An update to the original Studded Fat bike tire, the new for Fall 2016 Dillinger 4 comes in 2 new folding versions which are both now featuring the 45nrth tubeless compatible bead. While we haven’t seen versions of this tire yet the info looks very promising. The Dillinger has always been an excellent all round tire. Very low rolling resistance so it’s the choice for racers and has always offered excellent traction in most snow conditions. The only minor complaint could be cornering traction which it looks like they have addressed with this new version with the addition of much more aggressive side lugs. With the new Dillinger gone is the “not inexpensive enough” non folding steel bead 27 TPI version which has been replaced with a folding 60 TPI model which if we compare the 60 TPI Vanhelga should offer an excellent performing winter tire for those on a lighter budget. At $240 with 240 carbide studs (which can also be replaced with the new XL Carbide Studs if wanting a more bite) we expect the Dillinger 4 to maintain it’s hierarchy as the ultimate winter tire.
TUBELESS-READY FATBIKE TIRE
TPI: 120 – 60
Studs: 240 concave (carbide tip / steel post)
• Fast traction fatbike tire
• 240 carefully positioned studs allow you to rail
icy off-camber singletrack with confidence and
control, while taller side lugs bring improved
cornering in snowy conditions
• Rolls fast on packed snow with tightly spaced
center treads, which help to maintain excellent
stability and control
• Available in a lightweight 120 TPI version and
standard 60 TPI casings with folding beads
• Tubeless compatible
A large flat edge on the bottom of the bead results in more surface area contact with the shelf of the rim. This increased surface area creates a more effective and secure seal for tubeless set ups. The surface of the entire bead is also smooth, reducing the number of small gaps that allow air to leak between the bead and rim shelf. Running your fatbike without tubes can reduce the weight of each wheel by 300 grams and provide a suppler ride quality. Always consult rim manufacturer instructions before setting up tubeless tires to ensure safety and compatibility.