For what this tire is -- an invincible beast of a smooth tire -- this is as good as it gets.
While it definitely doesn't have enough clearance for all but dedicated 29er frames, the Big Apple 29 might be the most comfy and reliable tire made. It's giant. That really can't be overstated. You really don't realize how big 2.35 is until you see a 2.35 tire with no knobbies -- that's all air volume. The result is a tire that doesn't roll super-fast (in fact it rolls like three 23mm road tires side-by-side). Once up to speed, though, this thing just keeps rolling, and the sheer volume makes for enough traction for even some light duty off road use -- even singletrack. Gravel roads are no problem.
If steady and indestructible is your preferred commute method and you can't help but goofing around on some curbs, or even park benches, along the way, this is your tire.
I love these tires. They change the look and feel of my 29er considerably and for the better. I ride urban streets for the most part, and they deliver a great smooth ride. They roll over everything, so much so, that I now call my bike Honey Badger, because, well, Honey Badger just don't give a %$! I took them off road for a tame ride, and they performed decently there, too. They have also proven quite puncture resistant, although you do still have to watch out for goatheads and metal. My ride is now an urban beast!
i threw these on my big new 29er bmx bike. i am a big dude (200 lbs) that does big jumps/drops in the streets, and these big apples are super cushy. i run without brakes and the back tire is holding up well to my shoe skids on 95 degree days. great traction in the street, not the best on dirt (as to be expected). great for cruising and abusing!
The biggest slick I could find with a reputation for puncture protection. This is on my commuter rig (a rigid 29) and is much faster than knobbies on the asphalt and is able to go over the roughest roads here with ease. I've even taken these off-roading, on a local singletrack loop, and these handled better than worn out knobbies do. Slipped on some wet leaves, but they handle dry dirt very well. I'd consider getting these same tires on a single speed roadie, if I can find a frame that can accommodate them.
I found this set of tires to be everything this bike needed. I'm not much of an off road rider, but I know these tires can handle an occasional trail with ease. I love the smooth ride, and rather surprised how tough they are when riding on less than perfect surfaces.
This tire is the best urban or beach cruiser tire there is, period.
Super fast, super comfortable, reflective sidewall, and great puncture protection. Dont hestistate on this tire, and if you can find it on sale, even better!
Excellent traction- supple, cushioning ride- bright reflective stripes that let others see me better at night. I had heard for years how good the Big Apple was, so after having very positive experiences with Schwalbe in the past I put them on the top of my list. No regrets, these are extremely hard to beat and they deliver on the promises.
This is my second pair of Big Apples. I don't think I can add anything to the already glowing reviews. They roll beautifully and I don't get flats with them. Perfect tire for my Surly Ogre.
I like the Big Apple so much I bought another set for my second Breezer Thunder mountain bike. Most of my riding is pavement, but these babies are great if I have to bail. Rolling resistance is not bad at all. Reflective stripe very visible. Go fat is what I say!
I put these on my stock rim for my 2018 IBIS Riply. My mountain bike tires are on a set of carbon wheels. I change wheels when I'm riding pavement. Kind of like having a super nice hybrid.
These tires are very smooth riding and roll efficiently. I'm pleasantly surprised.
However, they were a lot of work to mount. I needed three hands. Hope I don't ever have a flat.
These tires are of a generally round shape, with a pleaseant choclatey scent, and should not be used as hoola hoops, nose rings, car tires, a flotation device in case of plane crash, or as a clever disguise to rob various banks in your community.
I've got them on my e-bike, which is used to commute to work and back, and they are super cool. Very smooth ride, awesome grip, and chicks totes dig a nice set of tires on an e-bike right!?!?
Would buy again. Yep.
Best tire on the market for road and some light trail riding. I immediately put them on my DB 29er and they are all everyone says they are. I'm 6'3' 260 and they take all the punishment I can give them. New Jersey roads (Or lack there of...) aren't the best and a lesser tire couldn't handle the punishment. I run them with a tube at 55psi and I'm getting good performance numbers out of them. I do about 80 miles a week and I plan on running them through the winter if possible. The reflective side walls are an added bonus as well. NJ isn't the most bike friendly state - Be seen or be taken out! Will definitely purchase these again.
I bought these for my new Felt Nine-E 20 E-Bike and have had ZERO issues. I commute about 30 miles a day
and and have zero flats at 3000 miles and counting. After 6 months I expect, I will need a new set around the
4-5000 mile marker. 95% of my riding is on pavement, these tires are quick and agile. Since I bought these tires,
I have changed brake pads 3 times and have replaced the front chain ring, rear cassette, and chain. I don't think there is a better 29er city tire on the market today. Please note they are largewide, just make sure they will fit your bike. I have had trouble with some older bike racks on public transit where the tires don't quite fit, I carry
a tie down strap to ensure it will stay in the rack.
Potholes are a part of riding in Omaha. I ride on the residential streets to avoid high traffic and in so doing, ride some of the worst streets in Omaha. These tires are so huge on my mt bike that i barely feel the potholes and road hazards are not as hazardous. On my way to work today, I heard something shoot out from under my back wheel. I was certain i would flat out and kept checking on the way to work but never did flat out. they were expensive but compared to the cost of new rims, i think this was a good purchase.