Everything a DH wheel should be
Posted on 2019-11-04
"We want GIRTH!” The downhill community demanded, “We want GRIP, we want SPEED!"
"We want a wheel that can carry enough speed to kill us instantly!"
Don't worry, downhill community, the Phat Boyz are here to fulfill your dark desires.
Poured in sticky, creamy, MuirSkate-exclusive Phat Deanz thane, the sheer grip and inertia in these things is unreal. The urethane is soft, bouncy, and supremely sticky-icky. Once broken in a bit, they provide smooth feedback backed up with a whole lot of braking force.
When sliding, some wheels scrub into the pavement. Some wheels slither over it. Some wheels glide on top of it. Once at a reasonable speed (~30mph), these wheels PEEL just barely into the pavement in a creamy, satisfying smear.
Even when fresh, the transition between grip and slip is predictable and forgiving for a wheel with so much stopping power. It's not mellow, by any means. Hookup is still super snappy and precise, but the wheels go where you put them and don't fight you when you take them sideways.
Phat Boyz are the real deal. They feel like a true successor to the OG Podiums and perform like a modern downhill wheel should through and through.
I trust them with my life. Buy some now. Go fast. Feel good.