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Old 03-09-04, 03:30 PM   #1
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I am in the UK (as you already know). I got the following problem. Maxxis produces several different High-Roller 2.35 models, single/dual ply, ST/SR/61sh durometers, which means 6 tire models for high-roller 2.35. Is there a way to tell visually which is which?

By the way the same goes for Minions, again dual/single ply and three compounds...6models.

I am interested into either a pair of minions or high-rollers on 2.35 dimension, single-ply (less weight). I need DH traction (tight technical DH, slow UK terrain , like tight NS singletrack), but i also dont want to carry much given that i do 10miles on the road with loads of uphills in order to reach the trailhead. So, good DH traction, reasonable weight (850-900) , low wear rate, fancy sidewall decals (!!!???). Will the minions or highrollers singleply 61sh fit the bill?


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By the way....how can i tell between a single and a dual ply? does the red trim on the sidewall has anything to do with it?
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Along the same lines, I'm looking for a good wide hardpack tire that hauls ass and rails corners. The only catch is that it has to be efficient at cornering in slippery leaves and stuff as well. I almost busted me arse like 20 times this weekend riding hardpack covered in leaves!!
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maxxis highroller ST...or even the minion. We have both type of terrain here and the tires hookup really well in corners, are exceptional in loose stuff and have roots and leaves well too...
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I got some minions on the way, will post after a try. I didn't realize they had so many different ones, I knew they had the race and normal version, the pics didn't leave a clue as to them looking different. The race version was a softer compound and I assume won't last as long but that's what I have ordered.

Leaves and hard pack hmmmm maybe ice spikes? Thats a tough one...
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I got some minions on the way, will post after a try. I didn't realize they had so many different ones, I knew they had the race and normal version, the pics didn't leave a clue as to them looking different. The race version was a softer compound and I assume won't last as long but that's what I have ordered.

Leaves and hard pack hmmmm maybe ice spikes? Thats a tough one...


Yeah. I'm running Michelin Comp S front and rear right now which are amazing on hardpack, but those leaves are really throwing me off. I'm thinking some extra width might be helpful. Maybe there's just not much traction to be found regardless of tire choice?

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Cheers for all the info,

I am probably into minions, 42A front 60A rear, i hope they ll last 10miles of tarmac on every ride. Ok the single ply and dual ply are discernable by the "DH CASING" label which means dual ply. 42A and 40SR are clearly written on the sidewall. If all are absent, then it is a single ply model with 60a compound.
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that pretty much sums it up.

I have a 2.5 High roller, single ply hard compound for the same reasons as you. The 2.5 was only slightly heavier than the 2.35. I have found it was ok as a front, although not as good as a badly worn weirwolf 2.5. On the rear however the rolling resistace is very high. Traction seems good, but I now struggle on climbs to keep up with people that I used to leave behind. Down is a different story
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Unfortunately in the UK only the ST42a compound is imported.... . I guess it mustnt be so bad
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oh and they dont seem to bring single ply as well....

bugger, a very good tire company, sucks big time in the UK due to a bad distributor...
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