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    ... and if we just ... Help with 24''' tire dillema

    I ride a big hit comp and I am trying to fit a good tire setup on it. I have the 24'' in the rear so that limits my selection. I was looking at the maxxis high roller setup 26x 2.7 up front and 2.5 maybe 2.7 x 24 in the rear. but I have heard people dont like the high roller. any suggestions? I like to haul ass down hill and ride bridges/ dirt jump I want something that is pretty wide and will hold real good. I have the DJ II up front which i dont like but thats beside the point. Any ideas and places to buy online? thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by W7_311
    I ride a big hit comp and I am trying to fit a good tire setup on it. I have the 24'' in the rear so that limits my selection. I was looking at the maxxis high roller setup 26x 2.7 up front and 2.5 maybe 2.7 x 24 in the rear. but I have heard people dont like the high roller. any suggestions?
    and I heard people don't like woman...

    HighRollers r good and ton of people like them...
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    Nokian Gazzis. I have the 3.0" front and rear. They grip very well, just a little heavy. Check out Arrow Racing. I liked the Prime Bite. Nevegals are also pretty nice.

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    all depends on what you like....I don't like the Highrollar on the front but the back it is a great tire....The front slips out oon me but my buddy swears by them front and back....so like I said it is personal preference.....forsure get the high roller in the back...if you are over 190 pounds or ride real steep stuff then get the 2.7 (wears slower) under 180 ot as step get the 2.5.......

    Front look into the Michelin 2.8......I love that tire on my big Hit
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
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    all depends on what you like....I don't like the Highrollar on the front but the back it is a great tire....The front slips out oon me but my buddy swears by them front and back....so like I said it is personal preference.....forsure get the high roller in the back...if you are over 190 pounds or ride real steep stuff then get the 2.7 (wears slower) under 180 ot as step get the 2.5.......

    Front look into the Michelin 2.8......I love that tire on my big Hit

    will that michelin fit an 04 jr t?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MammothFreeRider
    will that michelin fit an 04 jr t?
    I highly doubt it.

    I have the same fork and a Specialized 2.6 Roller Pro almost rubs.
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    I have the DJ II not the junior T

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    3" on a 24 Halo SAS with a Marzocchi Dropoff fork just barely rubs.

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    kenda

    check out the Kenda Nevegal 24 x 2.5, unlike the Maxxis tires Kenda run ture to size.

    Maxxis 2.7 = 2.5
    Maxxis 2.5 = 2.3

    Also Arrow makes some pretty sweet 24 tires http://www.arrowracing.com
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    24 Tire

    I have an M1 with a Maxxis Minion 2.7 up front and an IRC Kujo DH 2.35 (24") in the back. I love the setup even though many have told me to get a 26 wheel in the rear.
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    people say the same to me but i love the 24 in the rear especially coming out of corners, you're off like a rocket

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    please for the love of god do not run a 3.0 unledd you are hucking 50 foot clifs into 4 inches of dust you will not need it

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    Quote Originally Posted by red5
    check out the Kenda Nevegal 24 x 2.5, unlike the Maxxis tires Kenda run ture to size.

    Maxxis 2.7 = 2.5
    Maxxis 2.5 = 2.3

    Also Arrow makes some pretty sweet 24 tires http://www.arrowracing.com
    Yah, I have a Nev 24x2.5 and an Arrow 24x2.7. I haven't mounted the Arrow yet so I can't give you actual measurements, width is similar, but it seems to have short sidewalls if that makes a difference, at least 1/2" shorter than the Nev. Nev is sticky and wears fast, but on wet wood stunts you'll be glad....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperKat7
    I have an M1 with a Maxxis Minion 2.7 up front and an IRC Kujo DH 2.35 (24") in the back. I love the setup even though many have told me to get a 26 wheel in the rear.

    wow...a DH winning performance bike and then someone changes

    1)the geometry of the bike

    2) and makes it harder to pedal
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    Quote Originally Posted by MammothFreeRider
    will that michelin fit an 04 jr t?
    probably not.....run the 2.6 Michelin
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    wow...a DH winning performance bike and then someone changes

    1)the geometry of the bike

    2) and makes it harder to pedal
    A 24 inch rear wheel also does not roll over stuff as well, but it is quicker handling

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    wow...a DH winning performance bike and then someone changes

    1)the geometry of the bike

    2) and makes it harder to pedal
    1.) Geometry change? It doesn't look like a Chopper to me...
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    2.) Pedal an M1 much???
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperKat7
    1.) Geometry change? It doesn't look like a Chopper to me...
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    2.) Pedal an M1 much???
    You man not be able to notice it but bringing the rear end down an inch will slacken up all the angles

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    ???

    Angles Shmangles. The bike kicks a$$ and is a blast to ride. I bought it like this and I ain't changing it.
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    I never said that it was a bad thing, the slacker angles make the bike more stable but not as quick steering

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    Anyways, how wide can I go on a DJ II up front and what tire should I run, size? Thanks a lot
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    Quote Originally Posted by W7_311
    Anyways, how wide can I go on a DJ II up front and what tire should I run, size? Thanks a lot
    I would not go wider than a 2.5

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperKat7
    1.) Geometry change? It doesn't look like a Chopper to me...
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    2.) Pedal an M1 much???
    ur back wheel doesnt roll as much per every pedal stroke. does it also affect speed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chikity China
    ur back wheel doesnt roll as much per every pedal stroke. does it also affect speed?
    correct. and yes a 24 wheel will have an effect on speed, making you slower overall. And even if you could maintain the same speed as a 26, you'd be expending alot more energy to do so. 24" tires, not a good choice for racing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by red5
    correct. and yes a 24 wheel will have an effect on speed, making you slower overall. And even if you could maintain the same speed as a 26, you'd be expending alot more energy to do so. 24" tires, not a good choice for racing.
    it's not THAT noticable I have riddin a bighit with almost thew same parts only with a new seatstay alowing a 26 inch rear wheel, i rode a run at north star and it did roll over stuff better but i didnt notice much difrence in how fast was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by themontashu
    it's not THAT noticable I have riddin a bighit with almost thew same parts only with a new seatstay alowing a 26 inch rear wheel, i rode a run at north star and it did roll over stuff better but i didnt notice much difrence in how fast was.
    nope...day and night.....my 24 inch Big Hit to my 26 inch Recoil (basically a M-1 copy)

    26 is way better
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    nope...day and night.....my 24 inch Big Hit to my 26 inch Recoil (basically a M-1 copy)

    26 is way better
    I agree the 26 is better but you cannot realy compare 2 difrent frames with difrent geometries and 2 difrent wheel sizes at the same time

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    nope...day and night.....my 24 inch Big Hit to my 26 inch Recoil (basically a M-1 copy)

    26 is way better
    I agree the 26 is better but you cannot realy compare 2 difrent frames with difrent geometries and 2 difrent wheel sizes at the same time

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