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    Tires for Nationals

    I know this isn't a true WW post but I thought that I'd ask here because it seems like you guys/gals might know. I am going to the U.S. MTB Nationals in September and would like to ask everyone of their opinion on tires for the XC race couse at Mammoth Mountain. I dont want to go ultra-lite (<400g) because I don't want to run a huge risk of tearing the side wall. Also, if anyone has any info on the race course that would be greatly appreciated. Oh yea, I also run Stan's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewy
    I know this isn't a true WW post but I thought that I'd ask here because it seems like you guys/gals might know. I am going to the U.S. MTB Nationals in September and would like to ask everyone of their opinion on tires for the XC race couse at Mammoth Mountain. I dont want to go ultra-lite (<400g) because I don't want to run a huge risk of tearing the side wall. Also, if anyone has any info on the race course that would be greatly appreciated. Oh yea, I also run Stan's.

    Scott
    I'm not sure what tires to use. I just know the conditions at Mammoth do get very dry during the summer months, if there's no rain. I would recommend a light tire with good traction. Make sure you break in new tires before hitting any trail. I raced there back in 93, 94 and 95. I used IRC Mythos tube tires. If I was to race there again I'd go with a very good XC tire for sure. The climb I did back then was long and you need great traction. I remember a great course they had. It was long but fun. IRC are good tires, I've had great luck with them IMO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewy
    I know this isn't a true WW post but I thought that I'd ask here because it seems like you guys/gals might know. I am going to the U.S. MTB Nationals in September and would like to ask everyone of their opinion on tires for the XC race couse at Mammoth Mountain. I dont want to go ultra-lite (<400g) because I don't want to run a huge risk of tearing the side wall. Also, if anyone has any info on the race course that would be greatly appreciated. Oh yea, I also run Stan's.

    Scott
    I don't know exactly what course the track takes, but my Kenda Karma DTC's did really well there in late July. They also run well tubeless.
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