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    Looking for some Phat Meat.

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    Top quality, TRUE UST DH/FR tires in 2.7

    Must have sturdy sidewalls
    Must corner really well
    Must climb techy stuff really well.
    Must not cost more than the wheel it's on.

    Continental need not apply.

    East Coast compatibility required.
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    When I really need big tires I swap out my WTB's for 2.8 Michelin DH 32 A/T. Real heavy and slow rolling but they grip really, really well.

    EDIT: I looked at the claimed weight which is 1350 grams = 2.98 lbs, but when I weighed mine they came out 3.1 lbs each.

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    MJ, are they UST?
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    i heard the new rfx was gonna be beefyer, have a lower b/bkt and slacker h/t but thats a bit much, isnt it? and what happened to yer highline build? rear end looks a bit noodley too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    MJ, are they UST?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Wanted:

    Top quality, TRUE UST DH/FR tires in 2.7

    Must have sturdy sidewalls
    Must corner really well
    Must climb techy stuff really well.
    Must not cost more than the wheel it's on.

    Continental need not apply.

    East Coast compatibility required.
    Refrences perferred.
    So you don't want to get a MHR 2.7 UST?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    MJ, are they UST?
    Yep. UST and tube.

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    Scuba, I definately want the MHRs in 2.7 but I notice Maxxis does not list that size on their site. I figure they may be discontinued so I'm looking for alternatives JIC I can't find them.

    The Michs are interesting but I'd like to hear from someone with North East time on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Scuba, I definately want the MHRs in 2.7 but I notice Maxxis does not list that size on their site. I figure they may be discontinued so I'm looking for alternatives JIC I can't find them.

    The Michs are interesting but I'd like to hear from someone with North East time on them.
    I don't know if Maxxis ever listed it on their site. I just know my LBS has them.
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    The comp 32's are huge, nearly a motorcycle tire. Might be good for super rough, dry & rocky terrain (Like northstar?) but I woudn't choose them for extended pedaling anywhere or wet conditions (small tightly spaced lugs). Having said that I do have some friends that like them here.

    I really like michelin DH tires. Picking the right one can be tricky. All their DH tires are UST/Nagesti compatible and have excellent sidewall durability.

    Comp 24's are my default for summer riding here. Not too heavy to climb with, but thick enough for repetitive fast rocky DH runs. The 2.5 is an honest 2.5, perfect size for FR/DM IMHO. Excellent traction on dry rock and wood. Good at lower pressures which helps in the wet. But the round profile and lug spacing make them not so hot in really wet conditions.

    Comp 16's are basically a really burly maxxis high roller. Lighter, slightly thinner casing and smaller, more square profile. Excellent mud tire. Too square for dry rock, the tall side lugs start to feel squirmy.

    Hutchinson Octopus tires have become my favorite do-all tires. I think you can still get the 2.5's at greenfish sports for $20. Excellent UST tire, similar in size to the comp 24, a bit thinner. Much better tires than the barracuda (which replaced the octpus) IMHO. Good match for the highline.

    You can kinda see the octo 2.5 in this pic:

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    Thanks for the 411 FM... gotta say a red bike makes em look like A$$... who would ride such a color?
    Greenfish seems to be out of 2.5s $20 bucks is a killer deal even in 2.35s

    Oh yeah not to derail my own thread but any first thoughts on the Avy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Thanks for the 411 FM... gotta say a red bike makes em look like A$$... who would ride such a color?
    If you don't like the color, just cover it with protective tape. It only takes a minute!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FM
    Hutchinson Octopus tires have become my favorite do-all tires. I think you can still get the 2.5's at greenfish sports for $20. Excellent UST tire, similar in size to the comp 24, a bit thinner. Much better tires than the barracuda (which replaced the octpus) IMHO. Good match for the highline.

    Just a heads up...Greenfish only has 2.3's left, but ABAXO often has them on Ebay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FM
    If you don't like the color, just cover it with protective tape. It only takes a minute!
    Tape ROX!

    Last edited by Bikezilla; 04-25-2008 at 12:12 PM.
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    Good thread.

    Does anyone have a comparison between the tires already mentioned and a Maxxis DHF UST 2.5?

    I am looking for a UST front tire for the DH bike also to be ridden here in the Northeast. I already picked up a MHR UST 2.5 for the rear tire.

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    NYB, I'm running hhe MHRs in 2.5 now. Good tires. FWIW it seems a lot of my buds are riding bigger tires so I'm looking to experiment with something else and see if it improves anything.
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    Yea, I'm with you on the northeastern terrain. Not sure how they behave in your neck of the woods. My experiences agree with FM on the DH Michys: I don't like doing a lot of pedaling with the DH 32's on, uggh. But in the dry, rocky, DH tech, mmmm baby, those tires feel good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nybike1971
    Good thread.

    Does anyone have a comparison between the tires already mentioned and a Maxxis DHF UST 2.5?
    I've heard they were good front/rear

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    NYB, I'm running hhe MHRs in 2.5 now. Good tires. FWIW it seems a lot of my buds are riding bigger tires so I'm looking to experiment with something else and see if it improves anything.
    Big tires are a crutch....



    (is this joke getting old yet?)

    Zilla: Check out the 2.7 Minion Fs, run them f&r, get the 3C rubber and dump a scoop or two of Stan's in them. With DH tires you don't really need the UST casing, and I run Stans w/ or w/o UST tires because it seals most punctures.
    While they aren't much bigger than a 2.5 HR, they offer more traction and confidence. After years of riding most all of the different dh tires made, I could run only Maxxis Minion DHFs and never miss the rest. One of the best things about the Minion F is that it works great in such a huge range of conditions.
    I do like the High Rollers a lot too.

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    I just got my hands on a few sets of pre-production Maxxis Ardent DH tires. 2.4 and 2.6 in the 3C

    Testing soon!
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    Anyone has the real size and weight of the DHF 2.5"???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warp
    Anyone has the real size and weight of the DHF 2.5"???
    From sicklines: "The Maxxis 2.5 DHF UST tires weighed in at ~1250g per tire."

    Also, DHF 2.5 are noticeably smaller than Nevegal 2.5's (Neve's run big and are ALOT heavier) using the same rim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1soulrider
    With DH tires you don't really need the UST casing...
    this is interesting because the UST DH minion is a bit lighter than the normal one. I ordered up some of the UST ones even though I don't have UST rims and plan to run them with tubes. Been running the regular 2.5 DH minions, and considering ghetto tubeless, or if I need to replace a rim will go UST.

    'zilla, even though I haven't used the 2.7 minions, only the 2.5's, that would be my recomendation.

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    Maxxis seems to have dropped the 2.7 UST Minions as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Maxxis seems to have dropped the 2.7 UST Minions as well.
    I don't think there ever was a UST 2.7

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