Panaracer Fat B Nimble 26x4" - actual width?- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 18 of 18
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Velobike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    7,171

    Panaracer Fat B Nimble 26x4" - actual width?

    I've seen it mentioned that the Panaracer Fat B Nimble 26x4" is actually a fair bit thinner. Has anyone stuck a set of callipers on these so we can know the actual width?

    (I'm hoping they're are in fact narrower because I may have a project that would just fit them.)
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
    Latitude: 5736' Highlands, Scotland

  2. #2
    im4Gsus
    Reputation: kaboose's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    2,203
    mounted on 80mm rims it measured 3 inches
    "If God is your co-pilot you're in the wrong seat!" S Barrington

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    1,873
    Doesn't the True Tire Size Thread chart have the info you're looking for?

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: troutie-mtb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    3,062
    Here is a pic compared to a Floater





    Good fast rolling tyres on all the terrain I have tried them on

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation: davesupra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    246
    Quote Originally Posted by kaboose View Post
    mounted on 80mm rims it measured 3 inches
    Yep, on a rolling darryl the tread measures 3.5". The carcass is a little bit wider.
    DaveH
    '15 Salsa Horsethief
    '13 9:ZERO:7
    '13 Trek Domane
    '16 Salsa Fargo

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Velobike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    7,171
    Found what I was looking for. I totally missed the thread elsewhere on here!

    Thanks to fatclank for this






    Looks like the front for my project is go.
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
    Latitude: 5736' Highlands, Scotland

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation: geekonabike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    82
    I just ordered a pair before reading this. I'd hoped for wider. Does anyone have them mounted tubeless?
    . Later, mike
    . www.geekonabike.webs.com

  8. #8
    Really I am that slow
    Reputation: SlowerThenSnot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    3,777
    Quote Originally Posted by geekonabike View Post
    I just ordered a pair before reading this. I'd hoped for wider. Does anyone have them mounted tubeless?
    i do on 65mm rims... really like this tire alot esp for rear, seems to work better in most ways over a Knard or husker du in my exp...
    Read my BLOG!

    just a guy who loves bikes and exploring

  9. #9
    All fat, all the time.
    Reputation: Shark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    8,137
    Quote Originally Posted by SlowerThenSnot View Post
    i do on 65mm rims... really like this tire alot esp for rear, seems to work better in most ways over a Knard or husker du in my exp...
    Glad to hear this!

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation: davesupra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    246
    Quote Originally Posted by geekonabike View Post
    I just ordered a pair before reading this. I'd hoped for wider. Does anyone have them mounted tubeless?
    I have them tubeless on darryls also. They were a little tough to get on the bead, but once on they sealed up quick and I haven't had any issues with them.
    DaveH
    '15 Salsa Horsethief
    '13 9:ZERO:7
    '13 Trek Domane
    '16 Salsa Fargo

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Velobike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    7,171
    Well, I'll soon find out if this will do the job.

    Thanks for the feedback folks.

    I've ordered one.
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
    Latitude: 5736' Highlands, Scotland

  12. #12
    All fat, all the time.
    Reputation: Shark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    8,137
    They are ever-so-slightly more narrow than a Hudu.
    I used to have to push the tire down into my thule sidearm rack. The FBN roll right in, still touching the sides but not like the Hudu.

    From the few rides I have on them, they have more grip than the Hudu. Love these tires.

  13. #13
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    59
    Has anyone measured the outside diameter? Since the width is narrower than specified, wondering about effect on BB?

    Shark, do you have these on your Bucksaw? How do you like them on rocks, roots, dirt, etc?

    Thanks!

  14. #14
    All fat, all the time.
    Reputation: Shark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    8,137
    Quote Originally Posted by AZMB'er View Post

    Shark, do you have these on your Bucksaw? How do you like them on rocks, roots, dirt, etc?

    Thanks!
    Yep I sure do. They have more grip than I expected. Once the weather gets better I hope to get more miles on them, so far no complaints though.

  15. #15
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Velobike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    7,171
    Fitted on a 40mm rim. Diameter is 720mm. They fit in a standard Surly 1x1 fork, so no need for a fat fork.





    There is a remote possibility it may fit in the back of a 1x1 if a narrower rim was used. When I get my hands on a narrow 26" wheel, I'll try putting it in.
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
    Latitude: 5736' Highlands, Scotland

  16. #16
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    30
    Velobike,

    Did you ever try this on the back of the 1x1 with a narrower rim?

  17. #17
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Velobike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    7,171
    Quote Originally Posted by neil_240 View Post
    Velobike,

    Did you ever try this on the back of the 1x1 with a narrower rim?
    Not yet, but I must get round to it.
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
    Latitude: 5736' Highlands, Scotland

  18. #18
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    30
    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    Not yet, but I must get round to it.
    Well I just ordered on so I'll see how it fit on my i25 rims.

Similar Threads

  1. Panaracer Fat B Nimble!
    By SlowerThenSnot in forum Fat bikes
    Replies: 390
    Last Post: 06-12-2017, 07:34 AM
  2. Panaracer Fat B Nimble 27.5+ 3.5"?
    By senor_mikey in forum 27.5
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 04-24-2015, 06:19 AM
  3. Panaracer Fat B Nimble
    By davesupra in forum Fat bikes
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-14-2015, 12:05 PM
  4. 120 TPI Panaracer Fat B Nimble
    By Harold in forum Fat bikes
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 11-05-2014, 01:45 PM
  5. Larsen TT 2.35 actual width?
    By Frankie Figs in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 08-31-2013, 10:46 AM

Members who have read this thread: 2

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.