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Old 09-07-09, 05:07 PM   #1
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Tire review

I'm always looking for tire reviews so I figured I'd review a couple tires I'm familiar with...

I jut got some Maxxis Raze and I'm basically comparing them to Ritchey Speedmax which I was using previously. They're a lot faster than the speedmax, roll much easier and excellerate quicker, but they don't have the same bite on corners. This isn't an issue with the rear, it sticks just fine, the front though always wants to wash-out on me, which is just how my bike is for some reason.

So I've got a raze in the rear and a speedmax in the front and the bike feels a bit quicker.

I'm mainly riding on dirt, lots of loose stuff, and the rear hooks up nicely. I like it on grass too, better than the speedmax, but again the speedmax has much more cornering bite.
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Old 09-14-09, 07:04 PM   #2
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OK. MAxxis Locust tires are not the greatest. Pretty much a scaled down MTB tire. The center knobs are close enough together they will back up with dirt/mud. Which is OK if you're on the pavement a lot as it has a decent rolling resistance, but cornering you get that tread squirm and that's not fun. But as a 'cross tire, too many lugs too close together I think.
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