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Old 2017-03-20, 10:27 PM   #16
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It occurs to me that a completely slick tire might weigh more than the equivalent tire with the same amount of "tread" on it. This because the tread has no gaps or grooves in it, meaning more material. So they probably just make it a reasonable percentage thinner, to make up for the difference. But unlike a tire with tread on it, it's probably hard to tell when a slick tire is wearing out until you see threads.
The Apache weighs in at 1000 grams (according to the internet) so you are probably right about making it thinner to cut back on the weight. It is the only way I can see that it weighs what it does.

I hadn't considered the problem of how to tell when a slick (bald) tire goes bald. I will have to look into this. I've ordered an Apache (because at the least I'll have a little fun with it) and it will most likely take the better part of a month to get here but I'll keep everyone posted as to how it does.
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Old 2017-03-20, 11:12 PM   #17
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Please post pics/review of the apache fatty slick when it arrives. Throwing one on a hatchet was the first thing that came to mind when I saw it on the vee tire website. Would love to know how it rides on a uni.
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Old 2017-03-26, 07:09 AM   #18
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I am still waiting on the Apache to arrive but I went ahead and ordered a Snowshoe 2xl as well for the winter (complete with stud kit).
I have some Clownshoe rims hanging around and am wondering if the 2xl on a clownshoe will fit.
Anyone know if is there a version of the 125mm disc hub that is 32 hole?
I currently have the 36 hole version on a Large Marge and would love to just have two wheels I could swap out.
I could set the 2xl wheel up with some spirit cranks and the disc on the outside but then I believe I would have to redo the brake every time I switched wheels.
Maybe there is a 36 hole 100mm or 80mm rim out there?
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Old 2017-03-26, 07:30 AM   #19
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Hi,
They sell 125mm disc hubs but only in US unicycle.com I think...

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Yep I was right
http://www.unicycle.com/nimbus-32h-a...sis-hub-125mm/

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Old 2017-03-26, 07:45 AM   #20
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Hi,
They sell 125mm disc hubs but only in US unicycle.com I think...

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http://www.unicycle.com/nimbus-32h-a...sis-hub-125mm/
Yeah, thanks for that. Looks like I need to place an order.
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Old 2017-03-26, 08:00 PM   #21
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Yeah, thanks for that. Looks like I need to place an order.
About 2 months ago on my request, Roland from UDC Germany had a few shipped over, so check there to see if any are still available.
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Old 2017-03-26, 08:31 PM   #22
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About 2 months ago on my request, Roland from UDC Germany had a few shipped over, so check there to see if any are still available.
Roland will definitely be the first place I check. Thanks!
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