Schwalbe Big Apple Tire (Black) (20" / 406 ISO) (2.15") (Wire) (Performance Line)

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The Schwalbe Big Apple began the Balloonbike trend back in 2001. Comfortable cycling without the need for expensive technology. At the time it was a revolutionary idea. Today it is a growing trend and there is now a large selection of Balloonbikes with everything designed around the Big Apple.


  • Built-in "suspension" which absorbs over 36% of vibrations at the handlebar
  • Features Race Guard puncture protection
  • RaceGuard features a double layer of nylon fabric, which makes for good protection on light, sporty tires

Tire Type: Clincher
Bead: Wire
Compound | Casing: - | RaceGuard
TPI (Threads Per Inch): -
Puncture Protection: Yes
Inflation: -
Color: Black
Weight: -

This product was added to our catalog on December 21, 2020

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Saturday, Feb 27 2021 (about 2 years ago)
Schwalbe Big Apple Tire (Black) (26" / 559 ISO) (2.0")
Pleasantly surprised by Nashbar sending the Schwalbe tire quickly after qualifying for the free shipping offer. Received it a couple of days ago. The wire bead tire installed easily on my old rear mountain bike wheel and I went for my first ride yesterday. Enjoyable smooth and quiet ride on an asphalt covered section of the East Coast Greenway and a few rural roads. Plowed melting snow along the sides made for occasional patches of water. Crunched a lot of salt on the sides of the roads. Cornering is noticeably smoother than my old rear tire. The reflective whitewall rings are a nice touch. The tread is good for hard surfaces and the shape of the tire absorbs bumps. The Schwalbe Site has a table of proper inflation based on rider weight and tire size to get the optimum ride from these. Here's their 2" recommended data after conversion from metric for your convenience: 132 lbs rider = 36 psi, 187 lbs = 58 psi, 243 lbs = 72 psi.

Tire Size Chart

Inch SizingISO / ETRTO
16" BMX / Kids305
16" Recumbent349
18" BMX / Kids355
20" BMX / Kids406
20 x 1-3/4"419
20 x 1-3/8", 20 x 1-1/8"451
22" Wheel Chair501
24" BMX / Kids507
24" BMX Race (Fractional)
24" Road
24" Old Schwinn S-7 Size521
24" Wheel Chair540
24" Old Schwinn S-5 Size547
26" Mountain559
650c Small Road Bike571
27.5 / 650b584
26 x 1-3/8590
26" Old Schwinn S-6597
700c / 29" / 28"622
27" Road (Fractional)630
28" Track Tubular635
36" Big Bike787