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2.1" tyres - going obsolete??
« on: 27 June, 2018, 12:01:01 pm »
I've got an On-One Pickenflick that I use with both 700c and 650b wheels for road and off-road use (700Cxup to 40mm or 650Bx2.1").  Thing is, I'm finding it harder and harder to find 2.12 tyres for it.  Are these tyres being phased out?  I can't fit anything bigger in, and I can't find anything smaller without going to 40mm or below (at which point I might as well run the 700c wheels.

I can understand that mountain bikes are going for ever wider tyres (2.3"+), but I would think that in these days of gravel and adventure bikes being more popular there would be a market for off road tyres around 2 inches wide.  I'm currently running Schwalbe Racing Ralphs

The usual suspects (Wiggle, Chain Reaction) don't seem to stock them anymore, Evans have a limited choice of Schwalbe (Thunder Burt).  Even SJS, and Charlie the bikemongers ranges are severely limited.

Any advice out there?

Cheers

Re: 2.1" tyres - going obsolete??
« Reply #1 on: 25 November, 2018, 11:46:02 pm »
https://www.cycletyres.fr/listing.php?conseil=1&formId=tyre_selector_index&divId=home_search_pneu&categorie_id=163&marque_id=0&unity_id=1&diametre_id=27*5000&section_id=2*100

There are 3 pages at 24 entries per page (although I only looked down the first page and I haven't checked how any are actually in stock).
This is the french  site but I think there is an english site in the same group.

Re: 2.1" tyres - going obsolete??
« Reply #2 on: 20 April, 2022, 08:19:08 am »
Can you fit Continental 2.2" tyres? They seem to have a decent range.

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Re: 2.1" tyres - going obsolete??
« Reply #3 on: 20 April, 2022, 12:02:24 pm »
Should still be able to find Panaracer FireXC tyres in 2,1 or Smoke and Dart in smaller.
PAnasonic seem to be retaining some production of legacy models

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Re: 2.1" tyres - going obsolete??
« Reply #4 on: 20 April, 2022, 10:33:55 pm »
Oh wait not 26"
Ralph's, burts, sams etc then, the xc race tyres.

Mr Google returned a few but didn't look to see if in stock

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Re: 2.1" tyres - going obsolete??
« Reply #5 on: 12 September, 2022, 03:59:27 pm »
Nah, they still exist. Somewhere. Not in shops, and maybe not in 27.5, but somewhere. Been trying to find Maxxis Ikons or Ardent Race for a while. When they're not pulling themselves silly over 27.5+ (why..?), Bikepacking.com love a bit of 29x2.1.


Re: 2.1" tyres - going obsolete??
« Reply #7 on: 20 October, 2023, 03:14:12 pm »
Schwalbe Smart sam
Schwalbe G-One
Schwalbe Marathon plus
Schwalbe Hurricane
Schwalbe Rapid Rob
Schwalbe Rocket Ron
Schwalbe Thunder burt

Re: 2.1" tyres - going obsolete??
« Reply #8 on: 20 October, 2023, 03:27:36 pm »
Mitas (Rubena) Ocelot
Mitas Tomcat



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Re: 2.1" tyres - going obsolete??
« Reply #11 on: 09 January, 2024, 10:03:15 pm »
They don't make the Smoke and the Dart any more?  :D
Hard work sometimes pays off in the end, but laziness ALWAYS pays off NOW.

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Re: 2.1" tyres - going obsolete??
« Reply #12 on: 09 January, 2024, 10:22:01 pm »

Re: 2.1" tyres - going obsolete??
« Reply #13 on: 09 February, 2024, 01:07:08 pm »
2.2 is pretty common, but width is based on the rim. Manufacturers dont usually state to casing width which will tell you how 'big' the tyre will be.

Most mtb these days are wider rims, so manufacturers overstate the width for most xc tyres. A narrower rim would make a 2.2 tyre measure as 2.1.

Bicycle rolling resistance has some good info on some tyre casing sizes when you dive into their reviews.
Conti Race King 2.2 for example, measures as 53mm on an 18mm internal rim, which is under 2.1
https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/mtb-reviews/continental-race-king-protection-2020

(I realise how old this post is, I try not to respond to 6 year old posts!!!, but thought the info might be useful)