A few months ago, Geoff from Vee Tire Co offered me the chance to be one of the few (if not only) riders in the UK to own their Snow Bike Festival Limited Edition Snowshoe XL tyres.
I must admit, I was a little apprehensive. Especially as the first question he asked me was “What colour is your bike?” My response was followed up with “Teal and Lime? They’ll go really well”
Now, I’m a trusting sort of chap, so I placed my order and paid my money. And here they are!
My first impression was “Wow, they’re different”. But who wants to be the same as everyone else? I ain’t no sheep, man. Though I must admit that I like them better on the rims than off. Speaking of which, being tubeless ready, they went up like a dream. No faffing, no drama, no leaking – an absolute joy to set up tubeless.
Featuring an aggressive tread pattern, with the option to add 240 carbide tip studs to give added bite, these beauties have been launched in this eye-catching colour-way as a Limited Edition to coincide with Vee’s sponsorship of the Snow Bike Festival in Gstaad.
Those who have already seen them have had differing opinions on their looks, but looks aren’t everything now, are they? Just ask my wife.
And I’m now of an age where I prefer function over looks. And that’s why on cold nights in the north, I wear a coat to go out drinking in, rather than perish in shirt sleeves like the youth of today.
But anyway, I digress.
I’ve held off fitting them until now, in readiness for Fatbiking Europe’s Winter Camp 2018 at the end of the month. During which time I’ll be able to fully test them in a very snowy Chamonix. Following on from that, they’ll get a good run in the wet and wild Peak District until it’s time to swap them out when the summer comes. I’ll let you know how they hold up.
Vee Tire Co’s full range of Fatbike tyres can be found by clicking here – Vee Tire Co Fatbike Tyres