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    FBN On A 65MM Rim

    Here ya go. On a 65mm at 8 psi.

    Top pic knob width...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatClank View Post
    Here ya go. On a 65mm at 8 psi.

    Top pic knob width...
    Ooh, no Bueno. Will stick with me knards on my 65's till schwalbe shows up.

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    Here what you really need rog... stop pushing those wide azz 65's
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatClank View Post
    Here what you really need rog... stop pushing those wide azz 65's
    Is that one of those "light strong cheap pick all 3 mikesee specials?

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    Quote Originally Posted by newmarketrog View Post
    Is that one of those "light strong cheap pick all 3 mikesee specials?

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    Yea...He was lacing up a set of clown shoes for me and I couldn't pass them up... It sucks... they fit my 9:0:7..like I need another set of rims and tires...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatClank View Post
    Yea...He was lacing up a set of clown shoes for me and I couldn't pass them up... It sucks... they fit my 9:0:7..like I need another set of rims and tires...
    What's the rim weight and width? I run 135 offset rear 4 Evah.

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    Web site says 610g and 45mm wide. I don't think you can offset them, but i'm not sure.
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    Thanks for posting the measurements, FatClank. I wanted to know Nimble's tread width on a 65mm rim. I have Marge Lites, and so I figure that at 81mm (or 3 3/16"), currently these are the narrowest 4" fat tires that I can fit on them. Heck, that's almost down to 3" and it has me wondering about the need for Rabbit Holes now, since I thought I wanted those for running 29er+ 3" tires.
    Of course I would still want the Rabbit Holes if I wanted to run 2.75" tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatClank View Post
    Here ya go. On a 65mm at 8 psi.

    Top pic knob width...
    Thanks for posting the pics. Yeah, I like that profile better than with my darryls. Ugh, I'm not buying another damn set of wheels. Ha.

    I got out and rode ~30 miles on the river this weekend, the snow wasn't terribly deep, but the tires worked flawlessly in what there was.

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    I have been riding the FBN's for the past 5 weeks in the Brown County State Park, Indiana area. We have had very little snow, but they have been great on frozen trails. They roll very fast and are light for a fat bike tire.

    We got our first decent snow over the weekend and I did a 3.5 hour ride on 3-4" of newly fallen snow on singletrack. I was the first one cutting trails on most of the ride. The rear tire did well as well far as drive and braking traction. The front struggled a bit in the snow, locking up pretty easily and the lack of side knobs was pretty apprarent in off camber, snow over leaves, type of climbs.

    I think that I would like a more heavily knobbed front tire if I were doing a lot of snow riding, particularly on the side knobs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fett View Post
    I have been riding the FBN's for the past 5 weeks in the Brown County State Park, Indiana area. We have had very little snow, but they have been great on frozen trails. They roll very fast and are light for a fat bike tire.

    We got our first decent snow over the weekend and I did a 3.5 hour ride on 3-4" of newly fallen snow on singletrack. I was the first one cutting trails on most of the ride. The rear tire did well as well far as drive and braking traction. The front struggled a bit in the snow, locking up pretty easily and the lack of side knobs was pretty apprarent in off camber, snow over leaves, type of climbs.

    I think that I would like a more heavily knobbed front tire if I were doing a lot of snow riding, particularly on the side knobs.
    I'm not surprised. I was running HuDu when we got that 5" or so earlier this season up in Indy. I was on the ground more than anyone else I was riding with. It was side traction that was the problem. After that ride, I ordered some Nates, which I have been running since. A bit much for the frozen dirt we've had since, but I'm headed to BCSP for the Fat Tuesday ride tonight, and I'll be glad for them on the deeper snow and the more varied terrain than Ft Ben. The HuDu will go back on once spring/summer conditions start to prevail again.

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    Thanks for posting reviews of these tires everyone. I'm trying to figure out what to do regarding tires. I don't have a lot of money to spend ($130 max for pair), but riding the stock missions isn't much fun (especially snow). I'd really like to buy some floaters but they've been out of stock at their US warehouse forever and shipping from UK is $65. The price is right on the FBN's but I'm not sure how much of an upgrade they'll be from the missions for snow? Can anyone comment? Also, I'm running 50mm rims so I thought the knobs may extend further down the sidewall for me. No idea how much and if it will matter much though.

    I'd love to have some Nates and could even deal with the 27tpi tires not being very supple, but they're just so damn heavy @ ~1730 grams.

    I guess my best bet is to continue to struggle with the missions and hope the Floaters are stocked again sooner than later.

    These are the only tires in my price range that I've been able to find which have a tread pattern that I'd even consider.
    Price per pair:
    Floaters (out of stock) - $110
    Nate 27tpi - $120
    FBN 60 tpi - $93
    FBN 120tpi - $130

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    Quote Originally Posted by dietz31684 View Post
    Thanks for posting reviews of these tires everyone. I'm trying to figure out what to do regarding tires. I don't have a lot of money to spend ($130 max for pair), but riding the stock missions isn't much fun (especially snow). I'd really like to buy some floaters but they've been out of stock at their US warehouse forever and shipping from UK is $65. The price is right on the FBN's but I'm not sure how much of an upgrade they'll be from the missions for snow? Can anyone comment? Also, I'm running 50mm rims so I thought the knobs may extend further down the sidewall for me. No idea how much and if it will matter much though.

    I'd love to have some Nates and could even deal with the 27tpi tires not being very supple, but they're just so damn heavy @ ~1730 grams.

    I guess my best bet is to continue to struggle with the missions and hope the Floaters are stocked again sooner than later.

    These are the only tires in my price range that I've been able to find which have a tread pattern that I'd even consider.
    Price per pair:
    Floaters (out of stock) - $110
    Nate 27tpi - $120
    FBN 60 tpi - $93
    FBN 120tpi - $130
    Knob profile pics on a 45mm Dually. Knobs are slightly further down the sidewall compared to a 65mm rim. Not familiar with floaters, so I cannot comment except to say, if you really want floaters, wait for them.
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    Floaters are in stock again so I just ordered 2. The tires quest is over...for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatClank View Post
    Knob profile pics on a 45mm Dually. Knobs are slightly further down the sidewall compared to a 65mm rim. Not familiar with floaters, so I cannot comment except to say, if you really want floaters, wait for them.
    Have you ridden on this setup yet? If so, whats your opinion?
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    As mentioned above, it seems the FBN is decent in light snow and frozen trails. Unfortunately, we are buried in cold, dry powder that doesn't pack very well and the traction offered by the FBN is not even comparable to my trusty On One Floaters. The FBN are narrower than the Floaters on my Mulefut's and I'm sure that factors into my experience so far with the FBN.

    The weight savings and faster roll means nothing when you're spinning and sliding sideways.

    I just switched back to the Floaters today and will save the FBN for fall/early winter/light snow rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davesupra View Post
    Have you ridden on this setup yet? If so, whats your opinion?
    I have about 30 miles on them in the snow. They have allowed me to ride farther, faster and I just enjoy riding more.

    The setup is light, 610g for the rim, and is double wall. The tire is 1160g and the side wall is sturdy as well. It would be a good setup for hard pack, rocks, etc., everything I run into when I go bikepacking up north in the summer.

    My planned set of rabbit holes have been cancelled.
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    Taking it to the top for pics of Nimble's measured width on 65mm rim. Thanks again, FatClank!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatClank View Post
    Here ya go. On a 65mm at 8 psi.

    Top pic knob width...
    Thanks. I'd started a thread looking for this info. Completely missed this one!
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    Panaracer Fat B Nimble!

    Judging by the measurements coming in... Is this the 26 + tire I've been waiting for? I know it's not supposed to be, but I'm guessing on a 47 millimeter rim, it's going to come in around three and a quarter. The dirt wizard has a little less volume than I need, so this might just be perfect. I've got a high volume, rigid 456 that I'm going to try it on.

    As a side note... While this might seem like a good race tire, it's not going to qualify for the 3.7 inch minimum standard applied at most fat bike races. Just food for thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllMountin' View Post
    Judging by the measurements coming in... Is this the 26 + tire I've been waiting for? I know it's not supposed to be, but I'm guessing on a 47 millimeter rim, it's going to come in around three and a quarter. The dirt wizard has a little less volume than I need, so this might just be perfect. I've got a high volume, rigid 456 that I'm going to try it on.

    As a side note... While this might seem like a good race tire, it's not going to qualify for the 3.7 inch minimum standard applied at most fat bike races. Just food for thought.
    Exactly 3.25" wide on my Duallys. That would be very cool if they fit on a 456. Let us know if they do.
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    Panaracer Fat B Nimble!

    To clarify- the setup is super slack and rigid, with 47mm rims, and a zombie 500 fork. I can fit up to 4" in front(a bit less to allow clearance), but only ~2.5" in rear. I'll run the nimble up front and a 2.4 chunky monkey/ardent rear.

    I don't care for the unbalanced aesthetic of true half fat setups, but this may be tolerable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllMountin' View Post
    ...I can fit up to 4" in front(a bit less to allow clearance), but only ~2.5" in rear. I'll run the nimble up front and a 2.4 chunky monkey/ardent rear.

    I don't care for the unbalanced aesthetic of true half fat setups, but this may be tolerable.
    I'll be doing much the same with my 1x1 which I use for fun type single speed racing.

    I've ordered one of these tyres based on what I've read here, and I'll be running a Dirt Wizard on the back.

    I've run it with a Larry up front before and a Nobby Nic at the rear, and while it was better than standard, there was an obvious imbalance in the tyre sizes.
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    Makes sense...I was hoping there was a frame out there that was rear 135mm symmetrical and could clear a 3.25" wide tire. Closest frame I could find is a Surly Instigator.
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    Got a good 18 mile ride on a pair of new fat b nimble today.
    Rear on a 65mm nextie, sealed first try tubeless, no weaping of sealant at all.
    Front on a Marge lite because I have hub bearing issues on my front wheel. It was being finicky so I tossed a tube in until the other wheel is fixed.

    Knob height is very similar to hudu. Hard to tell from pics, but I was pleasantly surprised.

    So.... They weigh less, cheap on amazon, and after today's ride I'm happy to say they are as good if not better than the hudu.!
    I had a bit of everything today, hero dirt, mud, freeze/thaw, loose rock, of camber roots covered in pine needles.
    These tires hooked up great!!!

    I won't be running hudu again based on the performance, lightness, and cost of these.


    Edit, forgot to mention, these roll very nicely (keep in mind I'm coming off a set of studded tires) but from what I remember they seem to be rolling better than the Hudu.
    They are also solid on fast corners, no squirming, no self steer.
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    Thanks for the report Shark!Glad to hear this, I have a set to mount up once the weather breaks.

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    Re: Panaracer Fat B Nimble!

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    Thanks for the report Shark!Glad to hear this
    Ditto. This may be my summer bucksaw tire.

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    Seriously at $65 shipped I should have bought 4

    My only mistake was wanting to try them while there is still ice out there.
    Almost went down today on an icy section of gravel road....
    The diy studded tires really made a huge difference in safety.

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    Dangmnit! Youse guys aren't making it easy for me to hold off springing for a pair. I'm having so much fun roaming the beach and the dune trails here in my 'hood on my Halo Nanuks (great beach tire!), that I might just never leave and go inland!
    Ha! Fat chance of that! I've got plans, although I'm already down to "Plan B."

    I have to hold off on my old "Plan A" to get a 29er+ Rabbit Hole setup, since I will have a bunch of insurance "co-payments" in the near future, that will be due for the procedure of fixing my "surfer's ear." (Left ear is now completely closed up and virtually deaf, with constant tinnitus).
    However, priorities being what they are, I think I can squeeze the "Plan B" FBNs into the budget!
    I assume that its the 120tpi folding bead version we're talking about here.

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    I loves me Marge Lites, but a hypothetical question haas been plaguing me lately. Has anyone here mounted up an FBN on a 26" Rabbit Hole? Looking at Fatclank's pic of a FBN on his 45mm rim, it looks like a good match up. He mentioned that the outer tread nubs are out around the shoulder further then they are on a 65 mm Marge Lite.
    I wonder how a set of FBNs mounted up on a front RH and a rear Marge Lite would ride. Would the ride and feel be noticeably different from the same tires on Marge Lites F and R? Or is this just a case of "I thimk, therefore I am confused?"
    I have never ridden a fat setup with a 50mm front rim and 65mm rear, so I haven't a clue.

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    OK. I'm done tire shopping for now. I ordered a pair from Universal, since I already was ordering some other stuff from them. I got my free shipping and discount, along with their usual excellent customer service.
    I may not mount them up for a while, since my Nanuks are working fine on the beach and dunes.

    Greenbacks are useless in their folded state, and they make terrible salads! Any extra ones found laying around should be traded in for bike parts immediately. Or, since I live in WA state, maybe for some good pakalolo.

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    Just ordered a pair of these for my Mukluk as summer tires from Universal as well.

    According to advertised weights, these should save me over a pound per tire vs my 27 tpi Nates. Ordered a set of light Q-tubes as well. Close to a pound and half drop in weight per tire for under $200, I'll probably wish I tried this sooner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slower_than_u View Post
    As mentioned above, it seems the FBN is decent in light snow and frozen trails. Unfortunately, we are buried in cold, dry powder that doesn't pack very well and the traction offered by the FBN is not even comparable to my trusty On One Floaters. The FBN are narrower than the Floaters on my Mulefut's and I'm sure that factors into my experience so far with the FBN.

    The weight savings and faster roll means nothing when you're spinning and sliding sideways.

    I just switched back to the Floaters today and will save the FBN for fall/early winter/light snow rides.
    For some reason I can't send you a PM (webpage just hangs).

    I've been wondering how a fat B nimble ends up on a mulefut as I'm considering these as summer tires. Do you by chance have any pictures of your bike or wheels with this tire on?

    I may be subjecting it to some light duty DH action, want to be sure there's enough tire to avoid rim damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matto6 View Post
    Ditto. This may be my summer bucksaw tire.
    This is exactly why I bought two 120tpi FBN tires. I'm mounting them on 70mm Whisky carbon rims with I9 hubs for a lightweight option for my Bucksaw. I'll have this set of wheels/tires for 3 season riding, and my stock Marge Lite wheels with 120tpi Nates for the winter.

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    These look like a good summer choice. Interested to see how they work on a rabbit hole vs marge lite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark View Post
    Got a good 18 mile ride on a pair of new fat b nimble today.
    Rear on a 65mm nextie, sealed first try tubeless, no weaping of sealant at all.
    Front on a Marge lite because I have hub bearing issues on my front wheel.

    Edit, forgot to mention, these roll very nicely (keep in mind I'm coming off a set of studded tires) but from what I remember they seem to be rolling better than the Hudu.
    They are also solid on fast corners, no squirming, no self steer.
    I get some self steer with them on a 82mm rim (Darryl) when I drop pressure below ~7 psi. With the narrower rim do you get no self steer at all at low pressures? If I keep mine above 8 psi the self steer completely goes away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davesupra View Post
    I get some self steer with them on a 82mm rim (Darryl) when I drop pressure below ~7 psi. With the narrower rim do you get no self steer at all at low pressures? If I keep mine above 8 psi the self steer completely goes away.
    We have zero snow here, so paired with suspension, nope I haven't gone that low yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormwalker View Post
    For some reason I can't send you a PM (webpage just hangs).

    I've been wondering how a fat B nimble ends up on a mulefut as I'm considering these as summer tires. Do you by chance have any pictures of your bike or wheels with this tire on?

    I may be subjecting it to some light duty DH action, want to be sure there's enough tire to avoid rim damage.
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    Mine arrived yesterday (Th) afternoon. I ordered them Monday from Universal. I found them on my porch after returning from my afternoon beach/dune ride. They look kinda like what I expected.
    I don't have a digital scale that is precise to finer than 0.1 lbs, but I weighed both tires together on a couple of different scales, calculated the average, and then divided that figure by 2 to get an approximate weight of one tire. Came out to 1210 grams.

    Today, still rolling on Halo Nanuks, I rode some trails in the pine forested dunes, then headed out onto the beach, where the wind was howling, headed upwind with some effort, then sailed back downwind and wised up in time to grind back up over the primary dunes and into the pines where it was sheltered from the winds. I rode a course of loops that I've worked out in the small network of trails. My Nanuks still seem right for the job.
    These FBNs are going to come into play on some inland trails, local logging roads, and maybe even some paved backroads.

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    Checking in at 85mm casing width on a 47mm rim, or 3.35". Slightly wider than anticipated, but that's tubeless and in the 12-15 psi range.

    Tubeless setup was easy with split tube. Profile looks good. I think this tire will be just the ticket.

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    Just put one of the wired Fat Bs on a 40mm rim:

    81mm wide on lugs; height 720mm; 11psi.

    A Larry on the same rim measured 88mm wide.

    This makes it ideal for half fatting my 1x1 because it fits nicely and doesn't cock up the HA much.

    Edit: some pics...

    Fitted to my 1x1. Plenty room.






    On standard 1x1 fork. Tighter fit, may be better on 35mm rim than a 40mm.






    I'll be trying it in the rear later. I doubt it will fit with the 40mm rims, so I'll probably have to build a wheel with a narrower rim to try it.

    If it works, I'll start a Fat 1x1 thread.
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    Short vid at the local spot. FatB up front. Cornering in heavy leaves.



    Predictable, consistent, and never let me down. Good compliance for a rigid build. What's not to like?

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    How are they on concrete? Could you bike up a 45 degree incline for a short while?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AC/BC View Post
    How are they on concrete? Could you bike up a 45 degree incline for a short while?
    That depends more on the rider, not so much the tire imo. These are meant for dirt and trails, as you may get some self-steer on concrete...but go for it!

    Just ordered up the 26 x 4.0 for the rear and mounting up on drilled HL-80's for the time being. Still considering a bit larger front tire as I know these run small, but should be great as a rear tire....can't wait to hit the dirt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AC/BC View Post
    How are they on concrete? Could you bike up a 45 degree incline for a short while?

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    Just put one on the front. Very loose fitting tire, did not want to set up tubeless. I ended up using a tube after fighting with it for a half hour. I might give it another try in a week, but aft how easy it has been to set Vee tires tubeless, I'm disappointed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigantic View Post
    Just put one on the front. Very loose fitting tire, did not want to set up tubeless. I ended up using a tube after fighting with it for a half hour. I might give it another try in a week, but aft how easy it has been to set Vee tires tubeless, I'm disappointed.
    Whatcha got for rims? Just picked one up for the rear but don't think I will be running tubeless on the HL-80. Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigantic View Post
    Just put one on the front. Very loose fitting tire, did not want to set up tubeless. I ended up using a tube after fighting with it for a half hour. I might give it another try in a week, but aft how easy it has been to set Vee tires tubeless, I'm disappointed.
    Just ordered mine. My snowshoe xl tires on the nextie 65mm weren't particularly easy to set up, so I'm hoping I have the opposite experience and the FBN goes on easier

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    Quote Originally Posted by NH Mtbiker View Post
    Whatcha got for rims? Just picked one up for the rear but don't think I will be running tubeless on the HL-80. Good luck!
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    Just ordered mine. My snowshoe xl tires on the nextie 65mm weren't particularly easy to set up, so I'm hoping I have the opposite experience and the FBN goes on easier


    I've got Marge lites with clownshoes rim strips. They were exceptionally easy to set with Vee HBillies and snowshoe 4.5's, but the bead didn't want to seat all the way with the Panaracer. It's quite a bit smaller than the H-Billie, both narrower and smaller in diameter. In my case, with a 110mm Lefty, it's given me more clearance, made the rake less slack and quickened the steering, all positives. The profile is rounder and the side lugs are more aggressive. I dig this tire and if i can get it tubeless, I'll like it even more

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