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Hi all, I am waiting on my new 9zero7 to come in and was just wondering if anyone has ridden the spider tire in the summer, and if so, should I go with that or not.They were on the bike I rented, that sold me on this fat tire biking, but it was on the snow.
 

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Are you mostly going to ride the bike in the summer? Personally, I would buy snowbike tires with snow in mind, not the "off" season.
 

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...the ussides of having a fat specific frame is it's ability to transmogrify into any bike you want...splurge, as you can afford, and get different wheelsets / tire combos to tackle different conditions. I have three wheelsets for my fatback..."skinny" umma's for studs or summer slicks, 70's for bombproof winter hardpack or summer dirt, 100's for everything else winter. All that being said, the spider makes a righteous rear tire in the snow, and sounds like a Larry up front is the ticket...On a side note-I've got a project in the works...I'll post pics of my spider with "fangs" when I'm done...
 

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I ordered a couple spares when I ordered two of his bikes as a wedding gift for my brother and his newest wife...
 

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I am buying it with winter in mind, but I keep thinking it has got to be awesome in the summer in the right conditions, ie Ressurection after a week of rain! The bike comes with the endo but was just looking for opinions on the spider. Thanks
 

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damnitman said:
I ordered a couple spares when I ordered two of his bikes as a wedding gift for my brother and his newest wife...
I think you and I are related. Please send tire gifts.

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I am buying it with winter in mind, but I keep thinking it has got to be awesome in the summer in the right conditions, ie Ressurection after a week of rain! The bike comes with the endo but was just looking for opinions on the spider. Thanks
The spider is cheap, and spares are good to have considering the spotty availability of this size tire and the relatively high likelihood of terminal failure before you consider the tread worn out.

Buy one and find out for yourself?
 

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...the ussides of having a fat specific frame is it's ability to transmogrify into any bike you want...splurge, as you can afford, and get different wheelsets / tire combos to tackle different conditions. I have three wheelsets for my fatback..."skinny" umma's for studs or summer slicks, 70's for bombproof winter hardpack or summer dirt, 100's for everything else winter. All that being said, the spider makes a righteous rear tire in the snow, and sounds like a Larry up front is the ticket...On a side note-I've got a project in the works...I'll post pics of my spider with "fangs" when I'm done...
How much do you weight? If it is more than a bag of feathers, care to comment on the threshold of snow conditions that make you want to change from 70's to 100's? Sounds like we have a similar project in mind with the spider...
 

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I, like my bike, am fat...aprox 195# dry weight...I usually (89% of the time) have a full 3-day (50+#'s) camping load on my bike. In the Spring here in Bethel, AK the constant snowmachine traffic and intense sunlight produce amazing trails that just don't need the extra float that 100's offer, so now I switch to 70's...in fact, most days, snowcats would be plenty sufficient on an unladen bike (ie no camping gear). Winter, typically is another story, I say typically because until this AM we only had about an inch of snow, should be in the neighborhood of 2-3 feet... If you are wondering, I ride, even around town, with the gear so that when I go on my multi-day trips I don't have to get used to the handling characteristics a fully laden bike exhibits...a debilitating crash out here in bad weather could be a bad thing...

Mangoman-
If you and I are truly related then we both have a very unique distinguishing physical feature, which, I'm sure, you would be willing to describe for the empty-beer audience...seriously though, I'm up for trading a new spider for a new larry, I'll even pay shipping...
 

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