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    24 x 4" tires?

    Are there any available 24x4" tires out there other than the Mission's?

    I've got a potential need for a 24" fat tire and would like to stay away from Missions as they seem to have gotten pretty dismal reviews.

    The tire that Framed spec's on their Mini Sota look okay to me, but can't find anything on them.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: 24 x 4" tires?

    1. Buy the new Specialized FatKid with 24 x 4.0 Ground Controls.

    2. Buy Missions 24 x 4.0.

    3. Put Missions on FatKid, and sell it.

    4. Profit!

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    My son has a mini sota. The tires are chao yang 120 tpi they seem to work well. You could check with the house and see if you can buy a set

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    What comes on the on-one baby fatty? Is that a 24" floater?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fotooutdoors View Post
    What comes on the on-one baby fatty? Is that a 24" floater?
    I'll cut you off there.

    They won't sell them individually - only to Baby Fatty owners, due to limited stock.

    I'm looking at the Specialized tire to resurrect fat 26er fully. Stay the heck away from the Missions, they're like raw butt cheeks.
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    OH! If you ignore my warning and you DO find a source for the smaller ERD Floater that you are looking for... uh... let me know.

    I would also like to point out that 24"x4" means 27" rolling diameter. Frustrating nomenclature. I'd rather start with the rolling diameter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Diller View Post
    I would also like to point out that 24"x4" means 27" rolling diameter. Frustrating nomenclature. I'd rather start with the rolling diameter.
    Yes!

    Marked on the tire, such as...742X26X3.8 or 26X3.8X742 if you please. If one brand did this would others follow suit? Would bring a little truth into the sizing of tires and a help for the buyer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sand Rat View Post
    Would bring a little truth
    It boggles my mind that more companies don't see the effectiveness of this approach.

    Avoid frustrating your customers, guess what, they come back for more.
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    Anyone have a source for a 120tpi version (lighterwight) of the Mini-Sota tires or similar.

    This is all I can find so far: Chao Yang 24"X4", 27tpi, wire bead, 1350gm.

    I just need one for a muni build.

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    Thanks, but it would it not have been easier to just to tell me, searching a thread for one sentence is silly.

    And Yes, The House has them, as does Amazon (27tpi) and EBay (27tpi), BUT ARE THE VERSIONS AT THE HOUSE 120tpi?? I sent them a question, I'll post their response.

    Specialized has 27tpi and 120tpi available 24 x 4" tires, but when I checked with my Specialized LBS they quoted me $200 for the 120tpi version!!

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    I linked directly to the specific post in that thread and pointed you to the sentence with the tpi information.

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    How about buying it right here for $40.00:

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    Ben,
    Specialized is the 60tpi version (1400g)
    Chao yang 27tpi (Fat b nimble) 1400g - We've got these sidewalls are pretty supple
    Chao Yang 120tpi 1000g - The House
    Missions - can't find them 'extra' anywhere
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    On-One just reduced the price of their baby again. Now 416 pds. Probably not selling too many. In any event all of the parts that make up the Baby are for sale on their site.

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    Thanks, I found a Chao Yang 120tpi at The House, apparently they are going fast.

    Specialized has two versions, the cheap version is heavy wire bead, the 120tpi is really expensive.

    The Mission is quite possibly the worst tread pattern of all time, especially for a muni.

    Hopefully the market will grow a bit as folks realize how much fun a small set of fatties can be!

    Quote Originally Posted by worldskipper View Post
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    Specialized is the 60tpi version (1400g)
    Chao yang 27tpi (Fat b nimble) 1400g - We've got these sidewalls are pretty supple
    Chao Yang 120tpi 1000g - The House
    Missions - can't find them 'extra' anywhere

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    Your welcome!

    You ain't kidding, the 24" on my daughter's bike is quite fun! I would love to see a DH rig with a 24x4" tires, it would scream down the mountain.
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    My son have the 27tpi version of the Chao Yang 24 X 4 tires. They weigh around 1250g each, and are too stiff for his weight, they don't roll very well. Anybody know what the weight of the 120psi version is, and where I can buy it?

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    How about rims - who makes nice good value 24" fat bike rims you can purchase? I know about the HED ones - but what about the ones on the On-One and other 24" kids sized fat bikes - can you purchase these types of rims separately?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG View Post
    How about rims - who makes nice good value 24" fat bike rims you can purchase? I know about the HED ones - but what about the ones on the On-One and other 24" kids sized fat bikes - can you purchase these types of rims separately?
    Hey Mark, check these out, maybe they're fat enough?: http://www.nwtrials.com/apps/webstor...s/show/3003280

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    Quote Originally Posted by radair View Post
    Hey Mark, check these out, maybe they're fat enough?: http://www.nwtrials.com/apps/webstor...s/show/3003280
    Thanks Rob - I'll look into it.

    I'm curious about a 24" rear wheel with a 4.0 - wondering if it will clear the rear of my Balfa Minuteman. I could go 24x4.0 rear and 26x4.0 front on it. I can fit a 47mm wide 26er rim with 2.75 Dirt Wizard in the rear.

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    I rode the hell out of my Mini-sota's 24" Chao Yangs and they really don't offer much grip.

    Now I have 24" Ground Controls set up tubeless and they're awesome. Great grip and RR isn't bad, although I am tubeless now so it's hard to compare.

    You can't get 24x4 tires in 120tpi at this time. If I were you, I'd get the GC's.
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