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Old 09-17-04, 05:51 PM   #1
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Akk Akk Akk.

The side wall on my front High Roller decided to fail on me today, and sent me otbs in a rock gardern.(I'm ok, just scuffed the armor up some. As of today I will no longer use another Maxxis product sdecond time in as many months I had a sidewall failure this one was the replacement maxxis sent me. Stopped at the shop nearest to Attitash and bought some good old reliable Michelins(Why did I ever change to maxxis in the first place.) Get back to the mountain, put the new tires in the trunk of my car. Go back onto the mountain and pinned the run, had enough go back and during that time someone broke into my car and stole the stereo which had about $300 worth of cds in it.
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c'est la vie.
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That sucks big. I never have my dad carry more than 2 cds in the car for that thing, but some people's musical taste is better than others. Didn't you have the kind which self destructs when stolen? Ours does, well not really, it just stops functioning ever again.
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lol.....Michelin has even weaker sidewalls than Maxxis. What exactly do u mean by sidewall failure? You want tough sides walls, pick up some Intense's and never look back.
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Damn, I hate it for you.
Getting robbed is the worst...you have no place to direct the violence generated by your anger. One time someone broke into my jeep and left the stereo but stole my 5mm Park hex key off the dash. That was ten years ago, but it's still missing from the set as a constant reminder.

At least you got another run in. What CD's are you missing...maybe we could get together and burn you some replacements?
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lol.....Michelin has even weaker sidewalls than Maxxis. What exactly do u mean by sidewall failure? You want tough sides walls, pick up some Intense's and never look back.
Hahahaha...Idon't see many maxxis blow and michelin is a favorite here too. Thats quite a statement considering boths the tires reputations.
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Its not a statement, its fact bro. I dont see any Maxxis or Michelins blow, Maxxis have thicker sidewalls I believe though. Im yet to find anything as stiff as the Intense's......those things are TOUGH. I never see sidewalls blow up, I usually just see them tear, or possibly run at too low of a pressure, and the weak sidewall cant compensate......and you pinch flat......
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I am not saying intense isn't thicker...just saying maxxis and michelin aren't exactly thin either haha
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Yeah man, they arent thin by any means. Actually thinking of running Michie's pretty soon.....tubeless, and taking an hour and cuttin out some grooves. The Intenses run like 1500g.....I could shave off like 4 pounds just by switchin tires/tubes. Ive still never heard of a sidewall blowout.......
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I have had one...it was bad rubber...pump tube up...as tube pumps the sidewall expands ...I hate xc tires haha
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I rode with the Intense's, did a few drops, and didnt even realize my tube was flat I felt like an idiot.
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Hey luke. You didn't miss anything today. It was ****ing hot at the dance. Some pregnant girl got punched in the stomache. Same old, same old. VERY boring dance.

As for the stereo getting stolen. That sucks.
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I am here, and am finally calm. Last nights urban session was a major help.
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Also Michelins are not as thick as Maxxis, but they don't have problems, plus the tread lasts longer.
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Depends the compound u get bro. Ive heard of Michelins only lasting a few days, but it depends what your riding on. There are so many variables when you talk about tread wear though.....the best ive seen has to be Maxxis though.
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Konarider,

"Am calm" I'm guessing you sorta freaked, out, which would be nomrla. But how much damage to the car was there?
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Needed a new side window which was installed today. Put a normal in dash cd palyer in that only holds one disc. And all the glass shards had to be cleaned out. Yes there was blood, police took some as a sample.
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Depends the compound u get bro. Ive heard of Michelins only lasting a few days, but it depends what your riding on. There are so many variables when you talk about tread wear though.....the best ive seen has to be Maxxis though.
All depends on the compound as well. I have had really good experiences with Michelin.
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Uh.....read the first 3 words I typed But nothing wears faster than my Intenses!
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I realized what you said, just agreeing with the statement.
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You should get an MP3 player, and just keep all your CD's at home, and keep the MP3 files on the player in the car.
As to the tires, I've never had one blow out, but I'm not that rough on them I guess.
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Depends the compound u get bro.
Y-O-U Is it really THAT hard?
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Yes, it is quite difficult actually. Y-O-U kno wat, I mite just kik Y-O-U in da nut....yez, nut, not nutz. Y-O-U pore pore sole.
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