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These guys seem like they are trying to get into all the niche bike tire markets, and I hope they succeed!

I am excited about this tire, but really excited about the 36er tire they are going to be making as well.

I bet they would be one of the first companies to make a 24x4 or 29x4 tire if it was shown that there is a potential market for such tires.

36x3 would be fun and would probably fit in current Nimbus frames ;)

Has anyone used any of their products yet?
 

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EVERYONE has ridden a Vee Rubber product, you just may not have known it.
(they make tires for several other companies, just like DURO does.)
 

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saw the 4" guy at frostbike, and talked a bit to the designer. Lighter than the devist8or (also made by them), but not by much. They are still working on a higher tpi/folding option which should be lighter yet. time will tell if it approaches the innova stuff.

tread pattern seemed nice, a bit lower profile than the Nate, and somewhere between the Nate and the Du in knob spacing
 

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At frost bike, the designer said that the first run was a heavy one, at 1800+ grams. They're working on lightening it up for the second run to get them more in line wieght wise with the Surly offerings. It does look like quit a nice tire in person. Kind of half way between a HD and an Endo.
 

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Anyone know of a release date or cost?
 

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I thought I felt an increase in the gravitational pull. Dang, 1870 g's?!?! There is not enough metal left on a Marge Lite to remove to compensate for that much weight increase over a Nate.
 

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I thought I felt an increase in the gravitational pull. Dang, 1870 g's?!?! There is not enough metal left on a Marge Lite to remove to compensate for that much weight increase over a Nate.
Yeah....they are porky tires, but less than half the price of a Larry 3.8 120TPI tire, and as I said, the guy that got these is commuting/urban riding this bike, and wearing out $120.00+ tires is not a good option for him.

And......maybe if someone needs/wants a heavy tire for protection against rocks, maybe this is a better choice for less money.

Anyway, it isn't for me, or a lot of folks, but this guy was tickled to death to save way over a $100.00 on tires for his Pugs.
 

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We got some in at the shop where I work. Special ordered for a customer that uses a NecroPugs as his daily transpo. These are 120TPI but are pretty dang heavy!
That looks like the original, lots-of-rubber-in-the-casing Mission. Thick and tough. They were talking about reducing the amount of rubber on the casing to drop 200-300g.
 

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That looks like the original, lots-of-rubber-in-the-casing Mission. Thick and tough. They were talking about reducing the amount of rubber on the casing to drop 200-300g.

It probably is the original, as you say. These were the only models that were available at the time we ordered. Every other variant listed by J&B was "out of stock", which may mean about anything with those guys from "we'll never have them" to "they will be in next shipment", or anything in between.
 

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As far as cheap fat commuter tires go I'd say the innova spider is in the running, seems like i remember them being pretty cheap and I bet they are lighter and smother rolling than the v mission.
 

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It probably is the original, as you say. These were the only models that were available at the time we ordered. Every other variant listed by J&B was "out of stock", which may mean about anything with those guys from "we'll never have them" to "they will be in next shipment", or anything in between.
Sounds about right. I've been hoping to see the devist8er UL for months now. Just checked though and they finally updated the expected arrival date from 4/20 to 8/20 so maybe they are actually on the next shipment. I guess we'll know in a couple days. If the price stays close to the same as the previous devist8er the devist8er UL could be a much more competitive tire and a good bargain weighing in at 1350g.
 

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Yeah....they are porky tires, but less than half the price of a Larry 3.8 120TPI tire, and as I said, the guy that got these is commuting/urban riding this bike, and wearing out $120.00+ tires is not a good option for him.

And......maybe if someone needs/wants a heavy tire for protection against rocks, maybe this is a better choice for less money.

Anyway, it isn't for me, or a lot of folks, but this guy was tickled to death to save way over a $100.00 on tires for his Pugs.

GT, how was the actual size when they were mounted up? Bigger, smaller, same compared to all the Inova 3.8s?
 

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Why not use the Kenda Flames for a commuter tire? $35 each, nearly the diameter of a Floyd, smooth rolling.
 

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GT, how was the actual size when they were mounted up? Bigger, smaller, same compared to all the Inova 3.8s?
We didn't mount them up, Pete, but the guy came in today and said he was really disappointed in them compared to his Larry 3.8'ers. I didn't get a chance to speak with him, but I guess he is claiming you have to run them at a lot higher pressures than the Larry to negate some of the rolling resistance.

Not sure if that is due to the weight or the casing. I'm thinking it is a bit of both going on there.

Sorry- if I see him riding, (I do from time to time), I'll report back on the volume.
 
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