Tyres?

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Tyres?

Postby mountain tamer » Mon May 25, 2009 3:23 pm

hi all,

just finalising an order from crc and i am still a bit unsure as to what rear tyre to buy. This has been touched on in another thread, just wondering if anyone has a fresh opinion. I am stoked with kenda Small block 8's on the back and they handle the terrain around here superbly. I am just looking for a front tyre which has more stability when riding around corners. I ride mainly on sandstone fire trails, and im not too worried about rolling resistance. At the moment I am leaning toward maxxis ignitors, but is says they are Free ride tyres?. Would be interested to hear what you guys use.

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Re: Tyres?

Postby trailgumby » Mon May 25, 2009 3:58 pm

I use an Ignitor 2.1 at the front and a Larsen TT 2.0 or a Crossmark 2.1 at the rear.

Quite happy with the Ignitor as a front. Oodles of grip... although, when they do wash out you don't get a whole lot of warning. That said, I've always managed to catch it in time. Get the Kevlar bead as the rubber is softer (grippier) than the the cheapo wire bead edition.

Another option to consider on the front is the High Roller - was next most popular front at the Fat Tyre Festival at Ourimbah last year after the ignitor.

If you're a Kenda fan, the Nevegal has a strong following as a front when teamed with the SB8 on the rear.
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Re: Tyres?

Postby brent84 » Mon May 25, 2009 4:02 pm

Maxxis Rendez for the win. Super, oober grippy
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Re: Tyres?

Postby trailgumby » Mon May 25, 2009 7:15 pm

Have you used the ignitor? Be interested to know how they compare.
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Re: Tyres?

Postby MountGower » Mon May 25, 2009 8:09 pm

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Re: Tyres?

Postby mountain tamer » Mon May 25, 2009 8:38 pm

cheers guys :)
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Re: Tyres?

Postby glawrence2000 » Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:52 pm

schwalbe Nobby nicks in 2.1 front and back, silly sticky and very fast in the grit.

rocky wet stuff - kenda klaw 2.1 on the front and kenda negaval 2.35 on the back.

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Re: Tyres?

Postby mountain tamer » Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:30 pm

Went with the maxxis ignitors :) , will report back after a few rides.
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Re: Tyres?

Postby Hometrail » Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:47 pm

Been riding cross mark for a while, love them.Used Pythons before that I think the cross mark is better ? :?
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