Designed for trail riding in loose snow, Vanhelga brings traction technology to an entirely new level. Dual compound rubber lengthens tread life in the center of the tire while enhancing cornering control on the sides. Triple-siped shoulder knobs boost traction on ice. The tubeless ready design delivers a super supple ride quality, further enhances grip, and saves weight. In addition to these technological advancements, Vanhelga’s deep and open tread pattern sheds snow and tracks flawlessly when the trail becomes soft and sloppy.
- Aggressively siped lugs for enhanced braking, acceleration and cornering control
- Tubeless Ready
- Dual compound rubber (60a in center, 52a on sides)
- ISO Diameter: 584 / 650b / 27.5"
- ISO Width (mm): 96 mm
- Labeled Size: 27.5 x 4.0"
- Tire Bead: Folding
- Tire Diameter: 27.5" Fat
- Tire Type: Tubeless Ready Clincher
- TPI: 120
- PSI: 30
Good Unicycling Fat Tire
Posted by Unknown on Jul 8th 2017
This is the best fat tire I've tried so far for unicycling. Mine is mounted tubeless on a Surly Rolling Darryl rim. That combination works well. I don't have a good enough pressure gauge to say exactly what pressure I use, but it's definitely under 10 PSI.
Weight: It's not light -- about the same as other fat tires. I've found that rolling resistance matters much more than weight, and the tread pattern has surprisingly low resistance for such a wide tire. It doesn't feel sluggish like other fatties (I'm looking at you, Minion FBR).
Grip: I ride in loose sand a lot. It works for steady controlled pedaling. First ride I did better than expected going up hill in dry sand. You can still spin out if you crank hard suddenly. I am used to 4" tires. The extra half inch is a noticeable improvement in grip. Haven't tried it in snow.
Handling: Ride quality depends on tire pressure (like all fat tires). There is a definite sweet spot between too low where rolling resistance is a problem and too high where there is not enough "float". Auto-steer is pretty manageable. I don't even notice it anymore. It has a very round profile, and the knobs are uniform height, which I think limits auto-steer as much as possible.
So there you go. That's my review.