Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Specialized FatBoy Tires

OK, I just have to tell you about my tire find to replace my Schwalbe Stelvio's that just got flats like it was going out of style. It was suggested on BROL that these FatBoys by Specialized were suitable substitutes so I went out to my local bike shop Crazy Cat Cyclery and picked up a set.

Wow, do these FatBoy tires hold true to the description of having an improved pucture protection system and are light enough for me to say they are for road riding (I don't race) all for a price that's hard to beat and come in under 400 grams.

FatBoy 250mile report: No flats yet and not any problems with a tire that rides like a "Nissan Maxima" compared to the Schwalbe Stelvio's that in comparison were like riding on steel rims! And the comfort at 100 psi is just to love! I did a few miles on large chip-seal without the usual fatigue in the back from the bumpy surface! They're keepers for sure!