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Old 05-06-10, 10:31 AM   #1
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Tires on Downtube folders

It looks like the Big Apples won't fit on any of the bikes but was considering adding disc brakes on a 9FS (assuming they are releasing new models in the near future). Would removing the V-brakes free up space for a larger tire? Or am I stuck with the same specs in terms of tire size?
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Old 05-06-10, 11:48 AM   #2
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Why do you say the BAs won't fit on a Downtube? I have them on my NS with plenty of clearance = )
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Why do you say the BAs won't fit on a Downtube? I have them on my NS with plenty of clearance = )
Ah sweet... which sizes did you get for front and back?
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Old 05-06-10, 03:38 PM   #4
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I have the 2.0s for both the front and back. I've heard good things about the 2.35s, but must admit, I don't know if these will fit on a Downtube.
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I have the 2.0s for both the front and back. I've heard good things about the 2.35s, but must admit, I don't know if these will fit on a Downtube.
From what I've read of user comments off the Schwalbe site, the 2.0's are actually closer to 1.8... while the 2.15 liteskins are closer to true size. How much clearance do you have on the 2.0s? Either way thanks for the info now can count on putting those badboys on whatever Downtube I end up with.
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Old 05-07-10, 02:26 PM   #6
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whatever Downtube I end up with.
welcome to the folding world. be warned that you will get the folderitis. it's addictive and no cure has been found yet. please post some pics of your bike as soon as you got it.
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Old 05-08-10, 12:57 PM   #7
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Ditto..had them (2.0's) on my Mini for years...with fenders. Recently considered 2.15's for my Dahon Mu Xl but rejected the idea as too risky w/fenders. Anybody braver than I put the 2.15's on a Mu w/fenders?
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