The Vee Rubber Offroad tire has a tread pattern that lies between a Kenda Nevegal and Schwalbe Racing Ralph in terms of tread depth and design, creating good grip across a wide range of terrain and conditions while maximizing speed off-road and on. Tapered and ramped center knobs along with ramped transition knobs provide traction and control, while tie bars connecting the triangular transition knobs to side knobs help with cornering.
- Size: 36 X 2.25 inches, to fit 787mm rim
- Construction: 2-ply
- Pressure Rating: 65PSI (32-40psi works great)
- Weight: 1625g +/-40g
- Tubeless Ready: Yes
- Bead: Wire
- TPI: 36
Best 36er tire ever!
Posted by Nurse Ben on Aug 20th 2013
A couple years ago I decided that geared hubs were not for me, so I built a 36" mountain uni. At first I rode a Nimbus NIghtrider, it was a "fair" performer, but the rubber composition, tread design and lack of siping were not conducive to off road use.
Next I rode the Coker Non Skid, this tire was a little better than the Nimbus, had more grip, but at nearly two kilos it was quite heavy, and it still lacked the features one would expect in an off road tire such as a resilient ride and sticky rubber.
Enter the "Todd" tire, made by Vee Rubber, a tire developed by mountain bikers for 36" trail riding. Custom orered on a limited production run, the Vee Rubber tire is a true mtb tire, the tread, casing, and rubber composition are supersized from a smaller "mtb racing" tire.
I was an early adopter of this tire, receiving my final prototype tire in the Fall of 2013. Since that time I have logged many off road miles on this tire. I initially set it up with a Foss tube, but quickly changed over to tubeless, and other than add some tubeless fluid every six months, this tire has required no attention.
The tire excells in off road conditions, wet and muddy, rocky and rooty, it has the confidence inspiring grip that reminds me of a much smaller wheel. The mtb casing and tread are resilient and confident under wheel, At 20-22psi I have no wallowing or sidewall collapse, even under my 200#.
If you ride a mix of surfaces or ride strictly road, consider the Vee Rubber as a lightweight option to improve your ride feel and to decrease rolling resistance. Though the Vee Rubber will wear faster than a "street tire", it will perform better in most conditions.
If you ride off road, there is no 36er tire that comes close to the performance of the Vee Rubber!