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    Barbegazi Wear?

    I'm really surprised at the miles I seem to be getting out of the 26" x 4.7" Barbegazi. I assumed I would be budgeting for another set of tires by now.

    I have about 2000 pavement miles and 500 single track miles and they look really good.

    I don't have my micrometer handy, anyone have the knob height measurement of a new one?
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    Yeah I've been very surprised with how little wear fatbike tires sustain. I'm guessing the wide footprint spreads out the wear and prevents spinning and skidding.

    I broke the beads on my GC's from too many tubeless setup attempts, but they had 2/3rds of their tread left at 1500mi. Should have known better than to try them (twice) on the loose fitting Marge lite rims.

    My Jumbo Jims show no wear at 600mi.

    The only thing that I have found that eats fat tires are unicycles, my Lou on my Hatchet is showing significant wear at less than 100mi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff_G View Post

    I don't have my micrometer handy, anyone have the knob height measurement of a new one?
    . Not brand new, but my wife's lightly used Barbis are ~4mm for the center knobs.
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    On car tires siping the tires (the cuts in the knobs) decreases the wear rate.

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    Last year, I was rehabbing a broken ankle and rode my fat bike on a paved path that's 5.5 miles each way. Rode it like every day. I wore a Surly Lou down to the nub.
    The Knard I replaced it with seems to be wearing better. Seems like the smaller, closely spaced knobs last better.
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    I have Framed 4.0s and they are wearing down really quick IMO. I don't really have accurate measurement but the rear is nearing the end quickly.
    In defense of the tire, I do a lot of pavement, so that probably doesn't help. Barbegezi is what I think I will do next.

    Where is the best place to get those, or are they the same at all places sorta deal.

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    I listed a nearly new set for sale in the classified section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueCheesehead View Post
    I listed a nearly new set for sale in the classified section.
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    I'm getting good wear on it and the Hodag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff_G View Post
    I'm really surprised at the miles I seem to be getting out of the 26" x 4.7" Barbegazi. I assumed I would be budgeting for another set of tires by now.

    I have about 2000 pavement miles and 500 single track miles and they look really good.

    I don't have my micrometer handy, anyone have the knob height measurement of a new one?
    4.5 mm or so.

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    Rode my 3" Chronicles for about 1,200 miles this summer, including 600 on tour in Iceland with a fully loaded rack. Lots of pumice and sharp volcanic rock, too.

    Very happy. They lost about 20% so far... will probably rotate the front and rear before the rear becomes too worn down. I just switched the fat tires back on, so these will stay in hibernation until the next tour.... I think. I can never decide!

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    I took a quick measurement but measuring mm's of rubber with my micrometer probably has some +/- involved.

    Gambit 21 says 4.5 mm new

    I bought Bluecheesehead's "nearly new" set and I get 4.75 mm

    And my 2,500 + mile tires are 3.75 mm


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    On BFL the knobs did wear down pretty fast, all the edges of knobs got rounded, especially the side knobs were affected fast. The knob height remained pretty static. Trail riding only.

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