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    Maxxis minion dh r 2.35 more like 2.0-2.1?

    I just got my kona five-o deluxe in the mail and the tires look really skinny compared to my 2.2in wide specialized tires on my hardrock, what gives?

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    Yes. This has been the case for Maxxis tires for a long long time. Dont worry though - they work as good or better then other tires.

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    Don't know about the 2.35's but I heard this when I was buying my minions and got the 2.5's cause everyone said they are the size of kenda 2.3's. The 2.5's turned out to be only a tad bit bigger than my Specialized 2.3's

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    A Maxxis 2.7 doesn't even measure to a 2.5. This is pretty much true of their entire tire line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rep_1969
    A Maxxis 2.7 doesn't even measure to a 2.5. This is pretty much true of their entire tire line.
    I'll go you one sicker.

    I put a Minion DHR 2.7 SuperTacky on the back of my bike in mid Sept (Sun Singletrack 31mm wide rim). Something was off, but I couldn't put my finger on it.

    Then I measured it against the back tire on my AM wheels that had a Minion DHR Single-Ply 2.5 on a Stan's Flow rim (28mm wide).

    The DH tire was run with a 2.5mm kenda DH tube, the AM tire was run tubeless. I measured both at 25 psi. The single-ply tire came in about 58mm wide and the 2-ply DDH tire at about 53mm. I double-checked after a couple rides and this didn't change.

    This puts the DHR 2.5 at about 2.2-ish size, and the DHR 2.7 *smaller* than that.

    Whatever, both tires work really well though. :^)

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    On the other hand, I'm pretty sure Specialized tires run a little big. They have with road tires in the past, at least (700x23 was actually even wider than a normal 25) Can't say anything about how they are now.
    I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

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    all you need is a true 2.5 continental black chilli tyre of weather choice, and thats it.

    2.5 and 2.7 hr in st suck be composition to rainking/der baron in ANY weather grip wise.

    plus much better flat resistance.
    Quote Originally Posted by [Orge
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    This problem could quite simply be solved if people would stop buying Konas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bxxer rider
    all you need is a true 2.5 continental black chilli tyre of weather choice, and thats it.

    2.5 and 2.7 hr in st suck be composition to rainking/der baron in ANY weather grip wise.

    plus much better flat resistance.
    Cool story bro.

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    I have a 2.35 dhf that I measured at its widest point 2.0. 2.35 high roller is a little better, more like 2.2

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    Quote Originally Posted by banga
    Cool story bro.
    strangely enough, i cant tell if that's sarcasm?
    Quote Originally Posted by [Orge
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    This problem could quite simply be solved if people would stop buying Konas.

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