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Old 03-25-2017, 08:43 PM
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Big Apple 26X2.35 tires are on my cruiser bike, 57mm wide on 30mm internal width rims; they're comfortable.

I've run the 2.15 Almotion rear with 2.35 Super Moto front, 2.0 Kojak rear with 2.15 Almotion front, 26X2.00 Kojak rear with 27.5X42 Compass front. Handling wasn't significantly different, although I did experience pedal strike with the small Kojak in the rear, which was a painful lesson learned.

I also ran a 27.5X42 rear with 26X2.15 front, both shared the same tire OD measurement, but the rear was narrower. Turn-in seemed a bit quicker & tighter.
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Old 03-26-2017, 12:04 AM
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Hill pal, I like your bike.

Where in Texas are you?
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:19 PM
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A few recent changes. Shimano XTR M985 crankset with 48.8mm chainline, Shimano FD-M986, hybrid SRAM/Shimano 8 sprocket cassette, and Continental SpeedKing 2.2 tires. The cassette was pared down for efficiency in the gears I use most, within the relative outboard chainline. Different chainline dictated a different FD, which didn't shift well with 44/30T chainring pairing, so currently running 42/30T chainset for cleaner front shifting performance.



The Black Chili compound Continental SpeedKing 2.2 tires have great dry pavement traction, fair cornering traction on hard-pack sand, crushed granite, and caliche. The tires are lightweight at 430grams, measure 61mm worn-in on Derby rims, and are very supple. The downside to their suppleness is little puncture protection, however, they mounted tubeless easy & secure, which paid dividends on the first ride. Tire construction is impressive; flawless bead, no lumps, hop, or wobble.

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Old 05-19-2017, 01:10 PM
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This has got to be the coolest bike on the forum. I love that you're constantly tinkering to get it perfect.
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Old 05-19-2017, 02:56 PM
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Such a neat rig. I wasn't aware of this tire and it may be a good tire for hardpack on my 650b bike.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:04 PM
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Running these tires on my dropbar Litespeed Unicoi, roll great on pavement but decent on dirt and moderate looseness

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Such a neat rig. I wasn't aware of this tire and it may be a good tire for hardpack on my 650b bike.
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Old 05-24-2017, 10:05 AM
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Cool bike, it is begging for an add on electric motor!!
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