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The year in BMX technology, 2012

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Tire diameters increase

Photograph By Sandy Carson

Fly Bikes may have started the move to larger diameter BMX tires several years ago, but Odyssey and Chase Hawk decided to go all in with the Chase Hawk signature tire in 2012. Hawk's slick-style tire debuted in 2.20 and 2.40 diameter sizes. "The 2.40 fatty size (the biggest we make) is amazing for carving," says Odyssey. Will we see a 2.50 diameter in 2013?