View Poll Results: What's your ideal fat tire width?

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  • 4 inches Fit Fine

    46 47.92%
  • 5 inches Float Fine

    31 32.29%
  • the fatter the better, 5 is not enough!

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    Poll: What's your ideal tire width?

    What's your ideal, existing or not tire width?
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    Totally depends...summer or winter? Groomed or backcountry? Hardpack or sand?
    If Huffy made an airplane, would you fly in it?

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    The opposite size of what everyone else likes.

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    Any larger riders--200 lbs plus compared the 4.8s to 4.0s?--how much of a difference for general winter riding?--4.0's will have less resistance and 4.8's will float, but overall I am not sure what's the best bet...
    --Peace

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    on sand... i found my moonlander sinking in way less than my pugsley.... and i even had them at 25psi for my commute to work

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    Someone had a tire addiction!! ^^^

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    I say 4.5"s

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    I want 6" and clearance for mudguards/fenders.
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
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    MiniTrail,

    I can confirm you're a sick man.............. but not as sick as me, 'cuse I think I've got more fat tyres than even you...... It's GREAT EH........

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    It seemed like a good idea!...... at the time......

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniTrail View Post
    I'm with Mini, all of 'em!

    BTW, Knard's are great tires!
    Let the market decide!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniTrail View Post
    ^ I got no knards
    we knew this..

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniTrail View Post
    Be nice now...
    Dude, you gave him a lay-up.
    Let the market decide!

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    Once I rode Bud and Lou, there was no going back to 4"

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    I just wait for somebody to build a bike around weldet together clownshoes/Darryls with double Lou front and double Bud rear.

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    Isn't that like asking what the ideal frame size is?

    Fat biking is such a big category now that I would assert that there is no single "ideal" size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vighor View Post
    I just wait for somebody to build a bike around weldet together clownshoes/Darryls with double Lou front and double Bud rear.
    I know someone who has welded together Clownshoes that are 130mm wide, re-heat treated, and will be running 4.0's to 4.8's depending upon conditions.

    The tinkerers are already pushing the limits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dfiler View Post
    Isn't that like asking what the ideal frame size is?

    Fat biking is such a big category now that I would assert that there is no single "ideal" size.
    There was some mild bickering on another thread, so I decided to start a poll.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniTrail View Post
    Says two guys that are happy with 4 inches
    hell i'll take 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    I say 4.5"s
    Agreed, someone make a 4.5 already

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfiler View Post
    Isn't that like asking what the ideal frame size is?

    Fat biking is such a big category now that I would assert that there is no single "ideal" size.
    That's true, but we need our frames to have clearance for the largest tyre available so we have the choice of what we want to run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    That's true, but we need our frames to have clearance for the largest tyre available so we have the choice of what we want to run.
    Thank you!That's all I been sayin all along!

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    The other side of the coin is: what are the downsides of going wider? At the moment, there are few 190 hubs available. Also, are there technical/durability issues associated with wider hubs and axles? Heel interference? Is a wider BB/axle part of the bargain? Is everyone OK with longer chainstays, too?

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    Poll: What's your ideal tire width?

    I would like to see a 4.4-5 that would fit well in the back of a pugs/necro...but that's sorta selfish. Lou-ish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schott View Post
    I would like to see a 4.4-5 that would fit well in the back of a pugs/necro...but that's sorta selfish. Lou-ish.
    I'd like to see that and a 3.5" dirt wizard for summer ripping.
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    Another vote for 4.5
    Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can do what others can't

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