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    different colors on one floaters?

    This may seem a little silly, but being a science person I was wondering about something when I saw the myriad of colors that the floaters are available in. I don't know everything about rubber manufacturing but most rubber in terms of tires are black. The floaters are only available in other colors, none of which seem "natural". This means they probably add some form of dye or something in the rubber compound. Do these dyes affect the quality of the rubber and are some of the colors different in terms of durabilty/quality/etc then others? I'm a nerd.

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    Floaters are available in black... and I think some people have found the colored floaters age different over time vs the black.

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    "rubber" comes from more than one place, so it can have different "undyed" colors depending.

    Gum rubber is one. Though natural latex from rubber trees is a milky white color. But you can't discount many synthetic rubbers that are petroleum-based, and typically black.

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    The colored tires are tad bit heavier then standard black from my observation.

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    Interesting read on black tires vs. white tires, which would be dyed to get the crazy floater colors. think I'll stick with black tires for now.
    Making Tires Black, Instead of the Natural White Color of Rubber, Produces a Much Stronger and Longer Lasting Tire
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    What is the best colour for fat bike tires?
    :thumbsup:It doesn't matter what I ride as long as I ride it Rubber Side Down●~●.

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    Where did you see black floaters? I only saw the rainbow sherbet ones and white on planet x/on one site

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    Orange floaters. they look like giant hot dogs rolling down the trail. If you're really adventurous and want unwanted advances, go pink with a glittery rim strip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by captnpenguin View Post
    Where did you see black floaters? I only saw the rainbow sherbet ones and white on planet x/on one site

    "Buy the ticket. Take the ride." -Hunter S. Thompson
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    https://www.planet-x-usa.com/i/q/TYO...oater-fat-tyre

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