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Fast 20" Tires for a Folding Bike Century

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Old 04-14-18, 02:24 PM
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Fast 20" Tires for a Folding Bike Century

I'm planning to do a century ride on my Bike Friday Pocket Rocket in May. I need to fly to get to the ride, so I'm taking my BF rather than doing it on my carbon fiber (CF) bike I would normally ride.


The rims on the bike are Alex Rims DA22: 451 X 14, 6061H-T6, and the stock tires are Kenda Kwest 20 X 1 1/8", 28 X 451. I like to ride 25mm tires on my CF bike.


What brand, model and size tires would you recommend for a faster century ride?
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Schwalbe Kojak? Primo Comete?
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Old 04-14-18, 02:47 PM
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I have Schwabe Stelvios on my Pocket Rocket in 451-25s. I would recommend using the tires you have to ride a century unless they have a lot of wear. I doubt if changing to 25s from 28s would make 5 minutes different in you time for the ride. My wife also has a Friday Pocket Crusoe and currently has Primo Comets on her bike. The Comets might be faster than the Kendas but I think flat more often. We have also both used Kendas with no problems. Roger

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I have to change the tires since a loose brake (my fault) rubbed and created a weak ridge with a resulting bulge along one of the tires.


I looked at the Bike Friday website and purchased Schwalbe Durano 20 X 1 1/8" (451). They said it's what their racers use on their Bike Fridays. We'll see how they feel.
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Those should be good tires for your bike. Roger
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Panasonic Minits Lite. These are the lightest and fastest tires I have yet found for 20" bikes.
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Did you mean Panaracer? My 451 Minits Lite are.



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Panasonic Minits Lite. These are the lightest and fastest tires I have yet found for 20" bikes.
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I purchased the Schwalbe Durano's but I'm going to try the Panaracer Minits Lites too! They have great reviews.
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