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    Tire Choice for Mudslinger?

    Anyone have a tire suggestion for the Mudslinger this weekend in Blodgett? I'm heading down for the race from Seattle and cannot preride to form my own opinion.

    Thanks in advance for your input.

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    The race is mostly fireroads with singletrack connectors and one good singletrack downhill. the singletracks will probably be muddy, but the fireroads usually drain well. Last year I ran Continental Explorers without problems. This year I will be running Continental Vertical pros because that is what is on my hardtail and I hate changing tires. Whatever you use in Seattle should be fine here. I saw a lot of people last year with really skinny tires, but that seems like it would be sketchy on the fireroad downhills.
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    TrailRaker or Spider.

    In the past few years I have put minutes on riders on each of the muddy DH sections partly because of good mud tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    TrailRaker or Spider.

    In the past few years I have put minutes on riders on each of the muddy DH sections partly because of good mud tires.
    Plus you passed me by pushing me down in the mud, let's not forget that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    Plus you passed me by pushing me down in the mud, let's not forget that.
    You mean that's not fair in MTB-ing?? See you at BC, Nat. Hopefully it'll be muddy so us valley boys can have an advantage. Oh wait, it's not a race, except to the cooler for (more)beer and the woodpile to throw on the biggest rounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    Plus you passed me by pushing me down in the mud, let's not forget that.
    You got off easy! You dry-siders think you need grip to go fast!
    The year before I rode over a crashed bike for traction (could not avoid it).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudflaps
    You mean that's not fair in MTB-ing?? See you at BC, Nat. Hopefully it'll be muddy so us valley boys can have an advantage. Oh wait, it's not a race, except to the cooler for (more)beer and the woodpile to throw on the biggest rounds.
    Judging by this morning's weather (a fresh 4" blanket of snow) it'll be plenty muddy. Oh dear...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    You got off easy! You dry-siders think you need grip to go fast!
    The year before I rode over a crashed bike for traction (could not avoid it).
    Why is it every time I take a tumble, I look up and you happen to be the one standing right there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    TrailRaker or Spider.

    In the past few years I have put minutes on riders on each of the muddy DH sections partly because of good mud tires.
    This is the best mud tire I have ever riden on, so good good good. TrailRaker 2.1's just plain rock and are fast. Was running the conti vert pros before and the rakers put them to shame Thanks for the tire intro Shiggy, I showed up for a ride one night and he said, put these on, nuff said.

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