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Tire Weights for Fat-Bikes

More weight info for you weight weenies out there. Cut to the chase, you want light and fat? Go for the Black Floyds if they suit your riding style and area. These are real world weights as measured in our shop with a Park Digital Scale. Where there is more than one weight, we weighed more than one tire. Capiche?

I addition we get weight info from our readers and will note that where needed.

  • Updated 8-22-14
  • On One Floater – 120tpi Folding – 1481g, 1510g
  • Surly Black Floyd – 120tpi – 1090g,1060g
  • 45NRTH Hüsker Dü – (New 2012 Light Carcass 120tpi) – 1210g,1210g,1210g,1220g
  • Surly Endomorph – 120tpi – 1340g,1360g,1340g,1290g, 1380g, 1380g,1660g, 1620g
  • Surly Endomorph – 27tpi – 1390g, 1600g
  • 45NRTH Hüsker Dü (Original 120tpi) – 1310g,1310g,1320g,1320g,1350g,1390g
  • Surly Larry – 27tpi – 1440g,1510g, 1640g
  • Surly Larry – 120tpi – 1430g,1420g,1430g,1370g
  • Surly Larry – 120tpi Folding, Light Casing – 1110g,1130g,1110g
  • Surly Nate – 120tpi – 1570g,1550g
  • Surly Big Fat Larry – 120tpi Folding, Light Casing – 1360g
  • Surly Big Fat Larry – 120tpi Wire – 1530g,1510g,1580,1530
  • Origin8 Devist8er – Kevlar Protection – 1820g, 1850g
  • Surly Knard 26×4.0 – 27tpi, steel bead – 1600g
  • Surly BUD – 120tpi Folding, Light Casing – 1630g
  • Surly Knard 26×4.0 120tpi, Folding – 1260g, 1290g
  • 45NRTH Escalator – 180tpi, Folding, Studdable – 1210g,1210g,1230g,1210g
  • 45NRTH Hüsker Dü –  27TPI Wire Bead – 1610g, 1570g, 1570g, 1600g, 1610g, 1560g.
  • Vee Rubber Vee 8 – 120 tpi, folding – 1361g, 1404 g, 1370g, 1390g, 1458g
  • Vee Rubber Speedster – 120 tpi, folding – 984g, 972 g, 1048g, 1083g, 1095g
  • Vee Rubber Mission – 120 tpi, folding – 1370g, 1390g, 1400g, 1420g, 1420g, 1410g
  • Vee Tire Snowshoe – 120 tpi, folding – 1185g, 1247g
  • Fatback Sterling – 120tpi, folding – 1236g, 1238g
  • Vee Tire Snowshoe XL – 120 tpi, folding – 1604g, 1596g
  • Vee Tire Bulldozer – 120 tpi, folding – 1430g, 1389g
  • Vee Tire H-Billy – 120 tpi, folding – 1248g, 1263g
  • 45NRTH Hüsker Dü – 120tpi, Ultralight – 1279g
  • 45NRTH Dillinger – 120tpi, Studded – 1357g
  • Surly Lou – 120tpi, Ultralight – 1528g
  • Surly Bud – 120tpi, Ultralight – 1563g
  • Surly Nate – 120tpi, Ultralight – 1311g
  • Surly Endomorph – 120tpi, Non-folding – 1422g
  • Surly Nate – 27tpi, Steel – 1692g
  • Surly Big Fat Larry – 120tpi, Folding *not Ultralight – 1431g
  • Surly Larry – 120tpi, *not ultralight – 1414g
  • Surly Knard – 27tpi, steel – 1715g
  • Surly Black Floyd –  120tpi – 1068g
  • 45NRTH Escalator – 1212g,1228g (from JohnG)
  • Panaracer Fat B Nimble 120 tpi folding – 1270g, 1245g, 1261g and 1238g (Dave Nice)
  • 45NRTH VanHelga – 120 tpi folding – 1338g, 1349g
  • Maxxis Mammoth – 1250g, 1251g (from Damian)

29+ Tire Weights

  • Surly Knard 29×3.0 – 120tpi – 909g,920g,1009g, 985g,989g,985g,1000g,1002g
  • Surly Knard 29×3.0 – 27tpi – 1205g,1229g
  • Vee Tire Trax Fatty – 120 tpi – 879g, 867g

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27 Responses to Tire Weights for Fat-Bikes

  1. Sevo January 11, 2012 at 11:03 am #

    Hey Sven,

    Can add that the pre-production Vee Rubber Mission’s I have are 1840 grams each.

    Sevo

  2. Proace January 11, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

    Did you weigh ‘em with or without air?

  3. solitary January 12, 2012 at 9:11 am #

    Thank you, this helpful information! Hi from russian fatbikers :)

  4. Tony B January 13, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

    Origin8 Devist8er really do feel that much heavier that the others having ridden them now for a few days. I didn’t think I would notice so much but I do. They are still very nice.

  5. seanintaos January 13, 2012 at 11:10 pm #

    tread is lead, as in the metal. Lose rotating mass with alloy nipples, thin tubes and a 1/2 drill bit. Or ride a road bike.

  6. Fart Butt February 6, 2012 at 2:06 pm #

    Kevlar bead vs Wire Bead on the Surlys???

  7. Sven Haamer February 6, 2012 at 8:31 pm #

    Haven’t seen Kevlar beaded Surly tires in the wild yet. Don’t expect much in the way of weight savings though. As soon as they are available we’ll update the list.

    • Fattie Lumpkin February 7, 2012 at 10:33 pm #

      We have had pairs of the folding bead ones in the shop. Weights were basically the same or at least in the realm given the typical variances.

  8. Fart Butt April 28, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

    Ultralight Nates>?!

  9. Mike July 27, 2012 at 10:04 pm #

    UL Husker Du’s 1222g and 1228g

  10. Craig Smith October 12, 2012 at 9:46 am #

    Dang, I had a pair of 26X 4.0 Innova Spiders and didn’t weigh them. I gave them to Karen, maybe she could weigh them and report.
    Internet searches lists them at 1350 grams, But they felt much heavier.

    • Supermastic March 5, 2013 at 2:29 pm #

      i have a pair of Spider too and : 1375g each.

      Regards from France !

  11. Cagapraos November 17, 2012 at 12:59 pm #

    Hi, from Spain.
    I know a little more about weight but, would you please help me with measures?.
    I am thinking in fitting a pair of 26 Mavic Crossmark with Surly 3.0 Knard tires in an On One Inbred 29.
    Has anyone this tires and measure the wideth in a normal 26 rim?
    Thanks and Cheers.

  12. RogerC December 23, 2012 at 8:34 am #

    More #’s :
    On One 4.0 Floater – 1540 and 1450 grams, 120 tpi folding.
    On One tubes 26 x 2.5 – 575 and 590 grams.

  13. JoeG March 7, 2013 at 7:53 pm #

    Actual real world On-One Floater tire weights (4) 1516, 1454, 1444, 1390 grams

  14. Velobike June 1, 2013 at 11:33 am #

    On-One Floater weight 1,481gms

  15. Troll December 9, 2013 at 9:20 pm #

    This needs an update. 60tpi Nate gum walls ( surly lists kevlar bead while others list wire bead?) New Fatback Sterling, actual production Snowshoes, New Dillinger Studded vs. Non… etc.

    Some has to own some of these and could share.

  16. Grant Foster January 11, 2014 at 7:45 am #

    Just got a new pair of Vee Snowshoes: 1275g & 1319g.

  17. felixthewolf January 30, 2014 at 10:09 am #

    Just got 20pcs Vee Snowshoe. In scale from 1249-1339gr.

  18. Adam April 7, 2014 at 9:07 pm #

    Origin8 Captiv-8er UL 26″x3.5″ 60tpi –
    1024g & 1031g

  19. Adam Jay May 15, 2014 at 5:48 pm #

    Vee Rubber Mission 72tpi Steel Bead 4.0 – 1550g
    Surly Nate 27tpi Steel Bead 3.8 – 1630g, 1690g

  20. Adam Jay May 23, 2014 at 4:16 pm #

    Surly Knard – 27tpi, steel – 1720g

    • T Schaefer August 16, 2014 at 4:19 pm #

      I’ve weighed 4 different Specialized Ground Control Fat (26 x 4.6″) tires. Average weight was 1350g, spread was 1338g to 1359g.

  21. Thierry TRAN-DUC November 1, 2014 at 12:39 pm #

    I weighted Bontrager Hodag (26×3.8) at 1245 and 1285 g ;-)
    Thanks for the good work.

  22. RoadRacer November 25, 2014 at 2:32 pm #

    11/20/2014:

    Knard (27tpi): 1729g
    Knard (27tpi): 1729g
    Bud (120tpi): 1559g
    Lou (120 tpi): 1502g

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