Frank isThe one you want for your urban cruiser or "balloon bike" asThe Euros callThem. Big, high air volume, etc. Grippy BMX styleTire profile paired with motorcycleTypeTread. Awesome color Claimed 920 grams Steel bead
Strengths: Amazing ride, NEVER a flat in 2 years on every terrain imaginable, great looks, top notch.
Weaknesses: None, seriously. Amazing tires.
26 X 2.35 (brown with reflective strip)
These tires are heavy, but amazing in every way possible. The cornering is unreal, the ride (depending on pressure) is unreal comfort, and believe it or not...I used these on the local single track for years and never had a problem outside of sloppy mud fast cornering. I would ride mile after mile through goathead field and never once got a flat, while my peers got several. Easily my favorite tires of all time. As crazy as it may sound, I may pull my Nobby Nics off and put the Franks back on for single track. I know they are "road" tires, but screw that...these impress off road.
On a whim I picked up a SS 29er frame and am in the process of building it up. My plan is to have it serve as sort of an "around the neighborhood" bike - pulling my kiddo in a trailer, taking to the beach as a cruiser of sorts, and occasional light trail (fire roads, easy singletrack duty.
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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.
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I have and old steel hardtail that I want to have some fun with.
I am thinking about Fat Frank tires or the Hookworm.
I intend to cruise around town, hit the dirt at the local preserve and pull a kid trailer around.
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