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Tires 27.5

Jan. 23, 2015, 12:42 a.m.
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I used to feel this way (DHF f[HTML_REMOVED]r) but now I am enjoying the HR2 up front and DHR2 in the back. Great combo in EXO 3C format.

Tried that combo before, went back to dhf front dhr2 rear. Didn't like hr2 front due to cornering and rolls a bit slower, though I also got a lighter dhf (2.3 instead of 2.4) so that might be the reason. And I find the grip more predictable on the dhf, like the hr2 would slip when I wouldn't expect it too

Jan. 23, 2015, 9:08 a.m.
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HR2 is more "drifty" than the DHF on the front from what I've experienced. The lugs on the HR2 wear a lot more quickly as well. It's too bad Maxxis doesn't make a 60 compound in the 650b. The 3C's wear so quickly in the rear.

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Jan. 23, 2015, 9:22 a.m.
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Well neither can I so it'll have to do 'cause it's already there. :D

life's too short to run the wrong rubber. keep them as rear tires and get something better suited to run out front

Tried that combo before, went back to dhf front dhr2 rear.

have you tried the dhr2 out front? brakes like a highroller, corners like a dhf; best of both worlds

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Jan. 23, 2015, 10:02 a.m.
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have you tried the dhr2 out front? brakes like a highroller, corners like a dhf; best of both worlds

The only downside to the DHR2 on the front is the side drift when braking. It's not much but compared to the DHF, it's noticeable.

Jan. 23, 2015, 10:10 a.m.
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It's too bad Maxxis doesn't make a 60 compound in the 650b. The 3C's wear so quickly in the rear.

They do make a 60a Exo 27.5

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Jan. 23, 2015, 10:15 a.m.
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Typical of most Maxxis tires, drifty unless you really get onto the side lugs. The HR2, the DHF, and the DHR2 all are somewhat drifty in transition from standing to cornering. That's why those tires tend to do better in flat turns where you have to lean them over.

I find the DHF pushes more than the HR2 here in Kamloops. Its not bad, you just have to expect they will do it.

Jan. 23, 2015, 10:59 a.m.
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They do make a 60a Exo 27.5

You are correct. I couldn't find them a couple of months ago.

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Jan. 23, 2015, 1:59 p.m.
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I have a problem.

A few are getting worn, and the Magic Mary I am giving to a friend. I'll probably buy more this year too.

These are for only one bike.

Jan. 23, 2015, 2:14 p.m.
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life's too short to run the wrong rubber. keep them as rear tires and get something better suited to run out front

Can't, rear wheel's smaller.

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Jan. 23, 2015, 10:59 p.m.
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I have a problem.

A few are getting worn, and the Magic Mary I am giving to a friend. I'll probably buy more this year too.

These are for only one bike.

Got you beat by 3-4X in all three mtb sizes, road tires and CX tires. It's a sickness.

Jan. 23, 2015, 11:46 p.m.
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I guess I have the 650Brah HR2 EXO in 60a compound, but Maxxis (and seemingly hardly anyone else these days….) don't really want people to know exactly what the composition of their tires is. From this table I can confirm that my tires are black and have an ETRTO of 61-584. The tires also have threads and they are floppy…. As for compound, genuine width (my 2.4 is massive compared to a 29er 2.3 that I had), weight….who knows! Max PSI….yeah 60PSI FTW :cow: Durometer reading? Who knows! 'Single' compound? WTF is that?!

http://www.maxxis.com/catalog/tire-466-121-high-roller-ii#sizes

And breathe……

Anyway, ignoring companies' complete lack of ability to supply simple facts, I'd describe the tires as 'reasonably good'. Despite not having 'TR' written on them, they aired up fine on my RF Turbine rims with just black tape covering the holes, the supplied plastic tape and some random valves that I found. Ideally I'd like a 50 durometer tyre up front (I don't really need anything super…umm….tacky) just to give a bit more confidence on the steeps in the wet.

So to summarize, I don't really know what tires I have, but they are big, black and round, and work OK. I hope that helps ;)

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Jan. 24, 2015, 8:29 a.m.
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currently setup for DHF/DHR2.

in the stifling heat and high speed pinning of the east kootenays i loved the performance of the nobby nic as a rear, but hated casing punctures between the knobs. 2015 version looks good.

http://www.pinkbike.com/news/schwalbe-2015-nobby-nic-review.html

i really like specialized tires. butcher is a great front tire, purgatory excellent rr tire. i'd love to try a slaughter on the rr, but fear the few "events" that could result when dropping into loose sections wide open.

Jan. 24, 2015, 12:08 p.m.
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Got you beat by 3-4X in all three mtb sizes, road tires and CX tires. It's a sickness.

I know! That is a cute collection of tires on that photo. I wish I had so little! :-D

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