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    Anyway you can get a tire like a Kenda Small Block/Maxxis Holy Roller or Geax AKA out in a 2.0, 2.3 ? If there were such a tire, it would sell like hot cakes (though not a hot cake eater anymore)

    Also the lower height and somewhat width (because no knobs) will be a BIG asset. There will be a floodgate
    of conversions. Thanks

    PS--you can go ahead and call it "The Fatcat". Rolls fast yet grips well on hardpack
    and regular trail riding.

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    Or Kirk can just call it the ULTRA-MOTO

    Something along the lines of a Kenda Small Block Eight would be awesome actually!
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    Kenda Karma 2.0 and Slant Six 2.1 are on the way...

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    we're workin' on some stuff...

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Pacenti View Post
    we're workin' on some stuff...

    Cheers,
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    DUNH DUNH DUUUUUNNNH.....

    (That's dramatic soundtrack music, in case you were wondering)

    We like "stuff"

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatcat View Post
    Anyway you can get a tire like a Kenda Small Block/Maxxis Holy Roller or Geax AKA out in a 2.0, 2.3 ? If there were such a tire, it would sell like hot cakes (though not a hot cake eater anymore)

    Also the lower height and somewhat width (because no knobs) will be a BIG asset. There will be a floodgate
    of conversions. Thanks

    PS--you can go ahead and call it "The Fatcat". Rolls fast yet grips well on hardpack
    and regular trail riding.
    Sounds like a Ra Ra.

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    Woo hoo!!!! More 650b tires for everybody!

    Things right now are stuck as hell, can't get my hands on anything right now! (650b tires)
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    You mean a Racing Kirk

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    Quote Originally Posted by doismellbacon View Post
    You mean a Racing Kirk
    In Schwalbe terms I would call it the Killer Kirk!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CS645 View Post
    In Schwalbe terms I would call it the Killer Kirk!
    You guys are wrong...it's gonna be called the MOTO KIRK
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    Vee Rubber is rumered to have some treads coming out as well. I think i've seen a Vee 6, Vee 8, and even a tight knobbed Vee 12. A lot of new offerings. Just gotta wait for it. Hope they all hurry.

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Pacenti View Post
    we're workin' on some stuff...

    Cheers,
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    Captain Kirk?

    Sorry I just had to...

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    I cant vote enough for a tough as nails urban tire in 650b. If the Holy Rollers were made in 650b I would jump on them at ANY price.

    Kirk can you make a set of Urban-Moto's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedal-E View Post
    I cant vote enough for a tough as nails urban tire in 650b. If the Holy Rollers were made in 650b I would jump on them at ANY price.

    Kirk can you make a set of Urban-Moto's
    ÜBER-MOTO

    For all your commuting needs

    Nah seriously we need more 650b tires! I'm not having any fun not finding 650b tires for my new wheels!

    As far as Vee Rubber goes, I don't think that's working out as planned...AFAIK, Jim Wannamaker (formerly from Kenda) was part of the development of Vee Rubber's "nice" tires, but I read around here that he was out....so I think things got sour? They had some nice offerings....

    Kenda Karmas ARE supposedly coming...I like those, as long as they make them 2.1".
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    I'm still in the minority of a small niche of riders looking for something like a Pari-Moto with knobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhbomber View Post
    ÜBER-MOTO
    Something like Schwalbes SuperMoto, but in 650b flavor. A 2.35 urban slick woud be cool.

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    Anyone build up the DL31 rims yet???

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    Tire makers who sell 1.8-2.0" 650b mtn tires will reap the benefits of a large number of conversion related sales.

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    After punching another hole in another 2.1 Neo on a small but apparently sharp rock the other day, I'm wishing for a tougher heavier casing on a tire the same size. Any bigger and it won't fit comfortably on my Mojo, and probably lots of other conversion bikes. My Neo Moto expenditures for the first half of 2012 came up to $240 (3 x 2.1, 1 x 2.3)...ouch.
    If I could just stop riding them for a bit I could save up for a new bike with clearance for a big fat tire....but no can do. They're vulcanized rubber crack cocaine.

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    How about some 650b "Hookworm" style dirt track/street sneakers?

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    ^ this ! And make it a fat tire, like 2.4 or 2.5'' !

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottybinwv View Post
    How about some 650b "Hookworm" style dirt track/street sneakers?
    x3 totally looking for an urban assault 650B tire

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    We'll be making an announcement in mid-late August.

    In the mean time you can check this out: Flickr: twenty7five's Photostream

    Cheers,
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    good job, Kirk.

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    What...I didn't see anything

    well anything but the Pari-moto and the Mega-moto, which I already knew existed....
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    Don't let the fat bikers know you have these.

    Dayum you got a *****in mosheene shop there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatcat View Post
    Anyway you can get a tire like a Kenda Small Block/Maxxis Holy Roller or Geax AKA out in a 2.0, 2.3 ? If there were such a tire, it would sell like hot cakes (though not a hot cake eater anymore)

    Also the lower height and somewhat width (because no knobs) will be a BIG asset. There will be a floodgate
    of conversions. Thanks

    PS--you can go ahead and call it "The Fatcat". Rolls fast yet grips well on hardpack
    and regular trail riding.
    Would be nice if Schwalbe makes 2012 thread pattern Racing Ralph, with snakeskin, with Gatestar compound. In 26" its my favorite light/fast tire now.

    For conversion, would be nice to have something with smaller volume, but decent amount of taller knobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axe View Post
    Would be nice if Schwalbe makes 2012 thread pattern Racing Ralph, with snakeskin, with Gatestar compound. In 26" its my favorite light/fast tire now.
    I'd buy that.

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