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 Post subject: 'Modern' Retro Tyres
PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 9:56 pm 
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I've never ridden Onza Porcupine tyres. Are/Were they any good? I know that you can buy 'new' Porc2's for £12.95 a pair of ebay, just curious.

Also i really like the Ritchey Z-max as a rear all year round tyre, regardless of the bike. Are they any good on the front? My thoughts are they won't be too clever. :?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 8:15 am 
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I always liked Smoke and Darts, they are still available today.
Z-Maxs are good but more for beginners, I have featherlight versions of these Z-mins.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:25 am 
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Dart 2.2's aren't available anymore though :cry:


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:42 am 
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Are Smoke and Dart still available new?! Where from?


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 Post subject: Retro tyres
PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 7:25 pm 
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IRC notos are avalible with amber sidewalls! Look very retro on black mavic's! :D


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 8:30 pm 
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I never loved porcs. they were awesome grip on the back, so-so on the front. just that they dragged so much & wore out pretty quick.

I used darts (including 2.2s) for ages, pretty good tyre until 98 where I tried spesky team controls, woaah, propper grip. used a 2.2 adrenaline (massive!) spesky tyre today & what an awesome tyre that is :)


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:35 pm 
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First Flight Bikes has done a run of classic Panaracer Timbuk2 tires with the gum sidewall, perfect for that retro ride and reasonably priced. Check it out...

http://www.firstflightbikes.com/vintage.htm

Edit: Link does not take you to the indexed page...keep clicking on MTB History til you get there. Sorry

cheers,

rody


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