Thread: Fat tires
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Old 12-23-2014, 06:23 PM
mercadion mercadion is offline
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Default Fat tires

I live out in the middle of the desert, quite literally, and dust and sand on the roads are terrible. I cruise at speeds of 35 with my max being about 50, and Ive found a pretty decent setup on my tires to keep traction. But every so often I still slide, which is going to happen no matter what I realize. The problem is that it is kind of like sandbars in a lake, never in the same place twice because of wind, so I cant exactly avoid that corner over there or that hill up yonder.

I was wondering to those of you who use a "fat" rear tire, is the traction you gain worth the weight you add? And did you have to do frame stretching or anything of the like to make it work? Should be noted that a shift kit will be used so drive sprocket clearance wont be an issue.

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