45NRTH Hüsker Dü Fatbike Tire

DESCRIPTION

Hüsker Dü 26x4.0” — the ultimate combination of traction and low rolling resistance for your fatbike. Tightly spaced center blocks achieve lower rolling resistance, and loosely-spaced shoulder knobs give more bite on the sides. Deliberate use of siping creates additional edges for grip on hard-pack surfaces and more compliant tread knobs. Equal tread depth across the 120tpi casing results in a round profile for enhanced tracking and steering performance in a wide variety of riding conditions.

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 16, 2014]
dvn
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Roll very fast
No funky front handling
Great grip

Weakness:

Price
Closer to a 3.8 tire

This review is for the 120 tpi lightweight version and summer trail use: Wow, so this is how my fat bike is supposed to handle! Coming from a set of On One floaters, these are night and day better. The Floaters roll way slower and the front self steer is terrible when under 10 psi. The Husker DU's made my fat bike handle like my 29er's but with way more traction and no more strange handling up front. Average speed on my local loop was up one full mph. Yes, they are expensive, but in this case, you get what you pay for.

[Jul 10, 2014]
singlespeedsycip
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Great traction.
Roll fast.
Setup tubeless well down to 7 psi.
Strong sidewalls (no abrasion)

Weakness:

Expensive

Excellent tire, running Du in the rear and Dillinger up front (both tubeless 120 tpi) on Holy Rolling Daryls. Very happy with this setup.

Similar Products Used:

Surly Endomorph and Nate

[Dec 21, 2013]
matt

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

everything winter
work well tubeless

Weakness:

cost

NOTE: THIS REVIEW IS FOR DILLINGER STUDDED 120 TPI
They will hook up, no matter what. I have several outings on em now and have been very impressed. More importantly comfortable their performance with bad trail conditions. We just had a few days of rain over about 4 inches of packed snow. This then froze and made the trail surface like a bobsled run. A few guys who were packing up when I was heading out yelled out kidding "HOPE YOU HAVE STUDS". I told them I did, so they came over and checked em out. They told me their ride sold them on studded tires, also they should work well. They did. I know they are expensive, but I believe they are worth it. Very high quality tire.

[Jan 14, 2013]
joboo
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Hook up in all different kinds of conditions!
Weight.
Tread life.

Weakness:

None

I've been rocking my pair of ultra lite Du's since June-July of 2012.
Well over 2,500 miles on them...... From pavement, gravel, wooded single track, mud and snow.
Mid winter and they are just starting to show some wear.
Well worth the price of admission in my book.

These tires blow the Larry/Endo combo I was running out of the water!!
I will never go back to the Larry! Last winter I suffered with the dreaded Larry front slide out no matter the psi I ran.
The Du's are confident inDUsing!! ;)
Enough said!!

Similar Products Used:

Larry, Endo

[Oct 28, 2012]
bluestatevirgin
All Mountain Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Big, fast, and nice grip. Pretty light for such a tire. Great trail riding tire.

Weakness:

Price.

Got lucky enough to get this tire at 1150grams. Can't get much lighter for this much tire. Use it mostly as a trail/am tire on a fat-fronted rigid bike. My rim is 50mm. I think it's the perfect trail tire. I love mine. If I were to complain, the tire doesn't clear mud, at the mud on my local trails, as well as I'd like. But that's a quibble. Rolls fast, takes low pressures, and has held up to a clyde's pounding.

Similar Products Used:

Nothing this fat.

[Jul 18, 2012]
G-reg

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

The "Goldilocks" of fat bike tires. Between Larry and Nate for grip, but roll much easier than either. Maintain a round profile on 80mm rims that prevents goofy Fatbike handling.

Weakness:

Is wearing faster than OG Endos or the first gen Larrys, but that goes for all the newer fat tires IMO.

I picked up a HD on a whim just to check them out. I have to honestly say I haven't been so satisfied with a cycling related purchase in a long time. They have a ton of grip, but roll reasonably well. A Nate has more ultimate grip, especially in soft or loose conditions. But the HD's roll so much smoother it's worth giving up a bit of grip. I ding'd them a bit on value as they are wearing faster than previous fat tires, but I don't think that's a HD specific thing.

Similar Products Used:

Larry, Endo, Nate, BFL

[May 03, 2012]
SmooveP
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Cool name (I like the band)
Maybe slightly better than a 120tpi Larry?
Good lookin'

Weakness:

Big bucks!
Designated a 4.0" tire, but smaller than a 3.8" tire

I bought a pair based on all the rave reviews and how they're lighter, etc.
I was running a pair of 120 tpi Larry's on my Twenty2 Ti fat bike, and I liked them, but I often get a case of upgrade-itis, so I got a pair to check 'em out. In my opinion, they're not a big improvement over the 120 tpi Larry's but if you want to upgrade from a set of Endo's or 27 tpi Larry's, then they might be a good choice. I ride mostly trails, everything from hardpack to loose sand, and roots and rocks. I understand the weights are all over the map. Mine came in at 1370 and 1360g vs 1420g each for my Larry's.

Handling and traction characteristics are good, but not noticeably better than the Larry. Both tires have similar knob height and spacing, as well as side knob placement. Knob shape and pattern are different, however. The 120 tpi casing has the same nice supple feel as the 120 tpi Larry, especially noticeable at lower pressures. I typically ride at 6-8 psi.

In conclusion, a very good tire, just not a huge change from the Larry. Similar price and a few ounces lighter.

Similar Products Used:

27 tpi Larry
120 tpi Larry

[Apr 26, 2012]
utabintarbo
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Relatively light weight, very good rolling

Weakness:

Price and availability, mostly availability

Best all-around fat tire available. Hooks up much better than the Larry or Endo, and rolls better than the Nate. I will occasionally pair this up with a Larry or Endo rear tire, but I will always keep this up front.

Similar Products Used:

Surly Larry, Endo

[Feb 21, 2012]
rottendan
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

weight and roll resistance.

Weakness:

not really a weakness but they are 2mm narrower than a larry and 1mm narrower than an endo. thats measuring at the casing under 20psi.

great choice for sandy trails and frozen snow pack. I've ridden them in all kinds of sand conditions and they work great, just gotta dial in the psi(as with any tire). not my first choice for wet or heavy snow as they tend to pack a bit due to the tight tread pattern but all around a killer tire to have if you like ridding fat bikes.

Similar Products Used:

larry, endomorph, spyder.

[Feb 01, 2012]
Shark
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

- Grip! And lots of it.
- Rolls better than other options currently available.
- Lighter than other "fat" tires.

Weakness:

- None so far.

If you are reading about these tires, you have probably heard about fat bikes. They have been around a while, but gaining a lot of popularity in the past few years.
These bikes have 4" - 4.7" tires & will "go anywhere". Guys started using them in snow for maximum floatation, but they are also fun on sand, and regular trails.

The Husker Du tire from 45NRTH came out not long ago, and is sure to be a hit.

I used to run the Larry/Endo combo, & while it was OK, Larry wanted to wash out at a certain point, and the Endo is more flat/paddle-like (good for floatation, not great for trails).

Husker Du is lighter than the other fat tire offerings , rolling resistance is much better, and grip is very very good (second only to the Surly Nate). I have had these tires on frozen singletrack, as well as some wet/leafy/swampy/riverbottom type riding, they hook up great. I look forward to getting these out for more riding in the upcoming season & see how they perform long-term.

A bit pricey at $120/each but if you can find a deal & pricematch you are set!

Similar Products Used:

- Surly Larry.
- Surly Endomorph

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