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    Nokian Extreme 29er tire

    Are these available yet? Nokian said September, but has anyone actually obtained a set? Hopefully they are not $150 a piece.

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    Peter White's website says that Nokian is now telling him that the delay is until at least the end of October.

    I have a set of the W240, w/ steel base studes. Gosh, they're heavy. These new 294s will be nicer w/ the aluminum base.

    BTW, Peter's site says $120 each.

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    Well I probably won't need them out here until November or so. That's a lot of dough for tires, but at least they last a few seasons.

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    Nokian 29-er studs on the way...

    Yup, it's true. They should be leaving the Nokian factory next week. I've been told ocean freight takes three to four weeks. Once they arrive state-side, we'll be shipping them via Carlile Transportation to Alaska. Best bet: Mid November.

    We have a ton of these tires on order, and we already have 12 customers on a waiting list. If you'd like to reserve some tires, call us at Chain Reaction at 336-0383 - they're going fast...

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    New question here. Extremes vs. W240s?

    So...what IS the difference betwixt the Extremes and the W240s, other than they're... 'extreme'?

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    Real good. I'll give a call and get on the list. The farthest west 29er in US needs to be properly equipped for winter!

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    Nokian wasn't at Interbike. I looked for them.
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    I love my nokian 294 freddies revenge tires, 2.35 fit on the epic with room to spare. Tried them out up powerline, and they are superb!

    130 a piece, abotu 30 more than my last pair of nokians, but the were 2.0's, these are much better in the snow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarnac
    Peter White's website says that Nokian is now telling him that the delay is until at least the end of October.

    I have a set of the W240, w/ steel base studes. Gosh, they're heavy. These new 294s will be nicer w/ the aluminum base.

    BTW, Peter's site says $120 each.
    They are in stock locally as of this week.
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    Who is the distributor? QBP? BTI?
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    Quote Originally Posted by numbnuts
    They are in stock locally as of this week.
    Where at?

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    I could have used a pair of those this morning instead of eating sh!t in the middle of Lake Ottis on black ice, right in front of a crowd of people at the bus stop too.

    The Peter White guy has a direct conection with Nokian, so he may have them sooner than most retailers.

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    What time was this?? Black Ice I havn't had any encounters yet and hopefully keep it that way until it's safe for the sno bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbasinger
    I could have used a pair of those this morning instead of eating sh!t in the middle of Lake Ottis on black ice, right in front of a crowd of people at the bus stop too.

    The Peter White guy has a direct conection with Nokian, so he may have them sooner than most retailers.
    why does it always seem like ice is "more slippery" early in the season? Jill and I did the same thing on some black ice last year right around this time and my damn hip was sore until january... and of course our neighbor was in her van right behind us watching it all happen.

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    What time was this?? Black Ice I havn't had any encounters yet and hopefully keep it that way until it's safe for the sno bike


    Been pretty icy in the morning and in the evening the last few days. about 9:30 this morning everything was still pretty slick by my house

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    Quote Originally Posted by numbnuts
    They are in stock locally as of this week.
    So, I am assuming this was a joke?
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    Yeah..I think Peter White will be the first to get um.

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    Bikeman seems to have them as does AEBike. Just a heads-up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    Bikeman seems to have them as does AEBike. Just a heads-up.
    Or you can support your friendly local shop. Or your favorite snooty, high end, elitist shop. Just joking Jamey.
    Sounds like about everyone will have them by the end of the week.

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    Everyone on Nokians

    Quote Originally Posted by pbasinger
    Or you can support your friendly local shop. Or your favorite snooty, high end, elitist shop. Just joking Jamey.
    Sounds like about everyone will have them by the end of the week.
    Everyone will havie Nokians by next week. Great! Alaska will be flooded with winter time bikers. Awesome!!
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    I wasn't implying that you should go online to buy them, but rather to indicate that there was actual, physical, tangible stock of the mythical things and not just wild rumors and conjecture that had been posted previously.

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    Nokian

    I ordered one 29er 294 from Bikeman today - according to their website they have them in stock. we shall see

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    Have a set inbound from Paramount. Hope to have them mounted up later this week. Using 26" Extremes right now. 29" should be a big help in the snow.

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    Got mine today. Pretty narrow and heavy. The casing is right at 1.8" and the outer knob to outer knob width is exactly 2.0". They weigh 1,070g each. The effects of the 29er platform rears its ugly head. My Freddies are much bigger *looking* (they measure just barely over 2" for the knobs, but the casing is a lot bigger than the 29er extreme).

    Rode them for the first time tonight. We had a little bit of snow recently. It got rained on today and the road up the local mountain was a huge sheet of rubbery ice with a bit of slush forming in spots from melt. Perfect.

    Traction was not quite what I had hoped for. Barny was along on her Pack shod with Hakka 300s, and while I felt a slight slip with each pedal stroke on the steeper portions of the climb, Barny's bike hardly ever let loose at all. The ride up the glacier covering the whole road the whole way up is a perfect test section for studded tires. I won't know for sure how they stack up against my Extreme 296, Freddies Revenz, or Hakka 300s on my 26ers, but right now I am a little puzzled that they didn't wow me more. I dropped the pressure from 30psi in back to about 25 and that helped a tiny bit. The tires are narrow enough that I would prefer not to run them that soft as there are sharp rocks to deal with on some sections of trail.

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    Well, that's not the best news in the world Philip. I imagine the slippage issue will only be magnified on a single speed which is where mine will be used this season. I always have to run higher pressure here due to the constant presence of sharp rocks.

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