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Old 11-20-21, 11:13 AM
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26" x 3.8" tyre

Hi I have a 2015 Trek Farley 8 but have recently had trouble getting replacement tyres for it. On the Trek/Bontrager USA and UK sites it looks like the only fatbike tyres they are now offering are 27.5".

Unfortunately the limitations of the Farley 8 frame mean that it only just accepts a maximum of a 3.8" tyre on the rear.

Does anybody know any alternative 26x3.8 tubless tyres available, either in the UK or importing?

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 11-20-21, 02:59 PM
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Surly Nate comes in 26x3.8", tubeless:

https://surlybikes.com/parts/nate

Don't know about availability where you are.
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Old 11-21-21, 11:17 AM
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Thanks, that's a good suggestion - I'll take a look for it.
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Old 11-21-21, 08:25 PM
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There may be tires listed as 4.0 that will still fit.. My 3.8 Nates are the same size as my 4.0 Van Helgas.
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Old 11-21-21, 11:28 PM
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I found some Surly Knards, but it was old stock.
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Old 11-22-21, 12:53 PM
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I found some Surly Knards, but it was old stock.
Did you buy them or just find them online in an obscure vendor? I'd love to find a set of these...they look like great XC/hardpack tires.
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Old 11-22-21, 01:02 PM
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I am really impressed with the tires. I found them in Europe, where Surly is a slow moving product. I suggest just googling the tire and click on every vendor, maybe Ebay
Unfortunately, 26" tires are dying all over.
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Thanks. I think they made the Knards in this size for just a short while, but then discontinued them.
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Bontrager Gnarwhal Fat Bike Tire. It is expensive and a studable tire, but I found a few vendors.
https://www.freewheelbike.com/produc...h-242725-1.htm
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Bontrager Gnarwhal Fat Bike Tire. It is expensive and a studable tire, but I found a few vendors.
https://www.freewheelbike.com/produc...h-242725-1.htm
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Originally Posted by Southside Johny View Post
Hi I have a 2015 Trek Farley 8 but have recently had trouble getting replacement tyres for it. On the Trek/Bontrager USA and UK sites it looks like the only fatbike tyres they are now offering are 27.5".

Unfortunately the limitations of the Farley 8 frame mean that it only just accepts a maximum of a 3.8" tyre on the rear.

Does anybody know any alternative 26x3.8 tubless tyres available, either in the UK or importing?

Thanks in advance for your help.
I'm on a 2015 Pugsley with the same tire clearance issues as you.

Are you riding any snow/ice or mostly dirt/mud?

Either way, I can share that fat tires are hard to find. I need to replace my summer tires, I ordered some new Fat B Nimble tires back in August, still waiting but at this point I won't need them until April around here. I love the Fat B Nimble tires for summer riding on packed dirt and gravel ... but they can not handle snow/ice. For winter riding, I'm all about the 45NRTH Dillinger4.
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