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    is this tire still available - 29er high roller

    shiggy talk to me!

    I did not know this was an option from maxxis. I thought the ignitor was the only one.

    Is it still available - I have been looking with no luck. Loved these on my 26" for all round playing
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    They never were available. They made them, and never offered them for sale. Consider them like 1.8-1.9's rather than 2.1's. 550g, despite the knobs.
    I rode them for a bit over wet forrest soil, and they were fine for that. Would have liked a set for my Cross-Check. So go figure. The Maxxis riders that used them always did with the knobs completely cut off.

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    They are good for sheep shite here in New Zealand!

    These were stock on a MT Tam over here. Go figure?

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    A second hand Mt Tam I'm sure? I never heard of NZ-specific Fisher bikes, or maybe just a tiny production run because other tires were unavailablet?

    As far as I know, these were sold in steel bead (I presume) only to Oryx, a Canadian brand. At least, they spec'd it on their website as sch. Never seen a single Oryx owner pic. Later they did sell some steel frames they were not going to use anymore.
    The earlier folding version was supplied to Maxxis riders in small quantities. I rode a Nishiki bike with these tires. I can imagine for deep sheep **** they're great yes.

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    Willits had some of those tires. I never liked them much, too low volume for my tastes.



    He might have unearthed a set during his recent unpacking. Try getting in touch with him via his internet contact at willitsbrand.com.
    A bike by any other name is still a bike.

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    If you don't care about a little bit of extra weight, the Schwalbe Black Jack 1.9 might perform as well and corner better. I was impressed by the 1.6 size on cross-style mud. Black Jacks are pretty much true to size. Huge trekking tire, thin MTB tire.
    And then there's the Schwalbe Little Albert 2.1 which is a really narrow one, that might perform exactly like you hope/expect from the HighRoller. In 26" I found it to have excessive climbing traction. Put it once in the back of a girlfriend's bike to prove that the rear would not slip on the worst of looseness.

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    I bought one off of Mikesee last season. Worked quite well for me. Tad slow, but still worked well for my midwestern soft, loamy soil.
    Just a regular guy.

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