Maxxis Swampthing

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 This tyre is a massive confidense booster. Especially if you have just come off some dirt jumper/zero tread tyre. It grips very well and handles pretty much everything; from your local jumps to DH trails. If you ride to your local trails or do other stuff like riding singletrack & XC, go for the 60a compound. If not, go for the ultimate 42a Super Tacky. Happy riding!
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 I have a wetscream(front) swampthing(rear)doesn't get used much cos 95%of the time you just don't need this amount of grip, but when I do use them its brilliant, can still ride when even the top soil is sliding away of its own accord. They still track fine when everyone else I have been riding with has been going sideways continuously. On the downside they do have a very high rolling resistance but too be honest if your using them for what they're intended for you're really not going to notice much. I just missed my lift and ended up cycling ten miles home on them and even though I have the super tacky compound tire, there was no noticeable wear
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 these tyres give a nice smooth ride and are excellent for any type of dirt riding,they even preform pretty well on steet two,and no other tyre can bet them for use in muddy condition,they only let down is if used on wet street they slide around quite alot.
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 My 2.35 SP 60A is ont 1200+ miles and is still going strong. Probably replace at about 1700 mile. Amazing fast rolling winter tyre. Once the slippy roots start coming at speed you really need to be on your guard. Having said that, putting your self in that situation is just going to sharpen your handling skills. Not a true all rounder but as close as you'll get. The 2.5 DP 60a are a great loose surface FR tyre to use now and again through the year. With thick tubes in at 15psi they potter thru the snow as best can.
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 These Tires Are Just Have So Much Traction & I Love The Designs on them & over All A Great Tire Definitely Recommended
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 very good saved me a few times from binning good for loose dirt and muddy surfaces (no good for gravel) work best at about 45psi
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 I run these tires in 40a and 42a 2,5*26" and must say that this tires are the best Ive ever drive. Theyre the best allround tires apart from the High Roller.
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 great tire use them for dirt jumping Razz I have had them for 1 year and they work great ride smooth they have really good traction
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 These are amazing intermediate mud tyres for when there are some muddy sections but also some dry sections they corner well too but stay with the 2ply st42a
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 the best tire 4 mud/snow, also good in cornering, but loose on rocky pads especially when is wet. as well easy to blow or snake-bate
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 Good all year round tyres these! Well for where I ride, great design, dig in well to soil and similar ground types.
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Maxxis Swampthing (MSRP $70) — The rubber used in the Swampthing is firm enough that knobs won't fold, yet soft enough to hook up on wet rocks and roots. The rounded profile allows the Swampthing to hook up without digging into the soil. "Maxxis are a wicked company to work with. They listen to riders and develop tires directly from rider feedback. They definitely helped me win some races." -Steve Peat Loose soil to deep mud downhill tire for front and rear Cleated knob design digs deep to allow optimal cornering, braking, and acceleration 2-ply DH casings with butyl-protected sidewalls

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Price $70
Weight 1180 g
Tire Width 2.5
Diameter 26"
Riding Genre Downhill
Bead Type Wire
Bead Type - there are two main types. Kevlar/Folding Bead (lighter and ca be folded so riders can put them in their jersey pocket or hydration pack incase they rip their sidewall) and Wire/Steel Bead (heavier, cheaper, not as strong or portable, and more difficult to mount on a rim).
Rubber Durometer 42 / 60
Rubber Durometer - is the measurement used by the rubber industry to identify a the harness of rubber. This is important as the tire's durometer effects the grip, how fast the tire will wear, and if the knobs on a tire flex.

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