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    fat frank vs big apple for my 29er

    what's the difference in tread? for side wall strength, schwalbe's site gives the fat franks 5 stars but only 2 stars for the big apple. this makes me favor the franks but they're supposed to be for cruisers while the apples are very popular on performance commuters.

    any ideas? thanks.

    http://www.schwalbetires.com/node/1328

    http://www.schwalbetires.com/fat_frank

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    I think the 2 stars for the sidewall is for the "lite" version..if you check the super moto, it has the lite sidewall and also a 2 star rating...the fat frank and the regular big apple are both the same except for the tread design

    my big apples are the standard version, and have a very thick sidewall, aside from the weight they roll very fast for my commuter and the added benefit if a super cushy ride..I love em

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    thank you! wish schwalbe was a little more clear. in this case i'm going for the big apples

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