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    60tpi vs 120tpi experiences?

    Anyone have any experiences comparing the same tire in similar conditions only 60tpi vs 120? I am looking at a solid deal on a Vanhelga 60tpi but don't want to waste my monies if the overwhelming consensus is 120s are the way to go. At this point I have only ridden 120tpi tires on my fat bike.


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    Factors to consider... Rider weight. Riding style. (heavy or light) The 60 TPi will be somewhat more durable and slightly less supple.

    My D5's are 120TPI but are not as supple as my Bud/Lou, which are also 120TPI. The D5's also feel a little stronger when I am preparing to mount em up. There are differences in tires from different makers even tho' they are, say a 60 TPI. I'd venture to say the 60 TPI tire would be a good performer, especially compared to a 27TPI.

    Gotta ask, what kind of riding is the intent for em? Snow or dirt? General purpose?
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    About 185# loaded up. I was planning on buying them for fresh snow and groomed singletrack (winter only) so I was thinking that the 120 would be a must for that terrain. I have different tires i would use for dirt.


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    In that case, I'd be inclined to hold out for the 120 TPI version. But then again, if the price is really attractive, it would be difficult to pass up. Keep in mind, they will break in from riding and become more supple to some degree. At least they are not 27 TPI.
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    Word. I just found a new Nate 120tpi locally on sale for $77. That'll do! Thanks for the advice.


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    Glad to help!

    I find 120 TPI to be my favorite, but I'm a beanpole that likes a supple tire far more than a heavy stiff tire.
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    I have found that the 120 version of tires to be less durable on the sidewalls when aired down to low snow conditions. Only one snow season. The 60 versions held up much better when wrinkling due to tire flex and got three seasons. This was true for most tires I used. Surly, 45nrth, etc...

    I am very lightweight rider. Your weight will certainly come into play and tire psi as well.

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    My Bud/Lou have been wrinkling for 2 seasons of snow and have held up well. One can't let em get dried out and go to hell. They need care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    My Bud/Lou have been wrinkling for 2 seasons of snow and have held up well. One can't let em get dried out and go to hell. They need care.

    Funny you shiuld mention that cause i yse tire dressing to keep snow build up off the tires anyways. But we do get more soft snow here than the rest of the country for longer periods of time.

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    Where ya from, Ascar? And, yep! I try to do the same!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    Where ya from, Ascar? And, yep! I try to do the same!

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    Colorado snow ftw!! lol
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