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    65mm wheel set?

    Does 65 mm wheel fit 4.8 inch tires? Is the width too small?

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    i think the tire profile wonít be very good - too bulbous. Might even cause it to rub the frame...? Iíd want a wider rim for 4.8s.

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    It depends.
    What tire and what conditions?
    I run studded Dillenger 5s on 65 rims.....when the trails are fairly packed/groomed and I run a higher psi, they rule.
    If the trails were soft and I had to run lower pressure ....not so much. I'd pick a wider rim/tire combo

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    D5ís should be called D4.3Ē tires as they are not even close to being 4.8ís even on 100mm wide wheels. A true 4.8 would have a pretty good light bulb shape on a 65mm wheel but if thatís all I had available, I wouldnít be concerned about running them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowfat View Post
    D5ís should be called D4.3Ē tires as they are not even close to being 4.8ís even on 100mm wide wheels. A true 4.8 would have a pretty good light bump shame on a 65mm wheel but if thatís all I had available, I wouldnít be concerned about running them.
    I want to upgrade from AL wheelset to Chinese carbon wheels to reduce weight. Should I build wheel set with non Chinese hubs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    I want to upgrade from AL wheelset to Chinese carbon wheels to reduce weight. Should I build wheel set with non Chinese hubs?

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    I would recommend something more reliable, like DT swiss hubs.

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    What about Kapius hub?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    What about Kapius hub?

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    How did you get from Chinese hubs to Kappius? Kind of like going from a Yugo to Lexus. I have not seen, nor ridden Kappius hubs, but 8 pawls seems like it would be loud and potentially draggy.

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    I have Kapius huh on my pivot 5.7. It is awesome

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    If you like it, go with it. If you want to save some $, DT Swiss may not be blingy but just flat works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowfat View Post
    D5ís should be called D4.3Ē tires as they are not even close to being 4.8ís even on 100mm wide wheels. A true 4.8 would have a pretty good light bump shame on a 65mm wheel but if thatís all I had available, I wouldnít be concerned about running them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
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    do you mean that 90mm width has better float than 65mm?

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    I run 4.8s on 65 mm Nexties no problem.
    It doesn't matter what I ride as long as I ride it Rubber Side Down●~●.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
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    That doesnít mean much. I can air my 4.8s way down as well and leave a much wider tire track. The D5ís are a nice tire, they roll fast and have good traction on ice but they are only 4 3/8ths inches wide on a 100mm wheel. Calling them 5ís and embossing 4.8Ē on the sidewall is deceptive marketing.

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    I have Big Fat Larrys which are called 4.7" tires on Marge Lites on two bikes. I like em like that. I have em on another set of Clownshoes on my beach bike and I kinda wish I had Darryls or something. They look ok on the 100's but I think they look better on the 65's.

    On my trail fattie I have 5" tires on 80mm rims and I think they're ideal.
    I like turtles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowfat View Post
    That doesnít mean much. I can air my 4.8s way down as well and leave a much wider tire track. The D5ís are a nice tire, they roll fast and have good traction on ice but they are only 4 3/8ths inches wide on a 100mm wheel. Calling them 5ís and embossing 4.8Ē on the sidewall is deceptive marketing.
    Well it's clearly at least 5" in the picture...
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    Iíve been keeping these a secret for way too long and itís time for Surly to shit or get off the pot and release the new Lou 26x6.0. I just ask other forum members to keep these on the DL as Iím breaking my confidentiality agreement by releasing product info during the media embargo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    Well it's clearly at least 5" in the picture...
    Your credibility just took a hit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowfat View Post
    Iíve been keeping these a secret for way too long...
    you my friend, owe me a keyboard...

    measuring fat tires is like this:

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    I have 4.8" Buds on 65mm Marge Lites. How much do you weigh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    Well it's clearly at least 5" in the picture...
    I like the way you have clearly demonstrated the difference between theory and practice.

    From now on I'm going to use this as a measurement system because it tells the truth - how much tread is engaged on the ground, and apart from frame clearance issues, that's what's important.
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    I had no idea how important this was to people. I'm sorry, truly, from the bottom of my bracket. Please accept my apologies and I'll pray that you'll all be ok through the rest of this cold dark season. Please don't feel afraid to reach out for help.
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