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    Fat Tires-- Nate vs. Larry?

    The tires that came on my Mukluk are the Nates... for pure snow riding should I invest in a pair of Larrys???
    I was talking to a fellow fatbike rider this weekend who has raced in some of the big races here in Alaska, he felt like the Larrys would be a lot better.
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    Are you talking float or grip?.....Never heard of anyone going from a nate to a larry....usually the other way around.
    I'd give the nate's a chance before dropping money on new tires!

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    Or if you really wanted to try a larry, I have a used one I'd trade you for a nate, plus cash of course from my end since used....good tread left

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    besides building my fatbike the next best purchase, was my nate. by far the best way to improve your fatbike experience.

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    Depends on conditions. If its wet snow, the Nate is best. Not sure how Nate will do on powder. For my area, I find the Nate to be the best all around tire.


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    I went from BFLs to Nates and back to BFLs, but only so I could sell them before I put too many miles on them. Going to get Bud and Lou when they're available. If those never came out I would only use BFLs for dry conditions.

    Nates saved my ass in the slop. Great tires.

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    I rode Nate f & r for a while last winter in AK. The traction was ridiculous and a huge advantage, but that advantage was severely offset by the ridiculous rolling resistance. I swapped the rear tire back to an endo, and experienced coasting for long periods of time again, but the traction out back was just gone. Switched the endo out to a backward Larry and got enough traction back to be happy. I can't see myself taking the Nate off the front though. I would like to try a HuDu out back, but the Larry works well enough on that end of the bike that it'll probably be a while before I actually buy one.

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    Dude, Iíll trade you one brand-new Endomorph, plus two used Endomorphs, one lightly used Larry, plus two slightly-more-than-lightly-used Larrys for your two Nates. PM me, letís make a deal.
    Donít frail and blow if youíre going to Braille and Flow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    Dude, Iíll trade you one brand-new Endomorph, plus two used Endomorphs, one lightly used Larry, plus two slightly-more-than-lightly-used Larrys for your two Nates. PM me, letís make a deal.
    ahhhh do i detect a play @ humor??

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    ahhhh do i detect a play @ humor??
    No. I am dead serious. The two fatbike build kits I ordered late last year came with those meager tires. They have just been hanging in my garage, and in the meantime Iíve spent over $500 on Nates and my latest set on my 9:zero:7 are pretty freakiní worn down. Iíd gladly trade if someone just wants to toodle around in the snow or sand. I ride on rocks, roots, mud, loose gravelly off-camber high-speed downhill stuff. I need Nates. These anemic snow tires I have hanging in my garage are SCREAMING for someone to take them out to the snowÖ of which there hasnít been any near where I live for a long long time.
    Donít frail and blow if youíre going to Braille and Flow.

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    I turned my larry's into semi-slicks for beach and road rides by cutting of all the knobs,
    On trails l most like husker du's, they have more bite and roll better than the larry's.

    If extreme traction is required I use nates, but they make me 5 km/ h slower!!!

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