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  • Premier Icon Paceman
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    Anyone know when the 29″ version of the Surly Dirt Wizard Tyre will be available?

    Premier Icon bedmaker
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    I don’t know , but I wish did!

    Premier Icon ssboggy
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    I emailed Surly a month or two ago about them but I’ve never heard anything back

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    Details are very scant online, just that it’s coming soon 😐

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    Due August according to Charlie the Bikemonger…

    http://www.charliethebikemonger.com/surly-dirt-wizard-29-tyre-29×30-4716-p.asp

    Although they were supposed to be due out last autumn originally πŸ™

    Sam
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    Yeah, I heard August as well but it has kept slipping. The Maxxis Chronicle seems a bit firmer September.

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    Thanks Sam, they look like just the ticket… Maxxis Chronicle 29+ Tyre

    I hope these arrive in time for winter πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    Surly Dirt Wizard 29×2.75 supposed to be due in August.

    Any sightings or insider knowledge?

    After taking on the storm conditions this morning with my Surly Knards I think something more nobbly will be needed come autumn.

    ajantom
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    Not a 3″ tyre, but I ran the On-one Chunky Monkeys on my Krampus last winter.
    They’re a generous 2.4 tyre, and come up massive on 50mm rims. Good grip in the wet, and they wore extremely well.

    Haha, Knards + mud = rubbish πŸ˜‰

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    ajantom – Member

    Not a 3″ tyre, but I ran the On-one Chunky Monkeys on my Krampus last winter.
    They’re a generous 2.4 tyre, and come up massive on 50mm rims. Good grip in the wet, and they wore extremely well.

    I’ll be doing something similar if some more mud-specific 29+ tyres don’t become available soon. For now the Knards are fine.

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    Looks like it might be soon for the new Maxxis 29+ tyre (click for link)

    Just what I need for the Krampus this Winter (or today looking outside 😐 )

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    Surly Dirt Wizard 29 tyres are hopefully arriving late October according to Charlie The Bikemonger on his Facebook feed. Fingers are crossed πŸ˜†

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Just pray it stays dry until then πŸ™‚

    pop larkin
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    I was told that they’d had problems with the 29er carcass and had to go back to the drawing board ( cad machine) therefore not holding my breath

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    wwaswas – Member

    Just pray it stays dry until then.

    I’ll manage Wwaswas, I have some 2.35 Hans Dampfs in the shed to put on the Krampus as an alternative if no new 29+ tyres arrive; they come up huge on the Rabbit Hole rims.

    john_l
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    I had a Chunky Monkey turn up yesterday – it certainly lives up to its name. Reckon it’ll mount up nicely on a Blunt 35.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    Nobby nic is huge on a dually

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    According to Maxxis Twitter feed their new Chronicle 29+ tyres will be hitting UK stockists in the second week of October πŸ™‚

    https://twitter.com/maxxis_tyres/status/509721901397471232

    bonesetter
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    Any pics of a Chunky Monkey mounted?

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    bonesetter – Member

    Any pics of a Chunky Monkey mounted?

    I think you want a very different forum for that question πŸ˜†

    However, I do have an photo of a Chunky Monkey on the front of my old hardtail, sorry it’s not a close up, I don’t have the tyre or the bike anymore. They come up pretty big but not true 29+ size, very grippy and surprisingly quick rolling but also quite heavy. Very good for the money though and work well on a rigid bike…

    bonesetter
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    Absolutely brilliant reply, thankyou

    Perfect in every way… apart from that saddle – what happened??

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    bonesetter – Member

    Absolutely brilliant reply, thankyou

    Perfect in every way… apart from that saddle – what happened??

    LOL πŸ˜†

    A groin/backside injury required the use of the softest saddle I could get hold of, used it for a couple of weeks in the end, it was a monster!!

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    Surly Dirt Wizard is coming in a very pleasing and aggressive looking 29 x 3.0, looks perfect for winter…

    http://fat-bike.com/2014/09/sov-from-surly-talks-29-and-5-knard/

    Also a whopping great 26 x 5.0 Surly Knard!!

    ska-49
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    Has anyone heard anything new about these?
    Dates seem to be changing all the time.
    Seems to be turning into the tyre equivalent of a Rocket.

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    Looks like Spring 2015 πŸ‘Ώ

    The tyre looks like exactly what I need… just six months too late.

    Surly 29+ Blog

    Hopefully the new Maxxis, Panaracer and Bonty 29+ tyres will be released in the meantime. Otherwise i’ll be sticking a pair on On-One Chunky Monkeys on my Krampus.

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    Ok, mixed conditions today, damp woodland singletrack with lots of wet leaves and freshly soaked roots 😈
    First ride out after fitting the On-One Chunky Monkeys on the Krampus and I was seriously underwhelmed; grip was great and they roll well enough, but the bike just felt really harsh and overall like it had lost the fun factor.

    I’ve put my 120tpi Knards back on now. I figure I’ll probably need to take it slower as it’ll deffo be sketchy on the roots but the grin factor will be back at least and I’ll just be sliding around with half the other guys too

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    The Bontrager Chupacabra 29+ tyres are now on the Trek Store website, hopefully hitting these shores soon; they look like the mud-option we need πŸ˜€

    Bonty 29+ Tyre

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    Been using a 26 x 2.75 Dirt Wizard recently and they are sketchy!

    The rubber compound is VERY hard

    Stick it on the front and i have no confidence in the front end

    Fit it to the back and i’m constantly locking up when descending

    Horrible tyre πŸ™

    ska-49
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    Not what I wanted to hear.
    Are there any other 29er+ mud tyres in the works?
    I might just settle on a Chronicle.

    Premier Icon Clobber
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    No I didn’t want to hear that either… Hopefully the panaracer will be available soon…

    I think I’m going to try a 2.35 Nobby Nic on a dually for the the front for now…

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    From the review it sounds like Surly are looking at dual compound rubber for the 29+ version of the Dirt Wizard. The guy writing the review certainly doesn’t describe them as sketchy. I believe from the Surly blog that this is what has delayed the release of the the 29er Dirt Wizards as Surly weren’t happy with them just being a bigger version of the 26″ tyre.

    Premier Icon Clobber
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    FIngers crossed then for a non-sketchy, available soon 29+ DW

    I mentioned in the Chronicle thread that it does look like quite a gap in transition from upright to cornering angles…

    Premier Icon gil_
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    Talking to the Surly guys earlier in the Year it was the manufacturer and the price point issue that was holding them all up

    Not too sure about the dual compound issues, sounds a bit involved for Surly…

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    boltonjon – Member
    Been using a 26 x 2.75 Dirt Wizard recently and they are sketchy!…

    Not my experience of them. I wonder if they have changed the compound?

    Mine felt quite surefooted.

    Maybe it has something to do with tyre pressure. I run mine low – not sure of pressure, but easily squeezed – probably 15 – 20lbs.

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    Tyre pressure is really crucial with Surly Knards i’ve been using all summer. The sweet spot seems to be 11-12psi front and 15psi rear for me.

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    Still no sign of the Dirt Wizards in 29 x 3.0″ flavour πŸ™„

    A few photos of the Bontrager Chupacabra have popped up on Facebook over the last week though, maybe just in time before Spring.

    Anyone seen either in the UK yet?

    Premier Icon robinmcc
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    Keeping the hope alive…. does anyone know if there is an ETA for the 29×3 dirt wizard? or is it still ‘a’ spring sometime as per Surlys last vid?

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