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Fat Camp #28: Are Plus Tires Overrated?

Andy gets a Salsa Deadwood!

Ken rides Marji Gesick 100, or at least part of it… Moral of the story, don’t skimp on tires for this race; ride burly tires.

Over a Beer: 5 Reasons Why Plus-Size Tires Are Overrated

We discuss some of the different fat bike fork options and who should consider each of them:

29×2.6 tire availability:

27.5 x 3.8 tire availability:

Music used on this show: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Insane_Ride/Wrong_or_Right/Wrong_or_Right

3 Responses to Fat Camp #28: Are Plus Tires Overrated?

  1. Smithhammer November 3, 2017 at 1:39 pm #

    Plus tires on definitely not overrated. Which is not the same thing as saying they are for every rider, on every type of terrain.

    Clickbait based on outdated information on Singletracks, however? THAT’S overrated..

  2. Wade November 3, 2017 at 8:36 pm #

    +tires, overrated? Pfft!

    Sarge and the Wildcat both are lovin their 3.0’s.

    2.6 does NOT qualify…

    There are enough peeps lovin on the 2.8/3.0 market to keep it alive and well. Is it for everyone, not likely. That’s just giving the masses choices, be it 4.8 through 2.8. And the traditional sizes are still going strong as well.

    And what Smithhammer said!

  3. Tim November 5, 2017 at 9:03 am #

    Congrats on the new bike Andy. 29 plus is addicting. Just added some squish to my 29 plus. Can’t seem myself going back to the smaller tires. Keep riding.