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  • #31
    Fat tires make me feel like I'm on drugs as I want to get them all !!!

    As anybody had the opportunity to try a Surly Bud or a Surly Lou ??

    They seem to have a much all-around tread, deep enough for most situation. And they are definitely gorgeous on a clown shoe rim (okay that is not mandatory for a good tire anyway ).
    Last edited by Siddhartha Valmont; 2013-02-01, 01:41 PM.
    => 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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    • #32
      For those of you that own a Nimbus Oregon, here is a question:

      The Surly Larry installed on them is this the 120tpi foldable or the 27tpi wire bead model ?
      => 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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      • #33
        Originally posted by Siddhartha Valmont View Post
        The Surly Larry installed on them is this the 120tpi foldable or the 27tpi wire bead model ?
        Okay, answer from Nurse Ben gleaned from another thread: 27tpi wire bead
        => 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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        • #34
          So would any of the fat tires be any good for downhill and drops?
          Roses are red, violets are blue, may I procreate with you so I can ride a g32!! - Alan hogan

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          • #35
            Originally posted by knoxuni View Post
            So would any of the fat tires be any good for downhill and drops?
            I haven't had the opportunity to ride something else than a Duro Wildlife (3.0) and Surly Endomorph (3.7).
            But for sure there seems to be some very serious fat tires (45NRTH Husker-Du & Escalator, Surly Nate & Knard, Origin8 Devist8or and even the Surly Bud & Lou of you have an Oregon and the fat tire fever) that might be plenty of fun ridding downhill / dropping with more volume and (for some) being lighter that the good old Duro.

            Nurse Ben seems to have a lot of fun with his Devist8or.

            And I am looking for a good opportunity (or some spare $$) to get a good all-around fat tire.

            Promised I will post pics and a review if I can get my hands on one.
            Last edited by Siddhartha Valmont; 2013-02-20, 02:41 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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            • #36
              *Silly mode on*

              Regular uncicycles are usually called Uni.
              Moutain unicycles are called MUni.
              And geared unicycles are called GUni.

              Does this mean that fat unicycles are FUni ?

              *Silly mode off*
              Last edited by Siddhartha Valmont; 2013-02-20, 02:40 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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              • #37
                So would any of the fat tires be any good for downhill and drops?
                Wes, you already know the answer, you ride my Conundrum before I sold it, remember??

                Any tire can handle drops if the pressure is right.

                Tires for downhill vary depending on the downhill, so muddy downhills are better with a deeper tread, dry rocky downhills are better with a medium tread, hard rock is better with a low sticky tread.

                Fat tires are generally more stable because they have a larger contact patch, but this also tends to make them slower and harder to turn. Fat tires are also heavy, not in comparison to a Duro or Gazz which are heavy too, but in comparison to an XC tire like the Ardent.

                But first you need a frame that can accomodate a fat tire...currently that would be a Conundrum, an Oregon, or a custom (Triton, Hunter, etc...)
                I dream of hamsters and elderberries

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                • #38
                  This is also an option of frame, if you're not planning on doing anything else than flat road riding... As soon as it touched the snowshoeing trail it exploded. I had the time to ride the Larry a little bit though, but I wanted to take in in the woods.


                  Last edited by jaco_flans; 2013-02-24, 02:30 PM.
                  Jakob F.

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                  • #39
                    that is a super good idea! to bad it didnt work
                    Roses are red, violets are blue, may I procreate with you so I can ride a g32!! - Alan hogan

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                    • #40
                      Have you seen the new fat tire from Vee Rubber: the Vee 8, 26"x4" tire that supposedly weighs ~1361-1404g, MSRP $85? I like the block pattern as that's what I really liked on my KH24 (Felt Berm Master) and on my current KH26 (Maxxis Holy Roller). Too bad I already paid good money upgrading to my KH26 AND bought a Surly Neck Romancer fat bike! Perhaps someday I'll build up a fat unicycle as I'm sure it's as much or more of a blast than riding my fat-bike (certain situations).
                      munisano

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by MuniSano View Post
                        Have you seen the new fat tire from Vee Rubber: the Vee 8, 26"x4" tire that supposedly weighs ~1361-1404g, MSRP $85? I like the block pattern as that's what I really liked on my KH24 (Felt Berm Master) and on my current KH26 (Maxxis Holy Roller). Too bad I already paid good money upgrading to my KH26 AND bought a Surly Neck Romancer fat bike! Perhaps someday I'll build up a fat unicycle as I'm sure it's as much or more of a blast than riding my fat-bike (certain situations).
                        This tire looks interesting... Let's see who gets his hands on one and post a review (I wonder how this tread pattern will feel like...). But for sure it is a greate step ahead in terms of weight. We only have to hope that it doesn't feel flimsy.

                        For my part, I have been lucky and got a Devist8or that is within marketed weight (the packaging announce 1730g +/- 60g).
                        I was positively surprised that it was quite flexible for a 60 tpi tire and mounting it on a Large Marge wasn't 100% by hands only as with the Endomorph 120 tpi but I did not have to fight with the tire lever, just guiding it.

                        And it looks gorgeous as tire !!! If it rides as good as it looks, it will be quite a ride

                        More on it after a ride or 2
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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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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by Siddhartha Valmont View Post
                          *Silly mode on*

                          Regular uncicycles are usually called Uni.
                          Moutain unicycles are called MUni.
                          And geared unicycles are called GUni.

                          Does this mean that fat unicycles are FUni ?

                          *Silly mode off*
                          I like the one I heard once on the uni-com. unicycling on pavement=Puni.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Monette View Post
                            I like the one I heard once on the uni-com. unicycling on pavement=Puni.
                            That's a good one

                            Maybe we will suggest t sticky subject for all the unicycle disciplines short names
                            Last edited by Siddhartha Valmont; 2013-03-08, 02:45 PM.
                            => 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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                            • #44
                              I tried my Larry last week on snow! I now have a custom steel frame I made at my school, it's probably going to break sometimes as the welds are... yeah... Anyway, I rode it on walking trails, it was about 2 degrees celcius outside, which is pretty hot for snow riding. IT WAS AWESOME! I never thought I could ride on these trails!

                              I'll be riding it alot next week to test my frame, and my tire
                              Jakob F.

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                              • #45
                                So, I went to the local bikeshop today, bought a new tire... Surly Nate! I rode my Larry alot last week, and it was very very slippery on what I call "hot snow" and mud, since it was pretty hot outside (about 2 degrees celcius). I haven't ridden on the Nate yet, but I think it'll be alot better for snow riding, and I might even ride it for technical DH in the summer! I'll just need to make a new frame, with a disk brake tab

                                Jakob F.

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