Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Southern Illinois
Bikes: Giant "Rainier"
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Hear That? Me Either! 29r Big Apple 2.35
I got my 29" x 2.35" Schwalbe Big Apples. I have been running Kenda Karma 2.35.
Since the ticks are out in full force and the poison ivy is everywhere, I will be backing off the dirt trails for a few months and have decided to upgrade my tires for the local rail trail and roads. I am in love with these Big, Beautiful, Slick, Fatboy Balloon Tires.
I am running at 50 psi and these things are just plain FAST compared to my knobbies. I played with the pressure a little and 40 psi was super cushy but sluggish, and 60 psi rolled great but was pretty harsh on the bottom. The 50 psi seemed to be the best balance of speed and cushion for my clydeness.
And quite......holy cow, I can actually hear things again. The Karma's were pretty loud, and I was wearing the center knobs off, so this seemed like a good idea.
The biggest complaint I have heard about the Big Apple's is the weight, but I am 255# so the extra 1.7# is not that big of a deal to me. I will try to get a couple of pics up.
I am riding "Bomber Tires". They are much cooler than I will ever be.