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Old 02-10-07, 07:05 PM   #1
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Good wheels for newbie

Correction: Good tires for newbie.

So I'm riding a Schwinn Moab with Rock Shox and Mavic rims and my rear tire is shot. I primarily ride on somewhat sandy terrain with alot of roots and washouts(if that helps any). Any suggestions?


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Old 02-10-07, 07:06 PM   #2
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why do you want new wheels when your tire is shot?

are your wheels shot too?
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Old 02-10-07, 07:08 PM   #3
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I fixed it, I meant the rubber...
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I dig Kenda Nevegals...on the front. I hear it's plenty awesome on the back, too.

I forget what I've got on the rear.
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Panaracer Cinder 2.25" should handle it decently. They have nice volume and a deep tread. In general the largest tire you can fit into your bike will handle sand/snow the best.
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kenda karma front and back
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Panaracer Cinder 2.25" should handle it decently. They have nice volume and a deep tread. In general the largest tire you can fit into your bike will handle sand/snow the best.
It really depends on your sand. Here, the sand is super loose, and having really deep tread just makes it harder because the tread sinks right in. Floating on top of the sand is key here.
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It really depends on your sand. Here, the sand is super loose, and having really deep tread just makes it harder because the tread sinks right in. Floating on top of the sand is key here.
Same here, some of our sand you can go through with about any mtb tire if you stay straight and keep pedaling. Some sand you need big fat tires at 20 psi, and some sand it doesn't matter what you have. err at least i've never made it through.
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for a newb in tough terrain wtb velicoraptors might be a good cheap fix
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