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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:57 pm 
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was out with a mate today riding in the woods - nothing big nothing special

i didnt bother changing my tyres as its been dry so i thought they would be ok (scwhalbe crazy bobs)
but i kept riding crap (in my opinon) and saying i dont trust my tyres - about 10 ft after we started my front nearly went out from under me
(ground is very leafy-dry, dead leaves but wet under that a bit)

now while im not amazing i will admit - but how much can i actually blame on my tyres
next time i will be using my dirt tyres, specialized resolution which i normally get on ok with
but also last time i went out to haldon, i ran a resolution and a hutchinson spider - i didnt trust my tyres again

my mate was on his big dh bike me on my kona cowan (commuter/street kind of setup), i wasnt to far behind him in places
so, all in my head or what? (scared to crash? :? )
my main problem i guess would be the front wanting to slide out


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What tyre pressure are you running them at now?

Have you tried lowering the tyre pressures?

Lower pressure will give more grip

But a greater chance of pinch flats and a little higher rolling resistance


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At Thetford today I was Running Conti Explorer Protection. They roll so fast and can trust them 100% when giving it the beans through the singletrack. Run them at 30psi and bottomed out the rear a couple of times over roots. Another rider on Wildgripper semi-slicks washed out the other was on Nobby Nics.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:11 pm 
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hmm ok
new tyres aret really an option for me at the moment
my mate was running 2.4s though

i think mine are normally around 30psi - theyre big/heavy tyres (crazy bobs)
but i did drop it a bit and it was better but still a bit sketchy


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:41 pm 
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i bought some conti double fighters thinking they would suit a commute and the odd bit of fire track through the woods. WRONG!!! back end kept spinning under load, front end was struggling to stay straight when i got up any sort of speed. for the 5 minutes it takes to swap a couple of tyres over I will only ever use the conti's on the road (in the dry!) in future.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:47 pm 
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so some tyres just really arent suited :?


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