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    santa said: hutchinson toro xc

    hi all
    does anybdy run the hutchinson toro 2.15 xc marathon
    i was going to pick up a set of kenda smallblock
    but the shop guy said he had too many flats with his
    so i think i will try the toro
    what do you run in the winter?

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    I've been running a set of SB8s for about half dozen plus rides, no issues with flatting so far.

    On all my tires I've had the vast majority of flats (~90%) from goat heads. D*mn things.

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    I just bought a pair of these, standard, not tubeless. By "just bought," I mean on my way out from work this evening. First of all, they went on SO EASILY! I've had Contis, Michelins, and Panracers, and they were all a bit of a pain to get to seat. Side 1 took a LITTLE bit of a pull to get on, and side 2 was actually EASIER to push on. I put about 40 PSI in, and the tires seated themselves. I haven't taken them into the dirt yet, but they roll MUCH faster than the Fire XCs I had on over the pavement. The hardskin sure FEELS tough, but only time will tell. If my schedule permits, I think I'll be running them through some wet dirt on Tuesday.

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    I have the 1.8 size (I only weigh about 130 but I do ride hard so a bigger size would be best), mine are UST though. I havent gotten a chance to ride them in the snow (I'm too much of a wimp and it's butt cold out there) but I raced them and have riden them a lot and they truely are great tires for most conditons. Great in sand, rocks... you name it. I did have a lot of problems with the small size though, mostly my fault for running such a small size though...
    I say go with the Toro.

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    Alright, I was able to spend a half-hour in the dirt today, between rain showers. They were nice and grippy, but didn't cake up with mud. They rolled quickly and accelerated well. The knobs are a bit smaller than the Fire XCs I'm used to, but they seemed to corner fairly well. I'll withhold m final verdict until I've done a few more hours on them, but so far these seem to be pretty great tires.

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    Good job! cudas

    Try the Hutch baracudas 2.3 UST ..Toro's are for racer boys

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    I just mounted a 2.15 Toro UST, and it measured only 49.5mm (on a Cane Creek Zonos rim). I'm somewhat disappointed, as my Barracudas all measure much closer to the claimed width.
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