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    Coiler dl front tire?

    I noticed riding over wet stuff this weekend the stock Nokian wasn't as grippy as I wanted it to be. I was at 30lbs and afraid to go lower b/c where we ride is very rocky and I've already had a pinch flat. SO - I'm looking for a new front tire for now that can be run at lo-lower pressure and is good for the wet contitions we tend to experience in Norther Vermont. Also want to go a bit bigger/wider than the 2.3s. Also hoping to stay below 900gs on weight. So far I have on my list- Panaracer fire FR- Minion - and IRC trail bear. Please advise and thanks.

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    Check out some of the Maxxis tires. I used to use a Mobster on my Stinky DL, and it was pretty grippy. I could also run very low pressure. Keep in mind that tires are personal preferance, though... i run Nokian NBX's on nearly every bike i ride.

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    Schwalbe Big Betty 2.4 with the soft Gooey Gluey compound. BIG, grippy, comfy.
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    Go for the Gazzalodi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by overkillphil
    Go for the Gazzalodi.
    Which one?

    GAZZALODDI CORE 2.3"
    GAZZALODDI CORE 2.1"
    GAZZALODDI DUAL 2.3"
    GAZZALODDI DUAL 2.1"
    GAZZALODDI G 2.6"
    GAZZALODDI G 2.3"
    GAZZALODDI 3.0"
    GAZZALODDI JR 2.6"
    GAZZALODDI 2.3"
    GAZZALODDI MUD 2.1"
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    Quote Originally Posted by bushdr
    I noticed riding over wet stuff this weekend the stock Nokian wasn't as grippy as I wanted it to be. I was at 30lbs and afraid to go lower b/c where we ride is very rocky and I've already had a pinch flat. SO - I'm looking for a new front tire for now that can be run at lo-lower pressure and is good for the wet contitions we tend to experience in Norther Vermont. Also want to go a bit bigger/wider than the 2.3s. Also hoping to stay below 900gs on weight. So far I have on my list- Panaracer fire FR- Minion - and IRC trail bear. Please advise and thanks.
    2.5" Mich Hot S is in that weight range, and what I use on front. I ride mostly rocky areas too, and pressure is currently 17, but usually run 20-22ish. The Hot S will not hold up in rear (sidewalls blow out), so I run a Mich 24.1 with mid 20lbs in it.
    --> I'll stick with the Hot S on front: good performance, and to get back some of the weight savings. It's not as good as 24.1 in wet, but fine outside wet moss and ice.

    Note: I went to Slimed DH tubes on both ends. Prior to this I flatted regularly, so the weight is worth it to me - no flats in a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Which one?

    GAZZALODDI CORE 2.3"
    GAZZALODDI CORE 2.1"
    GAZZALODDI DUAL 2.3"
    GAZZALODDI DUAL 2.1"
    GAZZALODDI G 2.6"
    GAZZALODDI G 2.3"
    GAZZALODDI 3.0"
    GAZZALODDI JR 2.6"
    GAZZALODDI 2.3"
    GAZZALODDI MUD 2.1"
    The 3.0" of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by overkillphil
    The 3.0" of course.
    I does fit
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    Are you still running a triple chainset?

    Hi, I bought 2 Intense Intruder 2.5 tyres for my 2004 Coiler, the front one fitted no problem, but the rear tyre caught the chain when I was in the granny ring, not sure if they've sorted this for 2005 though. They are'nt the lightest tyres around, but man, do they grip!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bushdr
    I noticed riding over wet stuff this weekend the stock Nokian wasn't as grippy as I wanted it to be. I was at 30lbs and afraid to go lower b/c where we ride is very rocky and I've already had a pinch flat. SO - I'm looking for a new front tire for now that can be run at lo-lower pressure and is good for the wet contitions we tend to experience in Norther Vermont. Also want to go a bit bigger/wider than the 2.3s. Also hoping to stay below 900gs on weight. So far I have on my list- Panaracer fire FR- Minion - and IRC trail bear. Please advise and thanks.
    As for a legit large tire that is also lightweight, try the WTB Timberwolf in a 2.7 Race Carcass.....They are only 920g (the 2.5 is 854g), yet sturdy, and have a very aggresive tread pattern. I've run the IRC Trailbear, and I like those as well.
    Last edited by overkillphil; 05-10-2005 at 06:17 PM.
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