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    New Vee Rubber 650B Tires!!! lots of pics

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    I've been riding the Trail Takers and like the tires, but had an issue with one. It lost about 5 lugs on the outside edge. I'm pretty sure it was a defective tire.

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    Can you post pics from a few angles inflated on rims?
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    And then we eat them."

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    How do you like these tires? My LBS carries these ones but I have been skeptical in getting them, I wonder why they are half the price of the other ones. Sometimes cheaper is not always better, I like to know my tire is going to hold the line and not just break free sending me out of control into a nice big tree or over a nasty ledge. I don't have a 27.5 bike but that shouldnt matter about the tires they do make them for all sizes 26, 27.5 amd 29 correct?
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    Great news, thanks! My Trail Taker has been a champ, cannot wait to try the new AM threads.

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    O.K. Here's another thing that I've noticed. I'm onto my second set of tires, and they all have a "Buldge" in them. To the point where it looks like my wheel isn't true. I'm running them tubeless and on brand new rims/wheels. It's completely obvious now since I just bought a new wheel set and put brand new tires on them.
    Anyone else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbell View Post
    O.K. Here's another thing that I've noticed. I'm onto my second set of tires, and they all have a "Buldge" in them. To the point where it looks like my wheel isn't true. I'm running them tubeless and on brand new rims/wheels. It's completely obvious now since I just bought a new wheel set and put brand new tires on them.
    Anyone else?
    Sounds like you really don't like Vee Rubber or something... lol seriously I have been riding, racing, on Vee Rubber tires and have had zero issues. In fact they are my fav. tire so far. Maybe you should contact the manufacturer and see if you got the 1 in a 1000 that is got as a manufacturing defect.... ???
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    Ok so I have tried the X-C-X on a wheel and let me tell you guys.... This thing is tiny 1.95 The tire looks small to me. What I did find interesting is that I checked out the clearance on 2 frames that have not been able to fit 650B before (Scalpel 2008, and Epic 2004) With this tire I was able to run 650B wheel in the frame no problems. There was actually plenty of room lol so it's really no bigger than any other 26er(wheel/tire combo)

    I will try some other tires and give you guys feedback as I go along.
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    Quote Originally Posted by My650b.com View Post
    Sounds like you really don't like Vee Rubber or something... lol seriously I have been riding, racing, on Vee Rubber tires and have had zero issues. In fact they are my fav. tire so far. Maybe you should contact the manufacturer and see if you got the 1 in a 1000 that is got as a manufacturing defect.... ???

    Actually... I really like the tires! I really don't like that I've had some minor issues- I'm just sharing my issues and hoping that it is just uncommon.

    By the way- I bought my tires from you and am thoroughly impressed with your prompt delivery and prices. Thanks so much.

    When I wear these out, I'll buy my next set from you. (Vee Rubber or not)

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    Quote Originally Posted by My650b.com View Post
    lol so it's really no bigger than any other 26er(wheel/tire combo)
    that is quite the statement there....you need to clarify and say that it's no bigger than say for example a 26x2.4 continental mountain king or similarly LARGE 26er tire that you probably wouldn't run on an XC-race scalpel or epic anyways....and keep in mind while the total OD may be the same as the tire i just mentioned, the sidewall is much smaller and flexing alot less which may be favorable to an XC type bike like a scalpel....

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    The medium aggressive trail oriented tires seem kinda on the heavy side in the mid 600gm range, or is it just me?

    WE usually roll on XC Pros both 26" and 650B which aren't exactly light (used to run Karmas which were very light).......I was hoping for a reasonably aggressive trail tire in the high 500gm range or low 600s. Something that won't be a broken collar bone waiting to happen on slick roots.

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    We have been using the Fluids and Flows in 2.4 here for a few months, they have been GERAT. Really loving the fluid on the front,

    They are also nice and big, I believe the Flow is bigger than the trail taker.

    I have pics here somewhere that I posted a while back, I'll dig em up again

    Link here Vee Rubber Fluid and Flow 2.4 x 650b | Defconcycles

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    Quote Originally Posted by onespeedpaul View Post
    that is quite the statement there....you need to clarify and say that it's no bigger than say for example a 26x2.4 continental mountain king or similarly LARGE 26er tire that you probably wouldn't run on an XC-race scalpel or epic anyways....and keep in mind while the total OD may be the same as the tire i just mentioned, the sidewall is much smaller and flexing alot less which may be favorable to an XC type bike like a scalpel....
    You are absolutely correct in that the X-C-X is a pure narrow light-weight xc race tire suitable for bikes like the scalpel and such. Here is the good and the bad I guess...(just my own opinion)

    The good - pretty much any 26er frame/fork will now work with 650B as we have the smaller tires like the Speedster and X-C-X that will make it work.

    The Bad - the X-C-X and speedster are narrow, small tires... Just know what they are and what they are made for I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbell View Post
    Actually... I really like the tires! I really don't like that I've had some minor issues- I'm just sharing my issues and hoping that it is just uncommon.

    By the way- I bought my tires from you and am thoroughly impressed with your prompt delivery and prices. Thanks so much.

    When I wear these out, I'll buy my next set from you. (Vee Rubber or not)
    Please contact me via e-mail if you bought them from me and I will deal with Vee Rubber to try and sort you out. I stand behind the product I sell and one way or another will make it right for you. The issues you are mentioning are not common nor normal so lets get that fixed for you. Cool?
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    Are you planning on adding more of these tires to your website? I've been looking to try the Vee10's or MasterBlaster's. I wish the Vee8's cam in a 2.1 version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboy23 View Post
    Are you planning on adding more of these tires to your website? I've been looking to try the Vee10's or MasterBlaster's. I wish the Vee8's cam in a 2.1 version.
    I am deep in web creation mode as we speak... by the way folks I don't think it's any surprise I really don't know what I am doing when it comes to creating websites lol.... and I thank every one of you that go to my site. Thank you.
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    OK I think I have all the new tires updated on the website. Check it out and let me know if there are any problems.
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    Great job. It looks good to me. I like those Speedster 1.95's for the clearance in the rear of my 650b. Thanks.
    Last edited by doralswheels; 05-12-2013 at 02:38 PM.

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    Wonder which one's will fit on the rear of my Nickel. I just ripped the sidewall of my Wolverine. The Speed R, FLow andFluis look interesting.

    Any one try one on a Nickel yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by richulr View Post
    Wonder which one's will fit on the rear of my Nickel. I just ripped the sidewall of my Wolverine. The Speed R, FLow andFluis look interesting.

    Any one try one on a Nickel yet?
    I'm not sure what will fit but the speed R is more of a all-round mountain bike tire. the Flow and Fluid are the beefy all mountain/downhill kinda tire. depends what kinda riding you are into.

    Considering you where riding the Wolverine I would opt for Speed R, maybe even the Vee 8 2.30
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    Thanks for the info. I'm looking at your site and I'll buy from you. Just gotta decide between the Vee 8, Speed R, or the Mission 2.3

    I ride in St. Louis. Mostly hard trails but there are some loose rocks. Don't race, just ride trails for fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richulr View Post
    Thanks for the info. I'm looking at your site and I'll buy from you. Just gotta decide between the Vee 8, Speed R, or the Mission 2.3

    I ride in St. Louis. Mostly hard trails but there are some loose rocks. Don't race, just ride trails for fun.
    If you ride for fun I wold narrow it down to 2 tires.

    Speed R (softer compound tire) will grip better (I would ride this tire front and rear wheel)

    Vee 8 ( harder compound tire) will not grip as good but should last longer... ( I think this tire is little better suited for rear wheel use)

    Mission 2.3 ( harder compound tire ) This is a speed tire, if your mission is to go fast this is it. ( I would use this tire as front tire first, there are other options for rear tire that I would use )

    Just my 2 cents, trying to help you out...
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    I'll take your advice. You know vastly more than I about these things. Speed R or Vee 8 it is. I may have to flip a coin.

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    I just wanted to add, i ordered on Saturday and it looks like delivery will be on Monday. That is quick shipment imo. Free USA shipping as well. Big thumbs up from me so far. I can't wait to try the Vee10's.

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    Will you add international shipping to your website soon? I'd like to order more tires, but don't want to drag my moter-in-law into it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ole View Post
    Will you add international shipping to your website soon? I'd like to order more tires, but don't want to drag my moter-in-law into it again.
    I need to figure out a good way to do it. It seems expensive and I have not found a good way to ship international... I am working on it.
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    Lets see some pics of the new tires mounted. If you have bought one of the newer Vee Rubber tires take some pics and show them off!
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    How is the volume of the Fluid compared to Trail Taker?

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    I would be interested in hearing everyone's experience with Vee Rubber longevity ... my Mission 2.1's barely lasted a month of desert riding before the tread was useless for anything requiring traction.

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    more pics of the Speed R 2.35

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ole View Post
    How is the volume of the Fluid compared to Trail Taker?
    I would say that the volume or casing is about the same. Maybe a tiny bit bigger...
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    would be nice to know which of the 2.4 ones fit 26" fox 36 forks. i know trail taker does as i ride one. how is the mission 2.3 volume vs neomoto 2.3?

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    Was wondering what this brand was... Gonna pick up my 275 tomorrow and the bike build came with Flow 2.4... Glad that most if not all of the commment is good...

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    I'm real interested in this but it's real hard to check out the tread patterns from the pics you posted on the scale. Any way of posting some clearer pics of these?

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    I emailed you this morning about my issues with Nobby Nics. If you picture the gnarliest trail you ride in Arizona what would you pick for climbing, descending, cornering at high speeds with the best side wall dependability?

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    I just put these tires on my bike and think they great . I have ordered more of them for different type mtb riding conditions .

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    have been on trail taker 2.4 front for a while. recently, i started to loose cornering knobs. one side only. right now there are about 2/3 left. very weird. on last ride, with loosing another knob the tire wouldnt seal with stans, leaking at where the knob used to be. too bad as i liked the tire even though its quite round.

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    I have never lost a knob on any of my tires, have I been lucky or is this a problem unique to Vee Rubber's tires?
    Hardrock 29er, Niner EMD9, Cannondale F29, Camber Expert, 650b Nickel all gone.
    2014 Giant Anthem 27.5 here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madsedan View Post
    I have never lost a knob on any of my tires, have I been lucky or is this a problem unique to Vee Rubber's tires?
    dont know, it is definitely weird. i have lost knobs on my previous tires here and there once in a while but never to this extent. there are literally bald spots on side of the tire, i will try to post picture later today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brankulo View Post
    dont know, it is definitely weird. i have lost knobs on my previous tires here and there once in a while but never to this extent. there are literally bald spots on side of the tire, i will try to post picture later today.
    How old is your tire and how long would expect a tire to last you ?
    I like to change mine whenever they start dropping off on there performance ,
    I cant go blasting down a hill and have my rear end slip out and crash a burn on some type of off camber drop turn . I dont bounce as good as I use to .

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    this trail taker is about 3 months old. meaning i purchased it 3 months ago. but i swap tires frequently so it has not been used exclusively for 3 months. it is still in good shape, except the side knobs issue.

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    I just bought a set mater blaster 2.1s for the this fall ... and also 2 Speedster 1.95 as Im going to ride my mtb (not my road bike) this year almost everyday like I did last year rain or shine on a paved bike path when I can no longer ride in the hills . I also have a new set of - WTB WOLVERINE 2.2 650B .So I will be switching tires for the riding I will be doing that day .
    I also plan or flying to moab and elsewhere with my bike this winter .
    Some people like to travel with golf clubs and play golf but Im looking forward to boxing up my bike and flying to mtb .My wife works for the airlines so I get free travel . I already went to Montana this summer and rented a 29er -that was cool ! But I am going to bring my bike from now on.

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    The 2.4 Fluid on the Derby wide rim.


    Casing is over 2.4" wide, tire is almost 28" tall. Easy to set up tubeless. With ~20PSI, it is a great front tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StiHacka View Post
    The 2.4 Fluid on the Derby wide rim.


    Casing is over 2.4" wide, tire is almost 28" tall. Easy to set up tubeless. With ~20PSI, it is a great front tire.
    stihacka, could you give a quick review on this tire? also any idea if it clears 26" 36 talas fork? or how does it compare sizewise to trail taker? thanks

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    I just installed a set mater blaster 2.1s and went for a test ride in the hills .
    The tires seamed skinny and thin .I was not impressed by the cornering almost unsafe.
    I going to take them off and put back on my wolverines 2.2 today .
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    Quote Originally Posted by brankulo View Post
    stihacka, could you give a quick review on this tire? also any idea if it clears 26" 36 talas fork? or how does it compare sizewise to trail taker? thanks
    Hello Brankulo,

    Apologies, I missed your post. I like the Fluid a lot, better than the TT. The TT can have a tendency to wash out at times - especially when a bit worn, the Fluid does not. It tracks and corners better yet I do not feel it rolling significantly slower. The Fluid casing is about 2.4" wide and knob-to-knob width is about 2.6" wide, the tire is around 28" tall. It works very well on my NE trails but the Nevegal is a better tire for wet rocks. A friend of mine has been riding with a Fluid in the front for a while and he has just order another Fluid and Flow for his AM hardtail after he has given up on the TT.

    This is clearance with XFusion Vengeance on the Derby rim. If your TT works with the Talas, the Fluid should work as well. It was super easy to set tubeless, no seeping, no burping, and I can run it really low pressure like in upper teens.


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    stihacka, thanks, i too started noticing TT washing out as it got worn. i also lost about 1/2 of the cornering knobs on one side. none on the other side, seems weird. is fluid also pretty round as TT? probably not on your Derby rims, but any idea on narrower rims?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brankulo View Post
    stihacka, thanks, i too started noticing TT washing out as it got worn. i also lost about 1/2 of the cornering knobs on one side. none on the other side, seems weird. is fluid also pretty round as TT? probably not on your Derby rims, but any idea on narrower rims?
    The Fluid is not as round as the TT, but I would not call it exactly square either. A friend runs them on P35s and while he complained on the roundness of the TT, he just ordered another Fluid and Flow. The only surface they feel a bit sketchy at is wet slick rocks.

    Does this picture help? Since the knobs are pretty aggressive, there are always some biting the dirt, especially when inflated to upper teens PSI.



    I have not had any loss of knobs from the TT, you must have a bad piece.

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    I also had an episode of side lugs falling off a previous set of TT's. Ironically, I kept finding them on my garage floor, so I superglued them back on. (Yes, it works)

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    Quote Originally Posted by My650b.com View Post
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    These look like they will roll pretty well, despite the size. Has anybody had a chance to ride the Speed-R?
    I can't quite see from the pic if it's bigger than the Neo.
    Better to have and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

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    I got some Speed R in the 26 size and so far so good. I've been curious about Vee rubber but haven't seen them in the shops and when a great deal came along I picked them up. They run smaller than the name implies, as has been mentioned previously. The quality seems good, they are a little heavier, and grip had been good. Some slippage in the mud after some rain, but I like them so far. I would purchase again, but get a larger size.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    add "Product Tester" to my CV

    The local distributor of Vee Rubber is a friend and he gave me these to test
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    I don't think I'll be able to try them out this weekend, as I've got a bug. At the very least I'll be able to mount them on my wheels and will update once I've done so.
    Better to have and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

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    Mounted them up today. The Vee-8 2.3 replaced a Neo-moto 2.3 on the front while Mission 2.1 replaced a Quasi-Moto in the rear.
    Comparing treads (Mission/Quasi; Vee-8/Neo; unmounted)
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    I found some QC issues. I successfully removed the extra rubber on the Mission, but when I tried to do the same on the Vee-8 (2nd & 3rd pics), I ended up pulling off the cloth-like lining on the bead
    I just cut the offending piece off with scissors before mounting to the wheel. The quality of the Vees are nowhere near that of the Pacentis, but given their SRPs (about 40-50% less expensive), one can't complain.
    New Vee Rubber 650B Tires!!! lots of pics-dsc_0572_res.jpgNew Vee Rubber 650B Tires!!! lots of pics-dsc_0576.jpgNew Vee Rubber 650B Tires!!! lots of pics-dsc_0578_res.jpg

    Mounted on Velocity Blunts (Vee-8 front; Mission rear)
    New Vee Rubber 650B Tires!!! lots of pics-dsc_0590_res.jpgNew Vee Rubber 650B Tires!!! lots of pics-dsc_0586_res.jpg

    I'm currently nursing the flu so won't get the chance to try these out on the trail until maybe next weekend

    Measurements taken are given in THIS THREAD.

    A shout out to Agu who lent me these to test
    Better to have and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

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    Nice to see them mounted. Now get well and get them dirty. Apologies for the QC issues, but these tires were chosen at random. It's cool though as it shows objectivity!

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    Quote Originally Posted by agu View Post
    Nice to see them mounted. Now get well and get them dirty. Apologies for the QC issues, but these tires were chosen at random. It's cool though as it shows objectivity!
    No worries. All good
    Better to have and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

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    I wondered about the quality thing.
    In scooter tires, Vee Rubber is a budget brand, with tires that are notable only for the lower prices. In MTB they may function or they may not, but there is considerably less expertise behind them then we find at Michelin/Maxxis/Panaracer/WTB.
    I would not consider Vee Rubber up-and-comers, they are in their niche.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElvisVelo View Post
    In MTB they may function or they may not, but there is considerably less expertise behind them then we find at Michelin/Maxxis/Panaracer/WTB.
    I would not consider Vee Rubber up-and-comers, they are in their niche.
    QC i found the same "extra bits" around the bead that just had to be cleaned up. Had zero affect on mounting or performance. As for function, i have used the Missions (29x2.4 and 27.5x2.1) and the Vee10 (27.5x2.1). The sidewalls on the 27.5x2.1's were pretty thin. Almost RaRa without snakeskin. I cut my Vee10 while bombing a sharp rock infested fireroad at night. This would've happened with any tire with less than downhill/snakeskin/exo protection. These all wear pretty well for the small tread height.

    Performance wise-

    The 27.5x2.1 Mission sucked for me as a rear tire. Very little grip climbing or braking on the loose over hard i find in SoCal. As a XC tire, it was pretty fast rolling and very predictable at its limits. Problem was that the limits were quickly reached.

    The 27.5x2.1 Vee10 rolled only slightly slower than the Mission and Crossmark by comparison. About equal to my RaRa. It had very consistent grip climbing, braking, and cornering due to the identical knob profile all the way around the contact patch. I had as much confidence with this as a rear tire as i do an Ikon and more than a RaRa. Tread wore well. I only wish they would add about 1-2mm height to the outer knobs and slightly beefier sidewall.

    The 29x2.4 Mission is impressive. I have more confidence with it as a front tire than i do with an Ikon or Ardent. It rolls as fast as the Ikon and corners better than the Ardent (2.4 version). Sidewall is beefier than the smaller two tires i commented on, but, not as thick as the Ardents EXO. It actually feels similar to the Ikon EXO sidewall. Cornering is predictable unlike the vague transition area of the Ardent. I have never had confidence with the Ikon while leaning over on the loose over hard, so, the Mission blows that one away. Only problem with this size Mission is the weight. It rolls like a XC tire with the bite of an Ardent and weighs more than the Ardent by about 35gr. Good volume and the weight is easy to overlook because of all the positives.

    These tires ARE performers if you pick the right one for the right application. Next up, i just mounted a Master Blaster 27.5x2.1. Weighs a bit more than my Vee10, but, has much taller knobs and should roll well for the loose over hard. I can't wait to try it out. Don't let the QC or lower price scare you. These tires are worth more than the price for how they perform, imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by My650b.com View Post
    more pics of the Speed R 2.35
    Hi,

    I emailed you through your site a week or two ago, but maybe it got lost in a Spam folder. Do you happen to have a height measurement for a Speed R 2.35 650b/27.5 tire?

    I'm reading that the Speed R 2.35 650b measures more like a 2.2 and is relatively short. Hoping you can confirm?

    I need something to clear the rear triangle in my Remedy 9.9 (carbon and 17.5 frame size are against me)

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    New Tires 27.5x2.4 Vee Rubber Fluid

    Decided I was going to do a conversion to 650b on my Surly 1x1.New Vee Rubber 650B Tires!!! lots of pics-20140319_182909.jpgNew Vee Rubber 650B Tires!!! lots of pics-20140319_182931.jpgNew Vee Rubber 650B Tires!!! lots of pics-20140319_201142.jpgNew Vee Rubber 650B Tires!!! lots of pics-20140319_201211.jpg

    I've got to say the weights of the tires were a little disappointing. 802g and 850g where they are a claimed 750 +/- 30 g. Lame.

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    update

    Long overdue udpate.

    Let me preface this by saying this is my first experience with dual compound, 120 tpi tires. I'm running the 2.3 Vee8 in front, the 2.1 Mission on the back.
    From the first ride on pavement I experienced a weird sensation on the front--it was like the wheel wanted to "self-steer." I figured it's the softer, grippier shoulder knobs grabbing the surface. I can't feel it on dirt, but even up to now I occasionally feel a slight tug on my bar when riding on pavement. Weird.

    2.3 Vee 8
    Short version: I love this!
    Long version: This thing rolls fast on both pavement and dirt but still hooks up great on any surface, save for pea gravel (what XC tire can grip on that???). I'm guessing the grippier side knobs are really working here. The only downside is on sticky clay which can pack up the tight tread, especially on the sides.
    New Vee Rubber 650B Tires!!! lots of pics-dsc_0739.jpg
    I like that the tread has a round profile, making lean overs quite predictable.
    I'd love to try a 2.1 Vee 8 on the back, but alas the 650B Vee 8 is only available in 2.3 which doesn't fit my frame
    I bet this would be killer as a 29er (the fatbike version would be most likely be awesome).
    The Vee 8 is lighter than the Neo-Moto 2.3 it replaced. I don't see the Neo going back on my bike any time soon (unless Agu asks for the tires back :P )
    A great, all around (pavement and dirt) tire for dry conditions.

    2.1 Mission
    Short version: Light. Rolls fast. Supple casing.
    Long version: Very similar to my Pacenti Quasi-Moto 2.0 in terms of speed and grip, with a slight advantage of being able to drop the pressure a little lower for better traction, due to the supple 120 TPI casing. Watch your pressures though, as the first time out (on pavement at that) I went too low and pinch-flatted while jumping on to a curb. This has a tendency to slip and spin out on dirt if not weighted properly (again, very similar to the Quasi). I'm seriously considering putting my Neo 2.1 back on (much better grip), but since I'm doing more on-road commutes than off-road rides recently, I might just hold off doing that for a bit.
    Due to the very low knobs, this can turn into a slick quite quickly when in sticky conditions
    New Vee Rubber 650B Tires!!! lots of pics-dsc_0740.jpg

    I reckon the Mission 2.1 would be good for hardpack, XC racing conditions.

    Both tires have thin sidewalls, but after bashing them through a fair bit of rocks (the trails I ride aren't THAT rocky/chunky though), they're holding up just fine.
    I'd love to try a Speed-R, but the 2.35 likely wont' fit my frame

    Let me know if you guys have any questions.
    Better to have and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

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    Does anyone know offhand if the Vee Rubber XCX 1.95" tire is significantly narrower than a Panaracer Fire Xc Pro 2.1 ?

    I tried a Quasi, which rubbed the chainstays. I have a Fire Xc Pro in there now, with trimmed side knobs. It still rubs occasionally so it'd be nice to have more clearance.

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    I am thinking about getting the 26x2.5 Fluid or Flow, can anyone give me some input on these two tires. I ride mostly NorCal trails, Loose over hardback, rocky all mountain riding. I have a Knolly Chilcotin these shoes will be put on. Also, anyone tried them tubeless on a Stans Flow EX Wheel?
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