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Postby jonboy92
Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:23 am

im going racing and i want to use maxxis tyres do you think this is about all i need?


dry = F minion dhf 2.5 42a R high roller II 2.4 42a

wet= F swamp thing 2.5 42a R high roller II 2.4 42a

mud= F wet screem 2.5 42a R swamp thing 2.5 42a

the minion and high roller came on the bike so i have them already what do you think?? 8)
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Postby nojzilla
Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:14 pm

sounds good

i just got a pair of maxxis Ardent 2.4 single ply to lighten up a bit an less rolling resistance, I'l see how that goes. anythings gotta be lighter than the intense tyres (DH and a 909) theyr'e replacing!
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Postby nardo123
Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:29 pm

Dont put a swampthing on the front :(
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Postby bea5ty
Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:06 pm

For mud don't bother with a Swampy, for racing a pair of Screams is much faster.

Most Maxxis riders I've seen at races ether use dries or spikes with they're 'Wet" tyre being a cut down spike.

What races are you thinking of doing?
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Postby rh
Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:59 pm

+1 what bea5ty said. That's some good advice right there.
It's all personal though, so find what works. I just don't get on with highrollers, but like a minion dhf on front & rear. Some experimenting will be needed!
(or get some Spesh Hillbilly's & leave 'em on all year round! :wink: )
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Postby bea5ty
Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:27 pm

I quite fancy a set of Hillbillys, if they're anything like the Spech Storm spike they they should be good.
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Postby jonboy92
Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:24 pm

bea5ty wrote:For mud don't bother with a Swampy, for racing a pair of Screams is much faster.

Most Maxxis riders I've seen at races ether use dries or spikes with they're 'Wet" tyre being a cut down spike.

What races are you thinking of doing?


would you use a difrent size or compound or both same for wet screems?
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Postby rh
Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:24 pm

The Hillbilly is my fave tyre now man, it took over from dhf's.. I can't be arsed changing tyres much, & these things just HOOK up! (sorry for goin' off-topic Dude :roll: )
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Postby jonboy92
Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:28 pm

bea5ty wrote:For mud don't bother with a Swampy, for racing a pair of Screams is much faster.

Most Maxxis riders I've seen at races ether use dries or spikes with they're 'Wet" tyre being a cut down spike.

What races are you thinking of doing?


thanks for your advise what sizes would you go for? im thinking of NDH series and one or 2 others this year then im hoping to get into BDH next if all goes well
what tyres are you running?
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Postby jonboy92
Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:31 pm

rh wrote:+1 what bea5ty said. That's some good advice right there.
It's all personal though, so find what works. I just don't get on with highrollers, but like a minion dhf on front & rear. Some experimenting will be needed!
(or get some Spesh Hillbilly's & leave 'em on all year round! :wink: )


do you use the front on the rear aswel if so do u turn it round
thanks for your help dude
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Postby jonboy92
Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:32 pm

rh wrote:The Hillbilly is my fave tyre now man, it took over from dhf's.. I can't be arsed changing tyres much, & these things just HOOK up! (sorry for goin' off-topic Dude :roll: )


no probs its all good advise 8) what size do u use and is this just for wet and mud or dry aswel?
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Postby bea5ty
Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:38 pm

jonboy92 wrote:
bea5ty wrote:For mud don't bother with a Swampy, for racing a pair of Screams is much faster.

Most Maxxis riders I've seen at races ether use dries or spikes with they're 'Wet" tyre being a cut down spike.

What races are you thinking of doing?


thanks for your advise what sizes would you go for? im thinking of NDH series and one or 2 others this year then im hoping to get into BDH next if all goes well
what tyres are you running?


The NDH is a good series, most of my riding buddies do it and I go up with the camera. Alwinton is the 1at round and its super steep, it's fun but i'd recommend doing an uplift day there first. I've ridden it when Carl and the crew first built the new top section last year and it was challenging but its ridden in more now.

I use ether HighRollers or Minions depending on what I've got and for mud the screams go on.
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Postby rh
Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:39 pm

Yeah, two minion dhf's on front & rear, both facing the regular way (forwards). I find they roll well & 'track' corners well too. Only feel sketchy when conditions get proper crappy. Hillbilly only comes in 2.3, but it fills out nicely. I've been leaving them on all the time lately.
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Postby jonboy92
Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:53 pm

bea5ty wrote:
jonboy92 wrote:
bea5ty wrote:For mud don't bother with a Swampy, for racing a pair of Screams is much faster.

Most Maxxis riders I've seen at races ether use dries or spikes with they're 'Wet" tyre being a cut down spike.

What races are you thinking of doing?


thanks for your advise what sizes would you go for? im thinking of NDH series and one or 2 others this year then im hoping to get into BDH next if all goes well
what tyres are you running?


The NDH is a good series, most of my riding buddies do it and I go up with the camera. Alwinton is the 1at round and its super steep, it's fun but i'd recommend doing an uplift day there first. I've ridden it when Carl and the crew first built the new top section last year and it was challenging but its ridden in more now.

I use ether HighRollers or Minions depending on what I've got and for mud the screams go on.


ye im gunna miss the first couple of rounds because the bike only arrived last week and im not full kitted out yet i didnt want to turn up with nothing no spares tyres or all the gear
i cant wait to get on the racing scene now but al need L plates on for a little bit haha
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Postby jonboy92
Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:56 pm

rh wrote:Yeah, two minion dhf's on front & rear, both facing the regular way (forwards). I find they roll well & 'track' corners well too. Only feel sketchy when conditions get proper crappy. Hillbilly only comes in 2.3, but it fills out nicely. I've been leaving them all the time lately.


i can always give them a try thanks dude
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