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Designed for trail riding in loose snow, Vanhelga brings traction technology to an entirely new level. The latest Vanhelga features an updated tread pattern increasing ramping on the center lugs for better rolling efficiency while spreading out shoulder and side lugs to increase braking traction and provide more confidence in the corners. Dual compound rubber lengthens tread life in the center of the tire while enhancing cornering control on the sides. Triple-siped shoulder knobs boost traction on ice. The tubeless ready design delivers a super supple ride quality, further enhances grip, and saves weight. In addition to these technological advancements, Vanhelga’s deep and open tread pattern sheds snow and tracks flawlessly when the trail becomes soft and sloppy.

  • Aggressively siped lugs for enhanced braking, acceleration, and cornering control
  • Shovel-design side lugs provide increase braking traction and more stable cornering than the previous Vanhelga tread pattern
  • Increased ramping on center lugs increases rolling efficiency.
120tpi, 60tpi
26 x 4.2” (559/26” MTN)
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120tpi Ultralight or 60tpi Tan Wall
Folding Tubeless Ready (120tpi and 60tpi)
64-100mm wide rims
Dual compound rubber (60a in center, 52a on sides)

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Audio: (gentle music) Video: A man rides a fat bike quickly through a sunny, wintery, and wooded environment. "45NRTH VanHelga" text is overlaid as he rides and kicks up snow. Audio: VanHelga is our all around mixed conditions fatbike tire. Easily the most versatile tire in our lineup. It’s equally at home, tackling races or taking off miles for fun. VanHelga delivers traction and confidence in a number of ways. Video: A rotating VanHelga tire is in view. Audio: First, a dual compound construction and taller wider space side lugs with a softer rubber, increase cornering traction. Video: The view zooms in and “Tall Side Lugs: Increase cornering traction.” text is shown alongside highlighted raised side lugs on the outer edge of the tire. Audio: Next, Vanhelga has deep and open tread pattern in the center. Shed snow, allowing it to dig down to firmer terrain. Video: “Deep and Open Tread Pattern: Sheds snow and digs in.” text is shown alongside a 2-3-2 center pattern, where there are deep grooves in the distanced lugs. Audio: Lastly, VanHelga uses triple siping on the center and shoulder lugs, to give it more grip on ice and snow. These center lugs also have more ramping on the leading forward edge to decrease rolling resistance. Video: “Triple Siping: For grip on ice and snow.” text is shown alongside highlighted center lugs with 3 parallel grooves. “Ramped Center Lugs: Decreases rolling resistance.” text is shown alongside highlighted center lugs with a short ramp up from the top of the lug to the beginning of the siping. Audio: Something special to note on one of our configurations of the VanHelga, a 60 TPI tan wall version. We gave the 60 TPI version, the tan wall treatment because our tan sidewalls are softer and more supple than black sidewalls. This means the 60 TPI tan wall is going to ride and feel more like 120 TPI blackwall tire. Video: Tire with a tan side wall is shown next to “Tan Sidewalls: Softer and more supple than black.” text. Audio: VanHelga is available in the following sizes and configurations. Video: The initial tire is shown alongside “27.5 x 4.0”: 120 TPI Folding Bead; 27.5 x 4.0”: Black/Tan, 60 TPI Folding Bead; 26 x 4.2”: 120TPI Folding Bead; 26 x 4.2”: 60TPI Folding Bead, Black/Tan” text for sizing. Audio: (gentle music) Video: 45NRTH logo and “” text is shown, along with Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter logos.


  • Acceleration Traction
  • Braking Traction
  • Cornering Traction
  • Rolling Efficiency
  • Flotation
45NRTH Vanhelga Fat Bike Tire - black - three quarter view with sidewall and tread detail