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winter xc/am tire options

Nov. 1, 2011, 1:47 p.m.
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High Roller II, in a 2.25 super tacky?

Single ply, folding bead too.

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Nov. 1, 2011, 2:25 p.m.
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has anyone ever tried the Michelin WildRock R ? . . . Looks right, weight is decent and if its anything like the old michelin back in the days it should be great :

http://www.michelinbicycletire.com/michelinbicycle/index.cfm?event=wildrockr.view

AND . . . They're pretty cheap on CR as well :

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=48162

I would assume the 2.25 should be pretty close to a minion 2.35 but lighter.

YES and it was total shit..

i made the mistake of buying 2, under the premise of being happy with every other Michelin tire..

boy was that a mistake..

Nov. 1, 2011, 4:04 p.m.
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:banana:

They sealed tubeless first time out of the box with a hand pump on my Stan's rims too.

Nov. 1, 2011, 4:18 p.m.
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I had a go on the HRII EXO 3C and thought is was great. The ST would be even better.

I am on some EXO ST DHF right now on the AM bike and they are very nice also, but sloooowwww.

Nov. 2, 2011, 1:05 p.m.
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Single ply, folding bead too.

Where'd you get it? I have a set of wheels waiting for rubber.

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Nov. 2, 2011, 1:10 p.m.
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Not available yet I'm afraid. Keep an eye on http://maxxis.com

Nov. 2, 2011, 3:39 p.m.
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I see the Continental Trail King 2.2 UST comes with the Black Chili compound now. I sure like my non-UST version of that tire except for it's not too easy to run it tubeless. I'm stoked to try the UST one now that it's got the chili!
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Nov. 2, 2011, 4:55 p.m.
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agreed, trail king 2.2 is great except for incredibly flexible and porous sidewalls.
too bad the 2.4 is such a weird shape, round and tall.

Nov. 3, 2011, 10:15 a.m.
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agreed, trail king 2.2 is great except for incredibly flexible and porous sidewalls.

Wouldn't the UST version solve the issue of flexible and porous sidewall? Now that it's got the Black Chili it seems like a good choice. I recall you were a fan of the trail king in previous posts.

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Nov. 3, 2011, 10:31 a.m.
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Not available yet I'm afraid. Keep an eye on http://maxxis.com

i curse you and your sticky, sticky rubbers.

Nov. 3, 2011, 12:16 p.m.
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sort of on topic, why does Maxxis call their tire the "Advantage?" What does it have an advantage over, a flat tire? I'm trying this tire on the rear, against the advice of others (robot) and am not seeing any advantages

Nov. 3, 2011, 1:26 p.m.
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sort of on topic, why does Maxxis call their tire the "Advantage?" What does it have an advantage over, a flat tire? I'm trying this tire on the rear, against the advice of others (robot) and am not seeing any advantages

That's petty "larsen"-y.

In town all week. Try the veal.

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Nov. 3, 2011, 4:33 p.m.
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sort of on topic, why does Maxxis call their tire the "Advantage?" What does it have an advantage over, a flat tire? I'm trying this tire on the rear, against the advice of others (robot) and am not seeing any advantages

The tire was named the ADvantage b/c Alison Dunlap helped design it (A.D.). What size are you running on the rear? What tire are you coming off of? What issues are you having with the ADvantage?

Nov. 3, 2011, 5:08 p.m.
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Advantage is good in dry, scary in wet, neither slow nor fast.
Trail king ust should have better sidewalls.

Nov. 3, 2011, 5:47 p.m.
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Continental tires are rather confusing. The tread looks the same to me.

I have a set of Rubber Queen 2.4's. They are too fat (too large of volume) but are still really good tires. If they made a lower volume with better sidewalls it would be the only trail tire I would ever ride. The Black Chili compound is amazing and the tires have a good compromise between grip and rolling resistance. Conti….please figure out your tires!!

So anyone know what the name of these tires is suppose to be? King or Queen.

Rubber Queen

Trail King

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