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    Jumbo Jim in a 27.5" x 4" anytime soon?

    Has anyone heard any rumors of the Jumbo Jim coming to us in a 27.5" x4 or bigger?? Out of all the 26" Fatty tires I have ridden, I thought they were the best. I now went to the 27.5" size rim and would hope they come out soon.
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    my suggestion: pray

    i prayed for a 27.5x4 vanhelga and it showed up. of course, it is too tall to fit my bike, so i guess I didn't pray hard enough...

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    Unless some OEM has spec'd / ordered it, I would bet my fatbike it wont happen. Schwalbe jumped on fatbikes 5 years ago along with everybody else, and has seen poor sales, also like everybody else.
    Tire moulds are expensive, they are not going to do it just because.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alias View Post
    Unless some OEM has spec'd / ordered it, I would bet my fatbike it wont happen. Schwalbe jumped on fatbikes 5 years ago along with everybody else, and has seen poor sales, also like everybody else.
    Tire moulds are expensive, they are not going to do it just because.
    I would be willing to bet that Schwalbe has sold a LOT of Jumbo Jims and has not lost money on the venture. However, I also would place a wager on Schwalbe not making a 27.5 version of the JJ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alias View Post
    Unless some OEM has spec'd / ordered it, I would bet my fatbike it wont happen. Schwalbe jumped on fatbikes 5 years ago along with everybody else, and has seen poor sales, also like everybody else.
    Tire moulds are expensive, they are not going to do it just because.
    Every single stock bike other than bikes with house brands had jumbo jims to keep the weight down:

    Then everyone figured out they suck as a winter tire and now it seems maxxis tires are the stock unit.




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    Quote Originally Posted by solarplex View Post
    Then everyone figured out they suck as a winter tire and now it seems maxxis tires are the stock unit.

    Which also suck as a winter tire.

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    Now that fat bikes are used every season, they should come with “all season tires” stock. Then it is up to the rider to get himself/herself something specific for winter.

    Minions are great all season tires by all accounts. And just like all season tires for cars, they would suck on snow compared to snow specific tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney View Post
    my suggestion: pray

    i prayed for a 27.5x4 vanhelga and it showed up. of course, it is too tall to fit my bike, so i guess I didn't pray hard enough...
    Same with me, wanted something more knobby than the Hodags. Jumped on the VH’s but alas, too tall for the Mutz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    Which also suck as a winter tire.
    I have had good luck in Anchorage with JJs during the winter--very low rolling resistance and great float. I'd use them in the ITI too, if I were going to bike it (but probably only if I were going to McGrath (not Nome)).
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    Which also suck as a winter tire.
    Yup. Hard compound, no sipes... its too bad.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Lars_D View Post
    I have had good luck in Anchorage with JJs during the winter--very low rolling resistance and great float. I'd use them in the ITI too, if I were going to bike it (but probably only if I were going to McGrath (not Nome)).

    I was referring to the DHF/DHR sucking on snow.

    JJ's are good on groomed snow but the more wild (ungroomed, wind affected, drifted, bottomless, etc...) it gets the less I want anything to do with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    I was referring to the DHF/DHR sucking on snow
    Quote Originally Posted by solarplex View Post
    Yup. Hard compound, no sipes... its too bad.
    agreed on teh snow suckage of the maxxis tires. i really like the maxxis fbf/fbr carcass & sidewall, so i have been experimenting with different siping patterns...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney View Post
    agreed on teh snow suckage of the maxxis tires. i really like the maxxis fbf/fbr carcass & sidewall, so i have been experimenting with different siping patterns...


    The vanhelgas would be good to copy. Its for sure the casing, friends maxxis tires at 6 psi on the beach felt like 12 psi. My bontragers felt like 3 psi at 6.

    Wont contour to the ground stiff...


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