Added a comment to digitalhippie's bike check 1/16/2015 9:49 PM

Lovely bike!

I have over the last few months tried a few front / rear tyre combos for a similar style of bike. Tyre combos are like bikes, except the equation is (n+2) to account for two tyres... The ones you tried are worth a go IMO. I have tried the HD (very good) ardent (OK at 2.25 for rear a bit slippery out front) rapid rob( for a race day rear only) and the high roller 2 both front and back (piles of all round grip but slow). I am currently on a slaughter rear and high roller 2 front, which I like for moderate/ medium gnar. The lack of absolute braking from the very low profile slaughter has its limits on the very steepest runs (for me) but is very fast on most trails. I like the fact that the side knobs and cross sectional shape are very similar. I am pretty sold on the HR2 for the front but will continue to try others, such as the WTB trail boss out back.

Have fun. That bike will be a beast on those wo nderful NE Victoria trails!

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Added a comment to beerhunter's profile 1/16/2015 9:43 PM

Lovely bike!

I have over the last few months tried a few front / rear tyre combos for a similar style of bike. Tyre combos are like bikes, except the equation is (n+2) to account for two tyres... The ones you tried are worth a go IMO.

I have tried the HD (very good) ardent (OK at 2.25 for rear a bit slippery out front) rapid rob( for a race day rear) and the high roller 2 both front and back (piles of all round grip but slow).

I am currently on a slaughter rear and high roller 2 front, which I like for moderate/ medium gnar. The lack of absolute braking from the very low profile slaughter has its limits on the very steepest runs (for me) but is very fast on most trails. I like the fact that the side knobs and cross sectional shape are very similar. I am pretty sold on the HR2 for the front but will continue to try others, such as the WTB trail boss out back.

Have fun. That bike will be a beast on those wonderful NE Victoria trails!

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