Surly Black Floyd Fatbike Tire

DESCRIPTION

Sometimes a lot of tread isn’t necessary. Sometimes, even on a fat bike, you don’t want to run real low pressure in your tires. Sometimes even fat bikes want to stretch their legs and run. Enter Black Floyd. Black Floyd allows you to pump up the pressure and cruise like a ’71 El Dorado. The casing is designed to work best on 65mm rims. The tread is comprised of tightly spaced low profile “bricks”. Naturally, it’s designed for street and hardpack conditions. We expect the unicyclers will dig this one too. Your ideal pressure will vary according to what you want to ride, but in those places where less is more, Black Floyd will transform your fat bike into a road warrior. 120tpi casing, in wire or Kevlar bead.

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 27, 2017]
Andy
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Fastest rolling fat tire made.

Weakness:

Prolly not good for loose dirt at fast speeds.

I commute to work 10 miles one way on my fat bike. I was rolling on nates since I hit the single track with my fatty as well as pavement. The black Floyd’s roll FAST. I gained 2mph sustained speed on pavement just changing tires.

[Sep 20, 2017]
Kurt in Colorado
All Mountain Rider

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

Smooth (in rear)
Wears long

Weakness:

Self steer at virtually every pressure
Expensive

Bought this tire to commute to work on, since I don't need traction during the summer.

At 10psi (front), the front end just wanders. At 15psi, the self-steer is improved, but not enough to trust. At 20psi, you start to lose the sense that the bike wants to take you where it wants to take you. Bump compliance is fading at this point. By jacking the pressure up to 25psi, you get the sense that this is (almost) a normal tire, but with that much pressure, it doesn't really stick to the road as well as you'd like.

Self-steering is awful at all but the highest tire pressures, making the tire feel bouncy and draining any advantage of having a fat tire to begin with.

This tire BEGS to be removed from the front wheel. It hates to steer. I can tolerate the thing on the rear, which helps to smooth out the bumps in pavement.

3 Flamin' Chilis for the rear tire, 1 for the front. Average of 2.

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