Surly has quite the cast of characters in their storied line of fat bike tires, and now they’ve added another, Edna. The 26×4.3″ Edna fills the void between 3.8″ Larry and Nate, and 4.8″ Bud and Lou… among others. Interesting from a bikepacking perspective, the ‘ultra-versatile’ Surly Edna 26×4.3″ was designed to perform admirably on a wide variety of terrain, including loose dirt, snow, sand, hardback, or “over the pulverized bones of your enemies”, according to the marketing gurus at The Intergalactic Surly Empire. They also claim Edna’s unique tread pattern has enough lug to provide bite on the loose stuff and a tight center tread that doesn’t drag on the hardpack. Add with a 4.3” footprint it definitely could be an interesting go-anywhere expedition tire.
Surly Edna has a 60tpi, folding tubeless-ready bead and tips the scales at 1330g. We haven’t tried them yet, after all, this is just news, but if anyone has, leave a comment below. in the meantime, find out more over at SurlyBikes.com.
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