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Old 07-12-03, 03:21 PM   #1
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Im such a dork, have a stupid question here

So I bought a pair of WTB Velociraptors. After hearing so many good things about them, I wanted a pair. Front tire goes on just fine. Rear tire is a different story. My rear shifter is on the 8th gear, so does that mean the chain goes on the smallest sprocket (very right) or biggest sprocket (very left).????
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Smallest sprocket. Doesn't really make a difference if you're just putting on your wheel tho. Just put the chain on and after one rotation of the crank it should shift itself back to the right gear.
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Yea it doesnt matter. But its easier to shift to the high gears and then take off the wheel. just a tup
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thx guys, I got in on no problems. These tires are great by the way!
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this guy i ride with has that tire on the rear of his bike. he likes it aswell.. says its like being on rails.
I might have to give them a try, i have a set of motoraptors but have been eyeing the velociraptors. i was thining the velociraptors or the Pannaracer Fire XCpro, i have to get a new rear tire for sure due to a masive screw going in the rear tire.

heres a pic of it BTW...
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Tire pic...
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My favs. I've been using them for years. I keep trying new tires, but keep going back to my Velo's for all around performance.

BTW, I'm trying out a pair of Motoraptor's on my single speed. I'll let you know what I think in about a month or so.
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cool, i like the Motoraptor for the front but i would like more bite for the rear when it comes to traction. otherwise they grip fairly well, but what do i know i have only tried a few different tires.
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I noticed on the package it says steel beaded instead of kevlar beaded. Which one is more durable? I know the steels weigh about 30 gram more each. Should I go back tomorrow and exchange them for the kevlars?
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Nah, you're fine! The kevlars are lighter (you know that) and are foldable. Which means, if you want, you can fold the tire up really small!

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Thats it? No other pros?
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That's pretty much it!

The weight is the biggie for a lot of people!

I actually prefer the steel bead.

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Cool, thx man!
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Rotating weight!
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