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May 4, 2019, 2:22 p.m.
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Magic Mary's... Anyone like? Never tried them. Which ones are best for the shore? Looks like they come in a 2.35 and a 2.6 for a 29 enduro


 Last edited by: Brocklanders on May 4, 2019, 2:25 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
May 4, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
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I have 2.35 in 'soft'. Not crazy about them but a buddy running 'ultra soft' swears by them, might give those a try next but going back to minions is always tempting haha


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May 5, 2019, 1:05 a.m.
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Posted by: Brocklanders

Magic Mary's... Anyone like? Never tried them. Which ones are best for the shore? Looks like they come in a 2.35 and a 2.6 for a 29 enduro

The 2.35 Mary is of similar size as the 2.4/2.5 Minions. 2.6 Mary is huge.

"Soft" rubber is equivalent to maxxis 3C Maxxterra. Good for pedaling .

"super soft" is more like 3C Maxx grip. I wouldn't put that on a bike that sees a lot of uphill, but ymmv.

Standard Mary casing is similar to maxxis EXO. If you ride hard and want a strong tire, go for the "super gravity" version.

May 5, 2019, 10:57 a.m.
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2.35 mm on front of 29er trail bike.  2.6 mm front of 650b enduro bike. amazing tires.  getting sg version for front of trail bike next. like the minions there's good reason these are on so many race bikes. they are pretty close to perfect and a great coastal BC tire.

May 6, 2019, 7:35 p.m.
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Posted by: Timer

Posted by: Brocklanders

Magic Mary's... Anyone like? Never tried them. Which ones are best for the shore? Looks like they come in a 2.35 and a 2.6 for a 29 enduro

The 2.35 Mary is of similar size as the 2.4/2.5 Minions. 2.6 Mary is huge.

"Soft" rubber is equivalent to maxxis 3C Maxxterra. Good for pedaling .

"super soft" is more like 3C Maxx grip. I wouldn't put that on a bike that sees a lot of uphill, but ymmv.

Standard Mary casing is similar to maxxis EXO. If you ride hard and want a strong tire, go for the "super gravity" version.

Thx for the feedback

May 6, 2019, 10:10 p.m.
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Which one of you losers left your worn out 2.5 DHF DH tyres leaning against the bike rack at Phibbs?

Can't bother to recycle leave it to the taxpayers? tsk tsk.....

May 6, 2019, 10:44 p.m.
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Posted by: tungsten

Which one of you losers left your worn out 2.5 DHF DH tyres leaning against the bike rack at Phibbs?

Can't bother to recycle leave it to the taxpayers? tsk tsk.....

maybe someone left you a late christmas present?

May 7, 2019, 10:51 a.m.
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Posted by: tungsten

Which one of you losers left your worn out 2.5 DHF DH tyres leaning against the bike rack at Phibbs?

Can't bother to recycle leave it to the taxpayers? tsk tsk.....

Seems unlikely due to the location but perhaps they left 'em for freebies?  My old place had lots of traffic so every serviceable tire I didn't need I left on the kerb.  Every one got picked up.

May 7, 2019, 3:54 p.m.
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They were there my first trip over @ 14:30 and still there when I left for the last time @ 20:34.

Not completely worn either. I seen guys put bikes on my bus with worse. They were being run 2bliss.


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May 7, 2019, 5:20 p.m.
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Posted by: Brocklanders

Magic Mary's... Anyone like? Never tried them. Which ones are best for the shore? Looks like they come in a 2.35 and a 2.6 for a 29 enduro

I'm a chair-lift guy.  I've used them for three or four seasons of more-than-most vertical at Whistler.  They are my absolute go-to, especially when paired with zee Germans.  $45 a tire for my bike is where it should be imo.

June 10, 2019, 1:49 p.m.
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https://bikerumor.com/2019/06/10/continental-bringing-sustainable-dandelion-rubber-taraxagum-tires-to-tour-de-france/


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Oct. 10, 2019, 12:08 a.m.
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Anybody use Maxxis Rekons? I've just ordered a short travel trail bike and looking at options.

There was an Uncle Dave interview here a while back with someone from marketing at Maxxis and he was keen on the Rekons.

Oct. 10, 2019, 6:10 a.m.
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I run the Rekon tires F&R on my Tallboy3 during the dry season.  2.6 on the front and 2.35 Race on the rear.  About ready to swap those out for the Forekaster now that the rains have arrived.  The Rekon does OK in the wet but the Forekaster does better in the mud & wet.

Cheers, Mike

Oct. 10, 2019, 12:19 p.m.
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Ah, cheers. Bike comes stock with decent 2.3 dhf/dhr Minions. By going with 2.4 Rekon, 2.3 Rekon Race though I'd drop half a pound rotating mass.

Tallboy was #1 champagne choice, but having beer budget went with a 115mm Trance.

Dec. 21, 2019, 5:33 p.m.
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2.5/2.4 WT Maxxis fit best on what width rim?

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