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26" tire width: K-Rad 2.3 vs. Holy Roller 2.4

Discussion in 'BMX & Dirt Jumping' started by rpet, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. rpet

    rpet Turbo Monkey

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    Hi there. Has anyone run these 2 back-to-back or else measured them on the same rim? Is the maxxis really bigger? How much stiffer are the Holy Roller's sidewalls compared to the K-Rad?

    thanks!
    -rob in NY
     

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  2. Bicyclist

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    I just went from K-Rads to Holy Rollers about a week ago. The Holy Rollers are wider by about .5-1", they're a fair bit taller, and they have more consistent casings. The K-Rads have a floppy sidewall with a stiff top, but the Holy Rollers have a pretty thick casing all the way through.

    The grip is much better on street and hardpack, but I've found they give out kinda suddenly. Where as the K-Rads always kinda slide around and make noise. I'm really glad I went to the Holy Rollers.

    They're softer and more supple too.
     
  3. dexter

    dexter Turbo Monkey

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    where are you going to run these tires? i find holyrollers to big so i have gone back to larsen 2.35 and 2.1 sometimes for all around.
     
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    Bicyclist Turbo Monkey

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    Larsens don't have a good tread pattern IMO.
     
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    bjanga Turbo Monkey

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    Bicyclist, would you run the roller (rear at least) for a light XC ride?
     
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    v-digit Turbo Monkey

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    i have holyrollers 2.4s in 24" - i find them way too wide for street.
    i'm getting a tioga fs100 2.1 for the rear - will keep 2.4 holyroller upfront for trails, put fs100 upfront for street/park.
     
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    get 2, i'll hook up the cash and an extra burger at the trails :)
     
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    fiddy_ryder Turbo Monkey

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    holy rollers are abit on the heavy side too.. im thinking about going with teh Halo Twin rails and see how those work out.
     
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    DCRAC3R Chimp

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    I just went from Kenda to maxxis about 3 weeks ago and I have never been happier. not only do the Maxxis tires hold up in sand, but pure mud also...I love those tires
     
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    Bicyclist Turbo Monkey

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    Not an ideal tread but the casing can handle it and the grip on trails is SOOOO much better than a K-rad.