Mountain Biking - Tires, pedals recomendations
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07-19-02, 05:36 PM
Ok I am putting this into one post and am very interested in opinions. First off I am a large rider 6'5 260ish. I do a lot of technical uphills and downhills with some technicals man made courses. That said I need recommendations for these two parts
1 - Currently I have a Tioga DH 2.1. This tire worked ok (slips on steep climbs) but has worn out considerably. Any recommendations for a replacement. This is a rear tire. My front is holding up really well.
2 - Kona Jack****s were what I was riding and I did love them. However I blew the bearing out of both in the same ride. Are these considered some of the best so should I just replace them or should I give another brand a try.
BTW please no SPD. With the type of riding I do I would kill myself if I was 'strapped' in :)
07-21-02, 03:37 AM
Michellin Hot S tires are amazing...
I've heard great things about the Easton platforms...
In your kind of conditions, I would recomend you try Panaracer Fire DH pro 2.3 tires front and rear. A little heavier, but you wont believe the ride.
For pedals, I wouldnt use anything but TIME's. Thats because of their mud shedding and float. Lots of models, but the Aliums are really nice and really inexpensive.
07-21-02, 02:32 PM
I like the Tioga 2.5dh on front and the 2.3 on the rear. I have not had any problems with the rear slipping on climbs but I might also be on diff terrain then you. As for pedals, I would recomend the Brooklyn "Shin Tenderizer", and yes the name fits but your foot will not slip(recomend shin protection if ya don't like gashes or pain). They are on the heavy side though and are very expensive $$$. Hope this helps.
07-21-02, 04:03 PM
Thanx those pedals look AWESOME. They are almost identical to another set I was looking at by 24. I hope I can find them up here, pretty slim pickings sometimes.
07-21-02, 05:42 PM
I got my tenderizers from www.cambriabike.com . They sell them for 150usd. As I mentioned they are expensive. You could probably look up Brooklyn cycles and see if they have any distributors up your way.
07-22-02, 07:36 AM
Another good tire is the Nokian Gazzalodi (I think that's the name!) Big and fat and great grip in all conditions!
As far as pedals go, I prefer a platform pedal with small pins over a bear trap type. Atomic Laboratories has some real nice pedals and I also like the Easton Flatboy pedals.
07-23-02, 12:45 AM
Just to let everyone know I ended up picking up rockko240's. The reason is the thick side wall and the pricepoint. I did try the panracers but found the very very narrow compared to the size advertised. :)
Thanx for the help guys next set I am buying are going to be Nokian Gazzalodi the look AWESOME.
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