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 Post subject: HONC - tyre selection?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:17 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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Only 5 days to the mudfest known as HoNC.

Except the weather has been dry and the forecast is good. So what tyres is everyone running?

I was thinking of using some Fast Freds to ease the road sections but then if it is wet they'll be rubbish!

So what is everyone planning to use (and what spares will be in the car just in case :wink: )


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 Post subject: Rolin' rollin' rollin...
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:21 pm 
North Wales Deputy AEC
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Skinwall Megabytes at 42psi....

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:05 pm 
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I know nothing about the terrain, conditions etc except what you've kindly told me. But i'll be going amber wall Continental Cross-Country 1.9" at 42 PSI. Was tempted to run modern Panaracer XC Pro 1.8" but will go the retro route.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:14 pm 
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I'll be using whatever I have fitted to my wheels at the time. In this case it's Maxxis Medusa 1.8's. Last year it was Nobby Nic 1.8's, they seemed to go OK.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:44 pm 
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Any summer tyre will do :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:47 pm 
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heathy wrote:
Any summer tyre will do :roll:


Yup. Dry as dry can be round here at the moment. Anything that rolls fast will be fine.

Personally I'll be using very worn (virtually slick) IRC Notos, but thats because I can't be arsed to change them to something with more of a centre ridge.


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 Post subject: Prep
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:34 pm 
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...wheels now trued...

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:23 am 
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Tyre selection for HoNC is crucial. Thinking 1.7 z max at 53 psi. May switch to semi slicks on the day though.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:21 pm 
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oh gawd, this is my arena. :roll:

or is it an April Fool thread designed to catch me out?


:evil: :lol:

Fire XC Pro 1.8 btw.


:wink:

Or maybe Tintin's Cross Country 1.5's. :shock:


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:37 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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Lots of suggestions :?

42psi is low for all the road sections

Amber walls may get dirty

1.7 Z-Max I'm just too fat for them

Fire Pros are too grippy for the road sections and Conti XC's puncture too easily

So confused..................

maybe Michelin Wildgrippers? Green ones :shock: Or buy something else ?


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