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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by N8 v2.0, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    We all know the Big Red S doesn't make a 29er, but they make what is arguably the best racing tire for them. These were a Prototype/team tire but due to demand production tires are now available.

    :drool:





     

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  2. Angus

    Angus Jack Ass Pen Goo Win

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    I guarantee this is thier test bubble to see if they launch 29ers in 07' beware the Big StumpJumper
     
  3. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    It better have more BB clearence than my old SJ...
     
  4. BikeGeek

    BikeGeek BrewMonkey

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    Looks like it would pack up with mud mighty quick.
     
  5. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    yeah that is def a socal/dry weather tire...in the here in the north east that thing would blow...
     
  6. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    These are not for wet sloppy conditions. They are great race tires otherwise.
     
  7. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    A little history behind the Specailized 29" tire:

     
  8. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    I think the guy who rides that bike with the tires on them rides in the PNW so I'm sure they've been through some wet sloppy rides now and again.

    I'd like to give em a shot this summer on the Karate Monkey.
     
  9. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    I've got a set ordered. :)
     
  10. Smelly

    Smelly Turbo Monkey

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    doesn't look like it would pack up any more than an exiwolf. I've never done a really muddy ride with my exi's, but they've never packed up in loose loam for me.
    I'm curious to try a pair on my KM. I may order a set.
     
  11. Mike B.

    Mike B. Turbo Monkey

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    So this tire that hasn't been out for more than a week or two to the general public is now the best tire for 29ers? Doesn't take much these days does it?

    Don't get me wrong, I may very well purchase a 29er in the next few months myself but calling that the best tire with the limited number of people on them seems to be a bit much.

    By the way, a tire mold does not cost that much (think less than the cost of your own 29er) and with the numbers the Big S is looking at on a regular basis, it would take a lot of looking to find that on the balance sheet.
     
  12. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Wrong-o chump!

    There were a large number of prototypes available for the last year.
     
  13. Mike B.

    Mike B. Turbo Monkey

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    I could be mistaken but I thought only 40 of them were distributed to Joe Blow rider. I'm sure there were more than that made but there just aren't many people with much time on them yet. Could be a great tire when all is said and done and I think they've done a good job with the price point to get more people interested. Good thing you don't have to mail a postcard to get your hands on them these days.
     
  14. Rip

    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    The tire could also blow monkey balls.
     
  15. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    There have been some reviews given on these over on mtbr.com and overall I think they are getting the thumbs up - especially as a race tire. Are they the best ever - well who knows - and to each his own right?

    But I don't think they are going to blow monkey balls. Just another good alternative for 29er riders to consider. Here's hoping for more alternatives down the trail a bit as well. :thumb:
     
  16. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    The 29ers are coming!

    The 29ers are coming!!

    :dancing:
     
  17. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    Chill out there Nate - I'd say that 29ers have been here and will remain here for a long time.

    Just another good option for mountain bikers in my opinion.