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PLC07 mikekazimer's article
Nov 25, 2015 at 4:07
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Maxxis Minion SS Tire - Review
And the athertons won on contis too. Don't forget that the DHF eclipsed everything for a while and a lot of people still swear by them even though they've never ridden anything else so I wouldn't be too fast to associate popularity with quality. At this point I feel a good rider could probably make any tire work.
PLC07 mikekazimer's article
Nov 22, 2015 at 8:02
Nov 22, 2015
Maxxis Minion SS Tire - Review
Evolution is their top line. All the tires we're talking about are in the Evo line, both trail/DH. You probably are confusing single/dual ply or foldable/wire. I'm 150lbs and relatively smooth on the handling and I prefer slower tech trails to highways and so far, I can't say the single ply/foldable tires let me down. I usually rode DH tracks on the full DH spec bike but I hit a few bikeparks this summer on a trail riding road trip and I haven't had problems with the small bike. The DH bike died so I DHed a few times toward the end of the season with the trail bike and honestly, I'm not buying a DH bike again. So right now I'm looking to get the best of both worlds on a single bike. So far, trail tire on a bike that does DH every now and then seems to make a lot more sense than DH tires on a trail bike.
PLC07 mikekazimer's article
Nov 22, 2015 at 6:05
Nov 22, 2015
Maxxis Minion SS Tire - Review
The evo TS w/ SS casing holds surprisingly well so far for DH purposes but I've noticed the rear one behaves in a wobbly fashion when you push it to the limit in corners. I would definitely give tires like slaughter/minion SS or ardent/hans dampf a go on the rear for AM rides but the problem is that I also ride DH with the same bike so I'm really not convinced those would fare too well on proper DH courses. The MM are a bitch to pedal (and I really need all the help I can get when it comes to pedaling) but the upside is the slick rock traction when climbing, probably the best I've seen so far. I really have no clue of what would be best as a rear tire for what I'm doing. It feels like there is no happy medium for me.
PLC07 mikekazimer's article
Nov 22, 2015 at 5:00
Nov 22, 2015
Maxxis Minion SS Tire - Review
Butcher heavy? DHF is 825, Magic mary is 800 and the butcher (grid) is 900 for the 2.3ish versions. It is heavier but not by a significant margin. Spent a season on the butcher riding the whole gamut of terrains in all conditions and I really like it. My only beef is that it doesn't offer as much support as a magic mary does. When you get some loaded square edged rock hits at slow speeds and low pressures, it feels like it collapses too easily and sometimes the front burps. The upside is that it makes it conform to the terrain pretty well. I prefer the progressiveness of the butcher over the minion though. Wear on the butcher hasn't been an issue so far while the MM goes to shit within seconds. Keep in mind the butcher is like 60$ and the 2 others are over 100$. The MM is better overall if price isn't a factor but if you're looking for the best value/money ratio, the butcher outshines the other options.
PLC07 matariveros's article
Nov 22, 2015 at 4:43
Nov 22, 2015
Patagonia Rules
I don't want to sound patronizing but if you can afford to mountain bike, with proper budgeting, you most likely can afford those trips too. Maybe not once a year but if you plan it right, it is possible if you put it high enough on the priority list.
Nov 18, 2015 at 4:30
Nov 18, 2015
PLC07 mikelevy's article
Nov 16, 2015 at 17:15
Nov 16, 2015
Opinion - They're All Flawed Bikes
On the other hand, when I bought my current bike, I was so afraid to make the wrong choice and miss out on something better. I've thrown a leg over a bunch of different bikes since then, some of them supposed to be the cream of the crop and it seems the more bikes I try, the more I find mine to be perfect for me in the end.
PLC07 RichardCunningham's article
Nov 4, 2015 at 4:33
Nov 4, 2015
Shimano Di2 XTR - Long-Term Review
Trying to shut the butt-hurt is also wasted breath.
PLC07 mattwragg's article
Oct 27, 2015 at 5:13
Oct 27, 2015
6 Ideas for a Better Winter
Yeah, my experience on the road bike showed me that long distances and steep hills are 2 very different animals. My mtb situation sounds like yours, lots of steep climbs. Sometimes I'm gassed out after a 10km ride that took 2 hours and then I go to a pedally network and ride more than 30km within 3 hours, hardly breaking a sweat. People like to brag about distances but mileage means nothing, terrain is everything.
PLC07 mattwragg's article
Oct 23, 2015 at 20:48
Oct 23, 2015
6 Ideas for a Better Winter
Or hitting an indoor park... The dj bike is my trainer.
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