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If you are running 25" Bear Claws, what do yours actually measure?

I took some very accurate measurements tonight and they are smaller than I thought.

1) The tires are cold.
2) They were at 3psi all around, and I aired them up to 5psi all around.
3) Measurement was taken on a level concrete slab.
4) I made sure the center cleat was at the very top of the tire.
5) I used a torpedo level and tape measure for the measurement.

I was surprised at the numbers and want to know if anyone else with 25" Bear Claws measure small.

Results?

Fronts @ 5psi = 23 3/4"
Rears @ 5psi = 24 1/8"

My stock 24" Rancher tires are larger at 3 psi.

The Bear Claws are a nice tire, but I'm a bit disappointed with the size. I would have ordered 26" or 27" if I knew this ahead of time.
 

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QUOTE ("Mudslinger70":7h3w0dau)
If you are running 25" Bear Claws, what do yours actually measure?

I took some very accurate measurements tonight and they are smaller than I thought.

1) The tires are cold.
2) They were at 3psi all around, and I aired them up to 5psi all around.
3) Measurement was taken on a level concrete slab.
4) I made sure the center cleat was at the very top of the tire.
5) I used a torpedo level and tape measure for the measurement.

I was surprised at the numbers and want to know if anyone else with 25" Bear Claws measure small.

Results?

Fronts @ 5psi = 23 3/4"
Rears @ 5psi = 24 1/8"

My stock 24" Rancher tires are larger at 3 psi.

The Bear Claws are a nice tire, but I'm a bit disappointed with the size. I would have ordered 26" or 27" if I knew this ahead of time.
sorry to hear that. i ordered a set of mudlites about a year or so ago. i had them on my bike for 2 weeks before i got my bi/tri's. the mudlites were about 1 1/2 short with 5# of air. i'll never buy a set of tires from itp again after having those.
 

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just put more air in them.
Are you kidding me? They are hard as a rock at 5psi. More air would not be a good thing.

I did some experimenting and only got an additional 1/8" out of them at 15psi, which is rediculous. If I carved some out of stone, the ride would be softer.

Once I sell some more items on ebay, I probably order some 25 or 26 inch Bighorns, or a set of 27" Bearclaws.
 

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QUOTE ("jwpmel":2s22getk)
just put more air in them.
Are you kidding me? They are hard as a rock at 5psi. More air would not be a good thing.

I did some experimenting and only got an additional 1/8" out of them at 15psi, which is rediculous. If I carved some out of stone, the ride would be softer.

Once I sell some more items on ebay, I probably order some 25 or 26 inch Bighorns, or a set of 27" Bearclaws.[/quote]

heres what the 27" bearclaw looks like compared to the 25" bearclaw.. nite and day folks..nite and day lol

 

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QUOTE ("350hondaman":quxj0304)
QUOTE ("Mudslinger70":quxj0304)
QUOTE ("jwpmel":quxj0304)
just put more air in them.
Are you kidding me? They are hard as a rock at 5psi. More air would not be a good thing.

I did some experimenting and only got an additional 1/8" out of them at 15psi, which is rediculous. If I carved some out of stone, the ride would be softer.

Once I sell some more items on ebay, I probably order some 25 or 26 inch Bighorns, or a set of 27" Bearclaws.[/quote]

heres what the 27" bearclaw looks like compared to the 25" bearclaw.. nite and day folks..nite and day lol

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Holy Crap, Batman! Now that's what I'm talking about!!!!!!

What psi are you running in the 27 inchers and what is the "true" measurement? That may be the direction I head in - 27" Bear Claws.

It looks like the lugs are taller as well?

It looks like my wife's 250 Recon just inherited another set of tires! Ha Ha!!!!
 

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aw, sorry bud. thats the only pic i have. the side nob on the 26/27s is very agressive and noticeable. the 26"s run ture at around 4-5psi, and are not as hard. the tread life is unbeliveable. just search around on this site, i belive there are several threads talking about this with pics psi info.

Chris
 
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