45 North Vanhelga Tubeless Fatbike Tire
Winter doesn't have to bring your bike vibes to an all-time low, 45 North offers cold weather solutions for adventuresome cyclists everywhere. Designed for trail riding in loose snow, the 45 North Vanhelga brings traction technology to an entirely new level. Dual compound rubber lengthens tread life in the center of the tire while enhancing cornering control on the sides. Triple-siped shoulder knobs boost traction on ice. 45 North'stubeless ready design delivers a super supple ride quality, further enhances grip, and saves weight. In addition to these technological advancements, Vanhelga’s deep and open tread pattern sheds snow and tracks flawlessly when the trail becomes soft and sloppy.
45 North Vanhelga Features:
- 26 x 4.0" Fat Bike Tire
- Dual compound rubber (60a center, 52a sides)
- 120tpi or 60pti
- Available with or without studs
- Folding Tubeless Ready
- Rim compatibility: 65-102mm wide rims
Not running tubeless as conti light 26 tube at 130grams is far less hassle/mess and works as required while super light already. Sealant and tape probably weighs more than conti light simplicity. Thorn issues are rare for me so tubeless is pointless mess unless you like pulling 100 thorns out first vs the 1 that popped your tube before you put the spare tube in.
Wish they gave it to me for this review so no disclosure needed.
PROS: Easy To Install, Durable, Knobs Right To Edges, Lightweight
CONS: Price, Thin Sidewall
over 2 years ago
1 year ago
The tread is very aggressive so the ride is rough and noisy on hard packed dirt/gravel trails but that is not what I bought them for (I have a set of summer tires).
My complaint is poor puncture protection. At the start of the winter season I was riding on mixed dirt-snow trails and every other ride ended up with a thorn thru the non lugged part of the center tread. I have ridden 1000's of kms on those same trails with my summer tires and didn't get one. I think you want to run tubeless if you have a decent chance of punctures (I will be next winter).
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