Yet another fatbike, but not so fat.

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  • Yet another fatbike, but not so fat.
  • Herman Shake
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    I think fatbikes look fun, although I wouldn’t cough up for one. I don’t quite get the fat, slick-ish tyre though. I would have thought fat terrain required knobbles?

    If it’s just for fun, then that’s fair enough. But is there some alleged purpose?

    jtsorrels
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    what is the overall diameter with these tires mounted in the rims you have?

    Premier Icon epicyclo
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    About the same as a 29er.

    cynic-al
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    OD is independent of rim width

    jtsorrels
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    what is the actual height of these tires? 3.8″ refers to the width not the sidewall height, correct?

    Premier Icon epicyclo
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    The actual dimension of the tyre depends on which rim you use with them. There’s a much wider range of rim options with fat tyres than with normal tyres – people are using from 40mm to 100mm rims.

    On this bike I am using a narrow rim (40mm) which gives me a tyre width of about 83mm. I haven’t measured the height, but it has the same clearance from the fork crown as a 29er tyre (Racing Ralph), so it is of a similar height.

    On a 80mm rim the tyre width would be close to 100mm, and on a 100mm rim I would expect to see it go to around 105mm. This is based on what happens with other fat tyres I have. I haven’t tried the Floyds on wider rims because I won’t be using them on wide rims.

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