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    Good tires for loose conditions?

    Hey guys, what are good tires for really loose conditions? I ride Mammoth quite a bit & want to put a new set of tires on that will work for the loose/sandy soil.

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    specialized hill billy

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    A wider tire will help. A 2.7 DHF is a great tire up there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DHgnaR View Post
    A wider tire will help. A 2.7 DHF is a great tire up there.
    Exactly. At both ends. The softer compound won't help much in those conditions so get some longer life with the 60a Maxpro compound.
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    Awesome! Thanks so much guys for the info!

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    I ride up in Alaska, alot of rock/shale in wet/muddy conditions, and have had good luck with specialized butcher 2.5's all year, hookup very well. The specialized tires run wider than the usual 2.5's from maxxis. Btw, they look very similar to Minion DHF's, slight raised center knobs, wider spaced

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    I just went from high rollers to minions. Love them for the loose stuff. I can't imagine there is a better tire for loose dry dirt.
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    i run the specialized 2.5 clutch and it works flawlessly in the northstar, mammoth powdered dirt. its very similar to a minion

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    I live and ride mammoth. Minion dhf 2.5 or 2.7 works best up front. Minion dhr 2.5 or minion dhf 2.5 in the rear. The spec clutch will work too.

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    if you can find a Michelin 32A.T. that tire is the best for grip hands down
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    I went with the Minion DHF's 2.5. Will be testing them out this weekend in Big Bear.

    Thanks everyone for the excellent info!

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    Run a 2.5 butcher up front and 2.3 DHR in the rear.. love it.

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    Muddy mary 2.5 nice and big and grips on everything, plus i like to the look and feel of a more moto style tire.

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    any of you guys tried these tires?
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    im thinking of switching from my minion dhf ST to this one
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    Me and my buds have had good luck with Kenda 2.4 telonics tires, we all pretty much use the 2ply casing with Kevlar bead to keep some weight down


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    I think that the best tyres for loose terain are Continental Kaizer. I tried Specialized, Maxxis and Kenda tyres and they cant compare to Kaizers. But they arent so good on rocks...

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