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Old 12-26-17, 08:56 AM
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Are there anything like hybrid tires for fatbikes?

I was wondering if there is anything like a hybrid tire for fatbikes.
A tire meant for bare roads part of the time so I can commute and get groceries with it.
It is the only way right now I can justify getting one.
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Old 12-26-17, 09:43 AM
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surly has these
Surly Black Floyd Tires 26x3.8 60tpi in Tree Fort Bikes Fat Bike Tires
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Wow Chris,talk about a timely great response.
Those Surlys sound like they are exactly what I want.
Though I will entertain other ideas your's will be hard to beat.
Besides if I do go fatty having something surly on it seems appropriate.
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Iíve used these for road and hardpack trail rides. At 30 psi they roll very nice.

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Jumbo Jim's roll plenty fast. Its more the wind resistance of fat tires than rolling resistance that's the problem on pavement.
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Originally Posted by rangie
Jumbo Jim's roll plenty fast. Its more the wind resistance of fat tires than rolling resistance that's the problem on pavement.
Wind resistance is a new term for me.
Wow,are you saying the tire has trouble riding through the air because of it's size?
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I use Black Floyds. They self steer like crazy. When I start a turn, they dig in and pull even harder into the turn.

The mechanics of a turn on those tires involve beginning the turn, then leaning into the handlebar in the direction of your turn...almost pushing, say, left in a right turn...to keep the wheel tracking.

It's not impossible to ride, but very annoying.
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I use Black Floyds. They self steer like crazy. When I start a turn, they dig in and pull even harder into the turn.

The mechanics of a turn on those tires involve beginning the turn, then leaning into the handlebar in the direction of your turn...almost pushing, say, left in a right turn...to keep the wheel tracking.

It's not impossible to ride, but very annoying.
I understand what you mean.
It sounds like the same issue with 3 wheel A.T.V.s.
Unless you lean into the turn the trike keeps going relatively straight.

As much as I hate to admit it the fat bike looks like it is for someone
dedicated to fat bikes or someone who can afford two or three bikes.
I do like their looks. Gnarly to the extreme.
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I've described it poorly. The Black Floyd tires don't try to track straight...that would actually be better. They pull into the turn, attempting to steepen it, or even wrap up.

So during turns, I push against the bar that is in the direction of the turn; if turning left, after starting the turn I push against the left grip while in the turn, to keep the front wheel from wrapping up in an ever tighter, self-accelerating, turn. You can feel the bar pushing back against you the whole time as the tire tries to grab and pull deeper into the turn.
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And, a fat bike is definitely only a second or third bike...not a primary. If I had to get rid of one bike, I wouldn't hesitate as to which. The fatbike serves a very narrow niche.
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Originally Posted by Banzai
I've described it poorly. The Black Floyd tires don't try to track straight...that would actually be better. They pull into the turn, attempting to steepen it, or even wrap up.

So during turns, I push against the bar that is in the direction of the turn; if turning left, after starting the turn I push against the left grip while in the turn, to keep the front wheel from wrapping up in an ever tighter, self-accelerating, turn. You can feel the bar pushing back against you the whole time as the tire tries to grab and pull deeper into the turn.
You described it well. After going over it again it was evident what you meant.
I have pretty strong arms so it may not bug me much but
I wouldn't want a bike that hesitates when I am about to be doored.
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My LBS has cruiser fat bikes with a street tire as stock choice..
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One thing I noticed about going downhill at 30 mph+ on my Minn 3.0 with the Speedsters (pumped to 25 psi+) was the dynamic handling was a lot like a motorcycle. All that rotating mass didnít like changing direction. Which meant I really became aware of my line.
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