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Old 09-24-06, 03:32 PM   #1
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mud tires

I am sure I could search for this, but I am not finding anything.

I just started racing this season, and last weekend was the first time I encountered wet trails in my life. Typically I just don't ride them. Anyway, my pythons quickly packed with mud and became essentially heavy slicks.

Does anyone have a favorite set of cheap mud tired I could keep around in case this happens again?
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My favs are Panaracer Fire Mud Pro's.

I bought about 10 last year for $9/ea in a clearance sale.

Feel like they're still gripping even up in the air.

Best tires I've even ridden, period...


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Try looking up some of these:

Maxxis Swampthing
Maxxis Wetscream
Michelin Mud
Specialized Evil Twin Slalom
WTB Timberwolf

I've seen the Wetscream sell pretty cheap on some online stores such as pricepoint and jensonusa for around $9 each.
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Old 09-24-06, 10:08 PM   #4
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I'm new to mountain biking and I'm not sure if this is a stupid question. If I got a set of tires mentioned above, would they be okay to use when it wasnt muddy or should I get a second set of wheels for when its muddy?
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Please do not get the wetscreams, they were designed for the Les Gets DH course, and the tire isn't available in the US.
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My favs are Panaracer Fire Mud Pro's.

I bought about 10 last year for $9/ea in a clearance sale.

Feel like they're still gripping even up in the air.

Best tires I've even ridden, period...

I'll second this. They're a great tyre and even moreso for the price. I switch off between the Fire Mud Pros and the Fire XC Pros depending on the time of the year or the specific trail. As a matter of fact, it's just about time for me to switch to the Muds now.
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Maxxis swamp thing!!!!
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Panaracer Cinder 2.25. then you dont have to switch at all.
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