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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:21 pm 
Lincs AEC
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The Avalanche, my regular ride, is currently wearing 1.8 Panaracer Fire XC Pro's which I am getting on ok with.

The grip is good, they shed the mud quite well, but can fell a little sketchy on damp, not wet, mud.

So what tyres are you all using this winter? Are there any 'all rounders' out there that you swear by and that can handle everything.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:23 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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I still haven't found anything better than smoke/dart for all round use (that suit my style anyway) ... hard to come by these days though.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:29 pm 
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Believe it or not Smoke Lite's (last one's in existence???) on the front of my Pace and Michelin Wildgrippers on the back (don't all moan at once about the 'Grippers :roll: )....both 1.95


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:33 pm 
Anglian Deputy AEC
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My all time favourites are Conti Traction Pro's 2.0 front (standard) & rear (silica dual compound), you know they will hang on when things get a bit sketchy, excellent off-camber grip and very good braking and climbing traction - sadly unavailable now. I've recently bought a pair of Conti Vapour 2.1 and I am imprest so far, they certainly roll quickly.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:35 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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why are the best tyres no longer available???? :roll:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:36 pm 
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orange71 wrote:
why are the best tyres no longer available???? :roll:


True....Smoke Lite's were badass tyres....not seen any for sale for years :cry:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:37 pm 
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Used to use IRC Geoclaw rear and a Tioga Psycho.

Now I am using IRC Notos XC 1.9's, really tiny knobbles but bizarely work quite well. The red walls look awesome too!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:37 pm 
Lincs AEC
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I had a Smoke/Dart combo BITD; but where do you get them from these days?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:40 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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These guys had them up till a year ago and were willing to post to UK, haven't checked lately:

http://www.nashbar.com/


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:40 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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ooh, here you are:

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?sku=4288


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