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Old 09-30-11, 02:43 PM   #1
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Will Big Apple 2.15 fit Downtube Nova? I've searched everywhere for answer....

Yan from Downtube said he has customers with 1.9 which I'm assuming is the Big Apple 2.0 since I think they ran a little on the smaller side. From what I've read, 2.15 is more true to size. I just want to double check to make sure 2.15 won't fit before I place an order with a different kind of a LBS (this one home based tandem specialists). Price is $100 for the pair including tubes and installation. That seems like a fair price.

I did read that there was a noticeable comfort increase going from 2.0 to 2.15 so I would like that if at all possible even if only rear wheel.

Please chime in. This seems to be the unanswered question in all the threads I've read including the one on downtube.com. I have to let them know by this weekend to get the order in on Monday and tires on by Wednesday.

I'm open minded to another high volume tire alternative as well. I want to spend the money in tires as that's what touches the ground. Things like Thudbuster is out of the question since my hands and the frame would still get all the shock and vibration. Going straight to the source as first course of action.

One last thing I want to confirm. The shop said it weighs 535 grams. It's the only one they can get. Is that the liteskin version. I got a little confused as the schwalbe site says so but they have a lighter tire 495 grams as well on top of the page.

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Old 09-30-11, 03:00 PM   #2
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I don't know the answer but we have a Nova so if you need any measurement let me know.
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Old 09-30-11, 03:15 PM   #3
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I think the liteskin folding type is discontinued. In my experience Schwalbe weights are completely inaccurate, always heavier than claimed. I have the older liteskin 2.15 on the front of my Dahon and it's a lot plusher than the 2".
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Old 09-30-11, 03:38 PM   #4
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Nice that there'll be a choice of colours with the new version.
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Old 10-02-11, 09:22 AM   #5
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@ kamtsa - I already own a Nova. Thank you for the offer. I want to see if someone has a real world experience with that exact size/model. Sometimes different companies sizes run differently.

@chagzuki - which Dahon do you have the 2.15's on? Also do you know if they would fit on the rear as well? What do you currently have on the rear? There's a chance I might pick up a Dahon Speed D7 today.
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It's a 2007 Vitesse D5HG. I've got a Maxxis Grifter 1.85" BMX tire on the back which is very light and seems to roll pretty well.
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Old 10-02-11, 12:04 PM   #7
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I forgot to say, I think the BA 2.15 would fit on the rear but it won't fit either front or rear with mudguards and I have a mudguard on the rear (but not front).
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There seems to be quite a bit of clearance between the fenders and tires on the Dahon Speed D7. I really just need to find a store that might stock Big Apple's in that size and see if they can do a fit trial. I've called around a few places but they all say they have to special order them. Anyone know a place in the Greater Toronto area that might stock them? I'm in no hurry anymore especially with this icky weather we have been having and winter is right around the corner. I wonder if I should wait for the 2012 colored options Tan might look interesting on the white Dahon Speed D7. I hope they have the reflective strips on the side wall. I don't know if I would spend that kind of money unless I can get 2.15's to fit....
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got 60mm of clearance? that is what the 2.15 inch measurement is. about 2_3/8"

get out the ruler and check.
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