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    Making my kid fat- I need WIDE 20" tires for my son's bike. Suggestions?

    I have to imagine that other Dads have figured this out so rather than reinventing the wheel I am asking what has worked well for you?

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    Yay! Maybe I'll finally get a 24" fat wheel for my muni! As it is, I'm stuck at 3" Nokians.
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    Onza Sticky Fingers 20"x2.5". I put one of these on the front of my youngest sonís custom-built (by me) bike.
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    You can get 4" semi smoothies but I've never seen knobies.
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    wait till January
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    Walgoose 20" fatty?

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    I'm just saying wouldnt it be great if a kid could join his parents on a fat bike ride with gears and disc brakes for sub $300? wouldnt it
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    Look to trials bikes for wide 20" tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bme107 View Post
    Look to trials bikes for wide 20" tires.
    And wide trials rims

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    Quote Originally Posted by bme107 View Post
    Look to trials bikes for wide 20" tires.
    This guy has been around for a while. Came in to say this.

    Maxxis has some rad 20" trials tires that are fat as hell.

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    Re: Making my kid fat- I need WIDE 20" tires for my son's bike. Suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    You can get 4" semi smoothies but I've never seen knobies.
    Have you got a link? I'd like to see thes The smoother the better for rolling resistance on an undriven trailer wheel for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pubwheels View Post
    Have you got a link? I'd like to see thes The smoother the better for rolling resistance on an undriven trailer wheel for me.
    Can't link right now but check ebay. I think I put in stingray tire and there where a bunch of 20x4 1/4 that came up.
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    I keep searching craigslist for a couple cheap manta rays to make one like this. Without the apes or coon tail

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    I located some 4 1/4 wide tires

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    Those modded Manta Rays are SWEEEET!!!
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    I have been down that road and my recommendation is to get some 2 or 2.3 inch tires with supple casings and mount them to wide rims like the alex dx32. A 40 pound kid is going to struggle to ride a 30 pound bike and on snow it will be that much harder. On the tires and rims mentioned above will be able to ride at 10psi or less.
    Once the kid is tall enough for the on-one baby fatty or an XS 26 inch bike, they will probably be strong enough to move a 25-30 pound bike through snow.
    My 6 year old is a very strong rider, and while I may get her a baby fatty, I suspect we won't be going far on it. We will probably just head out for rides when the snow is hard packed.

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    Here is my sons, fishing pole and all
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    Hey, hey, hey!

    "wait till January."



    Coolness!

    I was about to go to a scooter/moped store today to see what could be done from that angle. I figured I would have to get some custom tubeless rims made and deal with all the hassles of that. Now I can focus on the other aspects of my idea of the perfect cargo/tandem bike.

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    Ha, I hope to be able to officially show what were doing soon.

    I'll be at Copper Harbor this weekend with one of them. cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by skota23 View Post
    Ha, I hope to be able to officially show what were doing soon.

    I'll be at Copper Harbor this weekend with one of them. cheers!
    I'll be there as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    I'll be there as well.
    If you should, purely by coincidence, accidentally run across "one of them", then an officially unofficial off-the-record...um...SPY PHOTO...would be much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saw View Post
    If you should, purely by coincidence, accidentally run across "one of them", then an officially unofficial off-the-record...um...SPY PHOTO...would be much appreciated.
    I will be fairly intoxicated but I will be sure to keep an eye half open!
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    Quote Originally Posted by skota23 View Post
    Ha, I hope to be able to officially show what were doing soon.

    I'll be at Copper Harbor this weekend with one of them. cheers!
    hope you have something to make better use of 20" fat than the manta
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