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    Tyre Comparison

    This may simply display my inability to search and/or laziness so my apologies if it's been covered before.

    Has anyone done a comparison of different tyres listing the optimum conditions for that tyre: snow, mud, hardpack etc.?
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    There are lots of tire threads in this forum worth reading. I count 7 tire related threads on the front page at the moment.
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    try just a little harder. Just a little much love
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    wtf is a tyre?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgw2jr View Post
    wtf is a tyre?
    It's English for tire
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    On snow:

    Traction
    More.............................................. .....................Less
    Nate - Origin8(?) - Husker Du - BFL - Larry - Endomorph


    Float
    More.............................................. .....................Less
    BFL - Nate - Endomorph - Larry - Origin8(?) - Husker Du


    Rolling Resistance
    More.............................................. ....................Less
    Nate - Origin8 - (?)BFL /Larry/Husker Du(?) - Endomorph



    *question marks mean I'm guessing.
    Last edited by sean salach; 03-26-2012 at 08:14 AM.

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    Thanks Sean that's just what I was looking for!
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    Sean,

    Thank you for a great post, instead of flaming or making someone dig through a million off topic posts or little anecdotes about experiences you helped a guy out with a very
    Simple concise answer... I would buy you a case of your favorite over 18 beverage for your effort

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    Great answers and format Sean. Totally agree with Traction and Rolling resitance, although from my experiance I would disagree on the float. I am suprised you rated the Nate so high on float, mine seemed to cut in instead of float. I did back to back rides a couple of times in the little snow we got and the Nate's traction was huge but the float was not, could have been the lame snow. The Origin8's I have seems to have more float than any other tire of mine except BFL. I have everything except for Husker Du. The Devistator's drawback is it's weight, it seems to have a good balance of float, traction and great rolling resistance. I find it rolls almost as nice as a Larry/Endomorph combo.

    I should qualify that 90% of my riding is root's, rock's and dirt.

    Quote Originally Posted by sean salach View Post

    Float
    More.............................................. .....................Less
    BFL - Nate - Endomorph - Larry - Origin8(?) - Husker Du

    *question marks mean I'm guessing.
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    Shoo, what kind of snow depth are we talking? I judge float as it relates to snowmachine, foot, ski trails and singletrack where you've got a thin base with deep snow beneath. It's clearly going to mean something different on sand and unconsolidated snow. My Nate measures out around 98mm wide on 70mm rims and flattens out nicely when the pressure is dropped. The lugs didn't seem to break through the base much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sean salach View Post
    Traction
    More.............................................. .....................Less
    Nate - Origin8(?) - Husker Du - BFL - Larry - Endomorph


    Float
    More.............................................. .....................Less
    BFL - Nate - Endomorph - Larry - Origin8(?) - Husker Du


    Rolling Resistance
    More.............................................. ....................Less
    Nate - Origin8 - (?)BFL /Larry/Husker Du(?) - Endomorph



    *question marks mean I'm guessing.

    Modified to include Black Floyd:

    Traction
    More.............................................. .....................Less
    Nate - Origin8(?) - Husker Du - BFL - Larry - Endomorph - Black Floyd


    Float
    More.............................................. .....................Less
    BFL - Nate - Black Floyd - Endomorph - Larry - Origin8(?) - Husker Du


    Rolling Resistance
    More.............................................. ....................Less
    Nate - Origin8 - (?)BFL /Larry/Husker Du(?) - Endomorph - Black Floyd


    Sean: your reaction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Endomorph View Post
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    Sean: your reaction?

    Nonexistent. I've never even seen Black Floyd in person. I actually forgot about it till your post. Carry on.

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    id say i find the husker du to have less rolling resistance than the endo due to the centre knobs

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    Hi Sean,

    I will defer back to you for the snow. We have had very little snow this year, no hardpack snow at all. My observations are almost all mud, dirt, rock's and root's.

    Quote Originally Posted by sean salach View Post
    Shoo, what kind of snow depth are we talking? I judge float as it relates to snowmachine, foot, ski trails and singletrack where you've got a thin base with deep snow beneath. It's clearly going to mean something different on sand and unconsolidated snow. My Nate measures out around 98mm wide on 70mm rims and flattens out nicely when the pressure is dropped. The lugs didn't seem to break through the base much.
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    Edited mine to specify that I'm talking about on snow only. Feel free to post your own versions for the conditions you ride in.

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    Sean and Larry Endo...Thanks for posting your impressions in the format that you did...
    makes things very simple.

    Larry; you rate the Black Floyd over the Endo for float...could you state under what
    conditions please?

    Thanks

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    Thanks Sean,
    I was hopefull we would have a good year of snow but not the case. Here is my take.
    Mostly I run the Endomorph rear, Larry front combo and have never tried the Husker Du.

    From my experience on Rocks, Roots and various types of dirt:

    Traction
    More.............................................. .....................Less
    Nate - Origin8 - Endomorph \ Larry


    Float
    More.............................................. .....................Less
    BFL - Origin8 - Endomorph \ Larry - Nate


    Rolling Resistance
    More.............................................. ....................Less
    Nate - Origin8 - Endomorph \ Larry


    Steven


    Quote Originally Posted by sean salach View Post
    Edited mine to specify that I'm talking about on snow only. Feel free to post your own versions for the conditions you ride in.
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