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    Attention fat bikers

    Hey fatbikers, I would like to know what you guys are running for tire pressure and wheel width as well. Also, what do you weigh? I am trying to find a good balance between a soft and supple ride vs bottom the rim out on rocks. My friend and I have been riding Lackawanna state park and merli alot. Merli is a challenge finding the correct tire pressure due to big rocks. If I get rid of the rim strikes, the bike gets bouncey. Thanks for the info.


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    BTW I am running origin 8 devist8ers for the summer at 9psi front and 8psi rear.


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    Where did you get your tires from?

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    Running a Nate on the back, and a HuskerDu on the front.
    Weight around 215
    I usually start off with 11psi, and end up taking a little out here and there to take out the bounce effect, probably end up around 9.5 or 10.
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    Nate on front, HD on back; I weigh 198 before hydration pack and tools.

    I never, ever measure my PSI lol. I have it set so if I barrel through a really rocky section or go off a 2 foot drop, I don't bottom out on the rim. I just kinda eyeball it when I'm sitting on it

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    Adjusted both tires to 9psi on Wednesday at the Moon, and it was perfect, none of the bounce, tires just rolled over everything.
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    Yeah, my friend and I both are finding out that it really depends on conditions and terrain. Although I hit a rock that sent me OTB at merli coming out of squeeze play, I feel tire pressure played a part in the wreck. My nephew said the rear tire bounced like a foot or so. That was about 9 or 10 psi. It's that area that has the small drops before you hit orange/red main trail. That said, I am probably finished with pizza cutter bikes.


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    Front:WTB dissent 2.5" and I usually run around 30 psi.
    Rear: Panaracer fire xc pro tire 2.1" pressure is usually around 40 psi.

    My back rim is too narrow and I have to increase the tire pressure.

    I'm running tubes and I guess you guys are running tubeless because your tire pressure is very low.
    Oh I weigh 230lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goforbroke View Post
    Front:WTB dissent 2.5" and I usually run around 30 psi.
    Rear: Panaracer fire xc pro tire 2.1" pressure is usually around 40 psi.

    My back rim is too narrow and I have to increase the tire pressure.

    I'm running tubes and I guess you guys are running tubeless because your tire pressure is very low.
    Oh I weigh 230lbs.
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    I believe my post may have been misconstrued. Lol. I am a fat biker though.


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    DR6, how are you liking the HD? I heard they run small.


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    I done messed up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geist262 View Post
    DR6, how are you liking the HD? I heard they run small.
    The Husker is a little shorter, and has more of a rounded profile, perfect for Summer, it rails around corners and never looses grip, fantastic tire!
    If only I could find one for the rear, they are sold out everywhere!
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    Oooops, sorry you meant "fat bike" riders not "fat bike riders!!!"
    Waging war on my pedals every chance I get!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtrider6 View Post
    The Husker is a little shorter, and has more of a rounded profile, perfect for Summer, it rails around corners and never looses grip, fantastic tire!
    If only I could find one for the rear, they are sold out everywhere!
    Yeah I maybe should have ordered two when I bought mine, but I suppose I got lucky being in on the first batch. I really like my Nate on front HD on rear combo, but methinks two HD's would be fine as well, certainly would roll faster

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    Quote Originally Posted by motoman465 View Post
    Oooops, sorry you meant "fat bike" riders not "fat bike riders!!!"
    No actually it's fat bikers riding fat bikes!
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    Fat biking is a whole another realm of biking. You basically throw weight out of the equation. I am watching to see who gravitates to them and who doesn't. Most people who ask about them want to know how heavy it is. Weight is the number one question. My bike is heavy and a little harder to move with 4lbs. tires, but man it's just fun. It's like comparing a porsche vs a jeep wrangler. Id rather the jeep. I ride for the fitness, fun and the thrill. I am not a racer and never will be. I enjoy my surroundings.

    On another note, I like the devist8er tires, but they feel weird compared to nates. The nates don't have much of a contact patch in comparison. The devist8er has a flatter profile compared to any other tire i have seen as of yet. The devist8er on rock feels like my quad in four wheel drive on pavement, it just wants to go straight. They roll much faster and have good traction to boot.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtrider6 View Post
    No actually it's fat bikers riding fat bikes!
    Hello, my name is Randy, I am a fat fatbiker.


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    Looks like I might be ordering a devist8er for the Summer, sounds just like what I am looking for, since I can't find another HuskerDu anywhere.
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    Fat bikers. You guys have me rolling!


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