Good Stock Tires?

Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by BenR, Dec 13, 2004.

  1. BenR

    BenR Active Member

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    What do you think are good stock tires? I want something light weight and fairly tough.

    I've been thinking of getting the Kenda Kenetics Stick-E tire for the rear and the Panaracer Fire Mud Pro tire for the front. Do you think 1.8 is too small for the front?
    And are these good choices?
     
  2. aj2four0

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    1.8 is 2 small imho. im going to use a 2.3 soon.. using 2.1 now and i want to run lower pressure
     

  3. AgrAde

    AgrAde From your head to your fists

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    use a big squishy tire on the back. the goodness is worth the extra weight and then some, then a whole lot more. i know nothing about the kenda so i won't say much about it, but people use the michelin 24.1 and the maxxis minion for a reason i guess.

    i never really worried about my front tire until a little while ago. light and crappy was good for me - heavy front tires killed a lot of my moves. now that i gap to front, tap, hook (crappily :( ) and stick on the side of stuff i rely a lot more on my front, and need a better tire. the more you use your front, the bigger/stickier tire you need IMHO
     
  4. BenR

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    Ok, what about a Hutchinson Misquito Airlight tire? It's size 2.3.
     
  5. B1105

    B1105 New Member

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    Take the weight in the rear and get a 2 ply tire so you avoid pinch flats. Micheling Comp 24.1 2.2 in rear and Maxxis Minion DH F 2.35 ST in front on Michelin Hot S 2.2
     
  6. Boo_Berry

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    i don't kno about mud tires -- it kinda depends (again) on whether or not u ride to your destinations a lot, cuz if u do, you're going to be using a little too much energy pedalling. i run a panaracer fire xc on the front (i think its a 2.1 or something), fairly light for tapping and other bouncy type moves... and a irc kujo dh (mostly cuz of the rolling resistance being realli low)...

    i'm kinda on the iffy side for kenda, michelin's rule except for the price (super sticky tho), maxxis has that slow reezay (or whatever) and so forth... i dont kno dood, i'd just never get kenda for trials
     
  7. BenR

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    Ive made up my mind

    irc kujo in the rear 2.35

    panaracer 1.8 in the front
     
  8. Blackstick

    Blackstick Well-Known Member

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    Dont get a Kujo. I guarantee you will regret it.
     
  9. goose

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    mmm

    I run kujo, and for any urbany type setting it's quite good, even fair on dry rocks. Pinch flat resistance is excellent, and the grip is OK. It's no michelin/maxxis, but the tread lasts a long time, and costs about half what a the frenchies are selling for.

    Coincidentally, I too use a fire XC pro up front. It's pretty narrow, and I prefered my el gato, but I'm too lazy/cheap to replace the front.

    That's all I've got for ya:)

    goose
     
  10. chronic

    chronic Dungeonmaster's Guide

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    I'll second the panaracer up front...but I use a kenda on the back because I'm cheap. So no comment there.
     
  11. AgrAde

    AgrAde From your head to your fists

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    my old kujo was a piece of shit
     
  12. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    ill give you a kujo for free
     
  13. Peace

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    michelin comp 16 2.2 on the rear and a kenda Nevegal 2.2 stick-e on the front, i will never get non sticky compound tires again, the grip is just phenominal! That kenda has a fuck off chunky tread pattern but its still a decent weight for the front, the sidewalls are a bit floppy, still never gonna pinch on it though cos the knobs are huge!
    Would like to try one on the rear...
    Kujo's are ok... just... i would rather a kujo than an elgato... fuck i hate that tire.
    Peace
     
  14. Faction Bike

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    proven. Michelin 24.1 in 2.2 for the rear and Michelin hot S red 2.1 up front.
     
  15. BenR

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    OK

    I am using an old panaracer of mine in the front and Im getting a Michelin Hot S 2.5 in the rear.
     
  16. BenR

    BenR Active Member

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    You think that's a good choice?
     
  17. trialspads

    trialspads TrialsPads.com

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    Hot S was good til I rode in wet condition...it slips like hell. Then switch to Comp 24.1 soft for the rear & it feels a lot grippier in wet...not to mention the sidewall is much stronger. I have the Hot S in the front now.
     
  18. huffylover

    huffylover manstalker dan walker

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    many many moons ago i ran some skinny specialized front (like a 1.9) with my light wheel (28 spoke old mavic 217 with xtr hub) without much trouble. For the rear i had an el gato then a kujo DH, both were pretty decent. I rode mostly urban so i ran high psi like @50 all the time. Now I have moved on and i run the michelins with lower psi and i ride more natural stuff and it grips like wonder woman's thighs. I will admit the sidewalls on the IRCs are pretty damn thin.
     
  19. BenR

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    Ok, but how fast do the michelins wear? Should I get it in 2.5 or something else?
     
  20. Ebon Dragon

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    Are you talking about the hot s or the 24.1