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  • Jumbo Jim Tyres
  • Premier Icon futonrivercrossing
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    These look like very interesting tyres

    Anyone else preordered these?

    I’ve just ordered the 4″ 990g and the 4.8″ 1190g tyres – hope they’re as light as they claim!

    Delivery from the 31st –

    Premier Icon hot_fiat
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    Where did you order them from and what price?

    They look very light, but they also look potentially lacking in tread: as if someone’s taken a regular bike tyre & just stretched it. Will have to wait and see.

    I saw the Trek fat bikes at Coed y Brenin were running some lovely Sun tubeless-compatible rims.

    Premier Icon Gotama
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    Do you know what a surly bud weighs out of interest?

    Edit: Holy jeebus, 1630g says google.

    Premier Icon hot_fiat
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    <chokes on coffee> Are they really £80 each? 😯 </chokes on coffee>

    Premier Icon Gotama
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    ^^^ bar the on one floater that’s a pretty standard price for a fat tyre.

    Premier Icon futonrivercrossing
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    I’ve ordered mine from Triton

    My Bud tips the scales at 1600g…….. So looking at a potential saving of 400g with the 4.8″ version – could be game changing! Clearly it won’t be as grippy –

    My Husker Du weighs in at 1250g …. A 250g saving with the 4″ version – I’m really intrigued to find out how this works with my 65mm carbon rim, it should really fly 😀 ( it already feels great with the HUDU)

    That,s if they’re as light as they claim, though I’d have thought Schwalbe would be reliable?

    Prices are ok for fatbike tyres, especially for Schwalbe.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    someone on the facebook fat bike group was makign disparaging comments about them so I’ll be interested to hear how you get on.

    A 4″ pair of the ‘tough sidewall’ ones look like a good summer option.

    Premier Icon JohnClimber
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    Hope they look better than this

    Looks like a remould to me

    Premier Icon Gotama
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    It’ll be interesting to hear how you get on FRC. If you’re ‘testing’ round the surrey hills let me know. Can be a Jones with Bud vs Jones with Jim stand off. 😀

    Premier Icon njee20
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    <chokes on coffee> Are they really £80 each? </chokes on coffee>

    As a 2″ Schwalbe is £50, that’s a comparative bargain!

    Premier Icon futonrivercrossing
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    Hmmm – I hadn’t seen anything other than the picture on the website, and the knobs don’t look quite so widely spaced as they do in the above picture, buying 2 might have been a little hasty !?,! 😉 lol I may give Triton a ring and just get 1 to start with, but which one? I couldn’t make up my mind, which was why I got two in the first place. Scratches head, they look like they’ll be fine for anything other than the worst muddy conditions.

    Premier Icon oliwb
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    I’ll have your 4″ one’s off you if you decide to stick with the bigger size 😉

    Premier Icon onandon
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    Kenda juggernauts are looking to be lighter in weight and possibly less expensive.

    Premier Icon futonrivercrossing
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    The 4″ Juggernauts don’t seem to have much more grip than an Endomorph though. Amazingly light but !

    Premier Icon theashnav
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    Report here – does look more of a summer tyre -I am thinking of some for the Moonie and save about 1.2 Kg’s !

    First Ride: Schwalbe’s Superlight Jumbo Jim 4.8″ Wide Fat Bike Tires

    Premier Icon ciderinsport
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    futon river crossing – Member
    I’ve ordered mine from Triton

    Delivery from the 31st –

    😆 😆 😆

    I wouldn’t be holding my breath!

    Premier Icon JohnClimber
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    Panaracer are due a Fat Tyre called the Fat B Nimble any day now here in the UK I believe

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    I wonder if we’ll finally see some slow rebound rubber with the kenda, they’ve always been pretty canny with the flexible casings and slow rubber. Not without its downsides like but it seems a shoe-in for a fatbike, I’d thought Schwalbe would go for it.

    Premier Icon futonrivercrossing
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    Well that review was for snow performance and we hardly get any down south! – I’m more interested in dirt performance 😉

    Gotama – I’m at the Surrey Hills on Saturday !

    Premier Icon honourablegeorge
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    They’re 55 Euro here – that makes them £41.

    https://www.bike-components.de/de/Schwalbe/Jumbo-Jim-Evolution-LiteSkin-PaceStar-Faltreifen-Modell-2015-p41209/

    Schwalbe are some of the cheapest tyres out there if you buy from Germany. Why the RRPs are so high over here is a question only the UK distributor can answer.

    Premier Icon Gotama
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    Gotama – I’m at the Surrey Hills on Saturday !

    Bah, visiting friends in Nottingham this weekend. Next time. Besides, you won’t have your new tyre by then 😉 😀

    Premier Icon cokie
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    When will Schwalbe make some 29×3.0 tyres?! They must have something in the works.

    Premier Icon futonrivercrossing
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    Just got an email – delayed until Feb :((

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