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Old 2013-03-28, 08:35 AM   #46
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Can't wait to read your review after a couple of rides

Is it the 27tpi (wire bead) or the 120tpi (folding) ?
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Old 2013-03-29, 01:47 PM   #47
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Can't wait to read your review after a couple of rides

Is it the 27tpi (wire bead) or the 120tpi (folding) ?
It's the 27tpi. I tried to ride it on snow yesterday but it was way too hot, it was totaly unridable. I tried it in mud though! It feels awesome haha! I'll post a longer/better review after a few more rides.
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Old 2013-03-30, 03:51 AM   #48
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There's another Vee Rubber tire that just started shipping:

http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/TYOO26FA...olding___black

More knobbies, a little more weight, looks like a good muni tire, I'll probably get one to see if it can replace the Devist8or; big shoes to fill...
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Old 2013-03-30, 01:45 PM   #49
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Old 2013-03-31, 07:57 PM   #50
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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

The Nate is awesome! I have a 27tpi. It is fabulous in the snow and mud. If it's totally dry and you need to turn a lot it can be a handful. That being said, it excels where a fat uni is the proper tool for the job. It allows me to ride in conditions that are otherwise unrideable.
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Old 2013-08-01, 03:06 PM   #51
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I tried the Larry in the mud this week and i agree it's kinda slippery, I put the devis8er on and it's a lot better for low traction situations
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Old 2014-06-01, 01:16 PM   #52
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Look who's showed up in the mail ! (Starts with a "Surly" and ends with a "Lou").

This nice fellow is humongous even in the packaging ! I included a pic with a ruler to give an idea: when flat in the packaging, the distance between the edges of the tread is 6 inches.

Just for the sake of comparison, it is as wide as the widest point of a old fashioned Muni saddle (see last pic).


I can't wait to receive the other parts and put things together. I want to see how this bad boy does in sand (for now) and snow (next winter).
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Old 2014-06-04, 01:19 PM   #53
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Awesome! I can't wait to see what that beast looks like in one of my frames!

I'm am also waiting for a review of that huge tire!
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Old 2014-06-04, 01:36 PM   #54
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That is an unfathomably fat tyre, literally over twice my 29er's, can't wait to see it in action!
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Old 2014-06-05, 11:53 AM   #55
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Awesome! I can't wait to see what that beast looks like in one of my frames!

I'm am also waiting for a review of that huge tire!
The wheel should go to the shop for building end of this week. And then I will just wait for the frame to start testing it in deep sand (I will have to wait 6 months for proper snow testing ).

I was also looking forward to see a review of this tire but except for the BFL twice, nobody with an Oregon felt compelled by the extremely huge tires
So for the better (or worse), I will do it !

Note: thanks to the discussions in this forum I stayed away from its buddy (Surly Bud) because of the central ridge.
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Old 2014-06-20, 12:13 AM   #56
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Lou just got mounted on the wheelset (pic alone and compared to my 29er).

I am now waiting for my hand-scale for a proper weighting and the magic of jaco_flans to ride it
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Old 2014-06-20, 12:52 AM   #57
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Lou just got mounted on the wheelset (pic alone and compared to my 29er).

I am now waiting for my hand-scale for a proper weighting and the magic of jaco_flans to ride it
Holy Jesus that is awesome.
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Old 2014-06-20, 01:12 AM   #58
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Lou just got mounted on the wheelset (pic alone and compared to my 29er).

I am now waiting for my hand-scale for a proper weighting and the magic of jaco_flans to ride it
Wow what a monster! I love it. You'll have to tell us how it rides when you get your frame.
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It looks even more ridiculous on a rim, I guess this is the closest us unicyclists should get to suspension

Can't wait to hear how heavy that thing is, and how hard it is to get rolling
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Old 2014-06-20, 01:00 PM   #60
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Can't wait to hear how heavy that thing is, and how hard it is to get rolling
I don't have the weight of the complete wheelset yet (I can only guess with the sum of parts + extras).

However, I have the weight of the tire itself and it is very reasonnable for a big boy like this. It is at least 200g lighter than Bri's Devist8er and still 1" bigger
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