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    where do you get the Red Michelins

    I am trying to find a set....not to match bike, so no worries, but I want some really lite tires for racing....anybody know where I can get a set

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtb_biker
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    does it have to be michelins? I saw xc panaracers that were red

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    performancebike.com $24.99

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    you always have to at least try this before asking...

    http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q=...line&scoring=p

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    it was the michelin hot S
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    I think this is what you're looking for, SMT, they're called "Mountain x'trem" in 2.5. do a search for that.
    here they are on michelins web site:

    http://two-wheels.michelin.com/2w/fr...115548&lang=EN

    performance bike has them on sale

    http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=5420

    and I bought mine from universal cycles, online, also on sale.
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    thats where my friend got his.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Udrija
    does it have to be michelins? I saw xc panaracers that were red
    tubeless Dh tires 2.5 that will hold up and around 800 grams instead of 1300

    XC panracers are shiat and I don't care for the red color but Michelin makes them red for some stupid reason
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    Quote Originally Posted by hardway
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    performance bike has them on sale

    http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=5420

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    it's this tire......local stores in Socal don't have it....will have to wait till tomorrow to see if they have it in stock

    thanks for your help
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    Any shop that can order from QBP can no doubt order them for you

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    Just checked online inventory.

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    Any shop that can order from QBP can no doubt order them for you
    They're out of stock too...but will probably have some more soon.

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    thanks guys got them at Performance......ordered supposely they shipped 2 days delivery ...I got 2 tires for 65 bucks(includes shipping)....way smoking deal
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    thanks guys got them at Performance......ordered supposely they shipped 2 days delivery ...I got 2 tires for 65 bucks(includes shipping)....way smoking deal

    dude you will look too color coordinated....i'll stop there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by misctwo
    dude you will look too color coordinated....i'll stop there...
    I rather have black, but 1300 hundred grams to 800 grams = 500 grams times 2 = 1000 grams of rolling weight....Man that is over 2 pounds of rolling weight



    strongest 800 gram tubeless tire out there........
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    I rather have black, but 1300 hundred grams to 800 grams = 500 grams times 2 = 1000 grams of rolling weight....Man that is over 2 pounds of rolling weight



    strongest 800 gram tubeless tire out there........
    these...

    https://cgi.ebay.com/Michelin-Mounta...QQcmdZViewItem

    or...

    https://cgi.ebay.com/Michelin-Mounta...QQcmdZViewItem

    or

    https://cgi.ebay.com/Michelin-Mounta...QQcmdZViewItem

    the intense EX DC Lite's look pretty sweet too....



    890 g's for 2.35"

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    Quote Originally Posted by misctwo
    Bad BAD BAD

    all tires 2.3 or 2.35 and weigh more....so smaller tire and heavier then my 2.5's
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    -1 point for being a weight weenie.
    -5 points for even thinking about mounting up red tires.

    Here's a "Jolly" Roger to match:
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    we have 2 of them in our bike shop in sf bay area. 2.5's i believe, and yes, they're red.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e<i>o
    -1 point for being a weight weenie.
    -5 points for even thinking about mounting up red tires.

    Here's a "Jolly" Roger to match:
    I am racin this weekend....have to shave the weight and all

    cool jolly roger......me likey,,,,,matches my g string
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    Performance got them to me today after ordering them on Monday.....that is just too cool
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    Those tire's are more like 1000g i thought fwiw (maybe you're thinking 2.2's)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtb_biker
    Those tire's are more like 1000g i thought fwiw (maybe you're thinking 2.2's)
    Dumb question, but what the heck does "FWIW" stand for? I never caught on to this e-lingo stuff...
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    Quote Originally Posted by fred.r
    Dumb question, but what the heck does "FWIW" stand for? I never caught on to this e-lingo stuff...
    for what it's worth, you are an idiot....


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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    for what it's worth, you are an idiot....
    STFU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    for what it's worth, you are an idiot....
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    Quote Originally Posted by fred.r
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    you sure you want those tires? i got one for the rear and i don't like it too much for cornering and such.

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    I had no idea all this stuff exisited untill 20 min ago, I've found my amusement at work for the next 5 hours.
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    dude why would you be worried about that for downhill racing its not like are pro or anything or like you are going to win it because you have light tires that save you 2 pounds in rolling weight. or I might be wrong and you might win. ........but you wont.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t-dawg
    dude why would you be worried about that for downhill racing its not like are pro or anything or like you are going to win it because you have light tires that save you 2 pounds in rolling weight. or I might be wrong and you might win. ........but you wont.

    No defense to SMT, but you are a prick.

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    840-850g

    Quote Originally Posted by mtb_biker
    Those tire's are more like 1000g i thought fwiw (maybe you're thinking 2.2's)
    Sure you're not thinking about the DH24?...but I think even that one is like 1200-1250. Those 2.2 red models are about 650g, and they don't last 'til the water gets hot in any rocky conditions...flimsy sidewalls. The 2.5 version is a whole different tire. It's like the trail version of the DH24.

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    im picky im not the one buying new tires for just a race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNC
    Sure you're not thinking about the DH24?...but I think even that one is like 1200-1250. Those 2.2 red models are about 650g, and they don't last 'til the water gets hot in any rocky conditions...flimsy sidewalls. The 2.5 version is a whole different tire. It's like the trail version of the DH24.

    Yep, i'm pretty sure. I know they made two versions of the Hot-S/Xtreme 2.5" (one 850, ones 1000+). Even if you look on performance it shows them as being the 1000g+ ones

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    Eww

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    Want a clue? 5 for a buck?!

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    Want a clue?...don't buy 'em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t-dawg
    dude why would you be worried about that for downhill racing its not like are pro or anything or like you are going to win it because you have light tires that save you 2 pounds in rolling weight. or I might be wrong and you might win. ........but you wont.

    no I am not a pro....and no I don't expect to win......but this will probably shave about 5 to 10 seconds off my time (for me because i hate to pedal- my bike's (Intense M-3) total weight is about 37.5)....you calculate that....there is a long section you just strait pedal....and that less rolling weight will come in handy
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    thanks guys got them at Performance......ordered supposely they shipped 2 days delivery ...I got 2 tires for 65 bucks(includes shipping)....way smoking deal
    Sorry man!!! I just gave the rest of mine away. I had a ton of them I have given out at the races in the past. It is really only good as a All-Mountain tire and not for DH use. I run the new 2.2" All-Mountains for XC riding , 4X, DJ's, and DS.
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    Yep, i'm pretty sure. I know they made two versions of the Hot-S/Xtreme 2.5" (one 850, ones 1000+). Even if you look on performance it shows them as being the 1000g+ ones
    it says right on their (michellin's) web site that the red 2.5 TUBELESS weigh 1090g, and the TUBETYPE weigh 850g. So as long as SMT didn't order the ust version, he got the 850g ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FCLINDER
    Sorry man!!! I just gave the rest of mine away. I had a ton of them I have given out at the races in the past. It is really only good as a All-Mountain tire and not for DH use. I run the new 2.2" All-Mountains for XC riding , 4X, DJ's, and DS.
    I am looking into the 2.2's for XC riding?? got any of those
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    it says right on their (michellin's) web site that the red 2.5 TUBELESS weigh 1090g, and the TUBETYPE weigh 850g. So as long as SMT didn't order the ust version, he got the 850g ones.

    Either way, if he got the XC ones, and runs tubes in it, it will be even more than if he just got the ust ones. Check your performance link and you'll see.

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    Well, the red 2.5 version of that tire is better than many UST tires I've seen and tried...and they do actually weigh 840-850g on a good shop scale. I've run probably at least 3 or 4 sets of these things. Yeah, they're a friggin' ugly red, but they actually have a tire carcass in them, and you can run them tubeless with as much confidence as a UST...at least until you get into some real DH/FR UST and non-UST skins in the 1000-1300g weight range. I'm sure most people ragging on these tires have never tried them. I mean, who else would use these ugly frackin' tires except me and SMT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNC
    Well, the red 2.5 version of that tire is better than many UST tires I've seen and tried...and they do actually weigh 840-850g on a good shop scale. I've run probably at least 3 or 4 sets of these things. Yeah, they're a friggin' ugly red, but they actually have a tire carcass in them, and you can run them tubeless with as much confidence as a UST...at least until you get into some real DH/FR UST and non-UST skins in the 1000-1300g weight range. I'm sure most people ragging on these tires have never tried them. I mean, who else would use these ugly frackin' tires except me and SMT.
    I bet if you mixed up a batch of rit black die you could die thoes tires like people do the mrp rollers, gets rid of the fugly, maybe adds a few grams???
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNC
    who else would use these ugly frackin' tires except me and SMT.

    I will try them out the next 2 days...Hopefully they work out.....2 pounds is a lot
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    Just a little heads up,,those are NOT DH tires that is why they are lighter....They do not have the mich DH rubber or casing...so be aware.

    The tread works fairly well for harder dirt, by they are in no way 'sticky'. I like to cut cut off the intermediate lugs for more edge bite...imperitave on the front IMO.

    You can run the non ust as tubeless/stans with no probs as well to save even more..

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    I am looking into the 2.2's for XC riding?? got any of those
    I have no more of them. I will only be running their new Black All-Mountain tires for 4X, DS, and XC this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FCLINDER
    I have no more of them. I will only be running their new Black All-Mountain tires for 4X, DS, and XC this year.
    how many grams are those
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    Gahd Damn! You know when your a MTBR VIP when you ask about some tires and ge 50 + replies! hahaha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phi.Design
    MTBR VIP ???.

    nah they feel sorry for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    how many grams are those
    Sooo, how much would a set of slightly "red michys" be worth to you ??
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    I second Dave P. He is right on when he says those tires are not DH tires. For tires they are some of the worse that I have ever run. For one the side walls are too thin being single ply. They are way flexy and they roll on the bead very easy. At 40 psi I was having trouble cornering hard. The wheel would flex and I would loose traction. You can also feel it on drops and jumps...that squirley feeling you get.

    The second problem was the rubber compound is not soft enough to grip well. You can really see this in rocky conditions, slick rock, and wet roots. Only on hard pack would the tire hook up moderately well. I tried the tire on both ends (frt/rr) under all kinds of conditions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    ... (Intense M-3) total weight is about 37.5)....

    ummm..what scale are you using??? coil 888, saints, 823s, steel coil DHX, heavy bar and seat.... does not equal a 37lb bike.

    Sorry I do not mean to be rude, and I could care less what your or anyones bikes weigh...it is fun that is important. The weight claims have just been getting a little out of control on the web as of late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davep
    ummm..what scale are you using??? coil 888, saints, 823s, steel coil DHX, heavy bar and seat.... does not equal a 37lb bike.

    Sorry I do not mean to be rude, and I could care less what your or anyones bikes weigh...it is fun that is important. The weight claims have just been getting a little out of control on the web as of late.

    Yea i'm not sure either, he said it was 41.7 at the beginning, then 39,

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showpost.php?...24&postcount=1
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    and of course
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    weighing in at 41.5"

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    Well Bob...

    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    I will try them out the next 2 days...Hopefully they work out.....2 pounds is a lot
    Did you get the pig iron weight model or the 850g model? I guess I lied to you a bit. Some of them weigh as much as 857g...OMG!
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    Does anyone know where I can one of the 2.2 ones. I havn't been able to find them and I want some for my AM bike. And no, I don't get a dam about the weight. I'll just get better rear clearance on my swingarm with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNC
    Did you get the pig iron weight model or the 850g model? I guess I lied to you a bit. Some of them weigh as much as 857g...OMG!
    Aren't the kenda nev 2.5 folding bead somewhere around that ballpark? I'd much rather run Kendas then thoes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davep
    ummm..what scale are you using??? coil 888, saints, 823s, steel coil DHX, heavy bar and seat.... does not equal a 37lb bike.

    Sorry I do not mean to be rude, and I could care less what your or anyones bikes weigh...it is fun that is important. The weight claims have just been getting a little out of control on the web as of late.
    ask Fred R and coma 13...how crazy light the bike is..it's a tad under 38.........I have a Ti spring coil and Ti magnesium pedals....2 ti pedals weigh as much as one
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    Does anyone know where I can one of the 2.2 ones. I havn't been able to find them and I want some for my AM bike. And no, I don't get a dam about the weight. I'll just get better rear clearance on my swingarm with it.
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    fred, if you get the chance to compare the sidewalls of the non-UST folding 2.5 Nevs to these tires, you'd see a dramatic difference...the Nevs are comparitively flimsy. I've certainly never claimed these particular Michys to be the best tires ever, but they have a bead, sidewall, and carcass integrity in this 2.5 size "and weight" that's really hard to achieve. Bob's goal was to find a larger "light and strong" tire of some kind for a specific use that can run tubeless with decent reliability. This one does that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
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    Are those the red ones? I've only been able to find them in the grey and I would perfer the red ones over the grey. To match. Im going red for some diversity.

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    Heals, I tried about 3 of the 2.2 versions of this tire, and they absolutely sucked. They are ultra-flimsey, and the sidewalls tear in rocks at the drop of a hat on a trail bike. They weigh just over 600g but don't even come close to the size of other decent 2.2 sized tires. It's like the 2.5 and 2.2 tires labeled in this model are from different factories. They're not even close except in looks. I think you might be really disappointed in the 2.2's. You probably noticed that quite a few didn't like the 2.5's...well, they'd absolutely hate the 2.2's...LOL!

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    wyrm, I would agree that these are not DH tires, but that's the point. They're a beefy trail tire. I also have the black DH24 version of this size and tread pattern, and like you say, the rubber compound, tire carcass, and bead construction is a whole other tire...but that tire weighs 1250g. Bob had a specific situation in which he wanted a big but light tire that he could use in tubeless form with some degree of reliability, and these are about as good a compromise as I know of. Note..."compromise".

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