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    New question here. Fastest rolling 27.5x3.8 /4.0 tires for dirt/gravel roads?

    Hodag on both ends or something else?

    Need to boot my fatbike for upcoming long bikepacking trip (mix of mountain gravel roads and double-tracks). Currently have gnarwal/hodag combo but gnarwal is a bit of overkill for this (grip is insane though).

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    Modified 27.5 x 4.5 Barbz haul the mail on gravel roads. They do have some self steer under 10psi, but for dirt road blasting pumped up to 15psi they rip.

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    Sorry, I have 44mm 27.5 rims, I can't go beyond 3.8 tires. If I wanted to go full fat I probably could just install my winter 26" wheels with shwalbe JJ for best fat rolling possible.

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    No help here just thinking out loud. Too bad your 44mm rims are not 26, the Rogarou's roll real fast, especially once they get some wear on them.
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    Maxxis Minion 27.5 x 3.8. The came stock on the Wozo I just picked up a few weeks back. I haven't had a whole lot of time on the bike yet, but, at 12-15 psi I'm not noticing a lot of difference between these and the tires on my old Fuel EX as far as hardpack dirt is concerned. They roll extremely well and I haven't even pulled the tubes yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mebaru View Post
    Sorry, I have 44mm 27.5 rims, I can't go beyond 3.8 tires. If I wanted to go full fat I probably could just install my winter 26" wheels with shwalbe JJ for best fat rolling possible.
    There's your answer. The JJs probably roll better than any 27.5x3.8 option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crash41984 View Post
    Maxxis Minion 27.5 x 3.8. The came stock on the Wozo I just picked up a few weeks back. I haven't had a whole lot of time on the bike yet, but, at 12-15 psi I'm not noticing a lot of difference between these and the tires on my old Fuel EX as far as hardpack dirt is concerned. They roll extremely well and I haven't even pulled the tubes yet.

    I think it's all relative. Those tires roll like cinder blocks compared to Hodag's.

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