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    Black Floyds

    Wearing down my BF's after 2500 miles. Called Surly to see where they are with this tire and was told they are being reworked and will be available in the not too distant future. Very good news.

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    If they figure out the self steer I would totally buy these again. They just keep rolling.
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    I've been running 30psi with zero self steer. All on asphalt.

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    ^ no point in a fat tire with those presures

    I like my floyds on gravel and stone dust. On pavement they are evil
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniTrail View Post
    ^ no point in a fat tire with those presures
    Exactly. The whole point of running absurdly large tires on pavement is for cheap pneumatic suspension. If I can't have the suspension (30 psi is rock hard for those), I don't want 'em.
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    Hope they fit on clownshoes... I want some speed this summer! (cheap)ish

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Diller View Post
    Exactly. The whole point of running absurdly large tires on pavement is for cheap pneumatic suspension. If I can't have the suspension (30 psi is rock hard for those), I don't want 'em.
    hookworms are my current street fave

    edgeworker if you're going for a look I can't fault you for that. Sorry if my post came off harsh
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    wheelies, beyond being the best way over any sort of obstacle, both above or below, are are the steedliest expresstion of joy

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    In my short fat bike career I have learned that tire pressure is primarily a function of the surface to be ridden on. With hard smooth surfaces allowing the highest pressures and the softest surfaces requiring the lowest pressure. Riding on pavement requires little to no bump absorption and there is tremendous benefit to lower rolling resistance hence higher pressures no matter what tire is used. At 18 pounds I find Floyds have much less self steer on pavement than they do at say 12 pounds. Even then I don't really even notice it. And anywhere other than pavement at any pressure with Floyds there is no noticeable self steer. I did a "citizen" type mountain bike race with them this summer and finished 250th out of 500 which is good for me as I'm not really a very strong rider. About 150 people ahead of me were on cyclocross bikes to give you an idea of the type of race this was. There were a total of 7 fat bikes in the race and only one finished ahead (way ahead) of me and he and I were the only ones on Floyds. I firmly believe the other 5 guys would have been faster on Floyds. They are a fantastic tire under the right conditions.

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    Great news! I'll definitely buy more.

    I run 'em around 20 for my pavement commute all summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniTrail View Post
    hookworms are my current street fave
    I like those too, but I run Schwalbe Big Apples for the reflective stripe and easier flat changes, which don't happen much in either tire anyway =P
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    The Pugs turns out to be a ideal "rail trail bike" for fun and fitness. I can get a really good workout at lower speeds which mixes better with folks walking, running, w/kids, dogs, etc. There is such a trail right out my back door so it is real easy and fun to go grab a ride.
    I also have a set of wheels with Nates for everything else. And psi IS key with a fatbike as said. I've been riding like this for 5 years. My Roubaix is been relegated to winter indoor training. I'm off the roads.

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    Does anyone have any idea on timing for these and the TPI for the new design?

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    Is there a definitive "street tire" thread? Would it be worth starting one?

    It looks like there are, in 3.0 or larger, the:
    Black floyds, 3.8 $90 or $120
    3g Boa-G, 3.8, $50
    Kenda/Sunlite Flame, 3.0, $30
    Vee Rubber Speedster, 3.5, $70


    Anything else? I'm looking at picking up a set for commuting and rail-trailing, in an effort to save my real treads for off-road/winter stuff.

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    I have a kenda flame on my semi fat big dummy. It's like 1130g (heavier than a floyd), handles poorly, and when I ride on wet pavement it makes a constant fart noise. I guess that last one is kind of a bonus.

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    Here is a white-wall version of the speedster, looks pretty cool to me and only $45 each...

    Sunlite Crusher Tire 26 x 3.5 Black/White | BicycleBuys.com
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    Has anyone ridden the Speedster for 2000+ miles? I'm looking for something to commute on occasionally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Diller View Post
    Exactly. The whole point of running absurdly large tires on pavement is for cheap pneumatic suspension. If I can't have the suspension (30 psi is rock hard for those), I don't want 'em.
    BF's w/30 psi make the Pugs handle like a Ducati

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    love my black floyds
    I wish vee rubber didn't have the pebble picking waffle pattern in the center
    I am slow therefore I am

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    Anybody ever fitted Black Floyds to a Moonlander? Reports please and pics if you have.

    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by keyhavenpotterer View Post
    Anybody ever fitted Black Floyds to a Moonlander? Reports please and pics if you have.

    Brian
    Looking for pic of Black Floyds on a Moonlander

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    Thanks, perhaps I will stick to BFL's, although this Pugsley looks great. Will the new version handle differently somehow? The old version seemed quite capable here A foolish ride - Black Floyd content.

    Is it ok to buy old stock if you can find them?

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    If you want Black Floyds and can't get them consider finding some worn out Larrys of BFLs and using them as slicks.
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    Can anyone comment on how the floyds handle street, skate park or trials riding?
    Looks like they would be fun if they would hold up.

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    They're also good on the road
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
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    I run at least 20psi on the street or "self steer" becomes too annoying to deal with. It's really quite dangerous on singletrack when you have to run lower pressure. They'll steer you into stuff. I've clipped trees before.

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