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    BIG TYrES

    I use nokian gazzalodi tyres at the minute and they are 24" x 3". does anyone else ride tyres that width??? or bigger????

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    For some people a 3.0 is where it's at. For some it is overkill.

    I run tires anywhere from 26x2.35-26x2.50.

    For me, 24,26x3.0 is just too much tire.
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    I ordered a 24"X3" nokian but qbp didnt have any, and I have nokian 2.6's that I havent installed. What bike do you run a 3" tire through? Your bike must be pretty pimp....got any pics?

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    I personally think its overkill. 2.5 is about my limit. Very few situations warrant it...however they look HOT and from the front on some bikes it look mean...very cool tires..

    What bike do you run with those tires...if you say a burly ht with a triple clamp and 3" tires I will ask you to post pics ...

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    Too hardcore for me! The biggest I'd run is maybe 2.4-2.5... anything else is too damn slow.
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    Cannondale F900 with SRAM XO shifters/derailler, Mavic X3.1 tubeless wheels, Avid Mechs, Race Face Next LP cranks, Time ATAC pedals, SRAM levers.

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    Would it matter if a 3.0 tire was slow? Just think if you used it for dh you would be going DOWN hill and it wouldent slow you down worth s***, and if you were doing urban and freeride stuff you arent racing or anything so why would it matter? I cant wait till I get mine.

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    Originally posted by KleinMp99
    Would it matter if a 3.0 tire was slow? Just think if you used it for dh you would be going DOWN hill and it wouldent slow you down worth s***, and if you were doing urban and freeride stuff you arent racing or anything so why would it matter? I cant wait till I get mine.

    If that's all you do. I for one ride UP things as well as down
    My money pits:

    Cannondale Jekyll 500 with Avid Mechs and Sun DS2 rims with XT disc hubs.

    Cannondale F900 with SRAM XO shifters/derailler, Mavic X3.1 tubeless wheels, Avid Mechs, Race Face Next LP cranks, Time ATAC pedals, SRAM levers.

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    they are pretty cool klein.
    my bike cost me £350 but its not as good as some of yours. its a saracen mantra.

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