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 Post subject: Re: you favourite tyres
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:22 pm 
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tintin40 wrote:
widowmaker wrote:
Continental Traffic

Good value
Modestly prices
Knobbly looks with very good rolling

8)


agree. i used them for riding to work on.



Not often someone agrees with me :P


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 Post subject: Re: you favourite tyres
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:24 pm 
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Retro though would be Dart 2.2 with a Z-Max 2.35 Both amberwall


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 Post subject: Re: you favourite tyres
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:47 pm 
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It's gotta be Geax Lobo Loco's for me, I run them all year round and they grip in all weathers, although I have "upgraded" to the Lobo Mas Loco version which is a whopping 2.5 and they fill up BIG. Tough and lightweight and I've used them for over two years since they came on the Kinesis Decade I bought. Can't fault them.

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 Post subject: Re: you favourite tyres
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:45 pm 
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Doesnt matter what i fit theyll be wrong for the trail conditions which always seems to change 10 minutes after i start off.
Dry tyres - it pours. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: you favourite tyres
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:49 pm 
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konahed wrote:
I like: Panaracer Fire XC


Me too, excellent tyres. I was running them back in 2003 and still run a set now. 1.8" ones are too thin, 2.1" are just right. Plenty grippy even on rocky Lakes trails. Brilliant.

I'm a fan of Continental Mountain Kings too. Wire ones are a bit heavy, but folding Mk2 tyres are great. Cheap to pick up but last well and again I've never run out of grip with them.


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 Post subject: Re: you favourite tyres
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:35 pm 
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I currently have a Vredestein K-nobs on my back wheel, blue outer band of knobs which are supposed to be a harder compound than the central knobs. Quite unusual.


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 Post subject: Re: you favourite tyres
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:52 pm 
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I'm a big fan of my current Schwable Hans Dampf's. They're pretty light for a big tyre and the trail star compound on the front grips really well. They were mega easy to set up tubeless and the change so far has been great.

I can't decide if I like them more than High Rollers, super tacky front, 60a rear DH single ply tyres. They're a bit porky and don't cone up that big for a 2.35 tyre. They do however grip well and suit my style of riding and they worked pretty well all year round.


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 Post subject: Re: you favourite tyres
PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:53 am 
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Continental Rubber Queens, black chilli compound! Awesome all round tyre, rolls well with loads of grip! :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: you favourite tyres
PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:08 pm 
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currently running some Halo Twin rails dual compound on my commuter. i like the cruiser bike size of these tyres - comfortable and have a nice smooth rail in the middle for the long straights.

Have IRC Mythos XC 1.95 on my full sus, a bit too thin for my liking - if i were to swap, i'd probably go for Panaracer Fires or Conti mountain kings (folding).
Have had IRC Kujos (heavy going with no mud clearance, but good indestructable fun). have yet to try out my IRC Mud mads! NOS rustwalls :P shouldnt be too long till i can crack them out :):):)


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 Post subject: Re: you favourite tyres
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:26 am 
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Mindmap3 wrote:
I'm a big fan of my current Schwable Hans Dampf's. They're pretty light for a big tyre and the trail star compound on the front grips really well. They were mega easy to set up tubeless and the change so far has been great.

I can't decide if I like them more than High Rollers, super tacky front, 60a rear DH single ply tyres. They're a bit porky and don't cone up that big for a 2.35 tyre. They do however grip well and suit my style of riding and they worked pretty well all year round.


Do you use the actual tubeless ready tyres or the cheaper ones?


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