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    Vee Rubber Speedster tires

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    I bought a pair of Sunlite Crushers:
    Vee Rubber Speedster tires-img_20130516_134717.jpg

    Got them at Qbike for $32.95 each plus shipping.

    They sure look like the Vee Rubber Speedsters.

    Same tread pattern:
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    Made by Vee Rubber:
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    I don't have a scale, but they feel about the same weight as Black Floyds.

    They look good on the Pugsley:
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    Sweet!
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    ^ nice!
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    How do they ride? Is the casing pretty stiff? Are they round?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrkgstiff View Post
    Are they round?
    I would hope so, square wheels are no fun!!

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    Testing the VeeRubber Speedster: 26x3.5, 1025 grams, rolls fast, has some self-steer qualities with lower pressures on my 70mm rim. Will be used to commute on and upcoming 90 mile epic that's got 70 miles road, 20 miles of gravel. Will give final report in a couple weeks.


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    The profile does not ride like its round, but, almost like its half of a hexagon, 3 different planes. Center is fast, as soon as I start a turn, you feel the tire pull onto the next plane and it wants to self steer. Maybe 18 PSI is to low? Maybe a 70mm is to wide of a rim, will look for a 50 or smaller to try to see if it will round out the tire better. I've been reading this is very common for the other 2 VeeRubber tires as well?

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    I have these tires and found that no matter the pressure or rim width it would self steer significantly. Really disappointing as I have a 55 mile half pavement half gravel ride at the end of the month. The other surprise was the tread traps small rocks and the first ride gave me a flat from a small piece of gravel! That's never happened with my HDus. Anyway, really disappointed with the tires. It's not too bad as a rear tire, but the concern about a flat on the crushed limestone trails I ride is a downer. Rolls AWESOME in a straight line, but once you hit one of those "planes" the handlebar's yanked in that direction.

    Edit: Oh, and I've used UMA 70mm, Trialtech 47mm and Weinmann 100mm rims with these tires. All exhibit that annoying self steer.
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    Thx wrkgstiff, good to know. I had a feeling not much would change. Glad i'm not the only one who has to steer in the opposite direction in order to hold my line...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrkgstiff View Post
    The other surprise was the tread traps small rocks and the first ride gave me a flat from a small piece of gravel!
    I rode these for 1 week, on pavement and crushed limestone. They were mounted on Large Marge rims, with Q-Tubes Super Light 26" x 2.4-2.7" tubes, inflated to 25-30 psi.

    Good news: I didn't notice any self steer.

    Bad news: I had 3 flats. I think it was from small rocks getting trapped in the tread. Would thicker tubes would have prevented the flats? Or putting some tire sealant in the tubes?
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    I've been tryng to convince myself to try some 3-G boa tires. Any experience with these?
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    JordyB, the Vee 8 tires do the same thing, similar looking casing if you want to go by their square ad floating around lately. So, question for you, do you have to *push* on the inside half of the handlebar in a turn when leaning the bike over?

    I'm trying to determine how much of my bike's handling is up to my amateur custom frame design vs the tire.
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    If the Vee Rubber Speedster 3.5 tires are to be considered the 'baby' in the fat family of tires...just how 'tall' is their inflated diameter, and on what rims?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Diller View Post
    JordyB, the Vee 8 tires do the same thing, similar looking casing if you want to go by their square ad floating around lately. So, question for you, do you have to *push* on the inside half of the handlebar in a turn when leaning the bike over?

    I'm trying to determine how much of my bike's handling is up to my amateur custom frame design vs the tire.
    Yes, you do have to push...which is not something I have to do on the HuDu. Getting more miles in, you do get use to it. Its almost like you lean more, turn the bars less and the tire does better. There is so much grip while turning you really can lean into the corner more. Is this excess grip one of the reasons for self-steer? Not sure. Really seems like a VeeRubber casing design since reports of all 3 of their tires do the do the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrkgstiff View Post
    Edit: Oh, and I've used UMA 70mm, Trialtech 47mm and Weinmann 100mm rims with these tires. All exhibit that annoying self steer.
    Can You please measure max tire width on some rims?

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    I won't buy any more vee rubber tires after my experience with the Vee 8s.
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