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Old 02-06-18, 11:05 PM   #1
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The 406 Fat Tire thread

This thread is dedicated to ISO406 (20") tires that nominally are no less than two inches (51cm) wide.

I'll get the ball rolling with the Maxxis Grifter 20x2.10

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Old 02-07-18, 02:45 PM   #2
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That's awesome, bob, brilliant, in fact, but what does it have to do with the this thread?

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My Bike Friday (Rohloff, Disc)Pocket Llama was fitted with 406-47 Schwalbe marathon plus tires ,
to increase its ..just get on it and ride .. utility I have thorn resistant heavy tubes..

I have a heavy Abus Bordo Granit 6500 lock on where the water bottle mount is..
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Old 02-07-18, 04:58 PM   #3
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"This thread is dedicated to ISO406 (20") tires that nominally are no less than...

...two inches or 51cm wide."

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a 406 wheel or is this about gram counting OCD?

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Presently running Box Hex lab 20x1.95 (50mm) tires on my folder and they are awesome. I have about 1000 miles (mix of road/gravel/trail) on this rear box tire and should get at least another 1000 out of it. The front one shows very little wear. They are about 320grams. Superlight and very supple. The bike rolls like a dream with 35lbs in the tires (I weigh 160).

Most BMX tires “thud” as they bump over stuff; these tires bounce. I roll faster and the comfort factor is huge. Coarse gravel and chip seal roads are much more easily ridden with them. If you try tires like these, it’s hard to go back to the usual stiff tires.

I have been on the lookout for really nice 20” (406) tires for many years now; something of the quality of the Compass ultralight tires. The KHE Mac 2 “park” tire 20x2.30, 58mm, 360grams) s a plump superlight kevlar reinforced tire I would like to try some day. They seem to be available only in England. BMX riders complain that they don’t last long, but those doing conventional riding may find them to have an acceptable lifespan.
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Old 02-08-18, 07:17 PM   #5
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Those things look a lot bigger than 50mm. At 320g they must be feather-weight in terms of durability and/or puncture resistance.

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Presently running Box Hex lab 20x1.95 (50mm) tires on my folder and they are awesome. I have about 1000 miles (mix of road/gravel/trail) on this rear box tire and should get at least another 1000 out of it. The front one shows very little wear. They are about 320grams. Superlight and very supple. The bike rolls like a dream with 35lbs in the tires (I weigh 160).

Most BMX tires “thud” as they bump over stuff; these tires bounce. I roll faster and the comfort factor is huge. Coarse gravel and chip seal roads are much more easily ridden with them. If you try tires like these, it’s hard to go back to the usual stiff tires.

I have been on the lookout for really nice 20” (406) tires for many years now; something of the quality of the Compass ultralight tires. The KHE Mac 2 “park” tire 20x2.30, 58mm, 360grams) s a plump superlight kevlar reinforced tire I would like to try some day. They seem to be available only in England. BMX riders complain that they don’t last long, but those doing conventional riding may find them to have an acceptable lifespan.

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How about Primo Comets?
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What about them? Are they at least 2.0" wide?

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Perhaps not but they are supple.
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/DUO-HIGH-ST...72.m2749.l2649


not light weight i'm sure, and nothing fancy, but I ride on the beach and on dirt trails on occasion, or to the store for a beer and Dorito run. and i'm no lightweight myself at 230lbs, so gram counting is no big deal for me. I slapped them on my cheap vilano urbano single speed. (let the flaming begin..)
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/DUO-HIGH-ST...72.m2749.l2649


not light weight i'm sure, and nothing fancy, but I ride on the beach and on dirt trails on occasion, or to the store for a beer and Dorito run. and i'm no lightweight myself at 230lbs, so gram counting is no big deal for me. I slapped them on my cheap vilano urbano single speed. (let the flaming begin..)
I like those, they look like a plush ride. They'd be nice on my Dahon Speed 3i,...
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There were 20x2.0" Primo Comets. But there was a lot of dishonesty in tire sizing at the time. I'd be surprised if they were close to 50 mm.

20 x 1.75" Primo Comets at the time measured really close to 39 mm (from memory).
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65 PSI and comfy ride. I like simple and cheap. it's a beach thing.
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