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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:37 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I've got the bike sorted - 2000 Gary Fisher Paragon

The bike is as new and hasn't been used since a couple of months old - so I'm presuming that the tyres could do with changing - the originals WTB Nanoraptor 2.1 don't get the best writeup

So - what do I go for that is good quality for trails etc (not heavy XC) and is resistant to punctures ?

I've seen Schwalbe Marathon PLUS MTB or ATB but don't know if they are the best bet

Any help appreciated

Thanks

Simon


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:13 pm 
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marathon plus are the best - but they are more or less slick so not great for offroading - they are also damn heavy. it is a compromise - weight or puncture protection - choose one.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:17 am 
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I've never had any issues with single ply High Roller 2.35's even on slower rocky trails. They're not too heavy either at around 850g.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:29 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks Guys - I'll check out the High Roller


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:38 am 
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The Maxxis Minion is popular too and does slightly better in the wet.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:40 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Mindmap3 wrote:
The Maxxis Minion is popular too and does slightly better in the wet.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:41 am 
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Never had a problem with the old faithful Panaracer FireXC Pro 2.1!


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