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Anyone tried a Duro “Beach Bum” (26x3.0/70-559) tyre on a 26" Nimbus Muni

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  • #16
    I tried lower pressure and it was almost unrideable, so I bumped up to its rated max (36psi/2.5 bar) and suddenly it's fine. It's not better than the fat frank but it's not bad. It turns nicely and is no longer overly affected by camber.

    The fat frank on the other hand works well on a wider range of pressures and has a much higher rated max (60psi/4 bar), plus it's lighter. It's also much easier to come by (at least in Norway).

    I think the fat frank would therefore be a better option in most cases but if you are willing to have it pumped hard and want something with a different look (the beach bum comes in a range of colours, with and without white walls) then this tyre could be an option.

    Since its working ok for me now, I'll leave it on a little longer so I can sport a new look.
    Last edited by ruari; 2018-08-31, 07:11 PM.

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    • #17
      expect

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      • #18
        Originally posted by mrfixit View Post
        I've been thinking the same thing.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by ruari View Post
          Ok, I think I might have jumped the gun and judged the “Beach Bum” too harshly.
          I have changed my mind… again…

          The weather has finally turned nice enough, and my primary cycle to work route is clear enough, that I dropped the spiked Kenda “Klondike XT” 26x2.35 and went back to the Beach Bum.

          It (the Beach Bum) is annoying again. I kind of adjusted to it last time but it really should not be this much effort. I don't want to try so hard and would rather be relaxed when commuting in. I actually really missed the Klondike XT, which is a nice tire for mixed conditions of (a little) snow and ice, while still handling well on bare asphalt.

          For tomorrow, I'll go back to the dependable Schwalbe “Fat Frank” 26x2.35. Smaller yes but lighter and requires no fighting.

          In my depression over the unsatisfactory cycle in on the Beach Bum, I had another look around at fatter road style tires and found a nice selection on https://classic-cycle.de. They are all kinda heavy since they are aimed at cruisers bike, where the look is more important that then weight. Nonetheless, I am still interested in what is out there. Since I know that I like the shape and tread of the “Fat Frank” I attempted to find something similar. Visually the closest would appear to be the “Super Brick” (26x3.0/74-559), so on a whim I bought one.

          I'll probably regret that too but what the hell, I am curious and in the grand scheme of things it isn't that much. Though I am amassing quite a selection of tires now.
          Last edited by ruari; 2019-03-21, 02:14 PM.

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          • #20
            Helpful info. Let us know how it works.

            Your latest order, the tread pattern is almost identical to my 30 year old Schwinn (the original 20X1.75 tire)

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            • #21
              Yeah the brick-style pattern is fairly common on tires of several brands, e.g. the Felt “Thick Brick”, which I see from the images on the Classic Cycles pages, someone has already tried on a unicycle.
              Last edited by ruari; 2019-03-21, 03:46 PM.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by ruari View Post
                Visually the closest would appear to be the , so on a whim I bought one.

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                • #23
                  . Interestingly the Innova website says the 26X3.0 is a 74-559 tyre, while the tyre itself states 76-559. No matter, what is 2mm in any case?

                  The other pleasant surprise, mentioned on the Innova website (and the tyre itself) is that it is rated for 40-65 PSI. This is good because I found that with the Beach Bum it handled better the harder it was but the Beach Bum only supports 36PSI. For the commute in today I pumped the Innova to 50PSI.

                  So far I definitely prefer it to the Beach Bum. It is lighter (150g lighter according to info on the Classic Cycle website) and rolls more easily (probably due to higher pressure). It is also easier to control (again could be higher pressure or just the even more minimal tread). I do feel it pulls a little to one side but I actually find that with several tyres so I am beginning to suspect that issue is more about me. I might try flipping the tyre and seeing if that makes a difference, since it is not a directional tyre.

                  For those curious about the size, it looks very similar in size as the Duro Wildlife (as expected), albeit with very minimal tread (and a 580g drop in weight). Here is my 26" next to UniMyra's spare 29" (29X2.1/54-622) to give you a rough idea of size and scale:



                  I'll run it for a few more days and give a little more feedback again, once I have used it a bit more.

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                  • #24
                    Oh and you can also buy the Super Brick / City Tire as a whitewall version, if someone wants that.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by ruari View Post
                      the Felt “Thick Brick”, which I see from the images on the Classic Cycles pages, someone has already tried on a unicycle.
                      Hmm... It occurred to me that since the Classic Cycles website lets people upload pictures of their bikes, I should get some more unicycle pictures on there, so that we are properly represented. So I put up pictures for both the Beach Bum and Super Brick. In fact they are currently the only community submitted pictures for both products.
                      Last edited by ruari; 2019-03-27, 08:54 PM.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by ruari View Post
                        I'll run it for a few more days and give a little more feedback again, once I have used it a bit more.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Matt B View Post
                          …the tread pattern is almost identical to my 30 year old Schwinn (the original 20X1.75 tire)
                          Interestingly I rode my old Pashley 28" yesterday for the first time in a long time (I wanted to try it with 90mm cranks) and I realised that the tyre (it's original) has a similar “brick” style pattern as well. Now granted it is a very different tyre to the Innova “City Tire” (Code: IA-2236) because it is so much smaller, but like the Innova it rides very well, and far better than the Schwalbe Delta Cruiser that I once tried swapping it for.

                          So—note to self—keep an eye out for tyres with a brick pattern when next shopping for road tyres on a unicycle, since I have had good experiences with them thus far.

                          P.S. 90mm cranks work pretty well on this wheel size (for road riding at least). Though I have not spent enough time to be certain that I prefer them to 100mm.
                          Last edited by ruari; 2019-04-16, 11:28 AM.

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