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Old 06-23-24, 06:31 AM
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Fatbike Tire Test

I had a little fun yesterday doing an A/B test with two sets of tires, and I found the results surprising. Here's the long story:

https://bikesbeersstuff.blogspot.com/...tire-test.html

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Add Kenda Juggernaut to your test. 835 grams.



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Old 06-29-24, 05:52 AM
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Originally Posted by prj71
Add Kenda Juggernaut to your test. 835 grams.
That would be interesting. BicycleRollingResistance.com tested it as extremely slow, basically double the rolling resistance of the Jumbo Jim - but it could be an artifact of their testing setup. They also tested the Fat-B-Nimble as not-fast.

https://www.bicyclerollingresistance...t-bike-reviews
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Originally Posted by Hypno Toad
I had a little fun yesterday doing an A/B test with two sets of tires, and I found the results surprising. Here's the long story:

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Thanks for that.

People often try to do these tests by controlling power (and position) and looking at differences in speed. You can get better results by varying power and speed and controlling for the test course (and position).
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Unless I missed it, he never mentioned width, though from the Pugsley pic I am guessing 4". I am also switching to Jumbo Jims by next winter, but also downsizing from 4.8. The extra width is rarely helpful but is always there, dragging down my speed.
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Originally Posted by Hooligans
Unless I missed it, he never mentioned width, though from the Pugsley pic I am guessing 4". I am also switching to Jumbo Jims by next winter, but also downsizing from 4.8. The extra width is rarely helpful but is always there, dragging down my speed.
I don't know, I run the Jumbo Jims in 4.8" and they're plenty fast.
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I don't know, I run the Jumbo Jims in 4.8" and they're plenty fast.
I'm sure you are right. My wife's 4.8 JJs are what made me want them. My Vee 4.8s are heavy and luggy and lack flex in the cold-- probably why I think they are also too wide. Just a perception I guess.
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