Mountain Biking - What should i buy
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i just bought a cheapo lear sport bw 3000 dual suspension mountain bike, and im going to customize it a bit, i need to know a cheap, effective combo to make this bike good, it is crap on mud, then again, most stock tyres are, i was thinking of tioga front and back, or maxxis bling bling on the back, imm not sure, and whats a top brand mud guard or fender
09-28-04, 06:13 PM
I run IRC Mythos xc Kevlar 1.95 rear, IRC Notos xc front.
Nice for high speed cornering- only o.k in mud.
09-28-04, 07:21 PM
Don't get a bling bling dual if you are going to run it in the mud. In the mud they grip like clean hands on a greased pig. I am going to reccomend Michelin Hot S and Michelin XL S for you they grip really well corner nice and are great in the mud.
09-28-04, 08:06 PM
I'd say go with Maxxis Minions. Mine are great. I've rolled some scary stuff and some sharp stuff. Haven't popped a tire since I got them (over 3 months ago). They handle great in the mud.
09-28-04, 08:30 PM
sorry not much useful to add, but ac691 - I'm curious about learsport - they're bloddy cheap comparatively but i was turned off by the lack of knowledge of the sales reps and the bikes just didnt look like they could take much. there's very little 3rd party/peer review (it looks like they're only sold in Aus?) and the only one i found was very critical (using polite words here) of learsport mtbs. Let me know how yours goes after its kitted out for a few months.
09-28-04, 08:34 PM
The Minions are good for dry stuff. I ran a 2.7 Minion 50a or something last weekend at Sunapee. It slid on a lot of stuff, but didnt pack up very fast(wide spaced knobs)....pretty good tire. How much mud are you talking about?
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