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Curious: Great Schwalbe Big Apple Alternatives?

Old 05-16-22, 10:21 AM
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Curious: Great Schwalbe Big Apple Alternatives?

In terms of rolling resistance and puncture protection, what are your recommendations as to 20"/406 tires that are as good as or better than the Schwalbe Big Apple in the 2.00-2.15"/50-55mm range of widths?
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Old 05-16-22, 10:50 AM
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Schwalbe makes great tires, any reason for the want to switch? I initially wanted to find a different tire than my Super Moto Xs but haven't found anything and rather like the puncture protection they provide granted they didn't stop that nail but nothing was really going to stop it.
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Old 05-16-22, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
any reason for the want to switch?
I'm only curious at this point. The pair of Big Apples I've been running since mid-2020 have been stellar so far.
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Old 05-16-22, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by sjanzeir View Post
I'm only curious at this point. The pair of Big Apples I've been running since mid-2020 have been stellar so far.
I wouldn't really bother Schwalbe are quite nice and it will be hard to beat them especially in that size.
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I use and like the dial compound Maxxis Torch in 20x1.75, and it’s available in a really nice, light, 120tpi, folding bead 1.95 size, as well as a heavier 60tpi 2.20 size.

I’ve only used Big Apples in 26” so can’t directly compare the Torch, but it has been a fast rolling, good cornering, comfy tire for me; it’ll take a high, 110psi max, which is good for me because I’m heavy, but I usually run about 85psi.

https://www.maxxis.com/us/tire/torch/


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A while back, the big apples weren't enough puncture protection.

Went with Marathon Plus
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