Since my adventures on the MAXX Jagamoasta last winter i’ve been eager to go tubeless and fatter on my Mukluk.
The test bike was equipped with Schwalbe 4.8″ Jumbo Jims but they are very hard to come by. Also i guess they’re too big.
Instead i had my eyes on the 45nrth Dunderbeist. 4.6″ winter tires with massive tread pattern. Also avalible through my lbs since there is a new agent, Nordic Trade, for 45nrth in Sweden.
My current tires. Vee-rubber Snow Shoes are totally worn out. I’m not at all pleased with their performance and they got loads of self steering and the tread pattern is pretty lame for snow.
Now time to go tubeless. I’ve never done that until i tryed gettotubless on the Instigator. Experimented on the rear wheel and it worked like a charm on the first try.
Should work on the fat bike too. Here is how i did it.
First i bought a pair of 24×4.0″ baby fat tubes from on-one. Need to have a smaller size on the tube compared to the rim.
Since i don’t have an air compressor (yet) i went to my lbs to steel some air and put in the tubeless fluid.
The chain line is very close to the tire when on biggest rear cog. We’ll see if it changes when the tire forms up after some riding. Then i might have to change the bottom bracket distances or move the chainring out.
Also the look effing kick ass!