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What trail bike tire casings don't suck?

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  1. iRider

    iRider Turbo Monkey

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    Don't get me wrong, Conti was always "awesome car and road bike tires, MTB, not so much" for me. But some of their newer efforts seem to be legit. I am mainly on Maxxis and Intense tires because Schwalbe suck! Don't last, don't grip or if they do they are super slow rolling, pop off rims when run tubeless, puncture way easier than Maxxis and most of the times the hole is too big for the sealant to close it. On top of it their TableTop was seriously heavier than advertised and CS said: variations in production. Yeah right, never seen this with Maxxis.

    That leaves me interested in an allround tire similar to Magic Marry that works. So Baron is on the list.
    And I know you probably suggest a Kenda Nevegal because it is the favorite tire of RC and MBA, but I fell in that trap already, thanks. ;) :weee:

    Real world pic of Baron Projekt:

     

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    You know me and nevegals. Just can't get enough.
     
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    I had three Conti casings faililing terribly, always got a free replacement, but two times it was a UST Rubber Queen weighing 1.2 kg. Thanks, done.
     
  4. Gary

    Gary "S" is for "neo-luddite"

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    STOP RIGHT THERE!

    Conti road bike tyre carcasses suck big time too.
    Those stupid brown exposed threads in the side of the casings delaminate about 1000-1500 miles before the actual tread wears out.
    Never liked a single conti MTB tyre. All their tyre designs I have ever tried had too rounded a profile for my liking.

    I don't even get this thread.

    Single ply Maxxis tyres are absolutely fine for trail riding if run at decent pressures and you're not a complete muppet with line choice.

    Plenty muppets do trail ride with dual plys...



    Make your mind up and suck it up!
     
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    intense still makes tires?
     
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    slimshady ¡Mira, una ardilla!

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    That would be Vee Rubber.
     
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    Dear god.

    Intense bikes (to the point that it's your username), vee rubber, and continental tires........


    We gotta have an intervention before suntour or ellsworth enters the picture. This is getting dangerous.
     
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    Durolux FTW brah. ;)
     
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  10. iRider

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    Nope, but I bought a stack NOS when one vendor kicked them out for like under $5-8 a pop. Heavy, but crazy how good those Intruder and 909s can be in the right conditions. And they were ahead of time: their 2.5 is like Plus size these days. :D
     
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    They make the GP4000 with not rubber coated sidewalls?
     
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    You can relax, I never owned an Ellsworth or anything Suntour. :D
    But yeah, I had a serious Intense addiction. But luckily they cured that for me by moving most of their production overseas. ;)
     
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    if a company can't make a durable premium winter version I'm fucked if I'm using their race tyres.
     
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    Why would you buy winter tires in a weight weenie skinwall version????? :wtf:
     
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    I'm so confused... what the hell are you guys talking about?!?! car tires? road bike tires? This thread has gone from "which tires are good?", to "these tires suck", to car tires?!!?! Now I'm doubting whether I did the right thing buying my Conti Tires for my car... Oh Ridemonkey, you so crazy!!!
     
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    Gary "S" is for "neo-luddite"

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    FWIW I ride winter tyres all year round.
    Yay Scotland!
    The (not Conti) tyres I now choose to use have superior ride quality, grip and durability to 4Seasons and are actually lighter.

    Would you buy shitty (heavy) tyres for a carbon TCR?
     
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    Gary "S" is for "neo-luddite"

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    You new here or did you just come to re-read the concussion thread like me? ;)
     
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    I do the N+1 thing and have a winter road bike.
    And I wouldn't buy a carbon TCR or any other carbon road frame FWIW. :busted:
     
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    Gary "S" is for "neo-luddite"

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    Winter bike?

    Ha ha... FUCK OFF!

    Neither me or any of my 10 bikes is a PUSSY who's afraid of cold or rain. Thanks.
     
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    I needed an excuse to buy another bike, so declaring the old one as winter bike did the trick. :D
     
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    Gary "S" is for "neo-luddite"

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    Nah... sorry. you'll need to explain how that works
     
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    4130biker PM me about Tantrum Cycles!

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    Define cold. My record low is a ride in -17F. My FS bikes stay in my warm basement when so balls cold.
     
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    Gary "S" is for "neo-luddite"

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    Our lowest recorded temperature is -27C
    It's never been too cold to ride my mike here.

    Sometimes I've even been known to wear gloves

    *waves Cock*
     
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    Kanye West 220# bag of hacktastic

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    Gawd, PLEASE tell us more about how tough you are...

    Would you like the rest of us mere mortals to form a line to blow you? Or shall we just go for it all at once?
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Would that be Mmike??
     
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    I've got your winter tire right here. 57889804-Frosty+Bottomsmall.jpg
     
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    Ha ha... a few years back during the worst winter we'd had here for a few years I went night riding locally with a mate on his new fatbike. I rode my semi slick shod dirt jump bike as usual. half way up the first climb (as expected) I had to push. a whole 50 metres further on so did he. apparently it was the wrong kind of snow.
     
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    Gary "S" is for "neo-luddite"

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    There's a waiting list @Kanye West . Have your people apply to sign you up.
     
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    Yeah, I've noticed on all the automotive boards when you start talking about winter and places where you actually need studded tires that there's always one guy that feels the need to post about how he drives a 69 camaro with racing slicks and drives it across frozen mountain passes on glare ice.
     
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    "People always say that you can't please everybody. I think that's a cop-out. Why not attempt it? 'Cause think of all the people you will please if you try."
     
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    Fury Road would have one fuck of a long dull film had you guys got your way...

     
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    It got really cold here a few times. I drank whiskey indoors. Because I'm not a moron.
     
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    Really?
     
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    Yeah, it was pretty good. Is that weird?
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    3 shuttle laps today - 2 at White Ranch and one on Chimney Gulch. Lots of rocks were bashed at mid to high 20's psi. No flats were incurred. Michelins still look pretty solid from a wear perspective. I like 'em.
     
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    Michelin whats?
     
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    Fantastic tires.
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    No flats. Have I mentioned no flats? Yeah. No flats.