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Old 09-27-06, 02:16 PM   #1
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Hi Guys

Basically, i'm looking at some new tyres for my mongoose

I've decided on DMRs, but i'm not sure which ones...

http://www.dmrbikes.com/?Section=pro...itemid=TYRMOTW

or

http://www.dmrbikes.com/?Section=pro...itemid=TYRDGRW

For those who can't be bothered to open the links, it's either DMR Moto Digger 26x2.35 or DMR Moto R/T 26x2.4

I mainly ride street or dirt, and im looking for a fast riding tyre which won't compromise the looks of my bike too (these are really important to me, and if the tyres arent fat enough - the whole bike looks stupid!)

Any help would be hugely appreciated

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Yea i was thinking of those, but silly as it sounds they're actually kinda out of budget... i really have no money at the moment, but i can't live with 2.7 High rollers! (Bought those in a moment of madness, great for downhill but not for what i do!) So I gotta switch tyres ASAP, and the DMRs fall right into budget. I would like them though
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Get the diggers or hollyrollers.
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Yea i was thinking of those, but silly as it sounds they're actually kinda out of budget... i really have no money at the moment, but i can't live with 2.7 High rollers! (Bought those in a moment of madness, great for downhill but not for what i do!) So I gotta switch tyres ASAP, and the DMRs fall right into budget. I would like them though
Out of budget??? They are $22!
http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...+60D+Tire.aspx
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I have a set of Serfas Vermins that I really like for hardpack or light dirt.

They have a kevlar casing for puncture resistance.

Here's a link:
http://biketek.com/itemdetails.cfm?catalogId=39&id=2494

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I paid about $25 for my set..there is a difference between the front and rear. On the website I linked, they are selling them for $20.
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I'm in the UK and im a student and unbelievably broke even the difference of £5, which it is here, builds to £10 for 2 tyres, and i havnt got that kinda money spare... im seriously pooling all my money together here for these!

Edit: those Serfas look ok, but they are'nt really thick enough for my bike, my bike came standard with 2.35 Kendas, and even those looked tiny! i wouldnt dream of going under 2.35. Thanks for the help though
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I'm in the UK and im a student and unbelievably broke even the difference of £5, which it is here, builds to £10 for 2 tyres, and i havnt got that kinda money spare... im seriously pooling all my money together here for these!

For $20 U.S., you can get the Serfas vermins I posted about. Yes..I paid $25 for BOTH tires. If you are worried about they way they look, here is a pic of them on my Kona Dawg Deluxe:

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Edit: those Serfas look ok, but they are'nt really thick enough for my bike, my bike came standard with 2.35 Kendas, and even those looked tiny! i wouldnt dream of going under 2.35. Thanks for the help though

If you are looking for a wide tire, doesn't that kind of defeat the purpose of getting semi-slicks?

Edit: What i mean is...you are looking for a tire with less rolling resistance for road/light dirt work right? A big wide tire has more resistance than a slightly thinner one. Most semi-slick tires that you will find aren't gonna be more than about 2 inches wide because having a wide tire defeats the purpose of using semi-slicks in the first place. It's gonna be really hard to find semis that are more than 2.35 inches wide, and if you do, they will be expensive.
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Yea i kinda see what you mean, it's logical, but i dont want semi-slicks, i want dirt jumping rubber, which is also good for street use. Gotta admit though, they look good on your kona

Oh, btw, i do realise i'm being extremely fussy!
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Yea i kinda see what you mean, it's logical, but i dont want semi-slicks, i want dirt jumping rubber, which is also good for street use. Gotta admit though, they look good on your kona

Oh, btw, i do realise i'm being extremely fussy!

Look at the closeup of the tires I posted. I strongly think these will suit your needs well, and it will be VERY hard to beat the price.
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here is a link you need to look at:

http://www.mtbr.com/reviews/tire/

There isnt much listed for under $20 a tire.
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you still use pounds right? if so, then 22$ american=about 12 pounds.
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Look at the closeup of the tires I posted. I strongly think these will suit your needs well, and it will be VERY hard to beat the price.
I'm sure they would, i'm just not convinced on them :S i think im gonna go for the diggers now though

Oh, and yea we do still use pounds, didnt know that $22 = about 12! thast awesome!

Thanks for all the help
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**** yeah! I use em' for almost anything (their crappy for loose pack and mud)even though they look kinda gay on my bike because their fairly skinny I don't care I love em'!
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