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Old 09-13-05, 01:13 PM   #1
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Tires

Hey John Here I've been biking everyday now my tires are like done. I was wondering what tires I should get for trails that are wet, have clay, lots of roots (sometimes wet) some loose dirt, and rocks.



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while no tire is perfect the Panaracer Cinders 2.25 are the closest thing to an "all conditions" tire Ive ever used
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Hey John Here I've been biking everyday now my tires are like done. I was wondering what tires I should get for trails that are wet, have clay, lots of roots (sometimes wet) some loose dirt, and rocks.



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Check to see what the locals use. What works for a member in one area won't cut it for somebody from another area.
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east coast is east coast. LOL. I understand the Cinders are pretty popular in the Nwest but not on the right coast. I love them, have over 1500 miles on them and they still are only 1/2 worn out, maybe 2/3. riding style should be another fact to consider, not just conditions
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east coast is east coast. LOL. I understand the Cinders are pretty popular in the Nwest but not on the right coast. I love them, have over 1500 miles on them and they still are only 1/2 worn out, maybe 2/3. riding style should be another fact to consider, not just conditions
Florida is on the east coast as well and I guarentee what works for me isn't applicable for him
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really? I hear the conditions are pretty similar all up and down the coast. I am being sarcastic. thats why I put the LOL( laughing out loud) in the last post.
I agree completly with checking with the locals but sometimes you have to take a chance. Cinders are very popular on the west coast due to their excellent traction on slippery stuff and speed but not the east. go figure. traction on less than ideal conditions is traction to me . thats why I went with them.
check www.MTBR.com and look at where the reviewers ride also
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really? I hear the conditions are pretty similar all up and down the coast. I am being sarcastic. thats why I put the LOL( laughing out loud) in the last post.
I agree completly with checking with the locals but sometimes you have to take a chance. Cinders are very popular on the west coast due to their excellent traction on slippery stuff and speed but not the east. go figure. traction on less than ideal conditions is traction to me . thats why I went with them.
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The latest edition of "Mountain Bike Action" had a fairly comprehensive shootout. The Cinder's didn't make the top 10.

The editors said the Cinder's were a great all around tire with great traction and low rolling resistance. They said the Cinder's only fault were their low volume. They were testing the 1.9" version. Go figure.
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really? I hear the conditions are pretty similar all up and down the coast. I am being sarcastic. thats why I put the LOL( laughing out loud) in the last post.
I agree completly with checking with the locals but sometimes you have to take a chance. Cinders are very popular on the west coast due to their excellent traction on slippery stuff and speed but not the east. go figure. traction on less than ideal conditions is traction to me . thats why I went with them.
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I have a feeling Cinders wouldn't be good for me.
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The latest edition of "Mountain Bike Action" had a fairly comprehensive shootout. The Cinder's didn't make the top 10.

The editors said the Cinder's were a great all around tire with great traction and low rolling resistance. They said the Cinder's only fault were their low volume. They were testing the 1.9" version. Go figure.
That's mountain bike action for you.
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I have a set of Nokian tires (forgot the name) that have been the best slippery/muddy/icy condition tires I have ever used. Too bad I can't remember teh funky name though.
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what are good tires for mainly urban riding since you guys are on the topic of tires.

urban 5 days a week, urban freeriding/assault, that would also be good in all weather conditions.

also weekends dirt.

should i do different tires front and back?
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Maxxis Holy Rollers
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holy rollers for me? good all around urban and also good enough for dirt?

what about high rollers?

i know holy rollers are good for asphalt, but i heard they have no traction in dirt/grass. is that true? and if so, would it make sense if i put something like high rollers front and holy rollers back?
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holy rollers for me? good all around urban and also good enough for dirt?

what about high rollers?

i know holy rollers are good for asphalt, but i heard they have no traction in dirt/grass. is that true? and if so, would it make sense if i put something like high rollers front and holy rollers back?
High Rollers are DH tires. Holy Rollers are designed for dirtjumping and street riding.
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about the cross country tire, I would call up some bike shops and ask them what they ride, or go in and talk to them. Down here in GA the fire XC is still the prefered tire (dry hardpack), but they suck in mud, so they wouldn't be good for you. I think a high roller or mobster would be good for that kind of stuff though. Big knobs for grip, somewhat spaced out for mud shedding, but still fat (2.1) and soft for grip as well, as opposed to 1.8 mud tires with hard knobs.

Urban tires...I run the holy rollers, awesome all around traction. They are single ply however and I've pinch flatted them numerous times in the back. I am going to go with a hookworm in the rear (2-ply) for the flat resistance, and a holy roller in the front so the dirt transitions stay solid. If they would frickin' make a holy roller in 2-ply that would be THE tire. I wouldn't go with high roller or mobster just because I don't like their traction on pavement. A bling bling would be good though (still single ply). K-rads suck. And I haven't tried or heard of many other urban/slick tires that could handle that kind of riding.
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http://www.rei.com/online/store/Lear...e/chtiresf.jsp
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I have a feeling Cinders wouldn't be good for me.
didnt you say you had tried them?
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didnt you say you had tried them?
I did, I didn't like them if I remember. They didn't corner well for me.
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I thought so . if I remember they were the 1.9, which corner totally different than the 2.25. I just ordered another set from Blueskycycling (dot)com due to the sweet price and since oil is going up tires will not be far behind
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