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Old 02-02-18, 05:39 PM
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Front only or front and rear?

Someone mentioned that fat tires roll when you turn making it harder to turn on pavement.
I am wondering if the rear tire rolls too.
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I never did hard turns on pavement. But when front tire has less than 5 psi it start to self-steer a bit.
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Originally Posted by HerrKaLeun
I never did hard turns on pavement. But when front tire has less than 5 psi it start to self-steer a bit.
Self steer,that sounds like the apt term,thank you.
I am wondering if the rear tire tries to have the same effect.
Would its rolling resistance increase in a hard turn?
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Originally Posted by PdalPowr
Self steer,that sounds like the apt term,thank you.
I am wondering if the rear tire tries to have the same effect.
Would its rolling resistance increase in a hard turn?
unless you make the rearwheel flexible like a front wheel, it won't steer.
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Originally Posted by HerrKaLeun
unless you make the rearwheel flexible like a front wheel, it won't steer.
Thanks,I was concerned that it would roll over a bit like the front tire when making a hard turn.
I haven't pulled the trigger on a fat bike yet but started saving for one yesterday.
Maybe by next Fall,maybe.
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Originally Posted by PdalPowr
Self steer,that sounds like the apt term,thank you.
I am wondering if the rear tire tries to have the same effect.
Would its rolling resistance increase in a hard turn?
I've found self-steering is a combination of tire (material, tread pattern, design) and the tire pressure. I've been on
tires with awful self-steering at low pressure; but other's that are just fine with little air. My 45NRTH Dillinger 4 studded tires handle fine on bare pavement at pressures as low as 4 psi... but they don't roll very efficiently.
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Originally Posted by Hypno Toad
I've found self-steering is a combination of tire (material, tread pattern, design) and the tire pressure. I've been on
tires with awful self-steering at low pressure; but other's that are just fine with little air. My 45NRTH Dillinger 4 studded tires handle fine on bare pavement at pressures as low as 4 psi... but they don't roll very efficiently.
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I normally run higher psi than I should on a fat bike.

Recently, I had to air way down to deal with some really sloppy slush and mud.

When I did then get back on pavement I experienced a really odd handling feel I attributed to riding at higher speeds on deflated balloons.
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