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    Balloon Tires - Old school suspension

    I've been running Kenda Kobras - 2" knobbies, for about six years.

    Not for the knobs but for the flotation provided by the extra width.
    And after a summer of putting miles on my chair with the Smartdrive I came to appreciate the shock absorbing qualities of a higher volume tire.


    I had stuck with the Kendas because they are a gray compound - wasn't sure that I wanted a black bike tire marking up the wood floors in the house.

    But when it got to be time for some new shoes I was pleasantly surprised to find a smooth cruiser bike tire with a gray tread.

    The Schwalbe Big Apples.
    http://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_ti...ires/big_apple
    http://www.balloonbikes.com/en/


    A call to my DME got me some 55-559's - 26" x 2.15"

    They roll better at 35 psi then the Kendas did at twice that pressure and the high volume gives a nice cushy ride.

    So if you're looking for a fatttie alternative for your chair here's another option.

    YMMV
    Jeff
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    You didn't feel like really pushing the limit with the [SIZE=10px]60-559 (26 x 2.35)'s Thanks for sharing the find.[/SIZE]

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    WesternBikeworks.com has them
    [SIZE=12px]Schwalbe Big Apple 26 Inch Performance Line Tire 26 x 2.35 Inch 60*559 : [/SIZE][SIZE=12px]$70.54 for 2

    Inner tubes [/SIZE]

    [SIZE=12px]Continental Tour/MTB 26 Tube 26x1.75/2.5 42mm Presta : [/SIZE][SIZE=12px]$9.22 for 2

    Total... free shipping [/SIZE]
    $79.76

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