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modern dh rubber suggestions

April 9, 2012, 8:55 a.m.
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ye olde dh steed needs to be re-shod. without getting into too much analysis, what's the current state of the 2 ply art? i've been running michy c16's [HTML_REMOVED] cut c24's since the dark ages, but they're now extinct. for local riding - pretty much exclusively (shore / whistler). hr2 rear / dhf front - both in 3c? i demand consensus.

April 9, 2012, 9:13 a.m.
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Yep, that'll work very well. I've still got a HR1 on the back of my DH bike with a DHF on the front.

Little bike has 2x HR2's. All great tires. All 3c.

April 9, 2012, 9:54 a.m.
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you using hr2 exo's on the small(er) bike? i've got dhf exo's for trail; how's the new hr compare? more climbing grip i imagine.

April 9, 2012, 10:11 a.m.
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I'm running HR2 dual ply for the winter. I wasn't super impressed with the 3C Exo tires tubeless on the wet shore roots. Just kinda average IMO.

I'll be switching back to single ply's here soon though.

April 9, 2012, 11:57 a.m.
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you using hr2 exo's on the small(er) bike? i've got dhf exo's for trail; how's the new hr compare? more climbing grip i imagine.

I use a DHF EXO up front and HR2 EXO out back. The HR2 brakes well (better than a DHF in back) but for summer I think I'll switch to something faster-rolling.

2ply DHF and HR2 is a solid combo for DH

WTB Frequency i23 rim, 650b NEW - $40

April 11, 2012, 6:37 a.m.
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schwalbe muddy mary verstar 2.35's are the best all around dh tire nowadays. It's not an opinion as much as fact.

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