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i need some tire help. 2.3 - 2.5 moto style/1000 ish gm

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by blacky, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. blacky

    blacky Monkey

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    :help: looking for a 2.3 - 2.5 moto style around 1000 gms. i like the wtb
    timberwolf. it does everything i need, but its only 800 ish grams and the casing tends to EXPLODE ! or tear away from the kelvar bead. i use the tioga fac dh 2.3 too which holds up very well, but its a bit narrow and the tread pattern isn't great. the area i ride is rocky, so the casing (and everything else) takes a beating.
     

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    have you looked at michilin ?
     
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    def go michelin, i ran the same set of tires from may to now not a single flat not a single problem. My friend runs the same tires (i got them on his suggestsion) and he and I would literally be the only ones at races not to have ANY tires problems. (the 32 copm and 24 or whatever they are called) they have sick traction too
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    thanks i'll check these out. which tire(s)?
     
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    Schwalbe big betty 880 grams
     
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    cool. i'll give that a look. have you pounded that a bit? howz it hold up?
     
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    panaracer fire fr 2.4. had mine for a year with no problems.
     
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    ..paper thin sidewalls.
     
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    Not if you get the DH casing which is still pretty light.



    The best light tire I have found is the Kenda Nevegal DH casing 2.3 Stick E. It is still a DH ply tire but around 1000g and is pretty big for a 2.3.

    The DH Panaracer 2.4 is pretty nice. But make sure you get the DH casing as the single ply is paper thin.