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kidwoo

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Nope...the name of that winning tire is a cut down HRII, courtesy of Mr. Minnaar! :rockout:
I think he just means that bontrager wanted a tire with that race in mind.

Everyone knows minnaar is going to be sprinting till his eyes bleed and his spleen explodes to win that race.
 

kidwoo

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You know how in moto, there are essentially two tire designs? "dirt" and "sand"?

I'm one of the people that thinks that applies to mountain bike tires too (except maybe 'hardpack' 'pretty much everything' and 'mud')

Everything else is just clueless designers screwing up in all kinds of silly directions.
 

bizutch

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You know how in moto, there are essentially two tire designs? "dirt" and "sand"?

I'm one of the people that thinks that applies to mountain bike tires too (except maybe 'hardpack' 'pretty much everything' and 'mud')

Everything else is just clueless designers screwing up in all kinds of silly directions.
If you ride Pisgah everyday, you wish your tire could change it's tread on demand. Mud, no loam...wait rooty...ah, too slimy, 45 duromter..crap rocks are eating it alive, need 60 durometer small block..crap, almost ate it in that crazy goo leaking out of the bank....semi-slick on this monotonous gritty clay..wait, need a cut spike.

Dang...what do I do.......
 

kidwoo

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Dang...what do I do.......
Well regardless of what you do, it sure isn't 'change tires every 200 feet'

So my point still stands. ;)


Pisgah must be really unusual. I mean everywhere else in the world there's complete uniformity on trails.
 

jonKranked

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Well regardless of what you do, it sure isn't 'change tires every 200 feet'

So my point still stands. ;)


Pisgah must be really unusual. I mean everywhere else in the world there's complete uniformity on trails.
based on bizutch's description, in sounds like every level of super mario brothers all in one, in the middle of an earthquake
 

wiscodh

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You know how in moto, there are essentially two tire designs? "dirt" and "sand"?

I'm one of the people that thinks that applies to mountain bike tires too (except maybe 'hardpack' 'pretty much everything' and 'mud')

Everything else is just clueless designers screwing up in all kinds of silly directions.
dhr2 and wet screams, done and done. No other tire is necessary.
 

bholwell

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I gusta that second tire, it looks rad.
Yeah, the Bling Bling was a great tire. But it was discontinued for a reason. It was a niche tire, and niche tires in a niche discipline don't sell very well. It would be cool to see that tire brought back to life as a 2.3 tubeless ready trail tire, though. I'd dig it on the rear.
 

Verskis

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Yeah, the Bling Bling was a great tire. But it was discontinued for a reason. It was a niche tire, and niche tires in a niche discipline don't sell very well. It would be cool to see that tire brought back to life as a 2.3 tubeless ready trail tire, though. I'd dig it on the rear.
I'd like a fast rolling true 2.3" (not Maxxis 2.3") trail tire with serious sideknobs as well, the name of the tire can be Maxxis Bling Bling or Bontrager something, I don't care.
The Kenda BBG could be awesome as well, but I've heard bad things about Kenda casings (never ridden Kenda tires myself).
 

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If you ride Pisgah everyday, you wish your tire could change it's tread on demand. Mud, no loam...wait rooty...ah, too slimy, 45 duromter..crap rocks are eating it alive, need 60 durometer small block..crap, almost ate it in that crazy goo leaking out of the bank....semi-slick on this monotonous gritty clay..wait, need a cut spike.

Dang...what do I do.......
You're welcome

 

jonKranked

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I'd like a fast rolling true 2.3" (not Maxxis 2.3") trail tire with serious sideknobs as well, the name of the tire can be Maxxis Bling Bling or Bontrager something, I don't care.
The Kenda BBG could be awesome as well, but I've heard bad things about Kenda casings (never ridden Kenda tires myself).
check out the maxxis advantage tires. available in 2.5", so in reality its like a 2.35". Not full on DH sideknobs, but they work better than you think.
 

kidwoo

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Yeah, the Bling Bling was a great tire. But it was discontinued for a reason. It was a niche tire, and niche tires in a niche discipline don't sell very well. It would be cool to see that tire brought back to life as a 2.3 tubeless ready trail tire, though. I'd dig it on the rear.
You guys may have marketed it as a niche tire but that thing was just waiting for all mountain/enduro (or whatever riding a bike down a trail is called these days) markets.
 

shirk007

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You guys may have marketed it as a niche tire but that thing was just waiting for all mountain/enduro (or whatever riding a bike down a trail is called these days) markets.
Likely didn't sell because it was a Lopes tire. Good looking tread. 2.35 EXO with 3C rubber and Maxxis has a winning trail bike tire. Pull the molds back out and give it a new name.
 

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Honestly it looks like a worn or cut mignon from the right angle, which would incline me to buy a minyon and ride it till the center section is worn down. I don't have the disposable income to buy pre-worn tires. I actually thought those center knobs were much higher before I googled the name.
 

marshalolson

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I'd like a fast rolling true 2.3" (not Maxxis 2.3") trail tire with serious sideknobs as well, the name of the tire can be Maxxis Bling Bling or Bontrager something, I don't care.
The Kenda BBG could be awesome as well, but I've heard bad things about Kenda casings (never ridden Kenda tires myself).
BBG 2.1 UST. bomber. booya. bomber casing.
 

kidwoo

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BBG 2.1 UST. bomber. booya. bomber casing.
You know I agree but he lives in finland.



I think it rains in finland. Hey verskis does it rain in finland? If it rains a lot in finland, forget that bbg thing. But if doesn't rain very much yeah, try those things. They're insanely rad on most things dry.
 
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Uncle Cliffy

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Yeah, the Bling Bling was a great tire. But it was discontinued for a reason. It was a niche tire, and niche tires in a niche discipline don't sell very well. It would be cool to see that tire brought back to life as a 2.3 tubeless ready trail tire, though. I'd dig it on the rear.
 

marshalolson

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I think it rains in finland. Hey verskis does it rain in finland? If it rains a lot in finland, forget that bbg thing. But if doesn't rain very much yeah, try those things. They're insanely rad on most things dry.
sure, it will clog in sticky mud, but it would be more versatile than a bling bling in loam, rocks and roots (just IMO).
 
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Verskis

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I think it rains in finland. Hey verskis does it rain in finland? If it rains a lot in finland, forget that bbg thing. But if doesn't rain very much yeah, try those things. They're insanely rad on most things dry.
In the spring and autumn it rains a lot, in the summer it may or may not rain, but the trails usually dry fast in the summer.
And most of the trails around my location do not get really muddy even when wet, it's the slick roots and rocks that make the riding challenging when it is raining. Therefore those Bontrager tires or Maxxis Bling Blings could work fine all summer if they have decent rubber compound.
 

bizutch

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I'd dig it on the rear.
You filthy little....:think:

Anyway, my post was sarcastic. Isn't that what goes through all of our heads every freaking ride? Ride a section of trail and wish you had a spike, then another section and think you need a tackier compound...then hit that 45 minute paved road climb hearing your knobs whine and long for a semi-slick...

This is MTB. We are not happy unless we are unhappy!