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favorite urban tire?

Discussion in 'BMX & Dirt Jumping' started by skurfer333, Dec 27, 2005.

  1. skurfer333

    skurfer333 Monkey

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    yah I'm looking for a new set of 24" tires for my new wheelset. Just wondering what you guys were riding and how it held up....
     

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  2. Mr Tiles

    Mr Tiles I'm a beer snob

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    arrow launch on the back. ran a 24" for a long time and it never wore out. great urban tire. now I'm on 26ers and I have a launch rear and a holy roller on the front. best combo I've ever run. seems to work well in the dirt, ramps and concrete...
     
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    holy rollers... fast rolling and smooth. not to mention great hook up on concrete and dirt
     
  4. scurban

    scurban Turbo Monkey

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    I ran the same combo for a long time on my gimp, it worked out great.

    I'm currently running Kenda K-RAD's front and rear, they work great two.

    Here are a few you can't go wrong with

    Arrow Launch: Great sturdy tire, a little heavy, but still way lighter than a Maxxis Hookwarm. Better for street/park then in dirt, but still a great dj tire
    Maxxis HolyRoller. Pretty light, hooks up great on dirt, park, street and wood.
    Kenda K-RAD Same discription as above, but it weighs a little less.
    DMR Moto. Hard to track down, but none the less a really good tire for street, park, and trails.
     
  5. formermtboarder

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    i run a holyroller up front for a little grip on the dirtjumps and a halo twin rail in the rear--its got rails to roll on concrete and for park, but digs in some on dirt berms etc.

    i realllllllllllllllyyyy like this setup
     
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    arrow launch up front
    specialized compound in back
     
  7. livetheride514

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    I run an arrow launch in front and rear. 24's of course
     
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    Bicyclist Turbo Monkey

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    Sidewalls on K-rads are pretty weak.
     
  9. skurfer333

    skurfer333 Monkey

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    yah I run k-rads right now and I'm not too fond of them. They seem to track sketchy for me on dirt, plus the sidewalls are definitely too thin for urban riding (in my opinion). I like the light weight, but I've had my tire slide off a brick wall with a rough edge and they go flat in a heartbeat. I was already thinking of the holy rollers and launches, so maybe I'll just go ahead and try them out. I was kinda hoping someone out there rode the new Kenda Kiniptions tho cause I'd like to know how they handle....anybody?
     
  10. scurban

    scurban Turbo Monkey

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    Twisted rides the Kiniptions, He said the tread runs further around on the sidewall, and makes them stiffer then K-RADS. I was actually thinking one a try for my rear tire. If you look in the "24 inches of love" thread, check the last page, he talks about them there.
     
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    scurban Turbo Monkey

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    Here's the Quote from Twisted:
    Sounds pretty convincing to me.
     
  12. Muuqi

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    Holly Rollers all the way man. I've been running 'em since they came out and you can't go wrong. Street, park, dirt, even some trail action, they do it all, and they do it awesome!
     
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    Holy Rollers are great, I run on my BMX, but I love my DMR Motos the best. I ride street most of all, then DJ. If you ever rode BMX and liked the original Primo V-whatever-they-were (not the monsters) tyres you'll love the Motos.
     
  14. Stoked

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    dmr moto 2.2 in front
    specialized compound pro 2.0 in back
     
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    scurban Turbo Monkey

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    I've wanted to try those for awhile now, but I can never find them here in the states.
     
  16. The Amish

    The Amish Dumber than N8

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    K rads blow. They would be sweet tires if the side walls werent so damn thin. Not abuse friendly at all. I never made one last more than a month. Holy rollers are nice, but the dont hook up well if you ride indoor at all
     
  17. Deep in Cider

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    specialized compound... rolls like mad. Fastest tire i've ever used.
     
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    Yeah, I run Compounds on my BMX and they're really fast. Those tires at high pressure w/ a brakeless bike made for an interesting combo.
     
  19. rcoh

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    I also think DMR Motos are the best tyre for street riding, although I have torn the sidewalls a couple of times. I ride a lot more street than DJ. If you ride more dirt than street then the Moto Digger is also very good, it grips dirt better than Motos but still rolls well on street .
     
  20. -Steve-

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    And the moto digger is also ideal for wet conditions.
     
  21. quickneonrt

    quickneonrt Turbo Monkey

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    I like a worn set of IRC kujos 2.35s they roll pretty fast and have a thick sidewall. never rode them indoors but they are nice on the street.