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Old 02-17-09, 03:43 AM
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Big Apples on Surly Cross Check

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I am not sure where this should go, so this is probably a good a place as any.

Does anyone use the Schwalbe Big Apple Tires 29 x 2.00 on their Cross Check? I would like to use them (I just put some Fat Franks on a different bike and the difference is amazing) but I am not sure if they will fit. Surly recommends the max width as 45mm but I just wonder would the tires fit anyway.

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You would barely have clearance. I have a Bianchi San Jose with the same max width limit as found on the Surly Cross Check so I settled for a Continental City Contact 42C as a good all around wide tire choice. That seems to be the upper limit on a smooth tire size for a CX bike. YMMV.
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http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ight=apple+big there are a few crosscheck riders that say they will fit.
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50 mm Big Apples will fit, barely- almost no clearance.
IMHO- 47 mm Marathons were quite effective and fit better. Put a few thousand km on 42 mm
Marathons- these were great for country roads and rough urban streets. 42-47 mm is a better choice if you are looking for a large tire on a crosscheck.
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big apples measure 45.xx mm wide on mavic EX721 (21 mm wide) rims. at 60 psi

fit them if you can, theyre great
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Thanks everyone. I think I will try them out and see how I get on.
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I'm running Schwabe 700x40 tires, more than enough tire.

I had IRC Mythos CX 42 tires for quite awhile, they were nice. Unfortunately they are no longer available.
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