Which tyres front & back ??

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Which tyres front & back ??

Postby Newton » Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:48 pm

I have the following tyres, they where supplied fitted on the bike with the maxxis dynomite on the back and the maxxis ignitor on the front, when I look at the tread pattern it should probably be round the other way, the ignitor has chunkier tread - ??

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dynomite
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Postby Deanj » Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:03 pm

No, keep the ignitor on the front.
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Postby Kalgrm » Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:11 pm

I agree with Dean. You don't want your front washing out before the rear one slides a little - once the front slides, you're heading for a world of pain.

A finer tread on the rear tyre also helps reduce the rolling resistance to some extent, since that's the one which bears most of your weight.

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Postby Newton » Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:13 pm

Thanks, I understand
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Postby Bnej » Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:45 pm

I have a 2.35 Ignitor front and a 2.1 Small Block 8 on the back.

The front is where all your control comes from so load it up with tread & chunky tyre.
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Postby trailgumby » Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:22 pm

+1. I run an ignitor front and either Larsen TT or Crossmark rear. You do not want the front to wash out before the rear - it hurts. A lot. :x
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