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    Best Spring, summer, fall fatbike tires for singletrack

    Looking to stud my veerubber snowshoes for the winter and would like to get another set of wheels for easy switch out for everything else I ride with the fatty. Loving riding it everywhere, cant wait for the summer but these tires slip alot, what are the best knobbs for rocks, loose dirt and some mud? Thanks.

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    I have 4.8 Knard on the rear and Bud on the front on Clownshoes. Excellent combination. Probably even better on Darryls for what you need.
    One of my friends has 4.8 Knards on Darryls front and rear and is very happy.
    I just looked at 4.7 Barbegazis for my brother today. Sweet looking tire, but I haven't tried em yet.
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    I plan on using a pair of surly nates. Great grip, and will help me with the sketchy rock rollers that the east coast has to offer.

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    I ran Knard/Knard 3.8 120's last two years and they worked great on dirt trail.

    I bought a new SS Pugs recently for singletrack use and have Knard rear, Husker Du front. While I have no personal experience with this combo, I've heard and read from enough people that this is a good setup. I'll leave the Nates on my geared Pugs and use it for Winter riding. I've got it down to ~29 lbs so it should be a pretty fun rig.

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    Jumbo Jim's are great everywhere. I have found FBN good for fast hardpacked trails

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    what are the FBN? I was thinking nate then I saw the maxxim minions and those look good to, for a bit of savings. Anyone got these? I do not really care about weight, I am looking to workout and have a good ride though, and there is nothing worse then needless backtire spin out.

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    you need to nut up, bro.
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    nut up? edjimacate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ledamete View Post
    what are the FBN? I was thinking nate then I saw the maxxim minions and those look good to, for a bit of savings. Anyone got these? I do not really care about weight, I am looking to workout and have a good ride though, and there is nothing worse then needless backtire spin out.
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    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyriverag View Post
    you need to nut up, bro.
    I believe the proper vernacular is "brah"
    This would constitute proper use of bro: "Don't tase me bro!"

    Which is not the same as:
    "You need to nut up brah"

    You're welcome brah!

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    I like fat b nimble, but they are not good in mud, questionable in loose stuff.
    Nates are great in those conditions though

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    What size rims are you running OP? If you are running a wide rim and then drop to a smaller tire, you could be looking a noticeable drop in the bottom bracket too. I went from 4.6" Ground Controls to 4" FBNs on my Fatboy, and I liked the tires for the summer, but I didn't like the pedal strikes. I might look at the Jumbo Jims 4.8's for this summer.

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    Hey guys, I'm thinking of getting a fatbike and will probably ride it during the second week of june. What would be the best tires for that week?

    I think I will have to take the stock tires off and replace them with a more suitable tire. I saw a picture of a stock fat tire on the internet and really....it wont get the right traction for my needs.

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    ^^^perfect application for the new Vee NUB tire, where NUB = nut up bro

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    thought it was brah, bro dude.

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    ^^ha, you are right! I purposely did that to see if you were paying attention!

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    Quote Originally Posted by traktor View Post
    what would be the best tires for that week?
    ftw!
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    I've put about a year on FBNs on dry and loose stuff. I'm going to probably put a JJ on the front soon, and leave an FBN out back. FBN just doesn't offer that his front cornering traction

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyriverag View Post
    Wash 'em down, spin 'em up, kid.
    I don't know what this means, but it sounds right.

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    +1 Barbegazis, really enjoyed them on the loose stuff over the fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by traditiionalist View Post
    I plan on using a pair of surly nates. Great grip, and will help me with the sketchy rock rollers that the east coast has to offer.
    Nates are great tires, but not so good on rock, brah.

    Knards have lots of self steer, at least the 4.8" size does at low pressures.

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    I use 4.8 Knards for Spring, Summer and fall riding and am pretty happy with them. I do not think they would be a great mud tire. Under most conditions I run about 9 psi. Soft and sandy I will drop to 7. Only self steer I notice is on pavement at the lowest tire pressures and is cured if you add air. I do not ride pavement regularly. Bud/ Lou combo for winter.

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    Been a huge fan of van helgas, wouldn't mind at some point giving the GC 4.0 a try also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by radair View Post
    Nates are great tires, but not so good on rock, brah.

    Knards have lots of self steer, at least the 4.8" size does at low pressures.
    ? I have no idea what your talking about, nates are great on rocks! Rocks like this

    Best Spring, summer, fall fatbike tires for singletrack-uploadfromtaptalk1455018675622.jpg

    Not loose stuff. But it does great on loose stuff too brah!

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    VanHelga or the 4.0 Minion if it ever comes out.

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    The Barbegazi is a fantastic 3 season tire for some, and for me a perfect 4 season tire. It grips, it rolls nicely, and no self steer. It's knobs are smaller than a Nate or Lou, so it's more likely to slip on a wet root under pedaling if your weight isn't just so - but then it also rolls so much better that it's worth the trade-off. It's not a muck tire by any means.

    Every tire is a compromise.

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