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Old 01-04-10, 04:29 AM
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best dirt tires?

what dirt tires do yall recommend?
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Old 01-04-10, 05:51 AM
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WTB Velociraptors.
 
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That's a very broad question to ask.

I would suggest some tires that have a consistently good reputation, like WTB Velociraptors or Kenda Nevegals
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Panaracer Smokes are nice. Don't know if they are still in production.
 
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I always figured it depends on what kind of terrain you ride on mostly. Widely spaced knobbies are good for mud, closely spaced for hard packed dirt/clay, paddles for sand, etc. I think you have to decide which type you need before you should start worrying about the brand and model.
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OK i am in the market for some new tires as mine are dry rotted. I have a cannondale prophet and live in florida where we can have some very soft sand in spots. I am thinking i want to get the widest agressive tires i can put on the bike without causeing issues with rubbing. what would you guys suggest? most of the trails here are a mix of packed soil and areas of sugar sand, I do climb as well as jump.
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Old 01-04-10, 11:07 AM
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Ironhead, I'm not a huge expert on this, but I imagine the Velociraptors (here if you don't mind wire bead) would serve you well. The rear has slight paddles to help out in the fine sand but they aren't too spaced out to be annoying when you hit the packed dirt. I'm not sure exactly how well the front would corner in the sand... I rarely see soft sand where I ride.
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nice price on those..... hmmmm
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Anything KENDA. The correct answer used to be anything maxxis; but it is now Kenda. Trust me.
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well the places i go to have soft mud,hard mud,lost of tree branches and steep hills. yesterday my puppies landed on the rail of the bike and man did hurt that like hell, because the rear tire slip when i was climbing up steep hills.
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Anything KENDA. The correct answer used to be anything maxxis; but it is now Kenda. Trust me.
You know damn well that the correct answer is still Maxxis...you're just getting paid to say otherwise!
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You know damn well that the correct answer is still Maxxis...you're just getting paid to say otherwise!
There is no High Roller . . . or DHF . . . or Wet Scream . . . there is no . . . .
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is maxxis crossmark tire good? just bought one for 60buck think i got rip off from bicycle world

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Thats a god tire but you can get a better deal than that.....
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yeah imma return it tomorrow,seen some online for 30 or 35bucks. but my uncle recommend me to get the panaracer tires.

any1 here order stuff from biketiresdirect?

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This Panaracer? The bike I just bought had one of those. I'm using it on the rear and it works fine, but it will probably hold onto mud a little bit since the knobbies aren't as widely spaced as they could be. Still not bad, though.
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Originally Posted by dminor View Post
There is no High Roller . . . or DHF . . . or Wet Scream . . . there is no . . . .
There is...with judicious use of a sharpie

I can't believe people are still riding, let alone recommending, Smokes and Velociraptors. Psycho skinwalls FTW!
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Originally Posted by gastro View Post
There is...with judicious use of a sharpie
If Peaty can do it, I'm sure Doug can too!

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I can't believe people are still riding, let alone recommending, Smokes and Velociraptors. Psycho skinwalls FTW!
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larsen tt, nevegal, small block 8, the captain, fast trak....those are good.
currently running sb8 in the rear and captain in the front....i'll probably run this setup for a long time to come.
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