Are my tyres too heavy?

Discussion in 'Beginner's Area' started by Al_Medic, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. Al_Medic

    Al_Medic There when you need pain relief

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    Gday folks,

    Im currently running Maxxis HighRollers Dual Ply Downhill on my Ozony's cannibal.

    Are they too heavy and should i buy something different? If so, what?
     
  2. AgrAde

    AgrAde From your head to your fists

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    If it was me I'd use something lighter on the front, but I've always used a 2.5 dual ply minion on the rear and found that the benefits of the heavier tire are more important than the weight.
     

  3. Al_Medic

    Al_Medic There when you need pain relief

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    Yeah i was thinking of something a little lighter/less robust on the front but leaving the rear.

    I guess i can keep the front as a spare for when the rear dies.

    Cheers mate.
     
  4. treewizzard

    treewizzard draquella is back!

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    i have the same rear tire, it is pretty heavy. but i dont get many flats, very small pinches every once in a while but the tube holds air all day.
     
  5. bigfoot rider

    bigfoot rider New Member

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    I run that same tire on the rear, and use a DH tube to boot. The tube is kinda overkill, but I really, really hate flats. I use a single ply version of the same tire up front, and like the way it feels.
     
  6. TRD

    TRD New Member

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    Just do what BF did, why care about the weight :dunno:
     
  7. Carbon

    Carbon New Member

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    Keep that in the rear for sure. For the front, I would reccomend something a little lighter. You can keep the same size, just dont use dual ply. :bigthumb:
     
  8. NateE

    NateE wtflol

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    Keep the rear, ditch the front and keep it as a spare. Only replace both if you NEED to and/or have money burning a hole in your pocket. Replace the rear after you wear through it and the spare. I dunno what level you ride at, but that won't do much for you as far as holding back your learning.
     
  9. AlexC

    AlexC New Member

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    drill holes in them, u be savin 500g
     
  10. stocktrials

    stocktrials Mitch.

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    Hey Al

    Rear should be fine for now, if I had to choose another Maxxis (affordable) tyre, Minion rear 2.35 or 2.5" works well.

    What width is the front tyre? Something 2 - 2.3" would work better.
     
  11. Al_Medic

    Al_Medic There when you need pain relief

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    Mitch, the front tyre is same as the rear so its a 2.5".
     
  12. filotr14lsdude

    filotr14lsdude bike part distroyer

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    I found the maxxis advantages were good on the front,not the exception ones but the standard.

    Or if you can find the older try all tires,fantastic grip and pinch resistant.
     
  13. At least this... if not 700g.
     
  14. treewizzard

    treewizzard draquella is back!

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    you can also shave off all the knobs, its not the tread, its the tire compound.
     
  15. Nada

    Nada Active Member

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    Or you could just ride your fucking bike.
     
  16. treewizzard

    treewizzard draquella is back!

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    do you even know what this "sport" is about?
     
  17. Nada

    Nada Active Member

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  18. Borg

    Borg Null.

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    I'll sell you a Rubber Queen with 99% tread left for $25.
     
  19. treewizzard

    treewizzard draquella is back!

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    thats a deal by the way