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Old 06-24-23, 05:01 PM
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Old 06-24-23, 09:16 PM
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I love it.

Are they 'bouncy?'

What is the PSI?

Wow, I never thought of it in mm. My Kenda Kwest 1.5 100psi tires are 38mm.

And the usual 1.75's are 44mm and they are 75psi.

Thank you for putting this out there.
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I have big ben plus on my recumbent trike. Slightly wider than big apples. they roll well. Can't go much bigger if I use my fenders but at 2.15 I am very comfortable.
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If you are looking for very fast puncture resistant 2"/50mm wide 20"/ETRTO406 tires, there are also the excellent Continental Contact Urban that exists in 50x406.

For higher puncture resistance, there are the new Continental eContact Plus that exists in 50x406, 55x406 and even 62x406.
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My Bike Friday has 20 inch wheels, so I've been able to use 2.4 inch BMX tires on it. I currently have some fetching pink Salt Plus Sting tires, and I have some knobby Kenda Booster Pros for more serious unpaved rides. If you drop the pressure enough, the Kendas are like velcro. The Salts are heavier and not tubeless compatible, but they are half the price. I have wide rims, and the Kendas are a true 2.4 inches/61mm wide. The Salts are a couple MM narrower. I'll try to get some pictures soon.
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The coolest looking 20 inch tires Iíve seen lately are the multicolor camouflage Vans

honestly there are such a ton of dirt jump and street BMX tires that I donít think there should be any lack for folders
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Indeed, but most of these tires have a poor puncture protection and do not fit well for riding on roads, city streets...
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Wide tires for small wheels folding bikes (and actually for almost all bikes) are beneficial.

Riese & MŁller understood that long time ago and designed the Birdy frame to accept wide tires.

Brompton didn't and stayed with 35x349 high pressure tires while Kinetics and Eerder Metaal are making custom fork and rear triangles allowing wide tires.

And these wide tires are not only good for comfort and versatility they can also provide lower rolling resistance if couple with a relatively high pressure like for the Greenspeed Scorcher and TruBlu 40x349 and 40x406 race tires.
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Vee Crown Gem 57-305/16x2.25 with knobs shaved almost off, stretched out to 67mm on a 50mm wide rim from the trailer range. That is my best match on that bike for occasional offroad, unpaved paths. The frame clears also 16x3.0, but the tire i tried was way too heavy and stiff, Chaoyang Sparrow. The bike is meant for 406 wheels and in this setup the BB height is 27cm.
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Vee Tire Co Crown Gem exists also in 57x355 for the Birdy.
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The Origami Swift comes standard with 50-406 tires, and there is room to go bigger.

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Originally Posted by Pinigis
The Origami Swift comes standard with 50-406 tires, and there is room to go bigger.

Oh, get off it, Paul. Stop peddling your stuff on this thread which is about tires, not bicycles for sale and what tires a bike comes with or can accept. Good grief!
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Originally Posted by Ron Damon
Oh, get off it, Paul. Stop peddling your stuff on this thread which is about tires, not bicycles for sale and what tires a bike comes with or can accept. Good grief!
I was talking about the tires.
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Originally Posted by Ron Damon
Oh, get off it, Paul. Stop peddling your stuff on this thread which is about tires, not bicycles for sale and what tires a bike comes with or can accept. Good grief!
Uh Ron, you clearly are peddling your wares, the presence of retail packaging and partially built bikes is proof. What's your shop called Ron ?
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Originally Posted by Pinigis
The Origami Swift comes standard with 50-406 tires, and there is room to go bigger.

On the Xootr Swift, the rear dropout is horizontal. I had to add Surly Monkey Nuts to be able to fit 50 mm tires. With fenders, it won't go above that. I like that used a more standard drop out.
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Tantrum thrown when thunder stolen.
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Originally Posted by CrimsonEclipse
Tantrum thrown when thunder stolen.
You must be impressed easily if you think there's been any thunder from anyone in this thread.The thunder of an outdated cult relic brought back to modern times, you mean? You wish. Yeah, the Frankenstein Origami neo-Swift is really shaking the industry...🙄 Just look at the number of views on its vids on the Origami YT channel. Paul can't keep enough in stock. They are flying off the shelves. Xi Jinping has decreed round-the-clock production in the factories of China. It's a veritable tsunami. That's why Pinigis shamelessly opts to sadly peddle it here, that's right. 😂

Instead you are still sore, licking your wounds from that time that I pointed out the absurd grappling hook of a long-cage derailer that you installed on your folder a while back. This, despite the fact that you yourself admitted to the folly of it. 🤡



That same time when you threw a tantrum due to my pointing out what you yourself feared and admitted, you declared that you would put me on ignore (wow, that really sent shivers of regret and remorse down my spine &#128514. But evidently that was a vacuous, risible fib, a real tantrum cuz...well...you have not ignored me and here you are again commenting on my threads and posts again. 🤡🤡 Between your own reneging and the repeated flounces of the JoeRem!/Bleu sockpuppet, I am getting a series case of whiplash here.My suggestion to you that you put me on Ignore. For real, this time. No empty threats, posturing or lies.

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Originally Posted by Bleu
Uh Ron, you clearly are peddling your wares, the presence of retail packaging and partially built bikes is proof. What's your shop called Ron ?
Yeah, you and Adlai Stevenson at the UN. 😆
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Originally Posted by Pinigis
I was talking about the tires.
Ah, yes, of course. That's why you talked about the make and model of a bicycle but failed to talk about the make and model of the particular tire. Right, you were talking about tires. Yan had you pegged quite accurately.

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Originally Posted by Ron Damon
Ah, yes, of course. That's why you talked about the make and model of a bicycle but failed to talk about the make and model of the particular tire. Right, you were talking about tires. Yan had you pegged quite accurately.
The tires on the Origami Swift tires are Arisun XLR8 20x1.95
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Originally Posted by Ron Damon
You must be impressed easily if you think there's been any thunder from anyone in this thread.The thunder of an outdated cult relic brought back to modern times, you mean? You wish. Yeah, the Frankenstein Origami neo-Swift is really shaking the industry...🙄 Just look at the number of views on its vids on the Origami YT channel. Paul can't keep enough in stock. They are flying off the shelves. Xi Jinping has decreed round-the-clock production in the factories of China. It's a veritable tsunami. That's why Pinigis shamelessly opts to sadly peddle it here, that's right. 😂

Instead you are still sore, licking your wounds from that time that I pointed out the absurd grappling hook of a long-cage derailer that you installed on your folder a while back. This, despite the fact that you yourself admitted to the folly of it. 🤡



That same time when you threw a tantrum due to my pointing out what you yourself feared and admitted, you declared that you would put me on ignore (wow, that really sent shivers of regret and remorse down my spine &#128514. But evidently that was a vacuous, risible fib, a real tantrum cuz...well...you have not ignored me and here you are again commenting on my threads and posts again. 🤡🤡 Between your own reneging and the repeated flounces of the JoeRem!/Bleu sockpuppet, I am getting a series case of whiplash here.My suggestion to you that you put me on Ignore. For real, this time. No empty threats, posturing or lies.
I think it's time for you to have another nap.

You're not a gate keeper for BF
You may NOT tell us when to ignore
You may NOT tell us when to unsubscribe from a thread
You may NOT tell us when and how to post... PERIOD

So throw yet another temper tantrum, show us your true colors.

oh, and my bike is still better than any of yours.
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On both of my Hooligans(not folders, though) I installed MTB 20" wheels to accommodate wider tires. These are 20x2.35 tires on the bikes
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Uh moderator...

Originally Posted by Ron Damon
Yeah, you and Adlai Stevenson at the UN. 😆
Huh, I really don't have anything against you or the stuff you sell. I don't have any affiliation with Origami or Brompton or any brand. I don't know Paul Pinigis. So after I stated the obvious, that you are a dealer or distributor of folding bikes, you went to name calling (sockpuppet) and hostility. Odd , very odd. Oh, I don't know JoeRemi either, nor what anything he may have said has anything to do with this thread. I DID chime in to defend Pinigis from an unfair attack on his post, because your assertion that he is doing something wrong by highlighting features of his products on a thread you started to plug your own products; is wrong.
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This thread is going nowhere. Ron Damon started it and then deleted the opening posts. Now it doesn’t make sense. Plus insults aren’t allowed and there are plenty.

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