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1/15/2013 4:37 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/15/2013 4:42 PM

So latley i noticed alot of fatty tires being made 20x2.4 20x2.35 ok i say there fine to run in front but in back no. Also why do u guys think fatter tires are better? I was thinking to get the new odyssey hawk tires in 20x2.4 for the front n back but alot of people told me not to get the same size?

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1/15/2013 4:42 PM

Same here, don't like them in the back I think it's sluggish and not fun but I still prefer not so big tires though

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1/15/2013 4:44 PM

i just like how it looks honestly i cant feel a differene

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1/15/2013 4:44 PM

Eh I run a fatty in the front just because my old tires went bald and I thought fatties would be better for shock absorption. And they are. Plus they are a lot wider and I just feel like they make some things easier. Such as nose manuals. I don't know. I run a small tire in the back.

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1/15/2013 4:49 PM

i think running a fatty in the back is not good say if your trying to learn flat 3s because its easy to lift the front up to spin but then your back has more chance of touching the ground when u spin stopping your rotation so go skinnier in the back.

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1/15/2013 4:53 PM

boostedtsi25 wrote:

i think running a fatty in the back is not good say if your trying to learn flat 3s because its easy to lift the front up to spin but then your back has more chance of touching the ground when u spin stopping your rotation so go skinnier in the back.

True but I just like them skinny for skidding and carving

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1/15/2013 4:58 PM

I cant really tell a difference. I have a 2.4 and a 2.2. I mainly don't like it because it looks weird. I wish I had 2 2.4's. Whatever though.

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1/15/2013 5:00 PM

FreddyDapice wrote:

I cant really tell a difference. I have a 2.4 and a 2.2. I mainly don't like it because it looks weird. I wish I had 2 2.4's. Whatever though.

yea thats why i dont wanna get a smaller size in the rear it looks weird but if its the right way to setup then who cares.

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1/15/2013 5:15 PM

FreddyDapice wrote:

I cant really tell a difference. I have a 2.4 and a 2.2. I mainly don't like it because it looks weird. I wish I had 2 2.4's. Whatever though.

boostedtsi25 wrote:

yea thats why i dont wanna get a smaller size in the rear it looks weird but if its the right way to setup then who cares.

I have the same.. 2.4 in front and 2.2 in back it's cool to me.

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1/15/2013 5:39 PM

i ride 2.25 machetes front and back. theyre not huge but they are not skinny,

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1/15/2013 5:44 PM

I recently switched to skinny tire in the back. Lost my manuals.... everytime I lean back and ty a manual I turn.

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1/15/2013 5:44 PM

element4all wrote:

i ride 2.25 machetes front and back. theyre not huge but they are not skinny,

Machetes are nice

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1/15/2013 6:10 PM

i used to run Demo Momentum tires (2.35 in front and 2.25 in back) i did it because i couldnt fit the 2.35 in the back cuz my rim was not true at all haha but the bigger tires help to absorb some shock from landing but now i run Animal GLH 2.25 front and back and i honestly like the 2 of the same size tires better

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1/15/2013 8:50 PM

I run 2.25 front and back, and you can feel a difference, it feels more stable compared to running say 2.1 front and 1.95 back as they support your weight better and help balance, For example trying to balance on a fishing line compared to trying to balance on a thick piece of rope, the most noticeable difference from having smaller tyres is that it make the bike a bit lighter and also makes taking a rim and putting it back on a lot easier.

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1/15/2013 9:02 PM

I run a Chase Hawk 2.4 in the front and a FAF-K folding 2.3 in the rear. These are huge and I like it.

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1/16/2013 10:40 AM

I can't stand Fat Tyres, I'm currently running 2.1 up Front, 1.95 at the Back, and I might switch to 1.85 at the back. I just can't seem to get an speed with Fat Tyre, They don't turn as fast, and Pivots and G-Turns aren't as easy. Also, I don't seem to have any less balance no matter how thin my Back Tyre is.

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1/16/2013 10:41 AM

BMX_Forever wrote:

I can't stand Fat Tyres, I'm currently running 2.1 up Front, 1.95 at the Back, and I might switch to 1.85 at the back. I just can't seem to get an speed with Fat Tyre, They don't turn as fast, and Pivots and G-Turns aren't as easy. Also, I don't seem to have any less balance no matter how thin my Back Tyre is.

i feel the opposite on g turns. i feel like im more stable when on the front wheel spinning with a fat tire,

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1/16/2013 2:04 PM

I run a 2.3 in the front and a 2.1 in the back, and so far it feels the best, for me...

but technically if you have wider tires you will be slower but more balanced, because of weight and friction, but because of the wider surface area you may have more balance and the tire should last longer..

the thinner the tire is the fast you will roll and the lighter your bike will be, but may not last as long due to the less surface area, and you may feel more unstable... but if you go too thing you will probably look gay .

but it all depends on what your looking for, for what width tires will be good for you, but realistically after a week of riding with different tires your not going to remember the difference(if you notice one)

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1/16/2013 2:05 PM

BMX_Forever wrote:

I can't stand Fat Tyres, I'm currently running 2.1 up Front, 1.95 at the Back, and I might switch to 1.85 at the back. I just can't seem to get an speed with Fat Tyre, They don't turn as fast, and Pivots and G-Turns aren't as easy. Also, I don't seem to have any less balance no matter how thin my Back Tyre is.

element4all wrote:

i feel the opposite on g turns. i feel like im more stable when on the front wheel spinning with a fat tire,

Same here you feel more locked down on it.

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1/16/2013 9:08 PM

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1/16/2013 10:51 PM

2.20/2.25 is 'Fine' Ill only ever have 2.25 in the front and 2.20 in the back and lowest 2.10 in the back, i got two odyssey path's front and back at 2.10 and rode my friends 2.25 deharts and they are a lot more controlled feeling... Then my mate rode my bike and said it was zippy, so yeah.

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1/16/2013 11:39 PM

What most bmx'ers fail to understand is the importance of a wide rim (gives you more air for the same tire size : more or less the benefits of a wide tire without it's con's). Road bikers are switching over to wider rims (19mm->22mm) so are the mtbikers that are running tubeless.
I'm riding the Ezra rims that are 36mm and feel good with a 2.1's
Riding a fat tire was fun, but I think the hype is getting exaggerated with all the 2.2+.

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1/17/2013 2:48 AM

... im goin to start riding skinny in the front and fat in the back

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1/17/2013 10:57 AM

2.4 chse hawks front and back and i love it

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1/17/2013 12:22 PM

killawolf wrote:

2.4 chse hawks front and back and i love it

you have them?

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1/17/2013 3:41 PM

FreddyDapice wrote:

I cant really tell a difference. I have a 2.4 and a 2.2. I mainly don't like it because it looks weird. I wish I had 2 2.4's. Whatever though.

its the chase hawk tires arent they? i ride them they are amazing but 2.40 isnt really that fat.

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1/17/2013 3:45 PM

FreddyDapice wrote:

I cant really tell a difference. I have a 2.4 and a 2.2. I mainly don't like it because it looks weird. I wish I had 2 2.4's. Whatever though.

feeble_to_face wrote:

its the chase hawk tires arent they? i ride them they are amazing but 2.40 isnt really that fat.

yea u have the chase hawk tires?

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1/23/2013 4:45 PM

I ride fat tires. 2.35 machete in the front and 2.4 chase hawk in the back. I feel the machete belongs in the front even though it's ever so slightly smaller. The only difference I noticed moving up to the fat tires after riding 2.25 in the front and 2.10 in the back is that I seem to have more balance when manualing and I also get a bit of extra shock absorption, or at least that's how it feels. Honestly, I don't go any slower and I'm pretty strong so the weight difference doesn't get to me. My wrists feel a heck of a lot better, though. I still carve just as quick in a bowl too.

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1/23/2013 4:50 PM

DollaDollaBillYall wrote:

I ride fat tires. 2.35 machete in the front and 2.4 chase hawk in the back. I feel the machete belongs in the front even though it's ever so slightly smaller. The only difference I noticed moving up to the fat tires after riding 2.25 in the front and 2.10 in the back is that I seem to have more balance when manualing and I also get a bit of extra shock absorption, or at least that's how it feels. Honestly, I don't go any slower and I'm pretty strong so the weight difference doesn't get to me. My wrists feel a heck of a lot better, though. I still carve just as quick in a bowl too.

well thats good to hear and yea i was thinking with fat tires the landing would be alot better and the balance to also they say the hawk tires are fast and good for carving.

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1/23/2013 4:58 PM

DollaDollaBillYall wrote:

I ride fat tires. 2.35 machete in the front and 2.4 chase hawk in the back. I feel the machete belongs in the front even though it's ever so slightly smaller. The only difference I noticed moving up to the fat tires after riding 2.25 in the front and 2.10 in the back is that I seem to have more balance when manualing and I also get a bit of extra shock absorption, or at least that's how it feels. Honestly, I don't go any slower and I'm pretty strong so the weight difference doesn't get to me. My wrists feel a heck of a lot better, though. I still carve just as quick in a bowl too.

boostedtsi25 wrote:

well thats good to hear and yea i was thinking with fat tires the landing would be alot better and the balance to also they say the hawk tires are fast and good for carving.

They really are. They're super grippy on street and park too, so even if they look bald you won't slip out. They roll fast though because they're not knurled and the tread is minimal. I love them.

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