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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:23 pm 
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Has anyone tried the charge splashback amberwall tyre? Is it any good?

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/charge-splashba ... -mtb-tyre/


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:56 pm 
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might be wrong but i think drystonepaul did a bit about them
month or so ago


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:23 am 
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Nope not me. I think I may have mentioned them in a thread about modern amberwalls, but I haven't tried any yet.

I have got a set of amberwall Halo Twin Rails which are nice for the road and non technical riding but no tread for proper off roading.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:27 am 
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Looks like I'm gonna be the guinea pig then :lol:

Had an eye on these for a while & finally decided to order a pair of 1.8's tonight

I'll let you know how I get on with them.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:38 am 
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Nice - but £30 per tyre :?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:43 am 
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ajantom wrote:
Nice - but £30 per tyre :?
Unfortunately it's the going rate for a decent modern folding tyre there days, Schwalbe are pricey too as are a lot of higher quality tyres

Some retro tyres go for even sillier money, so it's all relative I guess

You can get £5 off £50+ spend @ wiggle if you sign up for their newsletter you get a voucher (also if you change your preferences for the newsletter you get a £5 off £50+ voucher)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:37 am 
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I know £30ish is the full price for a modern folding tyre, but if you're willing to buy last years model (as I just did) you can get decent 2.1" Kevlar WTB tyres for under £9 each at CRC.

As much as I like the idea of some nice new amberwall tyres - £30 for the pleasure is too steep for me.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:45 am 
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ajantom wrote:
I know £30ish is the full price for a modern folding tyre, but if you're willing to buy last years model (as I just did) you can get decent 2.1" Kevlar WTB tyres for under £9 each at CRC.

As much as I like the idea of some nice new amberwall tyres - £30 for the pleasure is too steep for me.
Yup plenty of decent tyres reduced in the sales, as I suspect these tyres may be later in the year lol

Bad timing on my part as my build needs tyres and I didn't find any I liked the look of as much as these, penalty you pay for early adoption of a new product I guess


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:28 am 
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Indeed, IRC Mythos are still about £14 a pair!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:42 am 
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You can also get repro Panaracer Timbuk 2's for a bit less, ($35 each), from Mountain Goat Cycles.

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

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


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