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how bout a good ol fashioned tire thread

Feb. 23, 2019, 3:56 p.m.
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Posted by: XXX_er

It strikes me that everyone is looking for a tire that is as good as the maxxis

Current trail tires are so close in performance that I couldn't declare any of them as the "best". It comes down to tiny details. Personally I don't use maxxis because their 3c rubber doesn't deal well with temperatures close to freezing.

Posted by: tungsten

Me too.

I bought a MM Addix orange awhile back and was so disappoint when it inflated smaller than my old Trailstar MM. It's too draggy to put on rear w/E13trs on front.

So digging around in tire stash looking for 26" 1.50 road tires and the Presta valve tubes that match them to set up wifes bike on wind trainer, I found a lightly used Butcher/Purgatory combo. Thinking Purg surely better for wet/cold than Pacestar, eh?

If I remember correctly, the old Spec trail rubber was 60a, so a bit more grippy than pacestar but a lot slower as well.


 Last edited by: Timer on Feb. 23, 2019, 3:58 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
Feb. 23, 2019, 5:12 p.m.
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I've been running a set of Hutchinson TORO I bought last year for almost nothing, and they are a very good surprise.

I had Magic Mary's before, but I might buy Hutch' again ...

I've never been a fan of M.xx...

Feb. 23, 2019, 8:16 p.m.
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Posted by: Timer

a lot slower as well.

I so slow they'll never no the diff.........mounted it, omg, it's tiny!


 Last edited by: tungsten on Feb. 23, 2019, 8:19 p.m., edited 2 times in total.
Feb. 25, 2019, 8:17 a.m.
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Backcountry has a decent sale on tires right now

Feb. 27, 2019, 8:14 p.m.
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Maxxis tires are great but pricey....  take a look at the new Michelins.  Great tires and good prices.  I believe the retail is around $75

Feb. 28, 2019, 3:29 p.m.
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Pirelli has just entered the market. 🤔 Here's hoping they do better than Goodyear.

March 17, 2019, 5:52 p.m.
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What's taller? 2.40 DHR or 2.40 DHR Widetrack?

30mm width good for WT?

March 18, 2019, 10:11 a.m.
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Not sure on height, but I run 2.4WT DHR II on 30mm inner rims and they are awesome, nice profile without being too squared off.

March 19, 2019, 9:23 p.m.
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I am really liking the bonty 29x2.6 SE5 front and 29x2.4 XR4 rear in my hardtail. 

The big SE5 is no real surprise, it is like a frickin moto tire it is a beast. But the xr4 is really surprising, very good traction, predictable, and pretty fast rolling. I certainly prefer the combo to 2.5/2.4 wt minions on my other bike (although they are 27.5 so not a perfect comparison).

March 21, 2019, 9:36 a.m.
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XR4 2.6 on front I try 'cause round on 30?!


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March 21, 2019, 8:21 p.m.
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Posted by: tungsten

XR4 2.6 on front I try 'cause round on 30?!

That looks like a really nice bike.

March 22, 2019, 8:15 a.m.
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I have been eying up the Cotic Rocket Max...just a damn fine looking bike!

March 22, 2019, 2:25 p.m.
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Posted by: Kenny

2.4 XR4 .... the xr4 is really surprising, very good traction, predictable, and pretty fast rolling.

How tall is it compared to other brands 2.4/5/6 offerings do you reckon?

March 24, 2019, 5:18 p.m.
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I’d recommend rubber; but tungstain will demand to know if it’s vegan-carbon neutral-free trade built under an oppressive regime backed by a Russian Times article saying how good said dictator is and that the west are big meanies.

March 24, 2019, 10:07 p.m.
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Posted by: Endur-Bro

I’d recommend rubber; but tungstain will demand to know if it’s vegan-carbon neutral-free trade built under an oppressive regime backed by a Russian Times article saying how good said dictator is and that the west are big meanies.

Specitivity. If you ain't got it I can't use it.

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