NEW! – Vee 8 – 26″x4.00 Lightweight, 120tpi, Folding Bead Tire

Vee8 Tread copy

We’ve been in touch with our amigos over at Vee Rubber about their new Fat-Bike Tires and this week we received two of their brand new Vee 8  – 26″x4.00 , 120tpi, Folding Bead Tire. The tread is comprised of rows of ramped knobs, reminiscent of  a small block 8 – 29r tire, on steroids. The knobs near the middle of the tread are 3mm tall and nearly 4mm tall towards the outer edge of the tire. The knobs are ramped, for lowered rolling resistance. The first thing I did after I took them out of the box, was put them on the scale. The tires weighed in at 1361 and 1404 grams each. Check out our tire weight page and you’ll see that makes this new tire from Vee Rubber very competitive with 45NRTH and Surly tires in the weight department. You may want to rejoice, when you hear that the MSRP on this tire is set at $85! We mounted the Vee 8’s on a set of Rolling Darryl rims and the casing width measured 95mm at 310mm from axle C/L. The tread blocks measured 89mm at widest point.

Vee8 Sidewall copy

The side wall says Sealant Compatible, so we’ll be testing these tubeless as well as with lightweight tubes. Sven will be running the new Vee 8’s, this weekend at the Fat-Bike Birkie and Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilot, (the) Spinner Ryerson along with Julio will take turns properly thrashing these new sneakers over the next six weeks. Look for our in-depth review in late April!

Vee8 close copy

Consumers will have to wait till June to get these and they will be available through J&B Importers and Downeast Bicycle Specialists. More dealers will be added soon.

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18 Responses to NEW! – Vee 8 – 26″x4.00 Lightweight, 120tpi, Folding Bead Tire

  1. Mark Peterson March 7, 2013 at 2:09 pm #

    I love the progression we are seeing! In a few years this industry will be totally different.

  2. John Arpke March 7, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

    Put me down for a set that looks like a nice tire.

  3. Fluap March 7, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

    Looking a lot like the Larsen TT’s that I’ve run on a normal MTB before. Fast and reasonably grippy, but if Fat form they’d be great. Not quite enough weight saving to make me change from my Floaters yet though. If they got it down to 1100g we’d be all over them.

  4. Nitrousjunky March 7, 2013 at 3:50 pm #

    When will these hit the market?

    • Gomez March 11, 2013 at 11:18 am #

      Estimated June of 2013

  5. bacon March 7, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

    Looks like a nice summer tire. I am very interested to see how it behaves on tarmac, dry singletrack, mud and snow.

  6. freisianpug March 7, 2013 at 5:03 pm #

    They look a similar concept to the Surly Knard, small and numerous blocks, similar weight. I have just mounted a 1400g Knard on my rear, and found it to have reasonable grip, and whoa, fast! Don’t know about snow and such, but as a general duty tyre, a fine thing. If Vee Rubber produce a similar product at almost half the price…Winner. Exciting times in fat bike development – things can only get better.

  7. dana March 7, 2013 at 8:55 pm #

    fantablous news!!

  8. Muru Cycles March 8, 2013 at 5:32 am #

    very very interesting.

    Nice weight, 120tpi, priced well.

    They will steal all the “non-Surly/Salsa” fatbike OEM tyre spec.

  9. MG March 8, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Man, that’s awesome… I really need a new rear tire.

  10. Ron March 8, 2013 at 2:22 pm #

    never thought I would excited to pay “only” 80 bucks for a bike tire, but that day has arrived!

  11. Doug March 11, 2013 at 5:03 pm #

    I wonder if they would play OK on a clownshoe and add a little more rubber on the side over a Surly 3.8? I’ve seen the article on Nate’s working fine on a clownshoe so guessing this would be a good hardpack summer tire for my moonlander.

  12. Fart Butt March 12, 2013 at 9:27 am #

    Who’s in charge of the tread patterns, sheesh! Love the weight but let’s get some knobs on that bad lad!

  13. Surly Shawn March 12, 2013 at 10:10 am #


  14. Frank April 21, 2013 at 11:53 am #

    I dunno, looks like they would pack up with snow pretty badly. I bet if you cut out 4 knobs out of ever-other chevron (leaving the center knobs for lower RR and the side knobs for cornering) It would be a very good fast tread for snow.

  15. victor May 16, 2013 at 10:42 pm #

    I would like to get a pair of those tires!

  16. Matt July 3, 2013 at 8:38 am #

    Are these out yet? I can’t seem to find them

    • Gomez July 3, 2013 at 9:02 am #

      Click on the Vee Rubber ad (in the right hand column of this page – near the top) and it takes you to a page with a 1-800 number and even has logos of companies that are selling Vee Rubber’s Fat-Bike Tires – It makes our sponsors very happy when you click their ad and consider purchasing their products. ¡Thank you for reading!

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