- Tyre question (with a difference) 20”
Does anyone know of any decent 20” mtb tyres?Posted 9 months ago
The little fellas bike has small block 8s but they are useless in muddy conditions. The only options I can find are, conti explorers and schwalbe black jacks.
Anything else out there before i order some black jacks?
Schwalbe Little Joes or Bontrager XR1 Kids?
I think Maxxis offer some mtbish BMX tyres too?Posted 9 months ago
I was thinking the same thing for my 5 year old. I/he runs his 2.25″ Small Block 8s REALLY soft and it does most terrain pretty well, great on rocks/roots etc… but as you say, pretty crap in mud. If it’s wet mud it’s OK but they’re f’ed in sticky mud. Spawn Cycles have a cool 20″ tyre, they used not to sell it in UK but now their site has a Europe option, the tyre is called the Brood Maxtion 20″. I think there’s a tyre called a Vee Crown Gem that comes in a bunch of different widths up to 2.8 – I think Commencal may spec it in 2.8 on their kids mountain bikes. Think Tredz sell that one.
I reckon the Brood one looks the best, but it’s 40 euros. Probably good on the front with the Small Block 8 out back I’d think so the whole thing doesn’t roll too slow.Posted 9 months ago
You sometimes see Creepy Crawlers specced on kids mountain bikes, but I had those on a trials bike and they roll like bricks. Sticky as you like of course and pretty good in mud but if you’d put them on my bmx when I was a kid I’d have hated youPosted 9 months ago
Yep that brood does look good… must not get carried away!!!Posted 9 months ago
Might try the black jacks, as they are cheap, so if they don’t work so well, it’s no big deal
I am amazed there isn’t much choice… 20” is when they really start riding
My 5 yr old is now hitting proper single track and we’ve just done our first multi day bike packing trip… he’s totally amped for a winter of riding
I got the black Jacks when I had exactly the same problem. Much improved over the small block 8s..Posted 9 months ago
Think I got them cheap from rosebikes or bikediscount.
My lad has the creepy crawlers on his genesis and they are great but they are a bit draggy. Just be careful the 2” are for 20” rims but the 2.5” are for 19” rims even though they are marked as 20×2.5.Posted 9 months ago
vee do the crown gem. they arent cheap though…Posted 9 months ago
Maxxis max daddyPosted 9 months ago
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