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    Fast summer tires

    Hi,

    any suggestion for low resistance, light, fast , tubeless tires for my 26" wheels? 4-4,8" which would fit on my dude and are made for Asphalt and dry trails?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kikinki View Post
    Hi,

    any suggestion for low resistance, light, fast , tubeless tires for my 26" wheels? 4-4,8" which would fit on my dude and are made for Asphalt and dry trails?

    Jumbo Jim or Knard.

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    Specialized Ground Control 4.0 or Fast Trak 4.0

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    JJ 4.0 is fast for sure, but id also say for whatever reason, VanHelgas felt damn fast considering their tread pattern.

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    When I bought my fat bike (secondhand) it had some rather worn Husker Dus on it. For the first winter I fitted some Vanhelgas and the increased effort required was noticeable. So don't know if they are fast but they do require some effort - oh, they also sound like an approaching Panzer division on roads (pavement)

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    I forgot to mention that yeah on pavement, they are horrible. I thought on dirt though thy rolled well. Hudus roll well, but ss at lower pressures. Jims are still the best IMO. Just throwing out a knobbier alternative that i thought did well in dirt.

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    I know there is some study that alleges the Kenda Juggernaut Pros are not great, but I ride the 4" as an all-rounder and I love them. I am on my second set. The knobs on the 4 inch are really short.

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    Based on my experience with the 4.0" Jumbo Jims, they are a VERY fast rolling tire on harder surfaces. I don't have much sand experience but would imagine they would roll pretty well there too.

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    Thx for suggestions guys

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    I used my fatbike as my every day trail bike last summer and ran 4.0 Jumbo Jims. Very happy with them.
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    Larry & Endomorph.
    Specialized FastTrak 4.0 is another good one.
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    I know they are 3.8, but has anyone tried the Bontranger Rougarous compared to the Jumbo Jims? I recommend the Jumbo Jims for sure OP, but wondering about other options myself.

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    Bontrager Barbegazi

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    I love my Surly Knards. Fast and have good grip. I run them at 25-30 psi.

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    Maxxis Mammoths are an interesting option, I ran them for a couple of summers.

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    Jumbo Jim 4.0 or 4.4 Liteskins. You may be able to find non-Addix on sell out as the prices (here in the UK at least) are creeping up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carve It Up View Post
    I know they are 3.8, but has anyone tried the Bontranger Rougarous compared to the Jumbo Jims? I recommend the Jumbo Jims for sure OP, but wondering about other options myself.
    The Rougarou is a fast and but short tire. It will lower your bike quite a bit, depending on what tire you have expect a drop in the range of 12-20mm.
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    I've run Vee Eights 4.0 at 20psi on tours and gravel rides. Plenty quick and they HOWL getting over 20mph. This is all I use them for, I don't care about snow or low pressure characteristics. They steer like a motorcycle at these pressures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zedwarjen View Post
    Maxxis Mammoths are an interesting option, I ran them for a couple of summers.
    Yes, I still run them, mainly on sandy trails and they get along pretty well.

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    I ran the 27.5 x 4.5 Barbegazi's last summer on a 400 mile road ride (RAGBRAI), and they rolled pretty well.
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    Rode barbs last 2 summers but thit this year I'm going to give 27.5 hodags a try. The barbegazzis are fast and nice in the sand but you kinda get tossed around the trail a bit with the width. I'm hoping the higher volume (for a b fat) 3.8 hodag is the answere and cheap enough for a used set to try.

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    Fast summer tires-innova_spider-2214a_fat-bike-tire-tread.jpg

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    The 120 TPI Silica compound Vee Speedster tires are pretty fast. The 26x3.5" tires measure 4" across on my 80mm rims. I run them just under 20 psi for around town, still handle light offroading without losing traction on much except very wet mud

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