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Old 01-31-2013, 09:07 AM
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you'll love that thing!

i've spent a fair bit of quality time ridding those at WP, a good 'big rig' for that place as i felt it preloaded smoother through jumps and berms than other 'world cup' geometry rigs.
looking forward to it. we'll have to ride this summer now that i have it.
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yeah buddy!! i'm stoked for ya and looking forward to next season. I think they'll have 2-3 new trails opening again this year.

got mine all ready to rock n roll after her off-season rebuild!

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You guys and your off seasons. It's been such a mild and dry winter I have not stopped riding. :-) Good thing, too, I have a solo 12 hour race in Cortez in early May. Yikes.
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haha, well, i've been ridding quite a bit, just in my head it doesn't quite count the same way
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You guys and your off seasons. It's been such a mild and dry winter I have not stopped riding. :-)
i haven't stopped riding. the wind has been driving me nothing short of crazy but the temps haven't been an issue. the trails have stayed in pretty decent shape too.
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No kidding, the trails have been great

I discovered the trails in downtown Colorado springs this winter... Super challenging and fun. Tire eaters too.. At least on the hard tail.

Been playing with different tires since I seem to go through lots.. Rears especially.
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Been playing with different tires since I seem to go through lots.. Rears especially.
I've been running Nobby Nics the past few months. Super grippy and fast rolling. Awesome in the corners. Holding up really well.
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I have a Maxxis Crossmark on the rear. Sucked to mount (I run Stan's Arch EX rims), sucks in mud, sucks in powdery dust or sand, weak side walls. Positives are high volume and fairly cushy (due to the weak side walls I suspect) for size. Otherwise meh. This is a race tire for World Cup courses I guess. And it is pretty fast for a tire with actual knobs.

I run a Kenda Karma in the front. Pretty much the same characteristics except I was able to keep all my fingernails mounting it, but it is impossible to run tubeless. The carcass leaks and leaks and leaks. When the carcass stops leaking that just means you're out of goop and you should expect the tire to be flat in the morning.

But I'm a stubborn butthead, I don't run actual tubeless tires, too heavy, you know, on account of having enough rubber not to leak air. :-)
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But I'm a stubborn butthead, I don't run actual tubeless tires, too heavy, you know, on account of having enough rubber not to leak air. :-)
I think this is basically my issue too....


I liked the cross marks ok when they were new but they loose what bite they do have fast. The aspens were nice, but shredded three of those in two months time.. They had supere thin sidewalls. Then I started running nanos in the rear. I actually liked that tire a bunch but they shredded fast too. The schwalbes were my favorite in terms of traction, the rocket Ron's hooked up really nice.. But for the price I couldn't replace them over and over again so I went back to the nanos.. Which for a while were unr 40 bucks. After I blew the last nano I started running throw always we had in the garage.. Those sucked.. So old and dusty.

In the front aftere swapping around tires a bunch I finally landed on the ardent 2.25... It lasted almost a summer which was nice, stops well and corners ok too. I finally tore it up at white ranch the other day and decided to change my philosophy finally...


I got one of the super heavy ardent 2.4s for the front and a fatty mountain king for the back. They both have super thick sidewalks and I am hoping they'll last a bit longer since they are actually meant to be more all mountin tires. Sure they're heavy, but I won't be spending a small fortune on tires every month.

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I got one of the super heavy ardent 2.4s for the front and a fatty mountain king for the back. They both have super thick sidewalks and I am hoping they'll last a bit longer since they are actually meant to be more all mountin tires. Sure they're heavy, but I won't be spending a small fortune on tires every month.
nice combo. curious on your thoughts of the mountain king after you've ridden it awhile.

the crossmark/ardent combo was bad once they started getting old. i was not a big fan of the ardent up front. not very confidence inspiring.

the nobby nics are tubeless/snakeskin/buzz word/buzz word magic. went on super easy with no leaks at all. they've been on 6 months and i think i've only put air in them 2 or 3 times. the outside knobs look like they face the wrong direction but man, they hold a corner and when they start to slide, they are pretty quick to grab back again. i don't think i'll ever run a different tire on the SS or the SB-66 once i get it built.

the 303 i got has a muddy mary up front and a wicked will in the back. really curious to see how those perform.

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no worries. it's all good in the hood.
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