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Old 03-03-05, 09:16 PM   #1
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good tires for bmx racing

I'm getting started in racing and need to know what tires are good for it. Keep in mind I'm on a tight budget and can only pay 20$ eace at the most. Also, I've heard when racing it's better to have a narrow rear whhel and a wide fornt. Help me out here.
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if you aren't "large" you want 1.75" tires on both back and front, or if ur an adult u want both to be 2.125. you may also try 2.125 in front and 1.75 in rear if you're an older teen. The best racing tires u'll find out there are irc sirens. i run em and i love em. low rolling resistance (doesn't slow u down on straights) but grip great in the turns. about 16 or 17 bucks each, dont weight much either... definitly worth the money.
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Old 03-03-05, 10:04 PM   #3
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Ok, I'll take your advice. I hope they have them at my bike shop. I'm 15, 5'10, and 135 pounds so it should be good.
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im 15 too about 135 as well. that strange but that just means they're work well for u too. if ur bike shop doesn't have em get them from danscomp.com.
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ok thanks.
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So what size tire should I have in back? I will get probably 1.75 front.
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Old 03-04-05, 05:35 AM   #7
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1.75 front 1.75 rear will do
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Maxxis Holy Rollers in either a 1.75 or 1.85 or try the Maxxis Maxx Daddy's in the same size.....
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kine, your website doesn't show anything, just a plastic ramp and a kid giving the camera the middle finger.
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for racing go with IRC Sirens. I am also 15 years old but i weigh like 160. I run a 20 x 1.75 in the back and a 20 x 2.125 in the front. This is a really good set up for racing at almost any track there is.
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for racing go with IRC Sirens. I am also 15 years old but i weigh like 160. I run a 20 x 1.75 in the back and a 20 x 2.125 in the front. This is a really good set up for racing at almost any track there is.
How is that for cruising on the streets too? Nothing serious, just riding. I just sold my two redlines so I have no spare bikes. So are these IRC's durable? At least i have the money now that I sold my redlines.
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Oh they will defintaly be fine for riding the streets.
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Oh they will defintaly be fine for riding the streets.
Alright. The general consensus is these are the best for the money. I hope they have them at my local bike shop. I don't want to pay $6 or so for shipping from dan's comp.
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mine have held up well but if they dont have em at ur shop, they may have holly rollers which ive never had but i've heard they're good from many ppl. you may want to go to a shop that has alot of bmx bikes or that is near a track. many others dont have too much stuff for bmx unless they're located near a bike track or park.
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Mine is both of those, but they have mostly snafus and oddysseys. I'm going to see if they have irc tomorrow.
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Are all BMX racers tall and skinny? Im 15 but im only 5'7" and im 165+, and im not fat.
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Are all BMX racers tall and skinny? Im 15 but im only 5'7" and im 165+, and im not fat.
How did you accomplish that?
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Are all BMX racers tall and skinny? Im 15 but im only 5'7" and im 165+, and im not fat.
is every one fricken 15 here?!
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im only 14
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is every one fricken 15 here?!
Yep. Except those old farts, but they don't reply to tire threads because they're too old.

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Are all BMX racers tall and skinny? Im 15 but im only 5'7" and im 165+, and im not fat.
Im 15, about 6'1" of 6'2" and weight about 165 or so. i race and not all racers are tall and skinny, they are short and skinny too. there are fat ones out there but no comment
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is every one fricken 15 here?!
Sunday, tomorrow i turn 16
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Yep. Except those old farts, but they don't reply to tire threads because they're too old.


Well, I hope I'm not too old to respond. I ride Maxxis Max Daddy's 1.85 front and rear. A great grippy tire for an old man like me. They're the *****. I say this because I mounted some on my cruiser today, and went rolling around the backyard, through a stinky little turd patch.
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