tire syping!

Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by afrobot, Jan 7, 2004.

  1. afrobot

    afrobot Aluminum is for recycling

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    So I just learned something from a down hiller! The Michelin 241 tires ,though a close 2nd to maxis offer great modification capabilities.
    Using a right angle wire cutter you can slice mid knob ,cut some off etc.
    I'm a bit hesitant to try this on my brake bads though.
     
  2. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    why? im not at a loss for traction..maybe others... i donno.
     

  3. Fast Fashion

    Fast Fashion Youth in Asia?

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    yeah, never had any traction issues with mine.
     
  4. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    i think i will try and NOT and fuck up my $40 tire..
     
  5. thetart20

    thetart20 TartyBikes

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    Ive seen it done on the old Wildgripper DH - removing around 8-10mm from the centre of every other centre knobble... but i really dont see the need on the new Comp24? (Use the 16 if its super muddy.... or spikes :p)
     
  6. afrobot

    afrobot Aluminum is for recycling

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    Why? A constant search for the next best thing.
     
  7. AndyT

    AndyT New Member

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    Work on riding ability first. You shouldn't have any problems, unless you are riding on a metal box covered in oil. I just spent a while on a metal box covered in ice and snow, one wrong move and you die, don't make that wrong move.
     
  8. afrobot

    afrobot Aluminum is for recycling

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    I just spent a while on a furry box covered in oil .Yes, the tire syping was of no use. :eek3:

    At what point do you stop improving your riding and improve your bike?
    Why not both ... always...
     
  9. AndyT

    AndyT New Member

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    When you have no money :hs:
     
  10. WhiteRavenKS

    WhiteRavenKS Well-Known Member

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    cutting your 24.1 tire will work better on weird situations. its not that much better. its not as good as say... a maxxis but it stick kicks more ass. did i show you where to cut?
     
  11. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    :werd:
     
  12. chris d

    chris d New Member

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    where do you cut kevin?
     
  13. WhiteRavenKS

    WhiteRavenKS Well-Known Member

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    i have a tire i chopped up for dh racing around here some where- when i find it i will take pics and post them. this is one ancient chinese secret i can let go of eh?
     
  14. trialscoach

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    Yeah we used to cut our tires in the early '90s before decent tires were available, but didn't think anyone was still doin it...anyway, thats tire-cuting. Syping is a newer technique where you just put slices in the tire tread and just may have an application in trials. Please keep us updated.
     
  15. AndyT

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    search for off road vehicle syping.... its done on trucks and shit....nothing to do with side knob removing as steve said.
     
  16. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    syping is mainly used for ice tires..the jeepracers sype like MAD for hte stock races
     
  17. chris d

    chris d New Member

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    Well guys i took and put slits im knobs where i thought it would be adventageous in my 24.1 i will keep you posted (ps i dont know if it has any thing to do with it but i stuck a back wheel today that i was way way to far down on and never should or normally would have stuck it. its not scietific but im sticking with it. or at least i dont see that it damaged anything.
     
  18. Kartoffel

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    Cutting slits or siping knobs is no big deal. It can help.

    I cut horizontal slits in the knobs on a rear Monty tire years ago. Worked just fine. The sipes help the knobs squirm and conform better and it helps displace moisture and spooge.