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Old 02-08-12, 02:37 PM   #1
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Question regarding Bike Tires - Schwalbe Big Apple

Hi.
I'm just starting to "tune" my new bike, to be honest I'm kinda new in the bike world!...
I'm planning to buy a 20" Schwalbe Big Apple tires for my dahon bike (Mu P24)

I've been researching regarding what to buy and I have a doubt:

1 - First I saw that they are 2.00 and 2.15 inches wide.
Does the sizing change a lot? What are the advantages / disadvantages of one or the other?
What should I take into account to choose the right one?...

2 - I saw some "ETRTO" feature.. What is that and what does it mean? (like "55-406")

3 - Any other recommendations about the tires that I sould buy?
(i.e.: I saw this one: Maxxis OVERDRIVE ELITE 20 x 1.15)

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Old 02-08-12, 02:42 PM   #2
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If you have Dahon mudguards, they probably won't fit with the larger Big Apples.

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Old 02-08-12, 03:44 PM   #3
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or only with a lot of careful tweaking ....
the etrto number is 406 thats the diamenter of the rim flange .... that number is important so you dont buy 20 inch tires with for example a 451 etro ..as they are much larger .. still 20 inch ..........
width .... 20x 1 is narrower than 20x 2.00
Big Apples 20x 2.15 were available for a time but no more ..sorry
( in the US anyhow )

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Old 02-08-12, 03:57 PM   #4
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Read up about tyre sizes etc here:
http://sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html
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Old 02-08-12, 04:32 PM   #5
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Thanks for the advice!.. that means that I sould forget about this tires!.. I'll start looking for some others!..
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Old 02-08-12, 04:40 PM   #6
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20 x 2.00 Big Apples will fit.
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Old 02-08-12, 05:34 PM   #7
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... I'm planning to buy a 20" Schwalbe Big Apple tires for my dahon bike (Mu P24) ...
What tires are currently on your Mu P24? Why do you want to change them?

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Old 02-09-12, 01:09 AM   #8
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What tires are currently on your Mu P24? Why do you want to change them?

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Hi!..
I have the original Schwalbe Marathon Racer, 20x1.5" tires. They are totally worn out (I bought and used bike) and need to be changed.
I'm just researching, and I'm still in doubit if the 20 x 2.00 Big Apples will fit with (with my fenders)
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it will fit... you just need to wiggle the fenders and maybe adjust the rods a tad....
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Old 02-09-12, 09:48 AM   #10
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20 x 2.00 Big Apples will fit.
Hi!.. are you sure that they will fit on my Dahon mu-p24?.. also with my fenders? won't they hit/touch the fenders eventually?
I'm just waiting for this to decide what tire to buy!...
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Old 02-09-12, 12:15 PM   #11
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They certainly fit, albeit tightly, on models from previous years.
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