Creepy Crawler

Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by trialsbug, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. trialsbug

    trialsbug New Member

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    So who has tried the new Creepy Crawlers? I just got mine Monday and finally had my first ride with them last night. Previously I was usung the Try-Alls.

    The first thing I noticed was the feel of the front tire. It felt like I had replaced my front tire with a flat basketball. It has got to be the most dead feeling tire I have ever ridden. I am not saying this is bad, but it will definitely take some getting used to. I liked the bounce of the front Try-All since my weak little body needed the rebound to help me do wheel switches. The good part is that it makes the bike feel more stable when I have the front on an uneven surface.

    The rear tire was a major improvement over all the other mod tires that I have used. It too felt dead, but I like this for a rear tire. To me it felt exactly like a Michelin 24.1. There was no unpredictable bounces like I had with the Try-All and when I went to rear the tire would stick without any rebound. I was also able to land sideways on the rear on uneven objects without having the tire roll and then slingshot me off of the object like the Try-All used to do.

    By the way, I am running 20psi front/16psi rear. With the Try-All I ran 20/20 because the rear tire was so unpredictable below 20psi.
     
  2. freshwater

    freshwater Guest

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    Could you explain the term "dead feelingt tire"?
     

  3. average mike

    average mike Guest

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    He means that the tire didn't compress or rebound at all. Kind of like running a tryall, except at 200 psi.
     
  4. jmkimmel

    jmkimmel Active Member

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    almost....except for the "didn't compress" part - sounds like it's just got real minimal rebound, like a comp 24.
     
  5. [BMF] Chris

    [BMF] Chris GTA MUTHER FUCKER!

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    yea, ive run the tires all season, best thing to happen to a mod bike since the discovery of rubber........
     
  6. Ed Gildea

    Ed Gildea New Member

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    yea, when i was riding them at worlds they would stick to everything, it was rediculous, mossy wet rocks wet logs, mud, wet mudy rocks you name it. it was a really nice tire.
     
  7. trialsbug

    trialsbug New Member

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    This is exactly what I meant. I really like the no rebound feel of the rear tire. I just don't like this feeling in the front. If I can't get used to the lack of rebound in the front I will just use a Try-All in the front and a Creepy Crawler in the rear, but I plan ride the Maxxis for a while to see if I get used to it.
     
  8. Darren

    Darren New Member

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    I like a bit of rebound in the rear tire to help my sidehops. has anyone whos riding the creepy crawlers notice its harder to sidehop?
     
  9. felix

    felix New Member

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    I think the Creepy Crawler offers a lot of rebound!
    But it's not like the Try All tire, which is unpredictable, because it bounces to every direction.
    The Creepy Crawler is more controllable.
     
  10. ia

    ia New Member

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    And it's much cheaper ;)
     
  11. MikeTheBike

    MikeTheBike Active Member

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    Then how come you couldn't stick to the rocks at the TTC in July?! :naughty:
     
  12. Gurra

    Gurra Porna Veselo Zadorno

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    Try-all front tire for 26" is great. works well in most conditions. cheap, wear rate isent as poor as i thought.
     
  13. trialsbug

    trialsbug New Member

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    I need to post again now that I rode natural with these tires. The rear was just as great as I stated earlier.

    I was concerned about the front tire due to its lack of bounce, but it turns out that the dead feeling made this tire blow away the Try-All for natural. I was riding some really uneven, lumpy limestone and my balance was much better with these tires. Normally small correction hops lead to a loss of control on these rocks, but the tire was never able to bounce out of control. I will definitely stick with CC's for front and rear.