Fat Bike Tire Comparison:
Surly Larry 27 TPI 2016 vs
VeeRubber Vee 8 2016

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Contents and Test Summary

  1. Manufacturer Specifications
  2. Size and Weight Measurements
  3. Rolling Resistance Test Results
  4. Puncture Resistance Test Results
  5. Conclusion
  • Surly Larry 27 TPI
  • VeeRubber Vee 8
Performance compared to all other fat bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)
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Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specs
Brand SurlyVeeRubber
Model Larry 27 TPIVee 8
Year 20162016
Supplied By Bought in store
Sponsored by
Wolf Tooth Components
Bought in store
Sponsored by
Wolf Tooth Components
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighMed
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Manufacturer Part Number
TPI 27120
Compound
Bead WireFolding
ETRTO 102-559
Size Inch 26"26"
Width Inch 3.804.00
Specified Weight 1567 grams1390 grams
Min Air Pressure psi8 psi
Max Air Pressure 30 psi20 psi
Made In Members OnlyMembers Only
Available Sizes 26 x 3.80
26 x 4.00
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Surly Larry 27 TPI 2016
VeeRubber  Vee 8 2016
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Surly Larry 27 TPI 2016
VeeRubber  Vee 8 2016
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Surly Larry 27 TPI 2016
VeeRubber  Vee 8 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Larry 27 TPIVee 8
Specified Weight 1567 grams1390 grams
Measured Weight 1660 grams1385 grams
Measured Width Casing 95 mm (un-round)90 mm (un-round)
Measured Width Tread 92 mm90 mm
Measured Height 81 mm (un-round)81 mm (un-round)
Measured Knob Height Center 4.5 mm3.3 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.5 mm3.6 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall Members OnlyMembers Only
Measured Carcass Thickness Center 2.90 mm2.20 mm
All size measurements are taken at an air pressure of 16 psi / 1.1 bars on a 65 mm inner width rim.

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results
Model Larry 27 TPIVee 8
Spin Up Video YouTubeYouTube
Inner Tube Schwalbe SV13J (390 gr)Schwalbe SV13J (390 gr)
Rolling Resistance
20 PSI / 1.4 Bar
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Rolling Resistance
16 PSI / 1.1 Bar
Members OnlyMembers Only
Rolling Resistance
12 PSI / 0.8 Bar
43.5 Watts
CRR: 0.01304
35.2 Watts
CRR: 0.01055
Rolling Resistance
8 PSI / 0.6 Bar
53.0 Watts>
CRR: 0.01589
45.8 Watts>
CRR: 0.01373
All numbers are for a single tire at a speed of 29 km/h / 18 mph and a load of 42.5 kg / 94 lbs.

Use the formula: RR (Watts) = CRR * speed (m/s) * load (N) to calculate rolling resistance at a given speed and load.

Puncture Resistance Test Results


Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Model Larry 27 TPIVee 8
Total Puncture Score Tread 28 Points37 Points
Total Puncture Score Sidewall Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Total Tire Thickness 2.9 mm2.2 mm
Sidewall Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Total Tire Thickness Members OnlyMembers Only

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Larry 27 TPIVee 8
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict Not RecommendedRecommended
Rating 2 / 54 / 5
Buy At
  • Surly Larry 27 TPI
  • VeeRubber Vee 8
Performance compared to all other fat bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Pro Members get 9-point radar charts
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