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MTB Smart Sam performance ORC tyres?

Scottd123Scottd123 Posts: 15
edited May 2014 in MTB beginners
Hi I was going to order the Smart sam performance tyres 26" but it says "OCR" <---- WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
Is it for road tyres? Not sure.
Thankyou Scott.

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  • raldatraldat Posts: 242
    Scottd123 wrote:
    Hi I was going to order the Smart sam performance tyres 26" but it says "OCR" <---- WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
    Is it for road tyres? Not sure.
    Thankyou Scott.

    Can't recall what it stands for but OCR is their cheap basic compound. Smart sams are a reasonable compromise tread pattern. They have a airily constant centre section that is good on the road and reasonable lugs on the side for dirt.

    I run them on my cummuter as I do a out 30 miles a day 50% of which is in the forest and the rest on bike paths (I live in Denmark and am very lucky). The OCR ones are a good compound for that but they are rubbish in mud and wet roots. If I am running schwable, I would only run the evolution compound for real stuff on my "good" bike.
  • Scottd123Scottd123 Posts: 15
    Ok thankyou for help
  • raldatraldat Posts: 242
    Scottd123 wrote:
    Ok thankyou for help

    No worries. Sorry for bad typing. Bloody iPad...
  • POAHPOAH Posts: 3,369
    Scottd123 wrote:
    Hi I was going to order the Smart sam performance tyres 26" but it says "OCR" <---- WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
    Is it for road tyres? Not sure.
    Thankyou Scott.

    ORC - Offroad racing compound

    simple google search would have told you :wink:
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,904
    Or an ugly censored from LOTR.
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  • ThewaylanderThewaylander Posts: 8,767
    raldat wrote:
    Scottd123 wrote:
    Hi I was going to order the Smart sam performance tyres 26" but it says "OCR" <---- WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
    Is it for road tyres? Not sure.
    Thankyou Scott.

    Can't recall what it stands for but OCR is their cheap basic compound. Smart sams are a reasonable compromise tread pattern. They have a airily constant centre section that is good on the road and reasonable lugs on the side for dirt.

    I run them on my cummuter as I do a out 30 miles a day 50% of which is in the forest and the rest on bike paths (I live in Denmark and am very lucky). The OCR ones are a good compound for that but they are rubbish in mud and wet roots. If I am running schwable, I would only run the evolution compound for real stuff on my "good" bike.

    Wow Denmark second flatest country to Holland... :P
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,748
    Wow Denmark second flatest country to Holland... :P
    Depends on your criteria, highest point in is Denmark is at 170m above sea level while the Netherlands goes to a near mountainous 323m (from -7m at it's lowest) by comparison.

    Flattest country in the world is the Maldives of course with no point of it being more than 4m above sea level and none below.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,904
    The Rookie wrote:
    Wow Denmark second flatest country to Holland... :P
    Depends on your criteria, highest point in is Denmark is at 170m above sea level while the Netherlands goes to a near mountainous 323m (from -7m at it's lowest) by comparison.

    Flattest country in the world is the Maldives of course with no point of it being more than 4m above sea level and none below.
    Or ex country once the icecaps melt.
    I don't do smileys.

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