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Hi Guys, first post on the forum... I'm building up a Joker SL frame and am trying to decide on which tyres to run. The questions is what's a good big tyre that will fit in the swingarm? I'm thinking Conti Gravity 2.3 (should be fine) but would a Diesel 2.5 fit?

Any other sugesstions for big tyres that roll ok for the summer appreciated.

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fridge said:
Hi Guys, first post on the forum... I'm building up a Joker SL frame and am trying to decide on which tyres to run. The questions is what's a good big tyre that will fit in the swingarm? I'm thinking Conti Gravity 2.3 (should be fine) but would a Diesel 2.5 fit?

Any other sugesstions for big tyres that roll ok for the summer appreciated.

Cheers
What year Joker?

A 2.35 blue groove (they are large for a 2.35) was a tight squeeze on mine. The Conti Gravity 2.3 is a good bit smaller so there should be no problem, but no way on the 2.5.
 

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I've got a '03 Isis and it took a 2.4 WTB. I've got a 2.35 Nevegal in the back now, no issues at all.

fridge said:
Hi Guys, first post on the forum... I'm building up a Joker SL frame and am trying to decide on which tyres to run. The questions is what's a good big tyre that will fit in the swingarm? I'm thinking Conti Gravity 2.3 (should be fine) but would a Diesel 2.5 fit?

Any other sugesstions for big tyres that roll ok for the summer appreciated.

Cheers
 

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I've got a '03 Isis and it took a 2.4 WTB. I've got a 2.35 Nevegal in the back now, no issues at all.
That probably because it is not truely a 2.4" tire. Look at shiggy's tire site to get info on actual sizes.

The Nevegal 2.35 came in at 2.39 and the Blue Groove 2.35 was 2.41, which is why I responded saying that a 2.4 was the max tire width it would take. Anything wider would have rubbed.

WTB 2.4 info - the 2 shiggy measured were actually 2.36 and 2.09 at the widest point

<TABLE cellPadding=3 width="80%" align=center border=1><TBODY><TR bgColor=#00cc00><TD colSpan=23>WTB back to top</TD></TR><TR><TD>
ID Number
</TD><TD>
Brand
</TD><TD noWrap>
Tire Name
</TD><TD>
Stated Size
</TD><TD>
ETRTO
Size
</TD><TD>
Tube / Tubeless
</TD><TD>
Directional Tread
</TD><TD>
TPI
</TD><TD>
Bead
</TD><TD>
Claimed Weight
</TD><TD>
Number Weighed
</TD><TD>
Actual Weight
</TD><TD>
Tread Width
mm / in.

</TD><TD>
Casing Width
mm / in.

</TD><TD>
Casing Height
mm

</TD><TD>
Volume Index
v.3*
</TD><TD>
Tread depth - center
mm

</TD><TD>
Tread Depth - Side
mm

</TD><TD>
Axle to Tread
(widest point)
mm

</TD><TD>
MSRP
$US
</TD><TD>
Tread
Durometer
</TD><TD>
Country of Manufacture
</TD><TD>
Notes
</TD></TR><TR><TD>
w01
</TD><TD>
WTB
</TD><TD>
Moto Raptor Race
</TD><TD>
2.4 55/60
</TD><TD> </TD><TD>
tube
</TD><TD>
yes
</TD><TD>
-
</TD><TD>
folding
</TD><TD>
800
</TD><TD>
2
</TD><TD>
792 / 795
</TD><TD>
60 / 2.36
</TD><TD>
55 / 2.17
</TD><TD>
52
</TD><TD>
28.6
</TD><TD>
4.5
</TD><TD>
4.5
</TD><TD> </TD><TD>

</TD><TD>
-
</TD><TD>

</TD><TD>

</TD></TR><TR><TD>
w02
</TD><TD>
WTB
</TD><TD>
Mutano Raptor Race
</TD><TD>
2.4 55/55
</TD><TD> </TD><TD>
tube
</TD><TD>
yes
</TD><TD>
-
</TD><TD>
folding
</TD><TD>
595
</TD><TD>
1
</TD><TD>
541
</TD><TD>
53 / 2.09
</TD><TD>
53 / 2.09
</TD><TD>
52
</TD><TD>
27.6
</TD><TD>
3.4
</TD><TD>
4.2
</TD><TD>
328
</TD><TD>

</TD><TD>
-
</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
 

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I used the Motoraptor, which, if I'm reading that right, he measured at 2.36. I wore this tire down in about 6 months, BTW, of heavy use on the rear.

SSINGA said:
That probably because it is not truely a 2.4" tire. Look at shiggy's tire site to get info on actual sizes.

The Nevegal 2.35 came in at 2.39 and the Blue Groove 2.35 was 2.41, which is why I responded saying that a 2.4 was the max tire width it would take. Anything wider would have rubbed.

WTB 2.4 info - the 2 shiggy measured were actually 2.36 and 2.09 at the widest point

<TABLE cellPadding=3 width="80%" align=center border=1><TBODY><TR bgColor=#00cc00><TD colSpan=23>WTB back to top</TD></TR><TR><TD>
ID Number
</TD><TD>
Brand
</TD><TD noWrap>
Tire Name
</TD><TD>
Stated Size
</TD><TD>
ETRTO
Size
</TD><TD>
Tube / Tubeless
</TD><TD>
Directional Tread
</TD><TD>
TPI
</TD><TD>
Bead
</TD><TD>
Claimed Weight
</TD><TD>
Number Weighed
</TD><TD>
Actual Weight
</TD><TD>
Tread Width
mm / in.

</TD><TD>
Casing Width
mm / in.

</TD><TD>
Casing Height
mm

</TD><TD>
Volume Index
v.3*
</TD><TD>
Tread depth - center
mm

</TD><TD>
Tread Depth - Side
mm

</TD><TD>
Axle to Tread
(widest point)
mm

</TD><TD>
MSRP
$US
</TD><TD>
Tread
Durometer
</TD><TD>
Country of Manufacture
</TD><TD>
Notes
</TD></TR><TR><TD>
w01
</TD><TD>
WTB
</TD><TD>
Moto Raptor Race
</TD><TD>
2.4 55/60
</TD><TD> </TD><TD>
tube
</TD><TD>
yes
</TD><TD>
-
</TD><TD>
folding
</TD><TD>
800
</TD><TD>
2
</TD><TD>
792 / 795
</TD><TD>
60 / 2.36
</TD><TD>
55 / 2.17
</TD><TD>
52
</TD><TD>
28.6
</TD><TD>
4.5
</TD><TD>
4.5
</TD><TD> </TD><TD>

</TD><TD>
-
</TD><TD>

</TD><TD>

</TD></TR><TR><TD>
w02
</TD><TD>
WTB
</TD><TD>
Mutano Raptor Race
</TD><TD>
2.4 55/55
</TD><TD> </TD><TD>
tube
</TD><TD>
yes
</TD><TD>
-
</TD><TD>
folding
</TD><TD>
595
</TD><TD>
1
</TD><TD>
541
</TD><TD>
53 / 2.09
</TD><TD>
53 / 2.09
</TD><TD>
52
</TD><TD>
27.6
</TD><TD>
3.4
</TD><TD>
4.2
</TD><TD>
328
</TD><TD>

</TD><TD>
-
</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
 

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Thanks for all the input guys; shiggy's tire site is really useful.

I'd pretty much decided on Panaracer Cinders until I got to the bike shop to pick up my wheels and got a good price on some Tioga DH 2.3s which fit nicely with room to spare and do the job so far, at least on the ride to work (first ride).

Cheers
 
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