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I've been riding pre production samples for about a week and its a fast tire, better grip then a knard, light mine came in at 1270.... really dig 1938099_10152816832454968_2037764312_n.jpg 10173473_10152816565144968_1503804008_n.jpg

More photos thurs and friday

Here are the specs from panaracer and should be ready to buy in June!

1180 grams in a kevlar bead, 120 tpi casing. No weight yet on the 60 tpi wire bead. MSRP for Kevlar bead is 90.00, and 60.00 for the wire bead.
 

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Now $90 is a somewhat reasonable price for a 120 tpi fat tire. Glad more cheaper options are starting to enter the market
 

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Sweet!
Can you measure the bead to bead width with the tire unmounted and laid flat?

I've got more Snowshoe XL protos coming in now for some testing during Easter. One studded version and one unstudded. New compound that should reduce the tendency to have snow sticking to them. (that stickiness is plain awesome on all other surfaces, though, so a tradeoff)
 

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Sweet!
Can you measure the bead to bead width with the tire unmounted and laid flat?

I've got more Snowshoe XL protos coming in now for some testing during Easter. One studded version and one unstudded. New compound that should reduce the tendency to have snow sticking to them. (that stickiness is plain awesome on all other surfaces, though, so a tradeoff)
here you go.... 1622772_10152837784834968_4938205570004682869_n.jpg 10177969_10152837786069968_4353968119087357128_n.jpg
 

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Hmmm...

Being reminded this last ride (muddy instead of snow) of how poor the side bite seems to be on the Floaters, these "LOOK" like they have the potential to replace that tire as the best all around choice. Very nice pricing too!
 

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Have you noticed any tendency for 'self steer' at high or low air pressures?
I'd love to try these tires out up here in the Ogden area when they are available if there isn't any issues with self steer.
I am currently running Vee Rubber Vee8's and at lower pressure they can be a handfull.
 

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Have you noticed any tendency for 'self steer' at high or low air pressures?
I'd love to try these tires out up here in the Ogden area when they are available if there isn't any issues with self steer.
I am currently running Vee Rubber Vee8's and at lower pressure they can be a handfull.
You most likely will encounter that issue with most fat tires at low pressure, nature of the beast so to speak...
 

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You most likely will encounter that issue with most fat tires at low pressure, nature of the beast so to speak...
The degree of self steer varies hugely for tire (tread) to tire. I have used some with almost none at any pressure, and others that were borderline dangerous at most pressures.
 

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The degree of self steer varies hugely for tire (tread) to tire. I have used some with almost none at any pressure, and others that were borderline dangerous at most pressures.
Interesting... I've ridden summer and winter on various tires but never felt a significant amount of self steer that it anything that I would consider dangerous...
 
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