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    Best tire for dry, dusty conditions?

    Well, the title says it all. I am looking at the michelins but I don't know exactly yet so if you could could please suggest some options that would be great. I am using highrollers now. I would like a tire anywhere from 2.5 to2.8.
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    I like the michelins... soon as I wrap up my build I'm putting those on there.

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    Minions

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    Quote Originally Posted by tacubaya
    Minions

    the DHR hasn't preformed that great through moondust for me. It's spaced a little wide in the lugs and could roll a lot smoother

    I've had great sucess with a 2.6 Nokian Gazzi JR

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    Im also worrying about weight and wear a little but mainly i just want a fast rolling, dry dust conditions, good cornering tire.
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    I have similar conditions and just put a Michelin 2.5 16 up front and 2.5 24 in the rear

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    how do you like it?
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    maxxis mobsters ss 2.8 for $ 10 a piece at jenson usa best deal but they wear fast i was out on a set today in so. cal. worked for me........

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    Ill let you know next week after my bike is built. I have usuallt run mobsters /high rollers and minions for the last couple years which were decent but would wash out in soft stuff. I read up on a good tire for my terrain which is somewhat similar and ended up with this setup

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    Intense 909s are good in the dust, too.

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    Cinchy is a cool word ok?
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    Ehem.... kenda blue grooves

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    I have had very bad luck with minions, they drift really badly in loose terrain, or when you dont want it to. Its OK for hard pack I guess. I would go with wtb timberwolf 2.5's. No doubt the best loose terrain tire out there. it grips to practically anything. Also the new wtb prowler mx grips like glue on practically everything as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skankinpickle
    Ehem.... kenda blue grooves

    a majorly underrated tire

    works better than expected in the mud too

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    wtb timberwolf 2.5 is the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by drakan
    I like the michelins... soon as I wrap up my build I'm putting those on there.
    yep best gribbing in my opinion.....32AT 2.8 michelin
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    I like Minion 2.7 DHF's front and rear.

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    I have dh24's and they tend to wash out when things get loose, but in dusty conditions they've treated me well so far..
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    S-Works Pin'it 2.5s umma gummy. so soft you can sleep on it, and it is THE most hookin' tire for dry conditions. minions are fast rolling, yet dont' hook as well, and mich. tires are good as well. not as fast rolling though. but no other tire will even matter once you ride on some pin'its.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chooofoojoo
    S-Works Pin'it 2.5s umma gummy. so soft you can sleep on it, and it is THE most hookin' tire for dry conditions. minions are fast rolling, yet dont' hook as well, and mich. tires are good as well. not as fast rolling though. but no other tire will even matter once you ride on some pin'its.

    i've used Arrow's Blitz 2.35 and RampedBite 2.5's on dusty sand and they kill. haven't tried the 'Bite' and 'Wide Bite' and 'Prime Bite' but they look like they will also kill.

    gummy tires whip up a heck of a lot of crap too, i prefer harder durometers in soft sandy conditions.

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    Northstar about as dry/dusty as it gets. Now that I don't race anymore I can be honest without current tire sponsor getting mad.

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    kenda blue groove front nevegal rear.
    Last edited by NoManerz; 05-29-2007 at 01:26 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by captain spaulding
    I have dh24's and they tend to wash out when things get loose, but in dusty conditions they've treated me well so far..
    Me too - I was running a DH24 on the back last year, and did a couple lift days with deep dust, and the tire seemed to skid very easily on the steeps. I swapped on a High Roller and it was more predictable.

    I've snipped off the DH24's transition knobs and am giving it another try, so far it seems to be more progressive (sort of like the High Roller), with the tread opened up a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karupshun
    a majorly underrated tire

    works better than expected in the mud too
    preach it brotha

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    Intense DH 2.5 on the front and the 909 2.35 on the back, hooks up when needed but drifts oh so nicely
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