Answer BMX dropped the news recently on social media that they have a OS20 tire in the works.
A welcome development as the only tire game in town these days, OS20-wise, is Tioga. OS20 tires have been notoriously hard to find in the past little while so another brand option will definitely help a lot of people out.
However, those OS20 outages might be shortlived as Tioga also recently announced that they were ramping up production of the OS20 tires to meet the “huge demand in the past few months.”
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Tioga OS20 PowerBlock S-Spec – We have had a huge demand in the past few months, but don’t fret OS20 fans, we are making these right now around the clock and will have tires back in stock soon! Race proven by the fastest racers from your local tracks to the top Elites, the PowerBlock is faithfully recreated in OS20 diameter. Every detail, from precise dimension of the center blocks to the optimal proportions of its shoulder tread, is scrutinized to ensure the OS20 PowerBlock fully takes advantage of its larger size. 20" IS FAST – OS20 is FAST2! What is OS20 PowerBlock? OS20 is NOT 22". OS20 is 20", but bigger. There are two wheel sizes under the 20" category – the 20" on Jr/mini bikes uses the 451mm diameter wheel in narrow widths (for 20-1/8" & 20-3/8" tires), and the conventional 20" which uses the smaller 406mm diameter wheel but in wider widths. OS20 is 451mm wheel diameter in widths similar to 406mm wheels. OS20 tires are not compatible with Jr/Mini sized rims; OS20 rims are not compatible with Jr/Mini sized tires.
It’s interesting to see how, when a new competitor appears, Tioga starts to suddenly address the building demand for OS20 tires.
Maybe now, Tioga will keep the OS20 at reasonable stock levels –and we don’t have to go through droughts of availability — if only because they want to maintain their market share.