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    Will 26 x 2.35 Schwalbe Big Apples fit a vintage MTB frame?

    I'm finishing up my 90's MTB SS conversion and I'm trying out different tires.

    I have some skinny 1.5" slicks and I want to go fat. I've done some measuring but it's hard to judge how tall the Big Apples will be. So, for those with more experience, would 26 x 2.35 tires fit in a typical 90's MTB? It's a rigid 20" Haro frame with Araya (26 x 1.50) rims.

    Thanks!

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    i've got 2.35 schwalbe supermotos in my rocky mountain experience and it's got crazy short chainstays.
    you should be fine.
    If steel is real then aluminium is supercallafragiliniun!

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    I've got a 90's Stumpjumper

    I've had 2.35 Big Apples in there there with no problems

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    Thanks for the input everyone. It's going to be a jump up in weight, but from what I've read, the BA's roll pretty fast. I have to fight the temptation to get the 2.15's -- I really want the extra volume.

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    get the supermotos then!!
    not as puncture proof but WAY lighter.
    there's still a lot of rubber between the tread and the ground, it's the sidewall that "suffers"
    If steel is real then aluminium is supercallafragiliniun!

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    I'd get the Super Motos in a second if they weren't so expensive. I didn't want to spend much on this conversion and I'm way over budget already.

    Update: I got the 26 x 2.35 Big Apples and there's plenty of frame clearance. My rim measures 21mm (inside width) and for me, the Big Apples ran a bit small at about 55mm wide, not the 60mm as listed on the Schwalbe site.
    Last edited by bigBuckets; 01-18-2013 at 04:23 AM. Reason: Update

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    Super Moto's fit my Trek 970 and Mongoose IBOC Zero-G.
    "Just remember, all bikes have front suspension once you put your hands on the handlebars!" - 1SPD

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