Tires

Discussion in 'Gear and Accessory Reviews' started by DangerDirtyD, May 31, 2020.



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  1. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    My rear Maxxis DHR II 29x2.4 tire has about 6 or 700 miles on it. The tread is thrashed enough for the bike to get squirrelly when I enter turns too hot.

    What would you do?
    1. Replace the tire; or
    2. Slow down.
     
  2. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, black one, Ti one
    3. New bike
     
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  3. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Front Range, San Gabes
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    4. Second new bike (because getting two new bikes is better than one).
     
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  4. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    Moxie Mx3, SC Lizard & a Sutra
    You should change tires like underwear. They should not last 6 years. 5 maybe.

    Bonty SE4

    I liked it better on Joplin than the Minion, and I'm loving it on all the loose stuff up here in Canadia. Some crazy guy on the forum recommends Bontys all the time. I did have the Minion on when we went up the Toll Road, but I was dizzy from forcing it to go uphill for so long and thought @rossage might need to give me oxygen at the top.
     
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  5. buggravy

    buggravy iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Transition - Sentinel/Spur
    Practice your drifting skills? Then get a new bike. I'll buy the frame back.
     
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  6. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    Moxie Mx3, SC Lizard & a Sutra
    Put me down behind Bug if the frame goes for sale. :Roflmao
     
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  7. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    I am Bonty curious. I had XR4 Team Issue on my Knolly a few years back, but I don't recall being either impressed or disappointed. Some say a product is great when it disappears from view and you don't think about it. That makes sense.

    Proof:
    Rack of Knollys.JPG
     
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  8. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    I say get some semi slicks.....that way you don't have to wait 6 years for them to get drifty and slippy....they'll be like that right out of the box.

    2.4 you say.....

    Bonty SE4 or Maxxis Aggressor

    When my rear SE4 wears out....I may swap the front SE4 onto the back and give the SE5 a go up front.
     
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  9. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    The XR3 from mama’s bike lasted 6 years due to mellow rides and partial abandonment in the garage. The Minion is on the SquiggleBug and is maybe 16 months old. I have an SE4 ready to deploy. Maybe I’ll mount that for summer and hold onto the Minion to put back on when moisture can help a worn tire track better.:thumbsup:
     
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  10. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    :eek: Yesterday someone I pulled up next to as we waited for an equestrian to pass looked at the SquiggleBug and said she is the first one he’s seen in the wild. He peeked a few more times before taking off up the hill.
     
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  11. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Those are the same generation I run on the rear of my 26ers. They came stock on my 2013 Trek Slash, but I didn’t like them on the front. One thing I noticed for sure is the additional volume a Bontrager provides compared to the “same size” tire of other brands. For the rear, the XR4 was great for me. I hadn’t ridden enough to make it onto the current generation until now.
     
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  12. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    I’m torn between the improved rolling efficiency and reduced traction. It still corners well, but it slides out when I hit the brakes on the loose over hardpack, and it’s only gonna get worse through summer. I had 2 close calls yesterday, but one of which ended up pretty trick breh as I skidded the rear right-left-right into a hard left supported by a berm. Fun but unnerving too.
     
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  13. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    Take it from me, slightly improved rolling efficiency doesn't mean squat. No offense, but you are not the fastest climber (about the same as me) and a more worn tire isn't going to change that. However, a broken clavicle will definitely impact your riding schedule and the "good will" wife points we all need to continue riding. Get the damn tire!
     
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  14. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    Moxie Mx3, SC Lizard & a Sutra
    Unarguable wisdom from a unique perspective.
     
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  15. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
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  16. bvader

    bvader iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Mr. Brown
    Soooo who's gonna try and report back

    https://bikerumor.com/2021/10/13/de...vely-priced-xc-trail-enduro-and-dh-mtb-tires/

    Delium Tires is now offering some very affordable mountain bike tires, priced at $35 USD up to $55 USD, with four tread patterns covering everything from XC riding up to Downhill. All will be available in both 29″ and 27.5″ diameters, with the two faster rolling options at 2.4″ and the more aggressive options at 2.5″ wide.
     
  17. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    Moxie Mx3, SC Lizard & a Sutra
    They lost me when I read their lightest tire is 950 grams. :eek:
     
  18. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    NW Arkansas
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9 / SC Hightower
    Not
    NOT I… at just under 1000 grams for their “light” tire. :eek:
     
  19. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    I ordered the “versatile” minion clone the day I saw the article on pinkbike. Should arrive next week, I’ll report back
     
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  20. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    Delium versatile:
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    reinforced version with sticky rubber. Feels equivalent to maxxis maxxgrip. Casing 2.45, widest knobs 2.55. $55, compared to $90+ for dhf maxxgrip dh. Profile looks great, haven’t hit trail yet.
    Also put CST BFT 2.4 on the back a couple of weeks ago , $45, since dhr 2 dc is over $70 now everywhere. I used this tire back in the 26” era but didn’t remember if I liked it or not
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    The wideish central channel is kind of odd, but so far so good on the trail. Braking traction seems not quite as good as dhr
    Side note: am I the only one in the world not super impressed with the maxxis assegai? Just doesn’t seem as grippy as dhf/dhf clones
     
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  21. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    Barefoot at the Sawdust Festival?
     
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  22. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    My driveway!
     
  23. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    Some feedback after a month. The Delium delivers-on a grip/price ratio. Compared to DHF, rolls just as good, similar casing, rubber (softer version) seems similar to Maxxgrip, slightly better braking, quite grippy in the steeps But the DHF edges it out on cornering/side grip. Its not quite as square as the DHF, thats my gripe with the Versatile, side knobs should be a little taller, and a little "longer" from front to back with a little less space in between. but at half the price, Ill keep running it! It may be a little more suited to softer dirt than the dhf, but its not squirmy at all on firm surfaces. Its very similar to Specialized Butcher.
    I hope Delium comes out with a DHR 2 copy :) The CST BFT...kinda sucks. That wide central channel leads to some wierd stuff when braking.
     
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  24. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    https://m.pinkbike.com/news/review-deliums-versatile-tires-offer-value-and-performance-for-45.html
     
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