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Old 2015-05-17, 11:18 PM   #61
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Actually, for a multi-use tire, the knobs don't look that big/aggressive (to me, but then I run duros on my munis, which are about as aggressive as they come). Pump up higher air pressure for road use, and I'll bet it's fairly smooth. Naturally, if road riding was to be the only use, a smoother tread would be better. Finding a good dual-purpose tire isn't easy.
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Old 2015-05-18, 04:17 AM   #62
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It looks like a great set up to have a very lightweight 3" on a 29er. I cant wait to get the Knard on my Oregon. I would probably run it at a higher pressure than my Duro though.
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Old 2015-05-18, 11:45 AM   #63
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I am waiting for my 20" and a 26"!!!!

Hopefully will arrive this week!!!

So excited.

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Old 2015-05-18, 01:36 PM   #64
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HiyaChickenfeet
Congratulations! I'd be exited too !
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Old 2015-05-18, 03:51 PM   #65
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I've never ridden a Knard, but I can't imagine a tyre that massive being that good for road riding!
I'm glad someone brought this up...has anyone actually purchased/riden the new 29" yet? I was interested in getting it mainly for road riding, but I also have similar reservations because of the tire.
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Old 2015-05-18, 04:34 PM   #66
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If its purely for road riding. Im not sure how long it will last. The treads are really soft, grippy but I doubt durable for the road. Probably good for hard pack trails.
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Old 2015-05-18, 05:06 PM   #67
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My original comment wasn't really concerning the thread, it's the actual size and volume. I can't imagine a tyre that large pumping up hard enough to actually use on-road primarily.

I've never used a 29+ tyre before, but even my 2.2" feels far too sloppy when I let some air out. Maybe that's just me being used to hard tyres on my road bikes though
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Old 2015-05-18, 05:23 PM   #68
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There's a thread specifically about that tire:
http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/showthread.php?t=98763
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Old 2015-05-18, 05:58 PM   #69
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If its purely for road riding. Im not sure how long it will last. The treads are really soft, grippy but I doubt durable for the road. Probably good for hard pack trails.
What would you recommend for a road tire/road uni?
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Old 2015-05-18, 07:34 PM   #70
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Beats me! I ride everything on the Duro and lovin it

Actually I love everything I ride, including my favorite Coker tire on the Nightrider, but if I had a Todd tire I might like it even more
..choices...oh never ending choices..
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Old 2015-05-18, 10:22 PM   #71
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I use a Halo Twin Rail on my 29er, but lots of people seem to like the 2.1" Schwalbe Big Apple. There are a fair few tyre choices for 29ers now! http://unicyclist.com/forums/showthr...=85894&page=23
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Old 2015-05-20, 10:48 PM   #72
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you'd be surprised. The knard is pretty light for how big it is. Smooth is fast
It's true. It's amazing how nice this tire is on pavement. It corners really smoothly with none of the grabby feeling or self-steering that is common with larger volume tires.
That said, for truly long distance touring I'd recommend a 36er =).
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Old 2015-05-20, 10:50 PM   #73
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Kris, great products as always. How different is the new Fusion Freeride saddle compared to the old one? Thanks.
The only difference is the cover. It contains a new embossed pattern and the width of the velcro holding the removable cover in place (sandwiched under the seatpost plate) has been increased to better hold the cover.
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Old 2015-05-21, 02:06 AM   #74
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New cover looks sweet.
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Old 2015-05-21, 03:16 AM   #75
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New cover looks sweet.
Yes it does.

It's also sweet to have a niche sport where we can ask manufacturers and questions and actually get responses.
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