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Old 2019-01-05, 10:53 PM   #211
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Originally Posted by Siddhartha Valmont View Post
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.
Looks sweet! The discoloration comes on all the Maxxis Fat tires, it comes off after a few rides. That wheel must be super fun to ride! Now show us what it looks in your frame!
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