New armour could help those big tires rolling puncture free
Tire inserts of various styles have exploded in popularity in recent years. Few inserts, though, are targeted at the fat bike crowd.
Tannus is addressing that with its new flat prevention armour for fat bikes, and e-fat bikes.
It’s a niche market, to be sure. But if you’re using your fat bike for commuting or for hunting in the backcountry, you probably don’t want to be walking. Demand for a fat-sized version of the brands downhill and enduro armour came from riders.“Since we launched the Armour system in 2019, we have received calls nearly every day asking about a system for fat bikes and fat tire e-bikes,” said Dave Ballard, CEO of Tannus America
While most fat tires use low pressures to deliver suspension and prevent against flat tires, a sliced sidewall can quickly end a ride. Tubes for fat bikes aren’t light, and carrying around an extra couple tubes isn’t great.