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Help me choose a tire

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Total Heckler, Jun 26, 2012.

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What tires to run?

  1. Minions

    4 vote(s)
    40.0%
  2. High Rollers

    3 vote(s)
    30.0%
  3. High Roller 2s

    3 vote(s)
    30.0%
  1. Total Heckler

    Total Heckler Beer and Bike Enthusiast

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    Looking to buy some new tires. After years of riding I've gotten very comfortable with Maxis tires, so I want to stick with them. I have gone back and forth between High Rollers and Minions and both have been pretty great. Now that the high roller 2s are out, I am curious if I should give them a go? For those of you who are familiar with the Maxis line up, what is your opinion?
     

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  2. Tyler Durden

    Tyler Durden Monkey

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    Go for DHF2 up front Highroller 2 in rear. Let me know how it works out. Im interested as well.

    Im currently running Cont. Der Baron up front, and Kaiser in rear. But considering the switch.
     
  3. rockofullr

    rockofullr confused

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    Didn't we just decide in the DHRII thread that the DHFII is still under wraps and only KidWOOOOO will have any until some random time in the future?
     
  4. Tyler Durden

    Tyler Durden Monkey

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    Who's WE? You and your keyboard? RELAX Tonto.

    :boss:
     
  5. Total Heckler

    Total Heckler Beer and Bike Enthusiast

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    Hahaha
     
  6. ustemuf

    ustemuf Monkey

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    highrollers been my fave.. i rode the highroller II's pretty hard also.. at first i didn't like them at all, then i adjusted a little bit and they weren't so bad after all. i still think the original highroller had better edge grip. the highroller II's had better control under hard braking.

    im on double DHR II now with a trimmed DHR II in front.. going up to northstar this weekend and for a couple weekdays ... i'm pretty excited to try them out. should be the best set of tires ive ran yet...monster sized lugs on the edge make me happy.
     
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    I am a huge fan of DHF! I love mine!
     
  8. jackalope

    jackalope Mental acuity - 1%

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  9. rockofullr

    rockofullr confused

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    My keyboard isn't fancy :(

    Don't make fun of me!

    But seriously if you have some inside line on the DHFII spill the beans.
     
  10. Total Heckler

    Total Heckler Beer and Bike Enthusiast

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    I haven't even heard of those tires. I've obviously been slacking on my e-biking.
     
  11. rockofullr

    rockofullr confused

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    Did you start actually riding since your shoulder healed up?

     
  12. kidwoo

    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    The inernetz is hard

    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=51847&category=190


    Uh....that but backwards.

    As is, the DHR2 isn't any better than anything else maxxis makes (of the good tires I mean) as a front in terms of cornering. It does brake a lot better but corners worse than something like an old school high roller. You've got to cramp your fingers trimming the damn thing to get a really good cornering front tire out of it. It happens but it's annoying. Unless you're willing to do that, don't expect anything but a better BRAKING tire.
     
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  13. Total Heckler

    Total Heckler Beer and Bike Enthusiast

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    Don't worry, riding a lot less. New job and home ownership.

    Ended up with high rollers. New wheels done.