Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Menasha, WI
Bikes: 1998 Bontrager Road Lite, 2005 Trek 9.8, 2008 Santana Arriva Tandem w/ S&S Couplings, 2009 Electra Rat Rod, 2010 Bike Friday Pocket Rocket, 2010 Cannondale SuperSix, 2011 Cannondale CX, 2011 Cannondale Tandem, Xtracycle, Surly Pugsley Necromancer
Fatter on the front? - Surly Necro Pug
I bought a Necromancer at the end of last winter; I only had a chance to ride it in the snow once before it all melted but it was a blast! I'm getting stoked for the snow to start flying again!
One question I have is whether or not there would be any benefits to putting one of Surly's bigger tires on the front? It came with the 3.8" Larry but I'm intrigued by the concept of going fatter w/ the Big Fat Larry 4.7. The bike has the same fork as the Moonlander so I know it'll handle the extra width but I don't know if it'll gain me anything other than looking cool.
I believe there would be an advantage to having rubber on the back that's bigger than the front since the front can then make a path for the rear wheel but the Pug is only rated for a 4" tire on the rear. Has anyone run anything wider than the 3.7 Endomorph on the rear of a Pug? How big can you go? I'm tempted to buy a BFL 4.7 and try it on the back and if it doesn't work, move it to the front.
Looking for any feedback on what tire combinations people have tried and what worked or didn't work. Thanks!