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    Maxxis compounds

    For the DHR, what's the difference in the real world between Maxxis' Super Tacky and 3C Maxx Grip? Where would you use one instead of the other?

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    If you're on hardpack use the c3. I believe the center knobs are a harder rubber. Fahn
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    One lasts about 1 weekend of riding, and the other lasts less than a full day.

    60a. Only way to go if you pay for your own tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TyreGuy View Post
    For the DHR, what's the difference in the real world between Maxxis' Super Tacky and 3C Maxx Grip? Where would you use one instead of the other?
    Super Tacky is 42a all over.
    3C Maxx Grip is 42a on the edge tread and 60a on the centre tread.

    The ST sticks like dog poo to a shoe sole, but chunks up in no time at all. I've had a brand new set of Minions wear to unusable in a week in the Alps.

    3C is better, but if you corner hard the edge tread will still wear rapidly.

    The 60a Maxxpro and the 3C Max Terra are much harder wearing, but obviously don't give you that ultimate grip. The 3C Maxx Grip and Super Tacky are only really for racing and/or super steep scary mountains.

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    Depending on riding style, you can usually get some decent life out of a 3c or ST as a front tire. Fuggedaboutit on the rear tho.

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    Seems like I rarely see the 60a offered anymore. I run the dhr2 3c maxterra front and back on my nomad and cross my fingers that I get 4-6 months out of them.
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    Anybody running the Double Down casing on their DH bike? Not quite double ply but hopefully strong enough to get hammered. I'm liking the looks of that 2.5 Minion DHF double down. Looks like it might be a similar approach to Schwalbe's Super Gravity casing.

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    For scary DH courses ST up front, 3c out back.

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    does depend on trail conditions. I run DHRII 3C front and rear on my DH bike and absolutely love it. In my opinion, the ST and 3C feel very similar up front since you'll only really notice when turning and the side knobs are the same.

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    Never really liked 3C. I've always seem to get better and longer lasting results with ST/60a combo. Fix the Spade is right about the Alps though. No tire lasts very long here, but I'd still rather have more grip up front and again I find ST lasts longer than 3C. YMMV

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