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    Vee Rubber ?

    Does anyone know who the supplier for vee rubber tires is? Also where to purchase on line
    I know Jenson has some in stock.
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    Here ya go Dan:

    Vee Rubber America Inc.
    3602 Browns Mill Road SE
    Atlanta, GA 30354
    Tel: 1-404-305-9394
    Fax: 1-404-305-9397
    E-Mail : info@veerubber.co.th

    Business Hours
    Monday Friday 9.00-17.00 (Est Time)

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    To my knowledge "vee Rubber" is a trade name a Thai company uses to market its products under here in N America. While I believe they are probably working to increase market share, I bet that the market for auto and truck tires is much larger and they aren't pushing the bike tire thing very hard.

    I think there's a Thai or international website with listings of more tires than we can actually get here, perhaps because Vee Rubber is trying to market container quantities. They also do some contract mfg for others...isn't the Surly fat tires series actually made there?

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    Surly's are made by Innova...

    Vee Rubber also has a former designer from Kenda on board.

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    My shop uses Vee for repair level tires.... I wont ever buy one for my bike until they add some volume to their tires and make them tubeless ready.
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    the 29x2.4s have decent volume and are sealant compatible (see sidewall)
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    Quote Originally Posted by fixgeardan View Post
    Does anyone know who the supplier for vee rubber tires is? Also where to purchase on line
    I know Jenson has some in stock.
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    Vee Rubber owns and operates its own factories and rubber plantations. They are the supplier.

    The former Kenda guy left Vee Rubber just after Sea Otter this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by agu View Post
    the 29x2.4s have decent volume and are sealant compatible (see sidewall)
    Is that new? How does the bead feel tubeless?

    Qbp diddnt carry this tire last time I checked a few months ago... I should double-check.
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    I have called and e-mailed Vee rubber with no response. I may have to try some of the 2.4's from Jenson

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    Vee rubber is the subsidiary of IRC. They work on light weight motorcycle tyres, scooter, etc.

    I use it for my motorcycle.

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    How does a Vee Rubber tire ride and wear? I often wondered, I am kinda afraid of them with such a low price point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cassava View Post
    Vee rubber is the subsidiary of IRC. They work on light weight motorcycle tyres, scooter, etc.

    I use it for my motorcycle.
    AFAIK there is no ownership connection between IRC and Vee Rubber. Vee Rubber does contract production for many other tire companies, which may include IRC.

    Inoue Rubber Company (IRC) does have a Thailand division, Inoue Rubber (Thailand) Co.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rti27 View Post
    How does a Vee Rubber tire ride and wear? I often wondered, I am kinda afraid of them with such a low price point.
    They ride and wear just fine. No worries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    AFAIK there is no ownership connection between IRC and Vee Rubber. Vee Rubber does contract production for many other tire companies, which may include IRC.

    Inoue Rubber Company (IRC) does have a Thailand division, Inoue Rubber (Thailand) Co.
    I don't know whether it is true or false but our local media who said so.

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    What I really want to know is how does the mission 2.4 compare with the ardent 2.4 or the RaRa 2.4 in size and volumn ? still looking for the most volumn 29er tire besides the Knard of course.

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    @fixgeardan the Mission 2.4 is very comparable, volume-wise to a RaRa 2.4 and an Ardent 2.4. The Mission's knobs are quite low though, and seem to suit drier trails.

    We also have the Flying Vee in 2.35 and 2.2 for testing, along with a Trax in 2.35.

    Freshly mounted and no rides on either yet, but hope to get some mileage on both over the weekend.

    Here's the Flying V 2.35 mounted on a Blunt SL
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    From left to right: Flying V 2.35 on Blunt SL, Mission 2.4 on P35, Flying V 2.35 on P35
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    From left to right: Trax 2.35 on P35, Flying V 2.35 on Blunt SL
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    One more comparo shot:
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    The Trax may also come in a 2.4, but none are available at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by agu View Post
    @fixgeardan the Mission 2.4 is very comparable, volume-wise to a RaRa 2.4 and an Ardent 2.4. The Mission's knobs are quite low though, and seem to suit drier trails.

    We also have the Flying Vee in 2.35 and 2.2 for testing, along with a Trax in 2.35.

    Freshly mounted and no rides on either yet, but hope to get some mileage on both over the weekend.

    One more comparo shot:
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    The Trax may also come in a 2.4, but none are available at the moment.
    They all look great!
    Any plans for tubeless ready beads?
    And are they going to be carried by QBP?
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    Only the Mission is explicitly labelled "sealant compatible" though.

    Speaking of labels, weights are listed as follows:

    Trax 2.35: 720g +/- 30g
    Mission 2.4: 800g +/- 30g
    Flying V 2.2: 650g +/- 30g
    Flying V 2.35: 740g +/- 30g

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    Another comparison:

    Trax 2.35 on left (new)
    Mission 2.4 on right (used, maybe around 100km)

    Both on P35 rims
    Vee Rubber ?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1356758460.730734.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by agu View Post
    Another comparison:

    Trax 2.35 on left (new)
    Mission 2.4 on right (used, maybe around 100km)

    Both on P35 rims
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    Curious on that Mission. Was it mounted front or rear and did it see pavement use?

    TIA

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    @BruceBrown

    The Mission has seen some mixed use - some pavement riding to nearby trails - but definitely more dirt time. I've run them as a pair, and the tire in the photo was mounted up front. The knobs are quite low to begin with.

    I find them more useful as a front tire, as I've experienced some rear tire slip during out of the saddle, ss climbing. PSIs in the low 20s.

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    Vee Rubber ?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1356919597.299313.jpg

    Got to spend some time with the Flying V in a short dirt track (makes for fun laps and PSI fiddling). Front is a 29x2.35, rear is a 29x2.25' both mounted on Blunt SL rims. Again, tire pressure in the low 20s.

    We've had a spot of rain so this particular trail had it all: standing water, some mud, dry single track, wet roots and smooth rocks.

    Overall I was surprised at the usable traction - though I did lose the rear on a corner that was "thin layer of mud over hardpack". On the next lap I took the same corner with less of a lean, and came through ok. The front slipped when it jammed on a smooth, off-camber rock (which is also located on a switchback), so it could also be rider error hehe. On the drier portions of the trail the tires flew - as their name suggests. Kinda reminds me of a Maxxis Aspen in terms of "personality".

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    Vee Rubber ?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1356920061.533994.jpg

    Another photo of the test rig. A bit overcast today with the threat of rain so I may try the Trax 2.35 on the same trail to serve as comparison.

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    PSI correction. Using a digital gauge I was apparently running 18psi up front, 22psi in the rear with the Flying Vs

    Mounted the Trax 2.35s on a different wheelset (p35 front, sl rear). Aired up to 22psi front, 24psi rear. Hope weather cooperates.

    Vee Rubber ?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1356921984.324416.jpg

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    650b Tyres

    Ive got some of the new 650b tyres here, and have got some info on them as well.

    Ill have full ride reports back ASAP

    Heres a few details on a couple of them, shown against a Pacenti 2.3 tyre

    Fluid 2.4




    Flow 2.4


    Mission 2.3
    Defcon Cycles - Brisbane Australia

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