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    high roller vs minion

    i ride downhill and everything from hardpack to mud what tire high roller or minion or any recomendations
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    Minion DHF in front
    Highroller in rear

    EDIT: to elaborate WHY...you want less rolling resistance in rear, thus high roller. it also clears mud some what ok, as long as you're not riding through deep sludge. DHF in front because you want good side bite for cornering, and DHF's knobs are pretty much perfect. again, pretty ok in some what wet stuff.
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    yep what brillantesdv said

    Minion in front, highroller in rear

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    So what works well in mud and gunk>

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbkr123
    So what works well in mud and gunk>
    spikes.

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    +1 for high roller
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    DHF front and HR rear or go ghetto and use 2x DHF. They suck at breaking but why would you do that anyway.
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    why do you want less rolling resitance in the rear

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxibrobro
    why do you want less rolling resitance in the rear
    um... so there is less rolling resistance. meaning you go faster using less energy.

    You need it all round, but you need grip more on the front, thus the Minion.
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    um... thanks

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    In my experience... DHF's are garbage in any kind of mud. highroller is far superior for and all conditions tire..

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    Quote Originally Posted by norbar
    DHF front and HR rear
    rollers in front on dry loose conditions seem to lose grip for me
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    I currently run minion dhf and high roller in the rear. Best setup i have ever run. before that I used minion dhr for the back end and the highroller is much more predictable.

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    I felt the High Roller had more rolling resistance than the Minion DHF when I tried them as a back tire... anyone felt the same?

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    One thing for sure, the DHF don't brake well!

    Had been running twin High Rollers, now twin DHFs. Both rock. The DHFs do slide a lot on muck. But I sure was blown away on how the DHF sticks to corners, and I'm on 60a compound!
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    My high roller in the back was the fastest wearing tyre I ever used. Otherwise awesome climbing, cornering and rolling tyre. Great with a minion up front.

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    thanks guys, really does help

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    dhf st 3c front, hr st 3c rear on the almost unanamous reccomendations of other riders here but have yet to get a dry mile on em. several years on 1 ply nev/bg's for less nutty courses where a lighter tire is key and so far, im jazzed. i run twin dhf's on the rfx and ive been diggin those for 3 years runnin but they do suck in the wet/mud. tried the swamp things in the thick mud and those packed up fast but so did everything else. i think it was just that kinda mud where nuthin worked for long. spikes woulda been nice that day i think.
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