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Old 2012-12-18, 12:41 AM   #16
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Old 2013-01-07, 06:17 PM   #17
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Sadly the Knard 29 x 3 has been delayed AGAIN, current arrival estimate is March.

On a bright note, my 26 x 4 Knard 120 folder is on the way from ProBikeSupply in sunny California

Review to follow...
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Old 2013-01-07, 10:19 PM   #18
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Bummer.
I'm considering a second wheel build for my 36 frame, using a 29" Knard. Owen has been eyeing my 29er, which gives me an excuse.
Think I'd have clearance (sideways) issues?
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Old 2013-01-07, 10:34 PM   #19
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Bummer.
I'm considering a second wheel build for my 36 frame, using a 29" Knard. Owen has been eyeing my 29er, which gives me an excuse.
Think I'd have clearance (sideways) issues?
Surly says the Knard on a 50mm Rabit Hole rim has a width of 75.8mm/77.7mm (casing/tread). I haven't measured the distance between the legs of my 36" frame to see if it would fit.
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Old 2013-01-20, 02:01 AM   #20
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The tire is delayed for single puchases, but the few folks that have gotten the Knard as part of new bike build are reporting some very light tire and rim weights:

http://forums.mtbr.com/29er-componen...t10087187.html
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Old 2013-01-20, 02:16 AM   #21
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700g!? Holy poop that is light. Hopefully they aren't too floppy on skinnyish 47mm rims.

It is going to be one of my first purchases when I get back.
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Old 2013-01-20, 03:00 PM   #22
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The Racing Ralph 29x2.35 is 620gm, so 29 x 3.0 at 700gm is really light!

I'm riding a 26 x 3.8 120tpi Knard now and it is not super lightweight, more like a Larry 120tpi carcass, it weighs 1350gm.

I'm kinda hoping that the 700gm is wrong because in my experience that would make this tire very soft in the sidewalls and no particularly durable...

Even if it was made with something like the Surly 150tpi ultra light casing, that is still very light; 26" Surly UL tires are 1100-1250gm. I have not read any revies on how the UL tires hold up.

Based on how the 26" Knard rides, treadwise this will be a nice all around tire, not a mad tire by any stretch, but very cushy and fast, decent traction.
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how does the tread do in the mud?
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Old 2013-01-20, 04:46 PM   #24
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I'm going to have to buy a new frame if I get serious about running this tire. Someone mentioned that there will eventually be a wider Oracle frame to fit it... Any details on this?
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Old 2013-01-21, 12:08 AM   #25
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how does the tread do in the mud?
http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/sho...t=91751&page=2

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I'm going to have to buy a new frame if I get serious about running this tire. Someone mentioned that there will eventually be a wider Oracle frame to fit it... Any details on this?
Not wider, taller.

Josh said the revised frame could be here in the Spring.

I'm feeling a little lukewarm on the 29" Knard right now, the 26" Knard is not all that, and though I like the tread fine, it is a far cry from a Hans Damph. The Knard will be more a dry weather tire and depending on the casing, if it is as lit as they are saying, it might be fairly fragile as well.

Josh said the Knard was the best 29er tire he's ridden, but he hasn't riden the HD, so this would be in comparsion to tires like the Ardent, High Roller, RR, etc...

The volume is going to be the real plus for the 29" Knard, but how much more volume will we get for the extra half inch, assuming it is a true 3" tire.

The tire I want is a 29 x 3" Vee Rubber Devist8or, but it doesn't exist
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Old 2013-02-14, 01:27 AM   #26
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Sweet! Mine arrives Friday

So what frame and rim are using for the Knard?

Weigh it before you mount it up!!

BTW, I am still not able to find a bike shop in the States willing to sell a single Knard, they insist that the tires are sold in conjunction with a frame set and rims.

I got mine off Ebay, $120 plus $15 shipping, two day delivery, yeah baby

And that Rabbit Hole rim, $150 smackeroos, what have they been smoking!

I got me a Nimbus Dominator 2 for half that, 42mm of beastly beastness, none of those holes to get in the way of going tubeless, yeah!

Review to follow...
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Hey Ben

I just weighed mine and it is a bit heavier than the quoted weights from the thread above. Under 1kg though.

I will be using it with my Triton 36-29 frame and probably with a KH Freeride rim but Ill see how you go with it tubeless on the Nimbus as I might go that route when I get round to building a new wheel.
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and now its mounted......

going out tonight so cant ride it properly till tomorrow but up and down the driveway it fells nice. getting the pressure right is going to be critical I think as it was soft when I started but put a bit more air in and feels great. Ill leave the full review to Ben
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that looks sick! does it mesure out to a true 3in wide?
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