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Old 03-30-19, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by hybridbkrdr View Post
Now I read some comments about fat bikes and found out they can be vague and imprecise in their steering. So, I'm not tempted to get into fat biking anytime soon.

However, I just saw a video on Youtube that practically blew me away.

It's a comparison between 2.00" tires against 2.35" tires. The larger tires came out ahead. Since Schwalbe makes a semi-slick Super Moto-X in 2.4" I feel like buying a bike with 2.8" tires just to try the smooth-rolling 2.4" tires. It actually seems like an awesome idea now, not just a cool idea.
My fatbike steers precise... you must have heard from people with cheap tires. Cheap front tires self-steer at low pressure. With good tires this isn't a problem.
the problem with fat tires is they are large and the market is small. So many manufacturers don't spend much $ on research and good rubber etc. Good tires cost $120, cheap ones $40, you get what you pay for.
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