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    What in God's name is this wheel and tire

    From Surly's Facebook page today...

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    Original pic

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    It's missing a cutout and therefore is not 100% balanced
    You change your own flats? Support your LBS and pay them to instead.

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    It has been suggested that it is an optical illusion. I can't tell.
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    2 clownshoes side by side and offset because one is further behind the other, hence the extra disc rotor
    If steel is real then aluminium is supercallafragiliniun!

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    Two rims joined; size unknown.

    The tire looks to be of a bud design but with more center ribs, therefore wider?

    Compare it to the bud on the left of it. Do the side knobs on the tire on double rim extend further down the sidewall?

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    The space next to purple guy's exposed ear. There is a second rim there.

    It is two separate tires.

    One vote for hoping I am incorrect. I want ultra fat.
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    Now that's a "fatbike"!
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    where?! :-) (as already noted, an optical illusion?)

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    It's the rear end of this double Lefty front end. One tire for steering and one for propulsion.

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    One thing thing I do know for sure is the dood in the front with the army green shirt on has a decent set of man boobs goin on.
    And I love beer!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    One thing thing I do know for sure is the dood in the front with the army green shirt on has a decent set of man boobs goin on.
    time to lay off the squeeky cheese.

    ohhh no here we go again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    One thing thing I do know for sure is the dood in the front with the army green shirt on has a decent set of man boobs goin on.
    Surly doodboobs. I've been running beta on them for a while.

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    The Mendoubler...noice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Co-opski View Post
    time to lay off the squeeky cheese.

    ohhh no here we go again.
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    That's what happens when a pugs and a moonie drink a bit too much and have some fun on a Friday night.
    The more you ride, the easier it gets........
    the easier it gets, the more you ride.
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    It's their new Bob 5.6 on Double Ender rim, both of which will be shown this Spring, promised for for delivery next December, and will actually be delivered never, just like most Surly products.

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    No, actually spring 2020

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    Ohhh yeah the more I look at it the more I see two separate tires. I just can't rectify that with the single fork though. I give up, it hurts my brain. Probably illusion
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    It's the bike on the far side of the rack. Follow the right fork blade to the hub of the bike in the foreground. Then from there sloping down and to the left is the fork of the bike behind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by byknuts View Post
    2 clownshoes side by side and offset because one is further behind the other, hence the extra disc rotor
    Darn! I got a wee bit excited there until I had another look.
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    But isn't that extra disc on the outside of the fork leg?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volsung View Post
    It's missing a cutout and therefore is not 100% balanced
    Oh that's just cold....

    My guess, proto, wtf let's try it concept.

    Looks like two rolling Darryls, cut the edge off one side of each and weld them together.

    Seam is welded, so no stretch to consider a seam all around.

    Tire, got me, but it looks like an uber knobbly Bud to me....
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    It looks doctored or double exposed or something. The perspective doesn't make sense everywhere...top profile of tire is funky (falls away funny at the top rear, like there's volume missing), proportionally the fork seems too small to accept 200mm of rim plus this Budzilla thing, and if you look at the rear width of the rim, the foreshortening seems wonked. There's something weird in the axis/plane that joins the rims and tires. At first I thought maybe stitched photo with flaw, but...

    +1 vote elaborate Surly mindf*ck. Seems so amateur next to their Dirt Wizard campaign.

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    Definitely an optical illusion, but if they make a bike for a tire that size, folks would buy it.

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