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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by mack, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. mack

    mack Turbo Monkey

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    This is the tire thread. Talk about tires, no compound debates please. I wanna know what other people are riding in what types of conditions.

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    Kenda Kinetics -> Loose Rocks/Dry Dirt
     

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  2. arboc!

    arboc! Turbo Monkey

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    holy rollers, for everything!!!!!
     
  3. .:Jeenyus:.

    .:Jeenyus:. Turbo Monkey

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    High Roller 2.7UST, 2.5UST for everything. They came stock and they seem to work well enough, so no reason to change them.
     
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    chillindrdude Turbo Monkey

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    i love my minion front/larsen TT combo...good for just about anything short of mud or loose fine gravel

    holy rollers front and rear for street and hardpack dirt.

    go maxxis!
     
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    bballe336 Turbo Monkey

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    i have a mobster 2.5 in front and i have ridden for pretty much everything and it feels pretty good. i have a kenda kinetic 2.35 in the rear and it doesn't stick to the ground or grip anything.
     
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    i have 2.5 minions front, in the front and rear. they work well but the front minion in the rear does not do that well in loose or sandy dirt. jeenyus get ride of the 2.7 you nerd
     
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    Minion F, front and rear....
     
  8. lovebunny

    lovebunny can i lick your balls?

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    blue groove front nevegal rear both 2.5 pretty good all round combo
     
  9. chicodude

    chicodude The Spooninator

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    Mobsters-2.5-60D-dusty and hella rocky conditions
     
  10. snoopz666

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    wow lots of maxxis fans here. i run a 2.8 michilin on the front and a 2.5 kenda nevegal on the back in everything from deep mud to hardpack and sugar sand. i love the big tire up front, very stable at speed.
     
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    i've loved the way my 42 duro 2.7Ft and 2.5R nevagals work but they are on there way out. lookin at a set of super tacky minoins, should i do dual 2.7, 7ft,5R or dual 5's or what? i'm 180 ride dry and lose on the weekdays and Snowshoe on the weekends and need all the help cornering i can get. should i be looking at an other tire?
     
  12. W4S

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    Trail Bike - 2.35 super tacky Minion rear F/R

    DH - 2.5 super tacky Minion rear F / 2.35 Minion rear R or 2.35 Larsen R depending on track.
     
  13. stinky6

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    I used to run 2.3 Arrow Prime Wides. They worked great for dry stuff and okay for wet but the best thing about them was indestructable side walls. I ran between 15 and 18 PSI and never pinch flatted in around 20 days at Whistler. Now I run 2.5 Negevals, they are good all around, but especially in the mud.
     
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    mionion 2.5 slow reezay front and rear, usually mobsters as an ''in between tire'' for riding when i'm not racing. when it gets real slippery or maybe when i'm doing the old alpha course at angel fire i'll run michelin 2.8's fr & rr.
     
  15. Castle

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    big bike: 2.5 Minions front and rear or substitute highroller in the rear; super tacky front all the time 60d for the dry in the rear.

    wet: michy comp 16 front and rear

    hardtail/mini squish: 2.35 highroller f/r & general screwin around holly rollers

    eastcoast rocks/roots/mud
     
  16. Zark

    Zark Hey little girl, do you want some candy?

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    WTB Timberwolf 2.5 DH up front (40d) Michellin 24.1 2.5" rear
    Conditions: rocky, loose and steep

    Maxxis won't last long in my conditions, I've given up on them ;)
     
  17. Biscuit

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    After playing around for a bit, I've grown to love the 2.8 Mich mated to a 2.5 Hutchinson Octopus (like a Highroller with taller side knobs).

    For faster rolling stuff I'll run the Hutchinson F & R. Rolls well and those tall, stiff side knobs dig! (note: the knobs on the 2.5's have been re-shaped slightly compared to the past and don't fold as easily).
     
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    W4S Turbo Monkey

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    So right. Last time I rode SB on a rear Lopes BlingdumbestnameforatireBling and it lastest 2 runs before all the side knobs were gone. The minions seem to hold up pretty well, though.
     
  19. JRogers

    JRogers talks too much

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    For most everything, I run a Nevegal 2.7/2.5 combo. It grips really well in almost every condition. There are better tires for hardpack, but the knobs don't fold or anything, so it's not too bad.

    For fast, pedally courses or something with a decent amount of mud- Comp 16s

    For a big mud-fest- Swampthings and maybe even a Michelin Mud if there are no rocks.
     
  20. sunny

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    But if you had the 42a tires, they're gonna deteriorate quickly...

    I'm out West. I've had good experience with Maxxis.

    DH: F- Minion 2.5 F / R- Highroller 2.35 (for dry/ hardpacked)
    or F- Minion 2.5 F / R- Nevegal 2.35

    Trailbike: F- Mutanoraptor 2.4 / R- Weirwolf 2.1
     
  21. AR_

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    Comp 16s for pretty much every british course. Even in super muddy conditions i find them really predictable.. If the conditions warrant a Mud 3, i don't ride :D

    Dry Dusty rocky stuff i run a 32 up front and a 24 in the rear. Although again i usually can't be bothered changing tyres and run two 16s. Maybe a 16 up front and a 24 in the rear if its dry but not dusty.
     
  22. 819

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    I'm also on maxxis. If I had to stick on one set of tires Id' stay on 2.7 minion F and 2.5 minion R. Sub in a 2.5 highroller if it gets semi wet. If it is all out wet and/ or organic or grass soil I run 2.5 swampthings.
     
  23. bradical

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    1.95 K-rads for anything wet and slick on my HT :stosh:

    On the big bike 40a 2.5 mobster up front, Old school 50a 2.7 high roller rear, for G-vegas/ pisgah rainforest condition
     
  24. Steven

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    Race- 2.7 minion front super tacky,in the rear 2.5 minion front supertacky.
    Everyday riding around- 2.7 minion f 60d, in the rear 2.5 minion front 60d
    Wet- wet scream 2.2 super tacky front, 2.2 60d rear
     
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    Hutchinson 2.5 Octo Low MRC front and 2.5 Med MRC Bulldog rear/ or 2.3 Med MRC Octo for anything that has to do with DH riding. For gen riding, 2006 2.3 Hutchinson enduro tires (don't know what model names they are yet).

    For freeriding, Velociraptors front and rear.
     
  26. ÆX

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    i have been on the Schwalbe big betty.

    2.5 800G kevlar with nice soft rubber.

    i love'em!

     
  27. Zark

    Zark Hey little girl, do you want some candy?

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    800g How are those for pinch flats? seems pretty ummm "pliable" :D
     
  28. SXtrailrider

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    high rollers 2.5 in the back and minion 2.7 in the front are the best combonation for rock and loose dirt that is what i ride in and those tire sets are the best pair
     
  29. stubby

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    intense 909 fros, loose over hardpack, dusty, and normal courses 2.7 ft 2.5 rear
    intense edge fros, for dry terrain with wet woods, 2.35 front and rear.
     
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    i am riding minion dh and high roler in rear both super tacky they are great for everything and condition you can think of
     
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    2.5 supertacky mobster front, 2.5 60a high roller back. Good for pretty much every new england condition except deep mud.
     
  32. descender

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    For FR/DH I have been running the Specilized Enduro Pro D2 UST / Bliss in 2.4 and really like them. They are light (~980 g), roll fast, dual compound, and do very well in loose loamy stuff (which is where I usually bail). They are not as gnar as a true DH tire, but hold almost as well and pedal great.

    I like them so much I put the 2.2 version on my trail bike.
     
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    Gazzaloddi DH 3.0 on 24 inch rims - the best for drops to flat and they look great on my green Super 8.
     
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    2.7 60d minion f in the front and a 2.5 60d high roller in the back. i use them for everything and they kick ass.
     
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    they are a little lighter than michies.

    i just got fed up with BIB and went looking for
    something better. i found schwable!
     
  36. Rip

    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    Me: 26x2.7 Minion DHF ST on the front.
    26x2.4 WTB Motoraptor on the rear.
     
  37. JohnnyBoyDH

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    I'd say give the Hutchinson Octopus tires a try. Tried them this year and they are sweet. There are soft and medium compounds and have a good trade off between light weight and casing thickness. they hold like mad in the berms and have good braking characteristics...Also comes in a 2.3" size which is sweet for the rear if you want to get your pedal on.
     
  38. Biscuit

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    FYI the Hutchinson Octoupses run big.
    I have the 2.5 on my bike, it looks more like a 2.7.

    A friend of mine runs the 2.3's on his trail bike, but they're significantly bigger than my 2.35 highrollers (which run small).
     
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    Great great front tire. My fave Hutchie by far.
     
  40. S.K.C.

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    Hardpack & Loose over Hardpack- Front: 2.7 Minion DHF 40a, Rear: High Roller 2.5 40a

    Although next year I was thinking of switching to a Kenda Neve 2.5 up front with a Blue Groove 2.5 in the rear...