Earlier this year Minnesota based 45NRTH tweaked their popular Hüsker Dü tire to add meatier side lugs for better cornering. And now they released an new version of the tire which is quite a bit bigger, ideal for snow, sand, and soft backcountry pursuits. While the original 4″ Hüsker Dü has gained a bit of acclaim amongst expedition fat bikers for its shallow and fat-rolling center tread, the larger 4.8″ version carries this forward and adds even more flotation to the platform. According to 45Nrth, an overall reduced lug count combined with a tubeless-ready bead make the 4.8″ Hüsker Dü a great option for winter fat bike adventure. Winter ultra-racing perhaps?
The 45NRTH Hüsker Dü 4.8 will be available in a 60 or a 120 tpi casing, both compatible with 65-102mm rims. The tires will retail for $110 for the 60tpi version and $130 for the 120tpi tire. They are both expected to be available soon. 45NRTH has not yet specified weights. Learn more at 45nrth.com.
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