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    WTB Dissents on a DW Sultan

    http://www.hammerheadbikes.com/forum...p?topic=1778.0

    Got them mounted up tonight... big heavy tires with lots of grip.

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    What they are:
    big, grippy, heavy

    What they are not:
    light, fast, unpredictable


    I got about 16 miles on them tonight 4 miles of road, 12 miles of trail. For their size/weight they roll surprisingly well on the road. I think that the way that they have started to expand you're really only riding on the center knobs. On the trail (Slaughter Creek), their weight was very evident. I'm not going to be winning any Cat3 races on these puppies. On the plus side, I think I finally found a tire that I have faith in really leaning over. Front tire breakaway was very predictable and unlike the Weirwolf LT, it didn't just wash out, you could actually drift the turns with it. I'm still playing with the air pressure but I suspect I was running in the mid 20s and will most likely run lower than that on the greenbelt. That's about it for now.

    Oh, I had a chance to put them next to a set of 2.4 Ardents and the Dissents just dwarfed them. These really are some seriously big tires; especially on Flow Rims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lost27
    What they are:
    big, grippy, heavy

    What they are not:
    light, fast, unpredictable


    I got about 16 miles on them tonight 4 miles of road, 12 miles of trail. For their size/weight they roll surprisingly well on the road. ..... I'm still playing with the air pressure but I suspect I was running in the mid 20s and will most likely run lower than that on the greenbelt.
    Concur with everything.

    PS: you can run them at stupid low pressures. I would not be surprised if I am at 18 on the front right now, but I haven't checked, just made is smooshy and rode.
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    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    20 mile ride today, ~8-9 miles of road with some nice stuff in the GB.

    I'm starting to regret putting this tire on the rear wheel. It is absolutely a beast to turn, I'm completely shelled right now from what should have been an easy ride. I may look around tomorrow for a lighter tire to try out or I may give it another shot because I certainly did appreciate the grip but whatever you do, don't stop pedaling or you won't spin it back up.

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    I have the 2.3 Dissents (folding) on the front of a hardtail. A little heavy at 900+ grams but amazing traction in the corners. No squirm on the sideknobs and the sidewalls seem to be as tough as Big Betty's...

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    These guys weighed in at around 1445 each.... I wish they weighed 900.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lost27
    These guys weighed in at around 1445 each.... I wish they weighed 900.
    Must be a 26" bike???

    Mine was 1250gms.
    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak
    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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