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    Vee Tire Apache Fattyslick 26x4.5

    This looks like it would be fun for beach or urban riding. It's a 2-ply tire that is supposed to weigh about 1000 grams.

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    That looks like a tube. Should be interesting.

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    Where do the studs go?
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    Slick + fat + rain = fall down go boom
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff_g View Post
    slick + fat + rain = fall down go boom
    ha!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff_G View Post
    Slick + fat + rain = fall down go boom
    But it'll be a blast in the right conditions.
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    Looks flexy

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    Our used bike collective in Anchorage has about 10 pairs of endomorphs for sale. There just is no demand in southcentral Alaska for a tire like that. Maybe in Southbeach or San Diego.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Co-opski View Post
    Our used bike collective in Anchorage has about 10 pairs of endomorphs for sale. There just is no demand in southcentral Alaska for a tire like that. Maybe in Southbeach or San Diego.
    I'd never buy an endomorph, but I could see using these in Anchorage for summer commuting--just for fun.
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    I would love to try that on the paved path to the beach... Make all the roadies crazy.
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    I've got a set of 3.5 Speedsters on the stock 80 mm rims that came on my Salsa. Used then twice and they've sat since then. Steers so weird and doesn't seem even as fast as the 4.0 JJ's I normally run. Maybe the larger tire will work better on 80 and up rims. Will try the Speedsters on my Hugo's on the next tire change but if that doesn't work the Speedsters are gone. Rather use those hubs for a 27.5+ or 29+ set of wheels anyway!
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    Y'all know that this tire was specifically designed for our resident mad scientist in Norway? You know he's going to take that tire and beat all the roadies in a metric century race with 100mm carbon rims no less!

    Just you watch.
    Trust me, I have a beard and gray hair.

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    I'd love to see this tire with an old school gumwall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lars_D View Post
    I'd never buy an endomorph, but I could see using these in Anchorage for summer commuting--just for fun.
    Post up you impressions when you get some. Many here would not buy this tire.
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    Hey, a fat bike tire without the knobs ought to be much quieter, perhaps almost silent.

    Might be just the thing to sneak up on roadies who think they're fast and then blow by them. Since I hadn't ridden my fat bike in a couple weeks, I rode it on the club ride last night and everyone kept pulling over because they thought there was a car breathing down their neck, due to rather loud road whine from the knobs on the tires.

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    It is supposed to be tubeless ready and the recommended pressure range is 20-40psi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lars_D View Post
    It is supposed to be tubeless ready and the recommended pressure range is 20-40psi.
    I'm thinking 40PSI tubeless will blow up most carbon rims, which if I remember right a couple of people on this board have already done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Balogh View Post
    I'm thinking 40PSI tubeless will blow up most carbon rims, which if I remember right a couple of people on this board have already done.
    Agreed, and 40psi is a tire this big is absurd.

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    It'd be a fast beach tire though no climbing dunes. On our beach front MUP I've had a heck of a problem with blackberry thorns penetrating the shaved BFLs and lodging in the Vee Tire Co. Speedsters. It'd be interesting to see the casing thickness. Regarding tire pressure, Speedsters rated for 36 psi, they run fine at 25-28 psi. At 30 mph downhill the dynamic handling of my Minn 3.0 is more like a motorcycle in that there's a lot of rotating mass down there. It'll hold a line like a freight train, you'd just better be sure that's the line you want. Once I got used to that...no big deal.

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    Does anyone know who is selling these or even who has info on them. When i google for it the only things i find is this thread. any help would be great. I am looking at these for an urban commuter set of wheels.

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    they are slated for the 2017 catalogue...

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    been seeing this tire on some FB bikes but looks like Asia postings.

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    seen the skin wall black floyds?

    due soon in the UK

    so you must have them in the US already ?

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    must have 4.5 slicks!

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    Tim at Vee Tire informed me that these tires will be available in November...

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    if you go to vee tire's facebook page, they have a big discount going on for tires. https://www.facebook.com/veetireco/ . apache fatty slicks OTW!

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    Vee Tire Apache Fattyslick 26x4.5-img_20161103_160729.jpg

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    I could have used a set of these when I slid out my Hodag in the skate park yesterday.

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    perfect for riding in streets to keep on second wheelet, itd turn a lot of heads
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    Has anyone spotted these for sale in the UK yet?

    Do you get any change from paying with a kidney?

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    Vee Tire Apache Fattyslick 26x4.5-15665545_10154801950082856_5689213941594631498_n.jpgDeveloped for this bike:

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    Cool!

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    Wonder how they would go in sand? I think the tread must pretty much pointless as long as your pressure is right in loose sand and should be rockets on hard wet sand?

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    I'm thinking drifting/skidding contests. Yup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by worldskipper View Post
    Y'all know that this tire was specifically designed for our resident mad scientist in Norway? You know he's going to take that tire and beat all the roadies in a metric century race with 100mm carbon rims no less!

    Just you watch.
    Roads are finally at least semi dry after being covered in salty brine since last fall. It was time to mount the Fattyslicks on carbon 100mm rims and do some hillclimbing at a popular Strava spot. Mounted them tubeless w/o sealant, and both held decent pressure overnight. Pumped them to 20psi before the ride. The front held up fine w/o sealant, but the rear started leaking, so was down to a mushy 6psi after a short while. Pumped up to 20psi with the Lezyne mini pump, and the bike was flying again, but it dropped to 6psi when I hit the climb.
    Still moves pretty well at that pressure, but of course nothing like they do at 20.
    Will add some sealant and that will seal them right up. Sidewalls were not leaking, all the air escaped at the bead, so takes very little sealant to make them aok. Probably less than half a Stan's cup, so approx. 1oz / 30ml.
    Weight was 1205 and 1249g respectively, so the bike gained a massive 2lbs vs the shaved Kenda Juggernauts that I ran last summer, but it is still in the 19lb range, so still acceptable.

    Up tha hill at 17psi front and mushy 6psi rear:


    Down the hill at 17psi front and some 10psi rear:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZvdQYb2pp4

    Will seal 'em up and do lots more testing at a solid 20-22psi, roll tests vs. road bikes, etc.
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    wait , they are making a 4.9 already?
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    Quote Originally Posted by akacoke View Post
    wait , they are making a 4.9 already?
    Yep, it is 4.9 on a 100mm rim

    https://fat-bike.com/2016/10/vee-tir...-slick-ridden/

    https://fat-bike.com/2016/12/vee-tir...-the-kbs-take/

    267mm bead to bead. Typical 4.8s like Bud/Lou are 260mm

    4.5 is way understated (like 5.05'' is on the 5.2'' 2XLs)
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    Fits my large carbon fatboy with no issues. Real fun ride at 30psi!

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    The only place I saw these in stock (not currently) for a while in the UK were NextDayTyres...

    At £107 each!!!11!!1!

    Lets just say I'm glad I bought one of the last sets of FatNotFat 29er wheels for road duty on my Wazoo.

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    Does anyone know if these tires fit on a 2016 Norco Bigfoot 6.3?

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    Quote Originally Posted by

    Up tha hill at 17psi front and mushy 6psi rear:
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnUzt95Dar8[/video]

    Down the hill at 17psi front and some 10psi rear:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZvdQYb2pp4

    Will seal 'em up and do lots more testing at a solid 20-22psi, roll tests vs. road bikes, etc.
    Espen you just dropped them Rapha Boys . lol

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