Tire Sources

Discussion in 'Tires' started by Mikie, Oct 5, 2020.



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  1. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    Why would that be the case? Are all Maxxis tires not created equal from country to country? Or, are you just talking about Schwalbe's in general?
     
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  2. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Schwalbe's are notorious for wearing out super fast.
     
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  3. Steve/Steverino

    Steve/Steverino Member

    Location:
    O.C
    Name:
    Steve/Steverino
    Current Bike:
    hightower/stumpy/heihei
    Uphill
     
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  4. tick

    tick Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    Tick
    Current Bike:
    Process 111
    REI has the DHF 2.5 3C, $68 and 15% rebate next March if you use their credit card. Im sure I could find them $5-$10 cheaper if I kept looking, but at some point my time is worth that much.
     
  5. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Troutman, NC
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    Just bought a tire from them last week!
     
  6. Bluesrider

    Bluesrider Member

    Location:
    Newbury Park Ca.
    Name:
    Todd
    Current Bike:
    Intense Sniper T
    I decided to go with the Rekon 2.4 up front and Rekon Race 2.4 rear. Loved the Conti’s but this combo is more aggressive knobs, more so the front tire. Test ride tomorrow morning

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  7. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    Yup!
    I have struggled to find a better combo for my riding style. I run the 2.6 up front 2.4 rear. Seems to give me a little more traction on loose over hard pack. I do have to apply more pressure up front to get that. Bonus is a bit more roll for a long day in the saddle. Otherwise I would use the DHF/DHR II for their sure footedness and durability. But i do more wilderness rides then DH bombing anymore....
     
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  8. Bluesrider

    Bluesrider Member

    Location:
    Newbury Park Ca.
    Name:
    Todd
    Current Bike:
    Intense Sniper T
    The DHF/DHR II are a great combo but they roll with very sluggish feel, like I’m trying to tow cinder blocks.
     
  9. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 SC Megaplower; Revel Rail
    That’s how the Maxxis High Rollers and Schwalbe Magic Marys felt to me. By comparison the same size Minions felt like rocket ships. I can only imagine the improved speed with the half worn tires you all like!
     
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  10. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    I ran the DHF/Aggressor combo (both WT) for awhile and that's the way the 2.5WT Aggressor felt to me. The Newton weighs a little more but it rolls much faster.

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  11. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
  12. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
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  13. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    He "liked" my post so perhaps he will take a gander at the link I supplied.
     
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  14. Bluesrider

    Bluesrider Member

    Location:
    Newbury Park Ca.
    Name:
    Todd
    Current Bike:
    Intense Sniper T
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  15. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Yup. What did you expect from Walmart? :whistling:
     
  16. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    Not that bad. The rear Ralphs are getting worn. Front Rays are okay. The Nics last longer than the Ray/Ralph combo. Burts go faster. I'll probably put the heavier Nics back on right now, and swap the virtually unused set of Ray/Ralphs form The Baby's bike onto Middle Child's. Maybe order a new set in January. So long/short, they last me about 3/4 of a year.

    I put them on in January, rode a lot in the spring, not much in the summer.
     
  17. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    But you've got like 20 bikes in the garage.....
     
  18. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    The best way to make your tires last!!!!

    FWIW they're on the Lizard, it's the one I ride/rode the most. I'm going to need some 27.5X2.8" Rocket Rons for the Stooge... the Rangers are really worn. In fact they wore much faster than any Schwalbes I've had, especially the rear. I replaced it with an Ikon a while ago, which wears better, but is still time to replace. I feel you can go longer with plus tires.
     
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  19. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, black one, Ti one
    Yes they are but I do have to say the newer generation Schwable’s (at least the speed grip/ blue stripe ones) last way longer than their stuff from years past. On my Les I got about 1200 miles out of my last ray/ralph combo. That said I easily got that or more out of Ikons. Not much difference in grip but I’m pretty used to bald tires and near death experiences...:Roflmao
     
  20. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    I gandered. Of all the Walmart options... whittled it by filter to Maxxis>29er> Tire witdth between 2.0 and 2.5>and they had 1) Maxxis tire that was a 2.25” :coffee:
     
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  21. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
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  22. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
  23. Bluesrider

    Bluesrider Member

    Location:
    Newbury Park Ca.
    Name:
    Todd
    Current Bike:
    Intense Sniper T
    I got a email today plantcyclery.com has Maxxis tires 20% off
     
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  24. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 SC Megaplower; Revel Rail
    They should probably do a better job of mounting them next time then.... :confused:


    (sorry. I'll see myself out)
     
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