Tubeless-ready aggressive fatbike tire designed for trail riding in loose snow, Vanhelga brings traction technology to an entirely new level. Dual compound rubber lengthens tread life in the center of the tire while enhancing cornering control on the sides. Triple-siped shoulder knobs boost traction on ice.
The Larry tread applied to a very large casing. This tire measures about 4.7˝ on a 100mm rim! What does this mean to you? Float, float, float, my friend. Traction, Jackson. Larry tread provides good grab and steering in a multitude of conditions. For those of you looking for the maximum in traction and floatation, you have just found the mother lode.
Surly Bikes Knard 26x3.8 120 tpi offers the same tread as the other Knard-tires; it's a web of closely spaced blocks designed to grab terrain and hold it hostage until it`s done with it. Made on the same casing size as Surlys Nate and Larry tires, these tires occupy a unique place in the line-up: faster, less loose-dirt-and-mud oriented than the Nate 3.8, more point-n-shoot than Larrys or Endomorphs, and definitely more dirt than Black Floyds.
This is a similar Knard tread Surly previously introduced on a 29 x 3˝ casing, made up of low, closely spaced knobs, an effective tread for going fast over varied terrain. Surly chose 41mm because it´s meaty enough to conform to the ground surface, absorb irregularities and provide a decent sized contact patch. Both the 27 and 120tpi casings do a good job and feel lively, though the 120tpi is lighter, more supple, and features a folding bead.