- What fat frontage- Nate, knard or floater?
I’ve been running a Knard for a while now on my Jones- on both a 35mm rim and the 50mm rabbit hole, TBH there isn’t that much difference between the two. You can run it at slightly lower pressure on the larger rim, I’ve settled on 13psi.
Big fat Larry for ultimate cush.
HUDU for fast rolling and grip and light weight.
Bud for ultimate grip.
All great options.Posted 4 years ago
I like the HUDU as it is 300g lighter than my Nate, but the HUDU has nowhere near the same amount of grip in the deep slop that we had nearly all winter. I use the HUDU when, it’s not that muddy in winter ( but too muddy for a BFL) and when it’s dry, but when I want something faster rolling than a BFL. Ultimately the BFL is my favourite tyre.Posted 4 years agoscotroutesSubscriberfuton wrote:
I like the HUDU as it is 300g lighter than my Nate, but the HUDU has nowhere near the same amount of grip in the deep slop that we had nearly all winter. I use the HUDU when, it’s not that muddy in winter ( but too muddy for a BFL) and when it’s dry, but when I want something faster rolling than a BFL. Ultimately the BFL is my favourite tyre.
Yep. Nates for winter, HuDus for summer. Still to try a Knard.
Vee Rubber looks ok (and cheap) but weighs a metric tonne?Posted 4 years agobedmakerSubscriber
My advice for the front is to go straight for the biggest and best – BUD!
It actually rolls better than the nate it replaced due to it’s threee central lines of knobs. The sheer size of it means you can pummel through rocky stuff at stupid speed and get away with it.Posted 4 years ago
Cornering grip is as bananas as you’d imagine with that much rubber in contact with the ground and 7mm tall lugs.
I’d have it on the back too if it fitted my Muk.
My next frame will fit Bud both ends and I’ll run them pretty much all the time unless I’m doing a very long run in dry conditions when I’ll use a BFL on the back.tazzymtbMember
You already have a knard pop, so I’d try that first to be honest. If you want to try a fat front just borrow my nate frontage from the jeff or nick jo’s fatty. Surely better than spending for the sake of it? Jules rates his hudu for drier chase conditions, I’ll stck with the folding nate as it’s as light as the hudu and knards are getting rated well by the west mids ss mincers…Posted 4 years agomartinhMember
I’ve been running a Knard on a p35 for a while. As stu says, it’s nothing like any other 29er tyre. It runs well on the P35 and isn’t too hard to inflate tubeless. Highly recommended. I was running around 12psi
Finally got my rabbit hole fitted today and i have to disagree with Futon, there is a marked difference between it and the p35. At the same pressure it is more supple as well as allowing you to run lower pressures . It was really easy to install tubeless with two wraps of Gorilla tape. Took it out for a spin this afternoon an played around with the pressure. I was down to around 10psi at the the end of the ride and loving it
Really glad it fits in an old style trussPosted 4 years ago
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