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backwards minion DHR

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by William42, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. William42

    William42 fork ways

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    found a picture of minaar running a backwards minion DHR (or what looks like one). has anybody ever tried this or heard of this? heres a pic

    http://alpinestarsinc.com/files/desktops/gregMinnaarDOWNHILL2007.jpg

    sorry i don't normally "OOH AH" about what the pro's are running, but i'm running a set of nevegals that i hate and can't wait to switch out of, so anything tire related is interesting to me.
     

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  2. caputo1989

    caputo1989 Turbo Monkey

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    Looks like a high roller to me, but you could be right.

     
  3. J_B

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  4. DirtyMike

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    Thats not a DHR, not sure exactly what tire it is. Looks alot more like a Hi roller, but its not mounted backwards either, the ramps are going in the proper direction
     
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    DirtyMike Turbo Fluffer

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    Oh and sorry, the original question.... Hi roller/Dhr Backwards = lack of braking power. In stead of hooking teh ground with teh back side of the knobs, you will slide on the speed ramps instead.
     
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    frznnomad Turbo Monkey

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    yeh that is deffinatly a high roller man, but if your looking for a new set of tires you could try micy comp 16's and 24's, or DHF all around. those seem to be the winning combos here in the east so it might be worth a shot man.
     
  7. pinkshirtphotos

    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    dhf 2.5 front and rear is whats good at diablo
     
  8. William42

    William42 fork ways

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    woops :imstupid: yeah, didn't think of high rollers, probably gonna go with minion DHF 3C's again since I've used em and liked em, they roll fast, corner well, and work well on the terrain I ride

    thanks for the corrections though, i feel like an ass but at least i'm not running around thinking "omg pro's run minion dhr's backwords on their front wheel!"
     
  9. FOXROX

    FOXROX Turbo Monkey

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    i dont like the high rollers. they suck on rocks imo i had a set on for one race practice and called my dad up and told hime to go get me some minions i like to run both dhf and dhr
     
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    I've never run the DHRs. Too many people say they are crap
    Comments?
     
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    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    dhr has more rolling resistance and harder to let it slide out in corners.
     
  12. Pockets-o-Grey

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    yeah but the minon fronts are cut more making the knobs softer(grippier) and slower.... i liked the DHR personally.... it has grip and is not slow like the front. DHF front and rear is a really grippy combination but too slow.... high rollers are great tires though, i found that they have enough grip like the minions but roll quicker and will break traction at a very predictable point.
     
  13. ZHendo

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    i like the dhfs front and rear, the dhr grips really well but for my purposes it's overkill. the dhr and dhf also seemed to have very different breaking points in corners, which was a little frustrating.
     
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    Currently I have the Minions front and rear, stick stick stick, They may not be the fastest rolling tire, but damn it gets traction.
     
  15. siege

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    I think dhrs have great braking, but are tough to break loose compared to the high roller.