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  1. #1
    President Skroob
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    Jan 2006

    What wet/muddy tire for AZ

    I did McDowell race tracks yesterday since it rained and is in the tentative forecast for Saturday and my tires didn't cover it.

    I run Maxxis High Roller in the front and Maxxis Larson in the rear. I was thinking of picking up a set of Medusas but the guys at my LBS recommended the Specialized Resolutions. I wouldn't mind you opinions on the subject. Normally I would just stay home but I am going to race rain or shine.

    What tires do you prefer for wet/muddy conditions here in Arizona?

  2. #2
    Low speed, High Drag
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    Sep 2005
    I've got a Resolution on the front of my 29er, and love it. However, I think I read over on the 29er forum, that they were a terrible wet condition tire. You might do a search, or try to get a hold of downhillfaster, he rode yesterday, and has 'em front and rear on his bike.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
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    Aug 2006
    since the "mud" out there is like riding in pourage... I'd look for a spike type tread pattern... something like the IRC Stingo... or, and old Porcupine if you could find 'em.

    Good luck.
    My bike, Slayer 70

  4. #4
    Dirty Monkey
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    Apr 2005
    Neither accuweather.com nor weather.com has rain even remotely predicted for this Saturday. Both say sunny and 68. I would not think, with the little rain we do get, that a tire for mud would be that big a deal.
    "May The Schwartz Be With You!"

  5. #5
    Newbie...yeah that's it
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    Sep 2006
    I rode McDowell in the rain last week with IRC Mythos. I had no slippage and the course doesn't get muddy, mostly just wet, even the spots that had puddles were not muddy.

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