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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.
 

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Why? A constant search for the next best thing.
 

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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.
 

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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...
 

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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?
 

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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?
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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