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    Pugsley Road Friendly Tires

    Hey all,

    Been commuting on my pugs for about 8-9 months here up in Chicago. Been a blast. I'm toying with the idea of going on a tour with it (doesn't make alot of sense as I've got a perfectly good LHT that was built for the purpose) - perhaps from here in Chicago to the Mississippi River down here Hannibal. The IPP / Great Western Trail can take me out to the I&M and the Hennipin trails... So I'm thinking a great majority of the ride would be gravel. Read about some guys using like 2.3 big apples or 2.4 small blocks... can anyone share their experience with these on the marge lites? PIA to put on / remove from the wheel?

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    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Surly-Black-.../dp/B005U5XBGU

    you could just get these... I think they stopped making them, so get 'em while you can.

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    I just got a set of these in 26x3.5

    Product Description | Origin-8

    I'll be mounting them up this week for pavement use.

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    I've been running Vee8's on the rear, they're fast rolling and cheap. Mounted backwards, the traction is pretty decent, even in snow.
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    Kenda Flame 26 x 3.0 have a tall side wall so they don't drop the bottom bracket much.

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    Maxxis Hookworm.

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    Black Floyd's would be the top choice, followed by Vee8's and Knards, in that order.

    The Vee8's might take the cake though for the price. They will self-steer, but air 'em up and its not that bad.
    Oh noes. I'm going to drink the Kool-Aid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying_Scotsman View Post
    Maxxis Hookworm.
    Way better than floyds IMO
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    Black floyd's seem like the best choice. At 20psi larry's also roll pretty fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniTrail View Post
    Way better than floyds IMO
    Agreed, they steer sanely.
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    Have a pair of hookworms that came off the pug I bought. Aired up to 60 psi they rolled pretty fast. These were posted on the trade forum a while back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcaino View Post
    Black Floyd's would be the top choice, followed by Vee8's and Knards, in that order.

    The Vee8's might take the cake though for the price. They will self-steer, but air 'em up and its not that bad.
    I run mine at about 25#s on the street, then drop the pressures when I hit the trails. Zero self steer issues and easy pedaling across town to the trail head.
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    Hookworms are ok, but they do drop the BB a good bit. I have a set from my old 26'er that I threw on for a bit....just didn't like the BB drop around bends, etc. I wouldn't recommend them unless you already have them.
    Oh noes. I'm going to drink the Kool-Aid.

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    I really like the Black Floyds and I've done longish road trips on them (80+ miles)
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
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    buy both, used if you can find them. for me the hookworms are a better street tire. I'll still use the floyds for stonedust, gravel and RR ballast...
    Quote Originally Posted by davidarnott
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    Floyds, vee8s, and that origin8/vee rubber tire all self steer. Get Larrys or BFLs.

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    Rumor from several bike shop owners is that the Black Floyd is being re-designed and released again in the spring... Probably redesigned due to self steer issues (that's my guess).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volsung View Post
    Floyds, vee8s, and that origin8/vee rubber tire all self steer. Get Larrys or BFLs.
    They don't self steer on dirt or snow, generally and certainly don't when pumped up to an appropriate volume for riding on gravel or pavement. I personally ride at 20psi or more on pavement or gravel to reduce rolling resistance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deuxdiesel View Post
    Kenda Flame 26 x 3.0 have a tall side wall so they don't drop the bottom bracket much.
    This. Also, the Flames just fit under a set of SKS P65 fenders. My problem with the flames is that they do not have a round enough profile on 65mm rims to suit my taste. That being said, air them up to 30 psi and the roll pretty fast. Mine cost <$30 each on Amazon last year. Can't complain.
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    Amazon.com: VEE Rubber 26x3.50 Vee Speedster B31618: Sports & Outdoors

    These any good? Have seen some BF's, but I'm not spending 120-135 per tire.

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    ounce you get used to the self steer it can add to the fun
    I have a few hundred miles on them and after about 20 miles it stops bugging you and ya start to play with it

    oh ya ummmm ..... black floyds
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    I have heard rumors that Surly is releasing some 26 x 3.0's.... any validity there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50 mission cap View Post
    I have heard rumors that Surly is releasing some 26 x 3.0's.... any validity there?
    I just called a dealer and they said the same thing that Surly is redesigning the Floyd .. no ETA as of yet on the new design.

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    Maxxis Hookworm 26 x 2.5" Tire from ModernBike.com

    For $60.00 these seem like a reasonable tire for road / gravel use. Any reason not to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50 mission cap View Post
    Maxxis Hookworm 26 x 2.5" Tire from ModernBike.com

    For $60.00 these seem like a reasonable tire for road / gravel use. Any reason not to?
    I have a set and have tried them out...lowered the BB just a bit too much for my liking, but YMMV

    Also, they're pretty heavy (nearly 1100 grams) for their size, even by fatbike standards....
    Oh noes. I'm going to drink the Kool-Aid.

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