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Postby middla » Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:42 am

Just tyring to pick everybody brains, im new to this game.

Have been looking to get some new tires for my bike, been looking at threads reading reviews, by the looks of what ive seen most poeple recomend the Maxxis High rollers, but they have also said that they aint too great cornering in the mud.
With the great british summer that we are having, im hitting lots of quite deep mud and my bike keeps sliding, can anybody recomend good tires for cutting through the mud!

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Postby dcp1975 » Fri Jul 20, 2007 12:19 pm

Panaracer Trailrakers have a look on Merlin they do the cheapest tyres on the net.

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Postby S_J_P » Fri Jul 20, 2007 13:23 pm

British summer mud is great, it's not usually too deep or sticky, so you shouldn't need an out and out mud tyre.

If yours is like this, then try Panaracer Cinders. The open blocks are reasonable in the mud (much better than the Fire XC Pro!), whilst also being very good in dry and dusty conditions.

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Postby al_yrpal » Fri Jul 20, 2007 20:09 pm

Got Cinders for this summer, and in the winter will swop the back one for a Trailraker. The Trailraker is the best mud tyre out but has a high rolling resistance and feels like glue on the back wheel. With a bit of mud like now Cinders are a really good compromise


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Postby middla » Sun Jul 22, 2007 11:13 am

Cheers for the info, had a look on merlin havent heard of them before just checked them out good little site! havent read much about panaracer nice to get more info!

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Postby Joey » Fri Jul 27, 2007 16:26 pm

I ride every weekend in mud, water, snow, ice, and even sometimes dry dust..!
I've been riding with Michelin DH16's on the bike for ages and even in thick mud they hold up well. I don't slip that much, and I do recommend them more that a maxxis tyre... they are worth considering.
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Postby passout » Sat Aug 11, 2007 22:10 pm

Panaracer cinders are best as year round tyres (at least where I ride - Lancs & Lakes).

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