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Trike Hobo explores backwoods on Full Fat



6 responses

  1. Robert

    It’s good to know the fates have decided to work with you instead of against you. Looking forward to more updates and stories.

    October 16, 2016 at 5:14 am

  2. Looks like a great place to ride. I like trails like that.

    October 16, 2016 at 5:04 pm

  3. How are those new VEE tires working out? Less flats?

    October 17, 2016 at 2:55 pm

  4. trike hobo

    The VEE tires are so far flat free. Keep in mind however that at the same time I installed those tires (after throwing away the new Schwalbe Jumbo Jims) I also converted to a tubeless setup (instead of tubes that come from ICE on the trike). The VEE tires seem more rugged and substantial than the Schwalbe tires. So far Peter, I am impressed with this upgrade. The VEE-8 tires in front have more lugs closer together, and they run more smoothly on pavement than the original front tires. The VEE Bulldozer on the rear is considerably more gnarly than the Jumbo Jim, with cross-hatch areas between the lugs that give a bit more bite than the smooth Jumbo Jim carcasses did. I would recommend these tires, even if they may be slightly heavier than the stock tires provided by ICE (Schwalbe touts the Jumbo Jim’s ultra light weight – I prefer a tire that boasts of its rugged durability instead).

    October 18, 2016 at 6:23 pm

  5. Thanks Steve. Yeah, those VEE-8s look pretty sweet on the cover of Bush Triker. I see Vee Tire Co. has them on clearance right now. Maybe they are discontinued? I hope not. I have something that looks like the Vee Mission Command tire on my Catrike Monster, which doesn’t seem to have quite enough traction in snow and ice.

    BTW, Do you have an ETA on if/when Bush Triker will be available on Kindle or iBooks? Thanks.

    October 19, 2016 at 9:22 am

  6. trike hobo

    I’m not releasing Bush Triker on Kindle. This one is a paperback only version. The VEE Mission is a good tire, although I prefer the 8 after looking at it. For a rider in moderate terrain, the VEE-8 on all three wheels would actually be a good choice. I do not think it is being discontinued. They have some awesome specials on it from time to time, so I hope that is what you are seeing currently.

    October 19, 2016 at 9:38 am