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Minion SS for the shore

May 21, 2016, 10:16 a.m.
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I'm really getting tempted to try a Minion SS in the back with a DHF out front this summer. I mostly ride Fromme and Seymour. Anybody here tried one of these yet? Will I regret it on rock and wood or when things get steep? Does any moisture = sketch city?

May 21, 2016, 1:11 p.m.
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I ran the slaughter last year and liked it. It all depends on if you're the type that likes to skid into corners or not. If you're a drifter/skidder then you'll hate it.

May 21, 2016, 1:44 p.m.
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I ran the slaughter last year and liked it. It all depends on if you're the type that likes to skid into corners or not. If you're a drifter/skidder then you'll hate it.

I'm certainly not a drifter or a skidder.

May 21, 2016, 1:52 p.m.
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drifty-ness is one of my favorite features of semi slicks.

May 21, 2016, 3:08 p.m.
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Been running the Schwalbe one (Cant remember the name) in Super Gravity casing on my trail bike up in Whistler for all of the late summer last year. Absolutely love that thing. You have to be a semi competent biker who leans the bike into corners to get the most out of it. Never really had an issue on the wet roots and rocks of the fall on it either.

May 21, 2016, 3:23 p.m.
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Issue I had with the SS wasn't the lack of braking grip so much as it was with the very square profile.

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May 21, 2016, 5:25 p.m.
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My Slaughter has been good year-round. If I lived somewhere with stickier dirt than the Shore, I'd probably go with a more open tread, but these seem to do okay around here in the wet.

May 21, 2016, 6:52 p.m.
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I have one on a narrow set of XC rims (21mm internal), really like it. I approve of the non-3C compound with Silkworm. It might actually last a month :-). Really strong cornering bite, just like the slaughter. Very square profile and honestly, I'm not sure I would want it on my wider wheelset…

May 21, 2016, 7:20 p.m.
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Slaughter Grid here on the back of my Chromag. Like it so far. Ridden it in Pembertonn, Squamish and Fromme, no complaints, no sketchy moments, lots of braking performance surprisingly

May 21, 2016, 11 p.m.
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One thing is the SS does have more straight line grip than comparable tires, if that's the concern. There's a bit more going on with the center tread than other semi slicks, and the tire's so square that a side knobs is often engaged whether intentional or not.

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May 22, 2016, 1:36 a.m.
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One thing is the SS does have more straight line grip than comparable tires, if that's the concern. There's a bit more going on with the center tread than other semi slicks, and the tire's so square that a side knobs is often engaged whether intentional or not.

When you say straight line traction….you must mean climbing or ecelarating?

May 22, 2016, 6:03 a.m.
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im also looking at the SS.. looks like a decent summer rear tire..

May 22, 2016, 7:45 a.m.
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I might go for it, could be fun. We probably won't get any real rain until at least September anyways! The last semi-slick I ran was a Lopes Bling Bling, which had DHF side knobs and tiny little square centre tread. It was pretty fun but at the time I didn't ride any shore trails. I mostly drifted it around the gravel in Pacific Spirit Park hahaha.

May 22, 2016, 11:14 a.m.
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I have a Rock Razor on the Surface and the V10 :lol:

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

May 22, 2016, 4:56 p.m.
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I have a Rock Razor on the Surface and the V10 :lol:

I just put a Rock Razor on my Nomad after tearing a hole in my Nobby Nic.

Runs well at first impression. Can roll low pressure in the Super Gravity casing.

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