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PNW Tire reccomendations?

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwest' started by chance199, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. chance199

    chance199 Monkey

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    I need to get some tired for my big hit 3. i CAN NOT decide what tired to get. so i decided to ask the fellow pnw ridemonkeys for ideas. All i really do is Down Hill and Free Ride. Im looking for a tire that can handle every condition we have around here. I was looking for something thats not insanely expensive also.

    So in your opinion whats your favorite tire to use?:thumb:
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  2. rigidhack

    rigidhack Turbo Monkey

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    I've had rally good luck with Bontrager Big Earls
     
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  3. schaefdog

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    I am currently running Minion DHF/R

    2.7F 2.5R

    42a compound.

    They are amazing when it is wet.

    When it is dry I am riding a 2.4 Ardent single ply folding tire up front, and a 2.35 folding minion DHR in the back.


    These work very well for most trails I ride. Probably similar to yours. Freeride/DH type stuff only.
     
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  4. Makana425

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    Minion 3c up front

    Higher roller 3c in the rear.
     
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    thom9719 Turbo Monkey

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    Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 3C

    Best tires out there.

    -KT
     
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  6. YoPawn

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    Yup. For pure DH, DHF 2.5 3C in the front and rear is tops. More grip than the 42a from my experience.

    If you have to pedal up, I've found the Kenda Excavator to be a better up and down tire.
     
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  7. chance199

    chance199 Monkey

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    Me going up a hill?! Thats priceless. haha
    I only like to go down! :weee:
     
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  8. chance199

    chance199 Monkey

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    Chance, IMO, only one choice if you're looking for top end performance; Maxxis Minion; they are hands down, tried and tested the best I've found. BTW, I have a newish set of Triple C Compound Minions; 2.5 with 90-95% of the tread. By them today for 50 dollars. send me a PM or email;
    bmhollan1@gmail.com

    I'm in Maple Valley
     
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  10. T.Rex

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    downhillracer Turbo Monkey

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    amen brotha!:thumb:
     
  12. chance199

    chance199 Monkey

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    Are you running it front and rear?
     
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    thom9719 Turbo Monkey

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    Yes, I usually only buy one at a time since the rear wears out faster and then rotate the old front tire to the back, and put the new tire on the front. That way you don't have to buy new tires all the time!

    -KT