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Good budget 24" tire

Dec. 17, 2016, 1:56 a.m.
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Hi guys,

My little one is getting a new bike for Xmas, a 24" bike….Kelly's Marc 90…..since the old one is too small.

Now the bike has tires more suitable for gravel instead of trails and I am looking for a good budget 24" tire.

If you have kids with 24" bikes what tires are they running?

Any input is much appreciated.

"You don't learn from experience. You learn from reflecting on the experience."
- Kristen Ulmer

Dec. 17, 2016, 4:59 a.m.
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There are really limited choices. Maxxis Snyper 2.0 is one of the only decent single ply tires that's commonly available.

The Kenda Kinetic 2.35 that shows up on a few bikes as stock doesn't seem to be available aftermarket.

Schwalbe seems to have a couple of options and there are a couple choices in two ply DH oriented tires like the High Roller and Minion.

As more nice 24" trail bikes become available I'm hoping manufacturers start to offer more good options.

Dec. 17, 2016, 8:40 a.m.
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gtrguy nailed it

schwalbe rocket ron is a decent option: light-ish, cheap-ish, aggressive-ish

"Nobody really gives a shit that you don't like the thing that you have no firsthand experience with." Dave

Dec. 17, 2016, 9:04 a.m.
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There are also a few generic "Smoke" tires out there that r pretty good on the trails.

Dec. 17, 2016, 11:49 p.m.
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Kenda do the Nevegal Pro in 24" x 2.5" if you have rear stay clearance - it does come up smaller than 2.5" (more like 2.3" depending on rim width)

Dec. 20, 2016, 8:41 a.m.
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Hey guys,

Thanks for the replies. I finally decided to give the Schwalbe Black Jack in 24 x 1.9 a try, they are inexpensive and the tread pattern seems ok for what we want to do the next few months, gravel roads, bike park, singletrack and the odd pt.

The last season he had Schwalbe Mad Mike on his 20" mtb and despite a heavy dose of rear-wheel braking and sliding, it is still ok.

"You don't learn from experience. You learn from reflecting on the experience."
- Kristen Ulmer

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