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    specialized discontinued chunder 2.2

    bummed to see spec. discontinued the chunder 2.2 control casing tire. nice tire...good traction, rolled very well as a rear. they still offer a 2.3 FR version but it's 150grams heavier or a DH version thats 450grams heavier.

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    Not happy about that. What will you roll? I have no idea what to get now,
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    Check out the Eskar.
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    O M G. This is tragic! Haha. Great tire, will definitely be missed...

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    There are a bunch of different Eskar models. Does anyone have an idea which tire most closely resembles the Chunder?
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    Quote Originally Posted by treaty_oak@yahoo.com
    There are a bunch of different Eskar models. Does anyone have an idea which tire most closely resembles the Chunder?
    The Eskar treads are all the same; are they not? The differences are in casings/compounds. The Eskar has a lower, rounder profile than the Chunder - the new Clutch is closest in tread design to the Chunder, but the smallest is 2.3.
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    Eskar can't hold a candle to a Chunder

    First thing to get rid of on a stock bike, I had these on for 3 days before I ditched 'em.
    Absolutly no braking power in steeps, tire just slides. Installed my tried and true chunder and suddenly my bike would stop when I needed it to.

    Bummer, hopefully S wil come out with a replacement?
    Something grippy and good breaking power yet light at a 2.2
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    Thanks SteveUK, I'll try a Clutch. I cut my Chunder last week and replaced it with a Nevegal because the LBS was out of stock. Oh mannnnnnnnnnnnnnn.....the Kenda is a total POS.
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    Couple Notes: the Clutch is 200 grams or about half a pound heavier than the Chunder. That's a lot of weight to add up front. Second, Spec is sold out. That's just great! Cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snow-man
    Eskar can't hold a candle to a Chunder

    First thing to get rid of on a stock bike, I had these on for 3 days before I ditched 'em.
    Absolutly no braking power in steeps, tire just slides. Installed my tried and true chunder and suddenly my bike would stop when I needed it to.
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    Try a Maxxis ardent or single ply minion if you really want grip.

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    ive been on a Escar, and 2 versions of the Chunder. Chunder is waay better, so im sorry to see it discontniued as well. I even did a revirew:

    http://all-mountain-next.blogspot.co...er-sx-and.html


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    I emailed Specialized requesting the tire which most closely resembled the Chunder. The response from Specialized is listed below.

    Based on your description, I would say the Clutch Control 2bliss ready tire http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...jsp?spid=57834 would be a great way to go. If there is a chance that the conditions could be a bit more unpredictable (rain for example), I would aslo recommend the Storm DH Tire : http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...jsp?spid=57836
    or the Purgatory Control 2Bliss Ready Tire : http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...jsp?spid=58035


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    Hey VP:
    I checked out your blog and it's really well done. See you out there...
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    thanks man : )

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