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    26 X 4" On One Tyre?

    I guess if you can, you should design a tyre, (), for your upcoming fat bike frame. Is this that tire? Sidewall patch says "26 X 4.0"" Got this off Brant Richards' Shedfire site.
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    Tyre Choice

    apparently its a Vee Rubber offering ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted View Post
    I guess if you can, you should design a tyre, (), for your upcoming fat bike frame. Is this that tire? Sidewall patch says "26 X 4.0"" Got this off Brant Richards' Shedfire site.
    No, that is not our tire. The pic is the Vee Rubber Mission that we received for evaluation.

    There is something--very different--in the works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveM View Post
    Tyre Choice

    apparently its a Vee Rubber offering ?

    I don't know. (EDIT: Shiggy cleared up the situation, and then added a mystery!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    There is something--very different--in the works.
    Dood...you're killing me...

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    OK, maybe it's time for requests.

    I would like these features:
    1. Fat fat fat - loads of flotation with big volume
    2. A continuous rib in the centre about 1" wide - lets me air it up and ride fast on hard surfaces like the road
    3. Shorter knobs than the Nate - possibly like Husker Du
    4. Grippier knobs on the edges of the tread which engage when leaned over - and all the better to catch on soft edges to stop slide down and aid climb out of ruts.
    5. Folding
    6. Made with a supertough lightweight carcass.
    8. Impervious carcass to aid tubeless fitting
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
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    Please keeps us posted. Please, please, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    OK, maybe it's time for requests.

    I would like these features:
    1. Fat fat fat - loads of flotation with big volume
    2. A continuous rib in the centre about 1" wide - lets me air it up and ride fast on hard surfaces like the road
    3. Shorter knobs than the Nate - possibly like Husker Du
    4. Grippier knobs on the edges of the tread which engage when leaned over - and all the better to catch on soft edges to stop slide down and aid climb out of ruts.
    5. Folding
    6. Made with a supertough lightweight carcass. pick one
    8. Impervious carcass to aid tubeless fitting
    Many, but not all, of those are on the list.

    More details will be revealed when ready. ETA on samples is a few months out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    Many, but not all, of those are on the list.

    More details will be revealed when ready. ETA on samples is a few months out.
    Let me try a sample set - I promise I'll do something "interesting" with them.
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    i want a 4.0 conti mtn king.....
    your 29er may float over roots and rocks, but my superlight 26 just plain floats

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    Shiggy, did you weigh the Vee Rubber Mission or get any measurements?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volsung View Post
    Shiggy, did you weigh the Vee Rubber Mission or get any measurements?
    The Mission is ~1700g (at the moment, they are going to cut the weight).
    Mounted width of the casing is about the same as a Nate. Bead to bead casing width is greater than the Big Fat Larry.
    After they remove some of the casing rubber I expect the mounted width to increase.
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    The tread pattern looks like a Crow

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    getting exicted about all these new products!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    After they remove some of the casing rubber I expect the mounted width to increase.

    And that a lot of bikes won't fit that?

    Holy Cow! If the tire is already wider at the casing than the BFL, and it is to get lighter, allowing more width?

    I foresee drive train interference and frame fit issues in this tires future. (But that won't stop most of us from trying, I'm sure. )

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    Those thinny pedals look really nice. I was checking them out on the Facebook page.

    Personally I'd like to see a rear specific super fat.
    A big boy did it, and ran away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atom29 View Post
    The tread pattern looks like a Crow
    Not at all similar.
    26 X 4" On One Tyre?-missionfolder1.jpg
    Little camera angle exaggeration either.
    Last edited by shiggy; 02-16-2012 at 04:50 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    OK, maybe it's time for requests.

    I would like these features:
    1. Fat fat fat - loads of flotation with big volume
    2. A continuous rib in the centre about 1" wide - lets me air it up and ride fast on hard surfaces like the road
    3. Shorter knobs than the Nate - possibly like Husker Du
    4. Grippier knobs on the edges of the tread which engage when leaned over - and all the better to catch on soft edges to stop slide down and aid climb out of ruts.
    5. Folding
    6. Made with a supertough lightweight carcass.
    8. Impervious carcass to aid tubeless fitting
    9. A more rounded profile (think Larry vs. Endo)

    FWIW, I think #4 is crucial. Downhill off-camber trails with 2-4" of powdery snow with Larrys/BFLs are more of an adventure than my poor cramping sphincter can take.
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    Quote Originally Posted by utabintarbo View Post
    ...FWIW, I think #4 is crucial. Downhill off-camber trails with 2-4" of powdery snow with Larrys/BFLs are more of an adventure than my poor cramping sphincter can take.
    I can't think of a better way to describe that feeling either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    I can't think of a better way to describe that feeling either.
    I am a big fan of traction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    I am a big fan of traction.
    A version w/ stud wells would be cool

    Just dreamin' out loud...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    I am a big fan of traction.
    Careful what you say

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    Anyone out there ridden the V-Rubber Mission tyre?
    I'm interested in your test notes if you have.

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