- My Surly Knard 3" 29er tyre has landed
My Knard arrived today 😀 – first impressions : weighs 940g, heavier than hoped for, but in the region that others are getting, and 600g lighter than my Nate!!! size : looks a bit smaller than expected :/ OK – I’ve only got it on a 35mm Rim at the moment so it measures 67.5mm on the casing and 73mm across the tread. No doubt it will spread a little more when my 50mm Rabbit Hole rim arrives.
Just got back from my first ride – this tyre ROCKS ;D I ran it at 14psi, and felt some squirm in fast sharp corners, but nothing I’m not used to with fat tyres 😉 I’m hoping I can run it at 13 or 12psi on a 50mm rim. I think this tyre really brings out the best in my Jones -it’s super agile with some nice cush and grip – the ride felt like a riot!Posted 5 years agoMrTallMember
I am currently talking myself into a Krampus and spent today speccing up the build in my head.
I shall be ringing The Bikemonger tomorrow to see what the eta is on the rolling chassis deals.
Seems a decent half way house to me as the play bike 36er I’d briefly looked into would be too expensive to justify and the Krampus looks far more useable in the real world.Posted 5 years agomattjgSubscriber
I’m Krampus curious also but finding myself put off by the weight (a 29″ Hans Dampf was heavy enough I thought … I took it off). Though I can see how perhaps that’s less of an issue with big shire-horse type people used to putting out power. (CTBM’s quite a big guy isn’t he)
Anyway I ought to try one. Hopefully at SSUK.Posted 5 years ago
Thanks, that’s interesting as I imagine these fat tyres come into their own in the rooty stuff.
Fontmoss – vague and different fork but based on my shonky measurements the other night a knard on a p35 will just about fit in a swift fork.Mud clearance will be tight though.Posted 5 years agoStonerSubscriber
fontmoss – my calculations on the idea here:Posted 5 years agoStonerSubscriber
Make a piece of cardboard 77mm x 779mm and rest it on a QR skewer in the fork legs. See if it passes the crown…..
EDIT: yes, 100mm is normal.
fat-oddness is 135mm.
Rear normal is 135mm for MTB, 130mm for Road.
There’s also now wider rear ones like 142mm(?) I think, but Im not gnar enough to know.Posted 5 years ago
Judging by that dutch website it is one expensive tyre though, about £110 based on the current fx rate.
Wonder when we’ll get the krampus fork sold separately as it seems to be on the surly website. Could work nicely on some frames provided it doesn’t screw up the geometry.Posted 5 years ago
How’s the knard? Did you have to pay any taxes etc ordering from singlespeed? I don’t see anywhere in the UK that have rabbit holes or knards in stock?
Not much more to add to my review in the OP really – My fat wheel has not been back on the bike – which says it all really 😀 I do find that I forget it’s not a full fat tyre, and I can’t rely on the steamroller effect, and as the Knard is much quicker i can get into trouble – more skills needed!
I never really felt happy with the normal 29er front wheel, now I find the Knard is a real alternative to a fat tyre – YMMV
Posted 5 years ago
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