Let’s see big fat white letter BMX style 26 tires

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Talking bikes on a bike forum is never off track. I have a personal answer to the rigid 29er SS, based on an inexpensive asian frame, built up with proper parts/wheels that cost me under $500. Granted, I had a great manufacturer hook-up on the hubset, shop employee discounts and a fair amount ofpatience to get the Shimano XT parallel push stoppers, but a sub-$1000 ripper is always nice to rock.

You had me at 29er & SS. Two things I love

I'll never part with my GF Rig and also my Haro Ally. My Ally gets 10x the miles of any other bike in the garage
 
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Those Surlys look great. I'd like to get a set before I go the Philippines, but I can't find any place that will ship.
I got notice that my new Wanda tires were almost here. Just for fun, I was going to see if I could get another pair. Nope, the price jumped up to $50 each on the whitewalls and even more, to $60 for the blackwalls. That happened the last time I ordered 3 inch tires, with Duros for my Dyno. The price went way up after I got a pair. Maybe they didn't factor in the shipping to Hawaii when they put them on sale. I think anytime I see some on sale I should get an extra set. Then find a place to hide them from the wife.
 
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Those Surlys look great. I'd like to get a set before I go the Philippines, but I can't find any place that will ship.
I got notice that my new Wanda tires were almost here. Just for fun, I was going to see if I could get another pair. Nope, the price jumped up to $50 each on the whitewalls and even more, to $60 for the blackwalls. That happened the last time I ordered 3 inch tires, with Duros for my Dyno. The price went way up after I got a pair. Maybe they didn't factor in the shipping to Hawaii when they put them on sale. I think anytime I see some on sale I should get an extra set. Then find a place to hide them from the wife.
Try treefortbikes .
https://www.treefortbikes.com/Surly-Knard-26-x-3-120tpi-Tire
 
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It was too good to be true. I just received an email saying none are in stock. That's okay, now I don't need to find a hiding place for those big tires. And my new cranks and bearings showed up today. They aren't made in China. They are made in Taiwan, so everythings cool! :grin:
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Has anyone here tried the 26 x 2.5 GT Smoothie yet?

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The Kenda K-927s are a bit too squirrely for me at speed and the cornering transitions seem weird for a round profile tire. There's a slight spot at the beginning of the lean where they feel like they want to let go. At least I got to try them for free and I have a build coming up that will use them.
 
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I had already fallen down the aforementioned proverbial rabbit hole once because of this thread. The particular rabbit I am now asking about, peeked out. I have an Izumi Jet Black chain on the way for my yet to be named 1940 Schwinn and want to eventually ditch the whitewalls. Though not set mainly on the big white lettering I seek performance primarily, followed by budget concerns and the desire for a blackwall tire.
 
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I’m leaning towards Crazy Bob’s right now, but that may change. I’m still looking at the Holy Rollers too. I’m holding off until I get the bike painted and I want to see how the 26 X 2.5 tire I’m waiting on for my Muscle Bike build looks before I order anything. I want see if a 26 x 2.5 looks far enough. I’m trying to build a blacked out 26” version of my son’s Tornado and I want to copy the look and feel of it.
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I'm surprised, I'd heard mixed things about them having a lot of side flex and not holding up under load. Good to know!!
I weigh just over two hundy and at 65psi felt zero flexiness. They are rated to 80psi. Maybe someone was running cruiser <40psi pressure in them?

I used to run WTB Motoraptor 2.4 on my rigid singlespeed in the Fruita Bookcliffs at 55psi, otherwise they felt like they were going to roll of of the rim when hard cornering.

Elvis Costello said it, Pump It Up!
 
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