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winter xc/am tire options

Oct. 17, 2011, 7:57 p.m.
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I saw the HR2 in a local shop…and then saw the price and put it down…damn they are getting expensive…the shop guy said all maxxis are 100 now…as IFO would say…No Sale.

Oct. 17, 2011, 11:14 p.m.
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I saw the HR2 in a local shop…and then saw the price and put it down…damn they are getting expensive…the shop guy said all maxxis are 100 now…as IFO would say…No Sale.

mmm cdn. prices should be heading down based on how strong the dollar has been recently. i don't pretend to know enough about currency markets and economics in general to give a reason, but i'm guessing that prices will "correct" the other way: here and in the us, stuff's going to cost more in the coming model year

"Nobody really gives a shit that you don't like the thing that you have no firsthand experience with." Dave

Oct. 17, 2011, 11:19 p.m.
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Yeah…I understand that…and I love maxxis tires, the DHF is my favourite tire…but I think they have priced themselves out of my market at least…I am now looking at other options.

Oct. 20, 2011, 2:53 a.m.
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what about Schwalbe Muddy Mary's? seem to have a wide range of compounds and the freeride line is more or less 900gr each tire

Oct. 22, 2011, 9:08 p.m.
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THis is getting a bit dizzing. Lest say that i put the priority in this order

  • Sticky, wet, PNW roots n rocks, keeps you alive on the decents, but appropriate all mountain sizing.
  • Climbing traction
  • durable (tubeless options)
  • cost
  • weight (can go tubeless)
  • rolling resistance
  • wear

The last two are interchangeable. Lets call it a winter survival tire.

WTF, Over?

Oct. 22, 2011, 11:08 p.m.
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Joined: Oct. 29, 2004

THis is getting a bit dizzing. Lest say that i put the priority in this order

  • Sticky, wet, PNW roots n rocks, keeps you alive on the decents, but appropriate all mountain sizing.
  • Climbing traction
  • durable (tubeless options)
  • cost
  • weight (can go tubeless)
  • rolling resistance
  • wear

The last two are interchangeable. Lets call it a winter survival tire.

Personally I would put climbing traction , cost and the durability in last…

What I want to know is how a tyre performs first and foremost.

Traction
RollingResisstance
Weight
Wear
Cost

Still havent found something ro replace my minion up front….

Oct. 23, 2011, 2:24 a.m.
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Joined: Sept. 12, 2003

Personally I would put climbing traction , cost and the durability in last…

What I want to know is how a tyre performs first and foremost.

Traction
RollingResisstance
Weight
Wear
Cost

Still havent found something ro replace my minion up front….

Well i hope we can both get some input.

WTF, Over?

Oct. 25, 2011, 10:11 a.m.
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Joined: Dec. 1, 2004

Has anyone tried the new specialized ground control 2.3 ust? or even seen one. my lbs tried to order me in one, but the lady on the other side of the phone said they were discontinued, even as i was staring at the 'new for 2012' banner in the catalog.

Oct. 25, 2011, 10:32 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 22, 2003

Has anyone tried the new specialized ground control 2.3 ust? or even seen one. my lbs tried to order me in one, but the lady on the other side of the phone said they were discontinued, even as i was staring at the 'new for 2012' banner in the catalog.

Waiting on it to arrive shortly in a 29 and 26 size. Will update when I see it. It was shown at the 29er launch in Roc D'azur event.

Play : Comox Valley Mountain Biking - www.cvmtb.com

Nov. 1, 2011, 9:53 a.m.
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Joined: Sept. 10, 2008

I think this may be what a lot of you have been waiting for…

Can you guess what it is yet?

Here's your final clue…

:D

Nov. 1, 2011, 10:26 a.m.
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looks like the Maxxis version of the Hill Billy ?

:canada:

Nov. 1, 2011, 10:32 a.m.
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2.25 DHF EXO?

Nov. 1, 2011, 10:50 a.m.
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Nov. 1, 2011, 11:16 a.m.
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High Roller II, in a 2.25 super tacky? I'll be all over that like a fat kid on a Smartie.

Debate? Bikes are made for riding not pushing.

Nov. 1, 2011, 11:30 a.m.
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Joined: Sept. 10, 2008

High Roller II, in a 2.25 super tacky?

Single ply, folding bead too.

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