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    Just bought a pair of Minions for the DH bike, but did not realize I ordered the Maxxis Minion DHF EXO 26x2.5 Single-Ply Tire instead of the dual ply downhill model, has anyone run these on their downhill bikes?

    This is my first year owning a DH bike, also first year racing, so acquiring different tires for all the varying conditions and tracks is probably not a bad idea unless everyone thinks these tires just won't hold up on a DH track.

    Also open to hearing what tires people are running, I ride mainly at Highlands in NH for reference.

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    I've been running those set up Ghetto-tubeless, and havent had a flat in 2 years! They work well for me and I'm not a smooth(I'm a hack) rider. Since you're in the NorthEast, you might want to pick up a set of Swamp Things for those muddy races. Universal Cycles has them for 25 bucks.

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    EXO is no single ply. It's rather 1,5ply. They have anti snake bike inserts in the walls.

    Which compound did you buy? MaxxPro or 3C?
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    The 3c

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    those never hold up here in AZ...the rocks chew through them like paper. for nice loamy tracks they're good. for gnar...not so good. hell I even run double walls on my trail bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhpeteinsc
    I've been running those set up Ghetto-tubeless, and havent had a flat in 2 years! They work well for me and I'm not a smooth(I'm a hack) rider. Since you're in the NorthEast, you might want to pick up a set of Swamp Things for those muddy races. Universal Cycles has them for 25 bucks.
    2 years? They've only had the EXO models for a year at the most...
    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo
    The internet sounds like a tough place to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by latedropbob
    those never hold up here in AZ...the rocks chew through them like paper. for nice loamy tracks they're good. for gnar...not so good. hell I even run double walls on my trail bike
    What kind of tires do you run?

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    Quote Originally Posted by colin1
    What kind of tires do you run?
    double wall minion dhf front and rear or a double wall set of ardents 3c that I got a good deal on...maxxis all the time nothing else will do

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    Bob is still angry with me for my recent Minion DHF Exo 3C failure on a shuttle run. I told everyone else to go ahead while I put a tube in and my pump then fell apart in my hands so I had to walk back to the van.

    I really like the Exo 3C overall for its grip and light weight. I still run it on the front of both my trail and DH bikes. I can't, however, keep it alive on the rear and had to go to a two-ply Minion.

    For reference, I'm about 205 in gear and ride Arizona chunk.

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    the EXO's suck for the rocky dh east coast riding

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