If you haven’t noticed, Plus size bikes are rapidly gaining traction, both literally and figuratively. Like many new wheel or tire sizes though, the first wave of options were pretty limited as manufacturers attempted to feel out the market. As more riders investigate the curiosities, they’re finding the need for more aggressive tires – something a few companies like Vee Tire Co. are happy to oblige…
Borrowing from their line of enduro mountain bike tires, the Crown Gem gets supersized for a new 27.5×3.0″ option. Available with or without the Synthesis Sidewall protection, the 120 tpi tires use their silica rubber compound and have a claimed weight of 910/920g. The standard tire will sell for $90, with the Synthesis version at $100.
One of the few non-plus tires that are new, the Rail Tracker is meant to be their fast XC tread. Offered in 27.5×2.2 and 29×2/2.2″ the dual compound tires are offered in standard, Synthesis, and B-Proof (aramid belted) Synthesis casings. Pricing ranges from $52.90-$59.90.
In addition to the Trax Fatty 27.5+ and 29+ tires that were already offered, Vee is expanding the Trax Fatty range to include 26×3.0 for $55/65 for MPC (multi purpose compound) or SC (Silica Compound). Other additions to their Plus collection include 27.5×2.8/3.0 and 29×3.25″ Bulldozers ($85-100) as well as Speedsters in 26×2.8 ($65), 27.5×3.0($85), and 29×2.8($85).
Finally, if sherbet colored fat bike tires are your thing, in addition to the white Pure Silica Mission Command compound, now Multi Purpose Compounds will be available in pink, orange, and green for $90 each.