Hot off the truck, running a 26 x 3 Duro tube at a whopping 12psi. May I introduce, the one, the only, the Surly Big Fat Larry!!!
Fits just fine, 1/2+ remaining on either side, room to spare for the next tire: The RBFL :0
BFL: As weighed on a digital scale: 1280 gm. Mounted on a LM 65mm rim: Width 4", Height 3.5"
Larry: No weight. Mounted on a LM 65mm rim: width 3.5", height 3"
The BFL is much fater, the narrow LM really doesn’t let it spread out, I’m betting that it would flatten out quite a bit on a fatter rim like the Clown Show 100mm, “surly” achieve it’s true width
Hey Eric, the plan, now that I know it fits, is to build a second wheel with the lighter weight aluminum spindled hub and the Clown Shoe rim (100mm), but this is an expensive operation so I gotta do one thing at a time.
What I do notice is that the wider tire on the narrow LM seems to be a little more nimble, likely due to the rounder tire profile. I might end up preferring that ride feel to the Larry on the LM which sometimes feels a little thick and not so nimble. Of course more pressure makes it more nimble
Yeah, yeah, super fat tires and nimble, can they really be used in the same setence…
Ithe BFL is not that much bigger than the Larry, so I don’t know that it’s worth the extra $$$ unless you really want one, but it is the fattest tire made. I’m gonna give UDC a heads up on the new tire and fit, who knows, maybe they’ll offer it for sale and the fatter rims as a build option.
Funny you should say that. I find the regular larry more nimble than a Gazz on my 46m rim, but then with the tall thin sidewalls I think I am running higher pressure in Larry than I did in Gazz. I have been waiting for a 50mm rim for quite a while now and I wonder how it will change the riding characteristics, hopefully it will be enough to get a bit more stability out of Larry but I don’t think it would be enough for his bigger fatter brother.
I don’t think that BFL will fit in my frame with a proper wide rim so I am just going to have to be happy with what I have (once I get that new rim)