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  • I was in need of a big tube for a presta rim and ended up buying a Specialized Fat tube (Presta) at my LBS...

    I searched the web for information about it and was not able to find the weight anywhere.
    So here is the interstellar exclusive buzz (insert-trendy-adjective-here): it is an anchor (539g) !

    On the upside, it can fill any tire on the market without any stretching
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    => CrMo 29: KH XC rim, Nimbus CrMo hub, Spirit 110/137 & Schwalbe Big One
    => Flansberrium 26: Nextie rim, JumboJim 4.0, Spirit 127/150mm, M4O ISIS

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    • Why don't you go tubeless?
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      • Originally posted by Eric aus Chemnitz View Post
        Why don't you go tubeless?
        I am too lazy for tubeless and it seems too messy for my taste. I am more of a light tube + slime sealant kind of guy.

        I got this tube to have a working wheel. I could not drill for shradder (no drill available) and the LBS had no freeride tube for sale

        I will replace it whenever I have an opportunity and it still makes a nice emergency tube


        I was initially surprise that nobody talks about this tube's weight (or Google is hiding things from me... ).
        Last edited by Siddhartha Valmont; 2016-05-15, 07:09 AM.
        => CrMo 29: KH XC rim, Nimbus CrMo hub, Spirit 110/137 & Schwalbe Big One
        => Flansberrium 26: Nextie rim, JumboJim 4.0, Spirit 127/150mm, M4O ISIS

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        • You should go tubeless. When using a carbon rim it's a bit hard to setup if you dont have a compressor, but when it's set, it's set for real. You just need tubeless tape, scellant and you are ready to go! On my carbon rim I even rode the tire without scealant for a while because the bead was so tight.

          It's not messy when you do it the proper way!
          Jakob F.

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          • Originally posted by jaco_flans View Post
            but when it's set, it's set for real.
            I see what you mean ! I removed the tire for some cleaning before installing another one and I thought it will never get off !!! One youtube vid later, it was off the rim but it is a very different technique and I can see how valuable it is for tubeless.
            => CrMo 29: KH XC rim, Nimbus CrMo hub, Spirit 110/137 & Schwalbe Big One
            => Flansberrium 26: Nextie rim, JumboJim 4.0, Spirit 127/150mm, M4O ISIS

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            • I got the Vittoria newsletter and it seems the tire similar to Surly Bud coming from their side: https://fat-bike.com/2016/10/vittori...li-first-look/
              Edit: Even better both Cannoli 264.8 https://www.vittoria.com/tire/cannoli/ and Bamboloni 264.0 https://www.vittoria.com/tire/bomboloni/ come in more sizes i.e. 27.53.0 or 293.0.
              Last edited by vookash; 2016-10-25, 06:52 AM. Reason: More sizes
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              • I am going to buy a new tire pretty soon. My Floater is 2.5 years old now. It's not bald, but the center knobs are just rounded lumps. There are no corners left on them for bite. It has been a good tire. My first thought was to get another one, but On One is out of stock.

                So now I am trying to figure out what to get. It is hard to tell from mountain bike reviews what would actually work on a unicycle. I'm extra careful now since I blew $120 on a Knard 26x4 that auto-steered so badly I could barely ride it (anyone want a free tire?).

                I'm looking at some of the newer 45NRTH tires right now.

                The Husker Du has gotten a lot of good reviews, but 45NRTH redesigned it this year. It looks like they have emphasized low rolling resistance over everything else. It's not really an all-around tire anymore.

                There's a newer one called the Vanhelga, which I think is 45NRTH's new all purpose tire. It's got large squarish knobs like a Duro. It looks grippy and it's fairly light for its size. One review says it has no self-steer at all, which sounds GREAT.

                They're making a more aggressive tire called the Flowbeist. It's wider at 4.6" but still surprisingly light. The tread makes it look like a huge Maxxis Ardent. If it rolls like an Ardent then it will be a fun tire. The downside is that a lot of people on the mountain bike forums had problems with bead failure, which is pretty worrying.

                Has anyone ridden any of these tires? I would love to hear how they roll on a unicycle before I buy.

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                • The bead failure issue on the Flow and Dunderbeist has been resolved by 45 Nrth. If you get new tires they should be fine, and even if they are older ones that fail, 45 has been replacing them without issue as far as I know.

                  Not sure if you can fit a 4.8 but my Bud is the best riding tire I've been on.
                  "I used to watch Highway Patrol whittlin' with my knife..." - NY

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                  • Vee Mission Command 26x4

                    (Note: I'm not a good rider yet, so take this with a grain of salt.)

                    I replaced my Surly Nate with a Vee Mission Command 26x4 in the hopes it would have less clunk-clunk on hard surfaces.

                    The Mission Command is quieter than the Nate, but the auto-steer is *much* more noticeable and you have to lean a lot more to turn.

                    I got it in bright orange to help search & rescue find me after I fall off, and because I don't get enough clown comments.

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                    • Originally posted by Vital Wombat View Post
                      I got it in bright orange to help search & rescue find me after I fall off, and because I don't get enough clown comments.
                      Photos!!!

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                      • Vee Mission Command 26x4

                        As requested.
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                        • Not on the topic of tires, although that is an awesome tire; how do you like the hatchet frame?

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                          • Originally posted by candyapplecorn View Post
                            Not on the topic of tires, although that is an awesome tire; how do you like the hatchet frame?
                            I love it, a 26 fatty is so smooth.

                            I wavered a bit over the decision because it is a sizeable chunk of cash, but figured this is possibly the last frame I would ever need to buy. Except for a 36 for road use, and I'd like to build a 20" fatty giraffe, and maybe ...

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                            • Schwalbe Jumbo Jim 4.0 SnakeSkin

                              Hi everybody,

                              took the opportunity of a winter tire change to snap a few pics for a long overdue review

                              My go-to tire for riding year-around (short of very funky cases): the Schwalbe Jumbo Jim 26x4.0. In order to keep things not too flimsy, it took the Snake Skin version for just 100g more (still under 1100g) :P

                              Big disclaimer: if you are a low-pressure-style rider, this is not a tire for you. I am 69 kg / 152 lbs and I am running it somewhere between 1.5 to 2 bars (22 to 30 psi). It feels as easy to pedal offroad as you would do on a bike path (short of the usual challenges) but with the tread and volume :P
                              I am not a climber and I started to enjoy climbing a bit
                              The tread is not very deep but it is sufficient for the most common rides.

                              And on the plus side, it folds well when take off the wheel.
                              The pics are taken on a 65mm rim (no measurements mounted but there are plenty on the internet).

                              Stay tuned for the winter tire...
                              Attached Files
                              Last edited by Siddhartha Valmont; 2018-12-29, 01:12 AM.
                              => CrMo 29: KH XC rim, Nimbus CrMo hub, Spirit 110/137 & Schwalbe Big One
                              => Flansberrium 26: Nextie rim, JumboJim 4.0, Spirit 127/150mm, M4O ISIS

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                              • This will not be a review as I just have installed it and still waiting for the proper snowfall to put it through its paces (or just a dry day to try it in the forest ).

                                For this year, I wanted a big volume tire for the snow conditions (and other sloatation situations). I managed to find a reasonnably priced Maxxis Colossus 26x4.8.
                                Seems to be around the same lines in volume and weight as our good friend the Surly Lou.

                                It is another beast making the Jumbo Jim looking medium-sized.
                                As usual, there are plenty of reviews on the internet for more tech details and review.

                                I will post an update after a ride or two to give more feedback on how it is on a unicycle.

                                And in the meantime, have fun rides !


                                Note: I installed this baby tubeless as my first tubeless on a uni and it seems to hold its own (the rim is very grabby so it won't go anywhere and should not burp short of the rim splitting in two). This will have to be accounted also for the future comments as a small tube stretched should feel differently than a tubeless setup. We will see...
                                And yes, the discoloration was there when I received the tire but does not seem to affect the tire (and most probably will disapear in favor of smow/mud/insert-sticky-surface-here.
                                Attached Files
                                Last edited by Siddhartha Valmont; 2018-12-29, 01:20 AM.
                                => CrMo 29: KH XC rim, Nimbus CrMo hub, Spirit 110/137 & Schwalbe Big One
                                => Flansberrium 26: Nextie rim, JumboJim 4.0, Spirit 127/150mm, M4O ISIS

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