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    Maxxis High Roller II where are you???

    anybody know whats up with the High Roller? I've seen photos. Did they have to redo the mold?

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    Somewhat ironic is the latest sighting is the pic in the Bikeradar article about not converting your 26" bike.

    I checked Maxxis' site (again) this morning and no sign of it.

    I am thinking that it will make a nice mate for an Ardent out back.

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    That photo is what prompted me to post. Looks good mounted up.
    BTI shows them as coming soon.

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    a 27.5x2.4 hr2 is listed on the maxxis site. i would expect it to drop with the new 29er treads which is rumored to be sometime in march.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul View Post
    a 27.5x2.4 hr2 is listed on the maxxis site. i would expect it to drop with the new 29er treads which is rumored to be sometime in march.
    Saw that after reading the 29er minion thread. I am so ready. Haven't been excited to ride my Burner because I know it's not complete until I'm on the tires I know and trust.

    This description from that thread is right on for my locale, "It does well in wet, muddy, leafy conditions, doesn't pack up. And if pushed past it's limits it breaks away into a very predictable, controllable drift. Takes a lot to get it there, though."

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    emailed Maxxis and they replied Late April.
    I need a mud tire now!

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    okay, they got tired of my whining available in the e-store now. Only the one tire, not sure what the single compound is or if they are TR. I will let you know later this week after the big brown truck stops at my house


    27.5x2.40 High Roller II: Foldable, Single Compound, 60TPI, EXO, 965g

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    Also waiting unpatiently for these in TR.
    Their site lists 2.3 only as TR and the eshop shows 2.4 available..

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    FWIW, I have a set of 27.5x2.25 Ardents w/ EXO sidewalls on a set of Stan's Flows and they have been perfect set-up tubeless. No burbs and I have not been gentle or kind to them.
    I would prefer them as TR, but so far so good...

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    How you like the rubber (3c single compound?) on this 2.4 airwreck?

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    I got single compound, that's all that is available now. I still need to search out what that single compound is. Just one ride, very dry conditions, really fun ride, finally pushing the bike hard like I know I can with the right tires. Uphill was painful, partially coil shock, flat pedals, and hot but I don't think it's a great roller. No TR stamp on these tires, I will eventually try them tubeless, they are 950g. My preference would still be DHF's, but these will do for now especially soft and wet.

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    Now I want to see some photos comparing the Vee rubber tires with the HR2 and DHF.
    Maxxis High Roller II where are you???-hdhr2.jpg
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Maxxis High Roller II where are you???-hr2burner.jpg  


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    Casing looks taller than HD and not quite as round. Nice

    I keep pinch flatting the HD, use tubes though


    * OT- you ever seen a 8.5" shock fit the frame?
    Last edited by Deerhill; 04-29-2013 at 10:41 AM.

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    How do you compare the HD to the HR?
    The world needs a huge socio-economic change...be it. We all need to ride more....

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    single compound maxxis tires have traditionally been 60a, not sure if that is still true though.

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    not taller than the HD, just an illusion.

    HD vs. HR2, HD is easier going up, HR2 blows it away cornering and braking in the dirt I ride. I have 2 HD's, one new one slighty used front that I'll sell both for $100.

    For some reason there is no clear info on what this single compound is, the finger nail durometer tester feels pretty soft. Normally I'm a sticky rubber guy but at this point I'm not being picky.

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    not taller than the HD, just an illusion.
    Interesting.. I find this HD is a little too round, does the HR2 side knobs/casing give it more of a square profile?

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    I prefer square profiles over round as well but not sure if it's the tall side knobs or the casing that makes the squareness. I've seen photos of other tires with tall side knobs that appear rounder but I've never ridden them. Personally I feel Maxxis has it dialed, the promise of a tire with a similar look but lighter weight leaves me wary that something was compromised to achieve this.

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    OT

    Check this 2.35" out
    MICHELIN Wild Grip'R Advanced - Tyres vtt | MICHELIN - Motorcycle - United Kingdom - Bike-website

    From what I've seen, this Michelin size "looks" good... 26" is a beast..good dry tire

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    Anyone set up an HR2 tubeless yet?

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    I have the HR2 set up tubeless on my Bronson C...been on for bout two weeks and are holding up good...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgutz71 View Post
    I have the HR2 set up tubeless on my Bronson C...been on for bout two weeks and are holding up good...
    Do they say TR on the side?
    I'm only seeing TR designation for the 2.3 sizes.

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    No mine do not have TR on the side, but I had the shop set them up tubeless before I took her home...

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    2.3 HRII tubeless ready 3C and 60a now available in the UK..
    Set ordered, wait is finally over!

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    Mounted non tubless on Stans Ex with hand pump,one of the easiest tires to mount,so far no burps and I push them pretty hard,very happy overall with them!

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