Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Northern VT
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Originally Posted by martianone
have 60-559 Big Apples on my MTB,
they roll suprisingly easy, absorb a lot of shock
and stick to the road pretty well. yes, they are
heavy, don't seem to notice the weight. i think
because they roll over the ground so well.
"I'm thinking about Big Apples for one of my next bikes. They're pretty fat all right, but I was wondering what the rolling resistance was like? Like, is it pretty easy to push them fast, or is it a struggle?"
They are FAT, not much space left in the fork after mounting the 60-559 tire, rolling resistance
is suprisingly low. The real benefit is something i would call "effective rolling resistance" (perhaps
this is a just invented term), it is not so much the rolling resistance on smooth pavement, it is
how well these tires roll over bumpy, cracked, grooved, rutted, pocked, crappy road surface,
manhole covers, rail road tracks, steel drain grates, gravel, sand, crushed stone, etc; they are
great in these situations.
Compared to regular treaded MTB tires, they fly.