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    Syracuse Orangeman 4 Life killerasp's Avatar
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    Help me not get killed!

    my current tires are very inaddequte and i almost got killed using them on a trail. Anyone got any good tire options that they can recommend?

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    What kind of terrain? What kind of bike? How big can you go on front and back? I love FAT tires for control. I have enough power to push a big with big tires so I don't mind the extra weight.

    Are you having a hard time climbing with tire slippage? Does your front tire slide out from underneath you when turning?

    Sorry for so many question but they really do matter

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    Syracuse Orangeman 4 Life killerasp's Avatar
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    i think its 26x2.0

    My rear tire slips like crazy when its all muddy and my front tire slips like a fat man with baby oil all over him. i lose control easily b/c the tire slips on its side and i roll over to the side. this was easily the cause of my 6 falls this weekend
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    Wood Licker Maelstrom's Avatar
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    Go fatter ...My minimum width on a tire now is 2.3. Fat enough to add tonnes of grip but small enough to still get good speed.

    Maxxis high roller is a good tire. Comes in 1.9 to 2.35.
    I have heard panaracer is good but haven't found anyone who sells them here.
    Tioga 2.1 dh. Cheap and decent. Will wear quickly but has tonnes of grip. Pretty light as wel

    I love the look of the WTB'sl. http://www.wtb.com/products/2002/pro...m#Mutanoraptor

    Anyways there is tonnes of choice. If you live in a muddy area look for mud specific tires. Otherwise good allround tires are good.

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    Syracuse Orangeman 4 Life killerasp's Avatar
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    Dont i need a special rim that can support up to 2.0 or more?

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    No...you can get doublewides but regular rims are fine.

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    Originally posted by killerasp
    Dont i need a special rim that can support up to 2.0 or more?
    Nope, just make sure it's not too big for your frame/fork.

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    Tire pressure can also make a big difference, what type of tire do you currently have?
    Jeff

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    Thats true. With mountain biking you don't want to run a maxxe out tire. I currently run 35 to 40 psi. And that is high for some situations I encounter

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    I've been running 1.95's for the last 3 years. (Had the need for speed.) Made the switch to the 2.1's mid summer and LOVE the traction difference.

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    How old are your old tyres? Tyres in general are only good for about a year. So it may not be the width, but old tyres. But 2.1's are nice.
    Booyah!!

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    Dont laught, my front is the same tire that came with the bike. SO that would be 8 years. i just changed my rear last month.

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