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Seems like everyone is at it now, Specialized, Trek, even Scott, but all stuck at 4″ tyres. Surly bring out a trail specific 5″ tyre bike, now Salsa are too, to go alongside the 4″ tyre FS. Not to mention the Rohloff XL now coming in 170 for the 4″ crowd, will it be modified again for these 190(197) wide frames?
The most interesting thing to me tho, tyre prices coming down. ISON have just dropped RRP on Surly Tires, just need the rest to drop now…Posted 5 years agogardronMember
The specialized fatboy is 190mm/5″ for a start – but seriously, all the 5″ fatties I’ve ridden haev felt too squared off to me to be fun and compromised too much on the chainline, 4″ seems about right. There’s some interesting stuff coming out at the moment on the cheaper end like the halo tundra rims at £60 retail which are all significantly cheaper than surly for no appreciable difference in quality (I just build up a pair for my beargrease)Posted 5 years ago
I’d really like to see husker du’s come down in price though
Hadnt realised the Fatboy was 5″, not really looked at them tbh.
I have the Halo rims, seem pretty good but i dont have any experience of others for comparison. Just need some better tyres than the Floaters ive got now. Thinking even 27tpi surly will be better after a few rides on the Floaters.Posted 5 years ago
Joe – (apart from the fact i struggle to get them to seat) i find they break away unpredictably on significant cambers and the front drifts wide on sand. Ive since read others say similar things. Basically i feel they are eqivalent to a Panaracer Fire XC, a tyre thats fine but really you can do better.Posted 5 years ago
Schwalbe Jumbo Jim – just over 1kg. *joins queue*
Posted 5 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Considering that even schwalbe snakeskins puncture if you use a sharp tone of voice near them, it’ll be a chuffing miracle if those Jumbos work on anything but snow or, maybe really well smoothed sand. But you never know.
Schwalbe are an interesting one though, they’ve put a lot of work into slow rebounding rubber, like Kenda before them… That seems like a really good idea for a fat tyre, no?Posted 5 years ago
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