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    Fat tyres for 16 inch wheels other than Big Apples

    Are there any? I'm wondering if it's possible to go larger than the 2" BAs on something like a Dahon Curve?

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    The only other "fat" tire I know of for sure is the Greenspeed Scorcher. There may be some OEM tires used for kids bikes that aren't sold directly to consumers... or maybe some BMX or kid bike manufacturers sell something like that?

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    Would guess 2" is likely the limit.

    Another choice would be Maxxis Hookworms at 16 x 1.95":

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    Quote Originally Posted by chagzuki View Post
    Are there any? I'm wondering if it's possible to go larger than the 2" BAs on something like a Dahon Curve?
    I've seen a few people mention that the 40-346 Greenspeed Scorchers are more comfortable than the 50-305 Big Apples...

    However, I've not heard of anyone making more than a 50-305...
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    If you hit up the UK cycle shops you can still get the Raleigh redline front chopper tires. IIRC they are available through the Raleigh UK website too. (can't get it to work at the moment)

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    I find myself wondering why?

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    I'm just curious about options, jur. My hardy Vitesse has served me fairly well but it still struggles over London roads despite the 20 x 2 tires and would benefit from being a little more portable. I was wondering if a Curve / Picolo or something similar with even fatter tyres would be a better overall compromise but it looks as though that's not an option. I'll be getting a 2.35 BA liteskin for the front wheel on the Vitesse when they're available, possibly for the rear too though that'll mean losing the fender and I think I'd rather not do that. Perhaps something like a 2nd hand Downtube Mini with the rear suspension would be a nice ride but I doubt I could get hold of one in the UK.

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    You would be mad to replace a big apple with a chopper tyre!
    Please don't !

    I have only ever fittted one in emergencies when no other 305 was available,they are very slow.
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