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Old 2016-05-14, 03:17 PM   #196
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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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Old 2016-05-14, 03:33 PM   #197
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Why don't you go tubeless?
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Old 2016-05-15, 07:08 AM   #198
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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... ).
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Old 2016-05-17, 01:55 AM   #199
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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!
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Old 2016-05-17, 06:50 AM   #200
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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.
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Old 2016-10-25, 06:47 AM   #201
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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 26×4.8 https://www.vittoria.com/tire/cannoli/ and Bamboloni 26×4.0 https://www.vittoria.com/tire/bomboloni/ come in more sizes i.e. 27.5×3.0 or 29×3.0.
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Old 2017-01-05, 07:56 PM   #202
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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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Old 2017-01-08, 01:17 AM   #203
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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.
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Old 2017-06-22, 04:58 AM   #204
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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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Old 2017-06-22, 07:43 AM   #205
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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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Old 2017-06-23, 05:07 AM   #206
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Vee Mission Command 26x4

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Old 2017-06-29, 03:16 PM   #207
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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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Old 2017-07-03, 11:42 PM   #208
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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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