Mountain Biking - Tire question...
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07-11-06, 05:16 AM
I know that some (if not most) of you here mix tires of different sizes, brands, tread type for your front and rear wheels. Right now I have a set of Continental Twister 1.9 and Maxxis Larsen TT 2.0. I like the Maxxis' traction off-road, but it really sucks on pavement. The Continentals however are okay on pavement; so I was wondering if I could get away with having a Continental rear tire, and the Maxxis up front, so I could have good traction/steering, and a rear tire with less rolling resistance.
07-11-06, 05:51 AM
If it works better like that, do it.
07-11-06, 09:38 AM
All personal preferance and it depends on what terrain you are riding when you are off road. If there are a lot of sharp rocks and such, you are more likely to have a pinch flat with the 1.9 in the rear, but if you ride just a little higher pressure, no problems. I have ridden the Twister Pro, front and rear in a lot of conditions, and had good luck with it. I don't remember the tread pattern on the Larsen TT, but I will say this, If I have a tire wash out on a fast corner, I would rather the rear tire wash out than the front. So if you have really fast dry conditions, I would run the Twister in the rear at high pressure, and the Maxxis in the front at just a hair less pressure.
07-12-06, 03:31 AM
Thanks! I'll just try and experiment with what works best. :)
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