Softest Maxxis Tire?
Posted May 30, 2006 - 09:43 AM
I am a faithful and loyal user of the Michelin S-12. Up here in WA State it is the best tire you can get for all around conditions except Desert.
So, who can tell me about Maxxis' softest tire?
Posted May 30, 2006 - 11:43 AM
Posted May 30, 2006 - 02:34 PM
i ran it at about 10 psi and it was the ducks guts. (which is good)
i have never heard of anyone else using one and i have never seen another one.
i didnt think my riding ability was far enough advanced to recognise the benefits or characteristics of particular tyres, but since changing from the surcross i have never felt as confident in the rear of the bike as i did with it.
Posted May 30, 2006 - 10:41 PM
Posted June 02, 2006 - 01:50 PM
Posted June 02, 2006 - 02:21 PM
Oh well, time will tell...........
Posted June 03, 2006 - 06:49 AM
Sponsor says I may have to run these tires, but if I see rain in the forecast I want my S-12's
If you run the SI front and IT rear in the rain you will be pleasantly surprised.
I really don't find a whole hell of alot of performance difference between any good rear tire as long as it wears well a throws off the mud. The front is a different story. S-12's are very pricey around these parts but are amazing in slick conditions. S-12 seem a little soft in the side wall and can be prone to tube pinching in rocky conditions.I tried the SI on mountainman's recomendation and found it to preform as well as the S-12 with a little harder side wall at almost half the cost. I find this set up to work well when conditions are changing from muddy low area's to rocky climbs and loamy trails.