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Jm_

sled dog's bollocks
Jan 14, 2002
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Holy shit these tires suck for trying to get aggro.

I build it up with the "race build" first though, I have some heavier wheels and tires I'll slap on for more normal stuff.

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HAB

Chelsea from Seattle
Apr 28, 2007
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who you talkin to?

I've shit talked those things for almost 15 years at this point. Schlob makes the only tire I've ever had in my life blow off a rim going up the face of a rather large jump.



I'm just trying to justify your 100mph. I already know those tires are shit.
I rode Magic Marys for a day last week (not on purpose). I knew I didn't like those things, but had forgotten just how much I hate them. And they were DH/Super Softs, so the least bad version.

Every time they launch a new tire I wonder if it'll be the time they finally put the side knobs on the right way, but I'm still waiting. :rofl:
 

HAB

Chelsea from Seattle
Apr 28, 2007
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stop doing that

they're dangerous
I blew one off the wheel, but I think it was more because the e13 rim exploded than the tire kicking the party off. :rofl:

I've got real tires ready to go on for when I have a real wheel for that bike again.
 

HAB

Chelsea from Seattle
Apr 28, 2007
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all I can do is hop on my dirtbike tomorrow and shake my head at the shit mountainbikers subject themselves to vis a vis the garbage they get sold


glad you're okay
I mean I willingly rode Magic Marys on a DH bike, how okay I really am is debatable.
 

6thElement

Schrodinger's Immigrant
Jul 29, 2008
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You got much time on the new bike yet?

There was one I spotted at the finish on Saturday, XX SL Transmission with PM and the Hunt carbon spoked wheels. Can't have been a cheap build.
 

Jm_

sled dog's bollocks
Jan 14, 2002
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You got much time on the new bike yet?

There was one I spotted at the finish on Saturday, XX SL Transmission with PM and the Hunt carbon spoked wheels. Can't have been a cheap build.
I've been riding it, a few times a week, short rides usually, but not the kind of stuff I want to do. This week I was supposed to go down south for a work trip and I was planning on getting some significant riding in on it on monday, but I got sick before. I'm gunna try a cross race on Sunday, but that'll be way out of it's league. So far I like it, but I don't have a lot to compare or build on right now. I did transfer over most of my parts, just buying the frame. Ungodly expensive frame, but at least they offered a frame. One thing that's nice is there's no funny stuff, no headset cables, BB is BSA. Two legit water bottles.