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Tyres, What you running?
#21
Andy are those Big Earl's normally regarded as a DH or freeride tyre?  I seem to remember reading that somewhere.  Not that they can't be good for XC I realise!  Do you prefer them to the High Rollers?  Will be interested to have a look next week.
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#22
In thick mud, yeah i prefer them to the HR's. Seem better on wet roots too, and as there isn't the gap between the inner and outer knobs as on the HR they seem a bit more progressive as you lean it over. And yes it is a freeride tyre, which is why i was so surprised that it is faster rolling too.
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#23
Hmm i'll put those on my shortlist along with the Mud X and (I think) Ignitors when i next need some tyres then.  Its always good to hear another good option to try!  I take it as Bonty's we're looking at about £30 a pop?
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#24
Actually it was £22 from Tibbs. Think it was the last one on the shelf though. I might get a mud X soon as well, wasn't that impressed with the Trailraker today. Oh and i saw a Pitch Pro outside the shop in Peaslake. I am definately getting me one of those, it looked even better covered in mud, and all the other guy's really liked it too 8) I should be able to get it in about 2 months, I can't wait!

Oh and the Mud X only come in 2.1's, so if i get one it will be for the rear only.
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#25
"Treehugger" Wrote:Actually it was £22 from Tibbs. Think it was the last one on the shelf though. I might get a mud X soon as well, wasn't that impressed with it today. Oh and i saw a Pitch Pro outside the shop in Peaslake. I am definately getting me one of those, it looked even better covered in mud, and all the other guy's really liked it too 8) I should be able to get it in about 2 months, I can't wait!

What weren't you impressed with?  Ha ha no point me worrying too much about it - i can't even afford new tyres at the moment!  Still its payday next week so i might treat myself at some point.
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#26
It was ok powering up hills in a straight line, but it kept stepping out a lot, but it was VERY muddy though so the Mud X might be the same. Think i'll wait till it's knackered to try it.
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#27
"Treehugger" Wrote:It was ok powering up hills in a straight line, but it kept stepping out a lot, but it was VERY muddy though so the Mud X might be the same. Think i'll wait till it's knackered to try it.

Which tyre was that?  You have so many in your armoury that i lose track...
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#28
"pittgoat" Wrote:Which tyre was that?  You have so many in your armoury that i lose track...
Oops just noticed that, i was refering to the Trailraker :B And i don't have that many different tyres, just a pair of XC Pro's, hookworms which i will never use again, some unbranded ones i got given for free and a mountain of old HR's that for some reason i haven't thrown out yet.....so not that many Wink
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#29
"Treehugger" Wrote:Oops just noticed that, i was refering to the Trailraker :B And i don't have that many different tyres, just a pair of XC Pro's, hookworms which i will never use again, some unbranded ones i got given for free and a mountain of old HR's that for some reason i haven't thrown out yet.....so not that many Wink

Do you not like your Hookworms? I loved mine, replaced them with DMR Moto RTs as reviews were good but I just loved the feel of the worm. Wanna swap? RTs still in good condition...
Keep it foolish...
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#30
mud x are 2.0 or 1.8, 2.0 is fine, yes its narrow but it cuts through and was once again brilliant yesterday once I reminded myself how to ride the Turner, will do a race thread later
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