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    Good gravel tire!

    I finally got out on my bike after foot surgery. I rode my 26er and the roads are crap-soft, deep gravel with frost boils thrown in. I'm a little paranoid about going down and then I thought about my almost new fat bike sitting at home! Duh- no brainer. The problem is I hate wasting my almost new rear tire (Nate) on gravel. Are there any cheap tires good on loose gravel? It's probably stupid not wanting to grind up what I have but damn those tires are expensive! I'm running 80mm rims and a BFL in front. Weight is not an issue.

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    Origin8 Devist8'ers are about $45, VeeRubber has a tire about that price, too. Some say the tire from the WalMart Mongoose fatty is available at $30. Soon we will have a Vee-rubber 3.5" street tire (also sold by Origin8 as the Crusher) (might be available now) and there is always the 3" Kenda Flame at about $30.

    Edit: if anyone knows about this tire?
    http://www.jbimporters.com/web/check...t_number=59672

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    Oldfatbaldguy: Thanks for the info. I did a little looking on line and got a Vee Mission for $37. I just can't see ruining a $150 tire on gravel. My wife dogs me about keeping marginal tires off my bikes but it's good to use them for this.

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    New to the fat tire scene, but I'll give a thumbs up to the Devist8er's (V-Rubber branded) ... Cheap for what you get, and they seem to do pretty good job on loose rocky terrain.

    Second choice would be the Pacific Cycle (Walmart) brand ... Just because they're cheap, heavy, and thick ... IF they'll fit ... Wide & Tall (more than the Devist8er) ... Durability unknown !

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    The Devist8ers are cheap and durable. Really durable. Such a thick wall, that when the weather gets cold (around 0 F), the casing gets really hard and slow rolling.

    Pliable enough when warm though. The knobs are pretty shallow. They'd probably make a good gravel tire.
    Disclaimer: I run Regular Cycles (officialy in 2016, functionally in 2020).

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    Good gravel tire!-moto_0534.jpg

    Tommysea 4.8s $70 list price
    I LOVE ORANGE keep them coming, if I wanted to change I would have done it 50-60 years ago....

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    Tommysea 4.8s $70 list price
    naaaaaaaa

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