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slimjim1

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I tried out the specialized slaughter (very similar to the rock razor) and I found the cornering grip to be excellent, I experienced very little slide and only really when first leaning in to corners.

I see slaughter/rock razor as fairly specialist tyres though - weight/size on my slaughter 2.3 was a bit excessive for trail riding, climbing grip was poor, if used for gnarly steep DH braking grip may be problematic. I prefer the current Ground Control 2.3 even though outright cornering grip is way less.
 

dtb

Squid
I've been running the DHR II 3C 26x2.3 on the front for a while now and have been very happy with it. Works well in all conditions, predictable slide and rolls pretty well for what it is.

I run a Purgatory Control 2.3 on the back which I'm also really happy with. It blows up slightly smaller than the DHR and the sidewalls are noticeably softer, but it's wearing well. Previously I had it mounted on the front of another bike, but didn't rate it at all. I'll probably consider a Ground Control for the rear next time.
 

jrewing

Likes Bikes and Dirt
I've gone back to x-king protection 2.4s

Grip, Light, roll good, drift on the rear at higher pressure. Wear for ages. I like the massive size.
 

dogboy*

Squid
HD front and rear goes well! I've found the rear gets pretty hammered though, front is still new!

I run Super Gravity HD's and weight penalty is noticable, I've been running my current setup since November and I haven't touched it, sealant is probably cactus, I only add/drop air where necessary! So happy with that!

A couple of guys I ride with run the heavier versions of tyres (DH casing's) and have agreed the weight penalty is worth it as opposed from getting flats from tearing/burping tyres! A bloke that rides with us that still uses tubes flats almost every ride, at least we get a breather whilst he's fixing it! :p
Kept the HD on the front and for the rear went with a tyre I probably wouldn't have considered.....Bonty SE3...out at Majura last Saturday and Sunday - mostly damp - and super impressed - you could feel it biting in on the berms...nice!
 

iUDEX_nCr

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Info received from Maxxis in Taiwan and Australia:

"We do have the plan to release 27.5x2.5 Minion DHF TR with EXO and 26/27.5/29x2.4 Minion DHR II TR with EXO.

Both of the models have 2 compound configurations: 3C MaxxTerra and Dual Compound. Because they are newly released, it may take up to 6 months for them to be available in Australia."

Australia said available to order from LBS around late October. Taiwan was tight lipped about release elsewhere in world but I get impression we would be able to buy from o/s earlier.
Thanks mate! will be trying out shorty 2.3's up front, and those HR II 2.4's I got off you rear. I usually prefer running a wider tyre on the front... but we'll see how this goes.
So can't wait for a 27.5 x 2.4 Minion DHF's
 

teK--

Eats Squid
Let me know how u go with the shorty! Depending how long it takes for the 2.5 exo dhf to be released I may need a stop gap tyre.
 

Mywifesirrational

I however am very normal. Trust me.
Anybody tried Michelin tyres?

Specifically the Wild Rock'R2 Advanced Reinforced?
Riding mate is on them, seems pretty happy with them. Might be cursed or have nothing to do with it, but two carbon rims broken whilst running those tyres - he's running them pretty hard PSI wise, not sure if that's for squirm or why.

His only complaint is they don't roll great - feel very 'draggy'.
 

Ezkaton

Eats Squid
Riding mate is on them, seems pretty happy with them. Might be cursed or have nothing to do with it, but two carbon rims broken whilst running those tyres - he's running them pretty hard PSI wise, not sure if that's for squirm or why.

His only complaint is they don't roll great - feel very 'draggy'.
Aw yeah, I was planning on buying Magic Mary F, Hans Dampf R, so rolling wouldn't be the best anyway... then I saw these Michelin tyres on CRC and had a read of a few reviews and they sound good.
 

dunndog

Eats Squid
Aw yeah, I was planning on buying Magic Mary F, Hans Dampf R, so rolling wouldn't be the best anyway... then I saw these Michelin tyres on CRC and had a read of a few reviews and they sound good.
I have that combo, stock on my new carbon sight.. was planning my first upgrade to be different tyre combo, but surprisingly it's not as slow rolling as you would think. Saying that I'm still tempted to stick the HD up front and get a high roller 2 for the rear..
 

Yarrahappinni

Likes Dirt
Let me know how u go with the shorty! Depending how long it takes for the 2.5 exo dhf to be released I may need a stop gap tyre.
I ran the Shorty with a Ardent Race on the rear at the recent Rocky Trail Rollercoaster race at Kempsey and loved the all round traction of the Shorty and the slideability of the Ardent Race to square up corners. I have been running a DHR 2 on the front (with and Ardent on the rear) and the Shorty kills it. I was worried the Shorty wouldn't handle the hard pack stuff but it only let go into one berm (along with the Ardent) but hooked back up to keep me alive. Anything loose or soft the Shorty covered its brief and hooked up.
No problems here running a Shorty on the front anywhere. To be fair I haven't rolled a DHF yet but the Shorty is my go to tyre.
 

SebRemedy

Cannon Fodder
My rigs Tyres

Ahh, the tyre debate.

I love my Bontrager SE4's at the moment.
Run then tubeless with the front at 23psi and the rear at 27psi.

These tyres smash it all, no cuts in the side walls yet and I am a heavy lad. Plenty of pressure gets put on these and they just keep going.

They are 29ers 2.3.

They have held up too in the wear stakes, been on for a couple of months and the rear has a little wear in the middle and the front looks pretty good as usual.
 

slo

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running a minion dhF as a steerer, and highroller 2 on the rear, both in 3C compound.
have been chuffed with the grip on these compared to the stock bonty xr4.
buuuuut, ripping off side knobs on the highroller 2.
i knew that the HR2 was prone do ripping off side knobs, but this tyre has died pretty quick.

so, question is... worth trying a HR2 in a harder compound on the rear? or do they rip side knobs off too?
alternate option being an ardent... better rolling at the expense of grip compared to HR2??


thanks crew!
 

Boom King

Wheel size expert
running a minion dhF as a steerer, and highroller 2 on the rear, both in 3C compound.
have been chuffed with the grip on these compared to the stock bonty xr4.
buuuuut, ripping off side knobs on the highroller 2.
i knew that the HR2 was prone do ripping off side knobs, but this tyre has died pretty quick.

so, question is... worth trying a HR2 in a harder compound on the rear? or do they rip side knobs off too?
alternate option being an ardent... better rolling at the expense of grip compared to HR2??


thanks crew!
Have run standard HR2's both ends with no knob ripping.

Currently running HR2 front and Ardent rear. Very happy so far.
 

Yeti Dan

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I've been tearing tyre after tyre this year. I've been through 2 Ikons and an ardent race all on the same track! Maybe I have to pick better lines. I am using the 3c exo TR versions so wondering if anything is out there that is a bit more solid without giving up too much rolling resistance.
 

teK--

Eats Squid
I've been tearing tyre after tyre this year. I've been through 2 Ikons and an ardent race all on the same track! Maybe I have to pick better lines. I am using the 3c exo TR versions so wondering if anything is out there that is a bit more solid without giving up too much rolling resistance.
where u tearing them, in the tread or the sidewall?
 

mitchy_

Llama calmer
3c tyres use a softer compound on the side knobs, perhaps try a normal TR EXO tyre.
I usually run 3C TR EXO front and TR EXO rear.
 

slo

Likes Dirt
Have run standard HR2's both ends with no knob ripping.
Currently running HR2 front and Ardent rear. Very happy so far.
3c tyres use a softer compound on the side knobs, perhaps try a normal TR EXO tyre.
I usually run 3C TR EXO front and TR EXO rear.
Thanks blokes, this has given me enough confidence to give a another HR a punt on the back.
No 3C this time... Will update with a comparison when its done
 

mitchy_

Llama calmer
Thanks blokes, this has given me enough confidence to give a another HR a punt on the back.
No 3C this time... Will update with a comparison when its done
plenty of times i've heard that almighty rubber pinging/tearing sound with my HR2 rear... but haven't torn anything yet. the 3C DHF up front is a bit tatty, but still in tact as well.
 
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