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 Post subject: Smoke and dart
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:48 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:53 am
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Right I'm new to all this so please pardon my ignorance.
Some years ago I use to race mtb local and just for fun I used the smoke and dart tyres and loved them.
As I'm building a Zaskar I wanted them again, I know they made a reissue of them but I can't find anything about that rerun other than they had a few issues "falling apart" apparently :-)
So I have seen a few on here for sale but where do people get them ? Are they still available ? How much are they new?
I'm not keen on importing 200 as suggested on one post lol. But just like to know a little back ground about them.
Thanks guys


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 Post subject: Re: Smoke and dart
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:52 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:07 am
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Have a look in the For Sale section, there's a guy on there selling a pair of each.


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 Post subject: Re: Smoke and dart
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:10 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Yes pal seen and emailed about the purchase of said tyres lol, but what I'm asking for here is a bit of background and maybe some apinion on them :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Smoke and dart
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:18 pm 
Old School Hero

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Don't know anything about the new-fangled ones but we swore by them back in the day :).


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 Post subject: Re: Smoke and dart
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:21 pm 
West Midlands AEC
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Location: Stow on the Wold, Glos
Nearly killed me on the opening lap of Mayhem this weekend in slippy claggy mud :shock: :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Smoke and dart
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:28 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Sorry to hear that daj I am getting a bit of a negative feed back of them as already be said seemed great in the day lol.
The sets that are for sale on here I thought would have sold straight away but it seems not is it price, performance, or just out of favour for some reason.


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 Post subject: Re: Smoke and dart
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:41 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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I havent used my re-issued versions in horrid conditions but dry to moderate I found them excellent. They are nice and wide offering good comfort whilst the modern compound is much stickier than any of the old tyres I use.

Guess like any tyre it will depend on the conditions. . . . . . . and they look frickin cool! (see them on my dekerf below)


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 Post subject: Re: Smoke and dart
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:47 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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They do look great :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Smoke and dart
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:51 pm 
West Midlands AEC
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To be fair I am infamous for using poor tyre excuse for my extremely poor bike handling skills!! :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Smoke and dart
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:56 pm 
West Midlands Deputy AEC
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daj wrote:
To be fair I am infamous for using poor tyre excuse for my extremely poor bike handling skills!! :lol: :lol:


You Dave?! Never. :facepalm: I remember at one point you had the cheek to say that the wildslippers would have been better :lol:

Smoke and Dart combos a great - especially the re-issue ones, better construction and nice grippy rubber.


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