Posted May 15, 2003 - 03:42 PM
What do you all like for tires?
I'm after something that hooks-up in the steep forests of the Pacific Northwest. Did I mention wet? How about muddy, and rutted, oh there's clay too, and rocks, and slippery roots for added entertainment.
I see lot's of reference to the 756's and the m12 s12, anyone use the x11 trials tire? What other options do you guys like?
Posted May 15, 2003 - 04:51 PM
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Posted May 15, 2003 - 06:57 PM
I'm building an 18" rear wheel so I'll have more tire options and maybe save myself from a flat. Don't really need the 19"er since I don't race/ride on a track.
Posted May 16, 2003 - 02:50 AM
The D756 and 752 are really good too and seem to last longer here
I've never rode the Pirelli but I would love to try the MT32 and 18
Anyone tried the D739G for 4-stroke bikes?
Posted May 16, 2003 - 10:29 AM
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Posted May 16, 2003 - 05:04 PM
The second person was Steve Claus. I was along for the ride at Jones Creek when he wrote the article. Steve was doing very well on all of the rocks and roots. On the roads he was hooking up great for wheelies. The tire hooked up great, but I have heard the knobs start to split before the tire is worn.
I have ran the S12, M12, M5B, and VE33. The S12 lasted a couple of rides, but hooked up well. The M12 lasted better, but tended to slide out in turns on wet clay. The tire I prefer is the IRC Volcanduro (VE33) from Rocky Mountain MC for $46. I have had a few of these with super traction and long life.
When riding areas like Brown's Camp where the trails are snotty, rocky, but slower I run 8-10 lbs. in the rear with 12 lbs. in the front. I boost the air about 2 lbs. on each end for the dry summer weather up there. When running faster terrain I bump up to 15 rear and 17 front. I have yet to get a flat while riding my 600 for the past two years. I always run HD tubes.
Posted May 17, 2003 - 04:50 AM
Thanks for the info, this was what I was looking for. I've been intrigued by the x11 since reading that article but also paranoid that the thing couldn't really be that good or more people would be riding one. Browns to the Trask has been my favorite place to ride and I've about worn out my stock tire. Thanks for the help and suggestions, I'll have a look at the VE33, sure like the price better than that x11.
Have ever heard of the Terra Flex ?
Posted May 17, 2003 - 05:20 AM
Where were you for the PNW TT ride April 19th? We had a blast at Brown's Camp and Jordan Creek. Hopefully we will do it again in June.
Posted May 18, 2003 - 05:05 AM
I don't know either of these guys personally, but have been reading/exchanging posts with them since last fall. Work got in the way on the 19th, one of the drawbacks with running your company...when it absolutely has to get done, YOU get to do it. I met 'OldBlue' when I bought one of his brake line clamps, but never riden with him.
After reading all these posts I think I've decided to try the s12.