TIRE SIZE?

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9/22/2017 10:01 PM

Hey guys. I am new to the site and recently picked up an Eastern bike(unsure what model). I am curious what size tires would be best for me? I am 6' and 250 pounds. It is a 20.5 TopTube if that helps at all. Photo

Thanks in advance.

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9/22/2017 10:04 PM

It currently has 20x2.20 tires that need to be replaced as well as tubes.

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9/22/2017 11:17 PM

Kyle_Redman wrote:

It currently has 20x2.20 tires that need to be replaced as well as tubes.

What is wrong with the tires?

Id say go as big as your frame/fork allows. Riding big ol tires feels great! 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 if you fancy.

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9/22/2017 11:21 PM

Wide tyres feel sluggish and unresponsive. I'd never go bigger than 2.25 (tried wider and hated it).

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9/23/2017 12:18 AM

Wider tires give you grip and grip is good.

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9/23/2017 2:06 AM

If you like going fast don't go bigger then 2.1 , there's more rolling resistance and your bike will feel slow and sluggish

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9/23/2017 4:12 AM

2.25 is the way to go. That's as fat as anyone should ever need. Any bigger and the negatives outweighs the positives.

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9/23/2017 5:51 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/23/2017 5:53 AM

grumpySteve wrote:

Wide tyres feel sluggish and unresponsive. I'd never go bigger than 2.25 (tried wider and hated it).

^^^ this ^^^

Just a personal preference, really. Your size & weight really aren't a factor, in this case. I have an eastern shovelhead that came with 2.4" tires. They look cool, but I like a more responsive feel so I installed some 2'2" tires. Also, pressure will play a factor in your tires. I'd get something capable of about 80-100 psi. You can run them lower if you want but have the ability to run them high which gives you more personalizion options.

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9/23/2017 10:21 AM

grumpySteve wrote:

Wide tyres feel sluggish and unresponsive. I'd never go bigger than 2.25 (tried wider and hated it).

Mishinn_Control wrote:

^^^ this ^^^

Just a personal preference, really. Your size & weight really aren't a factor, in this case. I have an eastern shovelhead that came with 2.4" tires. They look cool, but I like a more responsive feel so I installed some 2'2" tires. Also, pressure will play a factor in your tires. I'd get something capable of about 80-100 psi. You can run them lower if you want but have the ability to run them high which gives you more personalizion options.

Any pointers on a tube that is capable of higher PSI? What is a "normal" tube capable of? Thank you for the feed back, I just want to make sure I order the right stuff! Being a heavier guy I don't want to hop on and flatten out the tire lol

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9/23/2017 10:22 AM

Thanks for the feed back, guys! I just want to make sure I order a tire/tube capable of holding my weight? As far as the current tires go they are both worn bad.

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9/23/2017 10:59 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/23/2017 10:59 AM

2.25 front and 2.10 in rear

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9/23/2017 11:43 AM

I agree with said above. IMO, 2.25 and 2.30 is the biggest any BMX tire should go. Anything over that and fashion over function takes a wild turn.

Also, any 20" tube will work.

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