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Old 09-14-2010, 04:38 AM   #1
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Are my tyres too heavy?

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?


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Old 09-14-2010, 04:42 AM   #2
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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.


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Old 09-14-2010, 04:55 AM   #3
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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.

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Old 09-14-2010, 04:58 AM   #4
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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.
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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.
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Old 09-14-2010, 09:42 PM   #6
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Just do what BF did, why care about the weight
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Old 09-14-2010, 09:47 PM   #7
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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.
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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.
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Old 09-14-2010, 11:07 PM   #9
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drill holes in them, u be savin 500g
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Old 09-14-2010, 11:51 PM   #10
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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.
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Old 09-15-2010, 01:25 AM   #11
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Mitch, the front tyre is same as the rear so its a 2.5".
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Old 09-15-2010, 05:20 AM   #12
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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.
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Old 09-15-2010, 10:23 AM   #13
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drill holes in them, u be savin 500g
At least this... if not 700g.
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you can also shave off all the knobs, its not the tread, its the tire compound.
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Or you could just ride your fucking bike.
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Or you could just ride your fucking bike.
do you even know what this "sport" is about?
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I'll sell you a Rubber Queen with 99% tread left for $25.
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