Our amigo Preston from Vee Tire Company is a true veteran of the fat-tire battles that have been waged (mostly on the interwebz) over the past few seasons. In a true testament to Vee’s unrelenting pursuit of the ultimate fat-bike-tire, he just sent me some computer generated 3D images of VT’s newest creation, the Snowshoe XL. Here’s what he wanted to share about their newest pair of fat-bike sneakers.
The Snowshoe XL is an aggressive, studdable fat-bike tire that uses a Silica compound that aids in snow and ice traction. The original Snowshoe is more of a mohawk fast rolling race tread. The XL is designed with a tread footprint made to get you through the thick stuff. The XL will be offered in a studded version (msrp $170) and a non-studded (msrp $150) and should be available in 1-2 months.
Preston also shared that the XL will be built around a new larger and more ‘true to size’ 26 x 4.7 casing. He shared the following spec’s for the XL.
Rim width: 100mm (means the tire is measured on a 100mm rim like Surly Clown Shoe, Weinmann DHL100 or similar)
Overall diameter: 759mm
Knob shoulder width: 119mm
Max casing width: 121mm (4.76 inches!)
Radius@ Knob shoulder width: 353mm
Radius @ max casing width: 325mm
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