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TIRE TIME!

May 13, 2011, 2:03 p.m.
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I need new tires. So I'm trying to decide what's best.

I've never owned Minions everyone swears by them but I don't know.

I liked my Continental Der Kaiser I ran last year, how do they compare.

I hate buying tires especially if they don't preform well.

What do you guys think?

May 13, 2011, 2:35 p.m.
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These are going on what bike?

DH bike I'm guessing?

Just Ride.

May 13, 2011, 2:41 p.m.
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on a session 88 fr (single crown fork)

It's currently my DHXCFR/Park bike(when the hill opens backup)

I mostly ride the shore and fr stuff.

May 13, 2011, 2:44 p.m.
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Schwable Mudy Marys. They are grippy, predictable drift, roll well, and wear well. A good alternative to Minion 3Cs.

May 13, 2011, 2:55 p.m.
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Schwable Mudy Marys. They are grippy, predictable drift, roll well, and wear well. A good alternative to Minion 3Cs.

Is this the 2.35MM or the 2.5MM? I have read that the 2.35 MM is actually wider than the 2.5 Minions? Fact or fiction?

I too am in the same boat. Looking for tires for a similar usage bike. Was going to go with the DHF EXO's but the MM's are also tempting.

May 13, 2011, 3:20 p.m.
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gah. so expensive. i'm also tire shopping and had forgotten how expensive rubber is.

May 13, 2011, 3:36 p.m.
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North shore bike shop sells the minion 3c's for $65 or something like that. Correct me if I'm wrong.

May 13, 2011, 4:08 p.m.
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Is this the 2.35MM or the 2.5MM? I have read that the 2.35 MM is actually wider than the 2.5 Minions? Fact or fiction?

I too am in the same boat. Looking for tires for a similar usage bike. Was going to go with the DHF EXO's but the MM's are also tempting.

Fiction.

2.5 MMs are wider than 2.5 Maxxis Minions. If you do go the MM route, make sure you get the Vertstar compound.

As a testament to their durability, I wore through a set of rear pads before the tire started to break in. I would rate the Vertstar compound in the same sticky boat as Super Tackys.

May 13, 2011, 5:35 p.m.
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MINION FR's

the one, the only

May 13, 2011, 7:14 p.m.
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Look at the Specialized Butcher for a cheaper but good alternative to the Minion. If you go with the SX casing you will save some weight too.

May 13, 2011, 8:04 p.m.
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I've had good experience with Kenda Excavators.

www.vitalmtb.com

May 13, 2011, 8:28 p.m.
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I'm really like my Specialized Clutch. I'm running it in the 2.3 up front. I am using the weight weenies version.

Fraser Valley Mountain Bikers Assoc.

May 13, 2011, 9:36 p.m.
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Clutch sx in the back, Butcher sx up front.

May 13, 2011, 10:33 p.m.
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Loving Schwalbe's new stuff, running a 2.35 Hans Dampf on the back which is head and shoulders above anything I have tried recently and going to try a 2.4 Fat Albert up front Local prices are pretty high but they can be found online (CR cough cough…) for a decent price.

May 13, 2011, 10:40 p.m.
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Running Ardent Exo 2.4 up front w/ a Specialized Purgatory 2.2 in the back. So far proven to be a great combo. (not sure about the performance in the dry months though).

…still looks like a Trek:rolleyes:

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