike a couple weeks ago and the tires look awful. They're black on the bottom and dirty orange on top. I would suggest that if you put colored tires on your bike that you don't ride it.