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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 8:55 pm 
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hydorah wrote:
Ironically these first designs are for 29ers!


One of them is, but they showed three different skin wall tyres at seaotter and only one of them was a 29er tyre


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but they dont have the onza logo :cry: :cry: :cry: so they are not really onza , or am i just being difficult again? :roll:


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Charlieboy28 wrote:
but they dont have the onza logo :cry: :cry: :cry: so they are not really onza , or am i just being difficult again? :roll:


This is Onza http://www.onza.com/ as the brand "we" know


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There does seem to be a corporate conception that retro is niche. I wish it was. But it is not

These came out a while ago, but look at that stupid tread pattern, now they are 30% off

That probably helped manufacturers think noone wants amber walls

Those Onzas don't look too bad and 2.25 isn't that ridiculously fat... tread pattern looks useful. I think it's a mixed blessing about the logo at least we'll know if somebody cheated and bought new tyres rather than hunting for weeks or scrubbing up a set in the bathtub!


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The 29'er tyre is a clever marketing ploy; a lot of people thought the big tyres looked too chunky all in black, but these look great...

...really gonna have to get me a 29'er when funds allow :oops:


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Skinwall is not "retro-looking" I think. Dugast among others make some of the nisest and best tires and they look smashing.
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Also Jeff Archer @ FirstFlight Bikes have some nice and light skinwalls like the Panaracer Timbuk II
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I welcome the comback for the skinwall tire!


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...especially with modern compounds 8)


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Sadly, giant idiot-boy decals seem to be standard on most reissued amberwalls which rules them out of my retroverse.


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:?: I don't remember Ritchey Z-Max logos being any more subtle, or Smoke and Dart... :wink:


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We_are_Stevo wrote:
:?: I don't remember Ritchey Z-Max logos being any more subtle, or Smoke and Dart... :wink:



I do:

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(And apologies for using the Rek Tek pic to illustrate the difference: it is an outstanding build.)


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