I come from beach cruisers but have since migrated to a slightly undersided Marin AXC Northside trail that I love riding. I like fat tires, the more air volume the more they absorb the road and I can run a wider range of PSI. These are not for serious commuting or anything, moreso for tooling around on mostly pavement, rolling over curbs, up and down stairs, with some occasional canal path and fire road surfaces, etc.
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If your not riding on dirt, go with the Holyrollers. I have a pair myself and they're great. If you ain't really going on the dirt much, go with some Hookworms, though size may be a factor as i think they only come in a 2.5.
I wouldn't get the K-rads if it is just urban riding. Go for something really slick...
if you want a big tire that is also really slick look for these one tires, they are a completely flat tire with no tread, they have one main top riding surface they also have 2 different angled flat surfaces on each side.
They seemed to be really good for a street mountain bike tire... I don't know the name of them though.
Giant OCR-1, Schwinn Rocket Pro, Dahon Jack, a few others
I bought K-Rads for my folding bike, so that I could ride on the street and also ride some [easier] MTB trails. K-Rads are designed for dual use. It is nice for me to have the flexibility of dual use tires. I travel a lot, for work, and I just take the folder; if there is an MTB trail in that city, hey, I am on it.
However, if I was only ever going to be riding urban, I would put the Schwalbe Big Apple Slicks back on there - smooth and cushiony.