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Whats a good mountain bike tire....

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by chris4x4, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. Nov 4, 2010 at 9:05 PM
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    chris4x4

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    For desert use? I have been running the Panaracer Dart and Smoke for years, but I hear they are disco'ed now. :( Any suggestions?
     
  2. Nov 4, 2010 at 9:07 PM
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    I heard WTB Velociraptors are good.
     
  3. Nov 4, 2010 at 9:08 PM
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    brutalguyracing

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    a round one
     
  4. Nov 4, 2010 at 9:09 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Yeah. Im considering those.

    I actually prefer folding.
     
  5. Nov 4, 2010 at 9:09 PM
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    steve o 77

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    I'm running hutchinson scorpions right now. They seem good but I don't have much experience with others.
     
  6. Nov 4, 2010 at 9:10 PM
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    oval ones work much better than round ones and folding ones. Something about the up and down motion helping increase speed.
     
  7. Nov 4, 2010 at 9:11 PM
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    chris4x4

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    How are they in the loose stuff?
     
  8. Nov 4, 2010 at 9:15 PM
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    Well they seem fine to me but its the only tire I've ever tried on my bike. They are good in sand because they seem wider than others I've seen.
     
  9. Nov 4, 2010 at 9:17 PM
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    Yeah....I dont come accross much sand, if any. I like the front/rear directional tires as the rear gets alot of bite, while the front tread pattern of the Panaracers, and WTB Velociraptors seem to resist washing out on fast corners.....
     
  10. Nov 4, 2010 at 9:17 PM
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    LOL!
     
  11. Nov 5, 2010 at 3:27 PM
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    Welp.....I went with the WTB Velociraptors. Thanks for the input guys!
     
  12. Nov 5, 2010 at 3:48 PM
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    There super grippy, but have kind of a high rolling resistance which makes them not the best for a cross country tire.
     
  13. Nov 5, 2010 at 3:53 PM
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    I saw those at the bike shop, and considered them. Maybe I'll try them next time.
     
  14. Nov 5, 2010 at 4:11 PM
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    best MTB tire there is! I run them on all my bikes.
     
  15. Nov 5, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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    Thats a pretty bold statement. Have you run them out here? How are they in the loose granite?
     
  16. Nov 5, 2010 at 5:20 PM
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    Haven't been out your way but over here in the mud/loose dirt etc. they are awesome! I live about a mile away front a place called fort rock in New Hampshire. awesome biking. There are some videos on youtube.
     
  17. Nov 5, 2010 at 5:21 PM
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    Yeah...Not alot of mud out here. Alot of loose granite, and dirt. Some rocks. The WTB's and the Panaracers are my favs' out here.
     
  18. Nov 5, 2010 at 5:23 PM
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    Don't know about loose stuff but I like my Panaracer Fire XC's.
     
  19. Nov 5, 2010 at 5:24 PM
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    I was actually comparing those with the WTB's. IIRC, PD3 is running those also, and quite happy with them.
     
  20. Nov 5, 2010 at 5:26 PM
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    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Thats a heavy tire though. I want to keep the weight down a bit.
     
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