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Old 11-03-06, 05:15 PM   #1
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Scorcher tires, anybody using them??

Hi guys, Haven't been around for a while, but like a bad penny ......

Anyway I'd like to find some really quick tires for my DT fs that are fairly durable, but don't ride like wood blocks. I've heard some people mentioning Scorchers. Anybody out there using these??

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Hi guys, Haven't been around for a while, but like a bad penny ......

Anyway I'd like to find some really quick tires for my DT fs that are fairly durable, but don't ride like wood blocks. I've heard some people mentioning Scorchers. Anybody out there using these??

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In a nutshell, they're incredible at speeds above 18mph...anything below that and they feel too sticky and a bit sluggish (my Primo Comets are quicker at lower speeds). Don't ride them in the rain. Not durable...even though I have the kevlar version, I did manage to get a puncture.
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James, Thanks for the tips. I have a set of Marathon slicks on the DT now which are far quicker than the Kendas that came on it. I thought maybe it was possible to get even a bit better, but since I'm not near speedy enough, nor do I have the desire to consistantly ride in the sweetspot of the Scorchers, I guess I'm better off with what I've got.

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