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  • #76
    Originally posted by SkierAlex View Post
    ....and in muni you never need that much air in your tyre unlike trials. You're not dropping to flat concrete or anything flat even if you are doing drops.
    doing downhill means a lot of landing on aslope rough rocks, rolling and droping on / over roots and needle stones and to protect my rim and tube I need for technical sektions the same or more pressure than trialing.
    http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/alb...&pictureid=370
    http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/alb...&pictureid=367
    the result of that downhill was a snake bite
    http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/alb...&pictureid=377

    may be other muni rider have other technics
    bei tierquälern hört die toleranz auf.
    wer elfenbein konsumiert tötet elefanten,
    wer fleisch ißt quält und tötet
    www.ridetriton.com

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    • #77
      I got really high pression in my Muni tire, just because when I do drops I dont want to hit my rim, and I only have a 2.6" tire...
      Jakob F.

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      • #78
        anyone know where to get a good 26 tire? my duro 26x3 is already showing wear only after 1 week of riding.
        Didn't you just learn to ride?

        If you ride a Duro exclusively on asphalt, it'll wear quicker, but in one week of riding you don't have much wear.

        Don't worry about tire wear, a lower tread sticks better and it won't hurt your riding until you get on some hairy trails with thick mud and nastiness.

        My son has a full year of riding on his 24" muni and the Duro tire was used to start, still riding it and it looks fine.
        I dream of hamsters and elderberries

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        • #79
          I've been on the search for a tire that rides like the Intense DH 24 x 3", finally scored a deal on an Intense DH 26 x 2.7.

          This is a discontinued tire from last year, but the mfg had some leftover, so I got it cheap. I shoudl have it in a week or so, will post a review at that time.

          Still riding the Minion, it's a nice tire overall, but it does have a little too much regularity in the cross cut lugs, so not enough centerline effect, which makes it ride "choppy" on firm surfaces.

          If the Intense tire works out, I may try the FRO version, which is a lighter casing.
          I dream of hamsters and elderberries

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          • #80
            eric found a new tire
            http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/showthread.php?t=81578

            i will order it
            bei tierquälern hört die toleranz auf.
            wer elfenbein konsumiert tötet elefanten,
            wer fleisch ißt quält und tötet
            www.ridetriton.com

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            • #81
              so, i've been riding the Tioga Factory Dh 2.30 (26") for quite a while now, and i would have to say that it's my favorite tire to date. the actual measurements of the casing when mounted on the nimbus muni (kh2005?) rim are 2.375 wide by 2.25 tall. the tire has fairly stiff sidewalls and has serious bite (i think it's probably @ about 25 psi for optimal mud traction for my 195lbs). it seems equally at home for urban trials and the slick, wet and rocky trails i have at my disposal.
              this tire bites much better through the leaves and on wet roots than some of the softer "performance" compounds i have used. the profile is fairly round, but it has a nice edge for controlled slides and cornering in mud or other loose surfaces. this is one of those tires that really punches through wet leaves to grip whatever is underneath. the ride is pretty decent for it's size, it feels pretty plush. if i'm doing a lot of hopping on hard, off-camber surfaces, or large drops, i'd probably want a little more pressure.
              although i've been looking at the minion, this tire has impressed me enough i think i'll go for either tioga dh comp in a 2.5, or the tioga white tiger if i can find them in the us.

              (the white tiger has a very similar tread pattern, but has additional knobs for less rolling resistance, slow rebound rubber, and apparently from what the reviews say the sidewalls are quite stout. seems like it could be an excellent ride)
              android power.

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              • #82
                Originally posted by OneWheelLess View Post
                so, i've been riding the Tioga Factory Dh 2.30 (26") for quite a while now, and i would have to say that it's my favorite tire to date. the actual measurements of the casing when mounted on the nimbus muni (kh2005?) rim are 2.375 wide by 2.25 tall. the tire has fairly stiff sidewalls and has serious bite (i think it's probably @ about 25 psi for optimal mud traction for my 195lbs). it seems equally at home for urban trials and the slick, wet and rocky trails i have at my disposal.
                this tire bites much better through the leaves and on wet roots than some of the softer "performance" compounds i have used. the profile is fairly round, but it has a nice edge for controlled slides and cornering in mud or other loose surfaces. this is one of those tires that really punches through wet leaves to grip whatever is underneath. the ride is pretty decent for it's size, it feels pretty plush. if i'm doing a lot of hopping on hard, off-camber surfaces, or large drops, i'd probably want a little more pressure.
                although i've been looking at the minion, this tire has impressed me enough i think i'll go for either tioga dh comp in a 2.5, or the tioga white tiger if i can find them in the us.

                (the white tiger has a very similar tread pattern, but has additional knobs for less rolling resistance, slow rebound rubber, and apparently from what the reviews say the sidewalls are quite stout. seems like it could be an excellent ride)
                They sound good. My friend uses them for DH biking.

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                • #83
                  I just looked at the mesurements nurse ben gave for the minion, and it appears the tioga factory downhill 2.3 is actually slightly bigger (and my measurement was just the casing, not casing and knobbies). I guess the tioga measurements are a little less 'optimistic'. I have a hunch that this means the tioga factory dh 2.5 (and maybe any tioga 2.5) will truly be a 2.5.

                  Also, are most 3" tires only really 2.5??

                  Has anyone here ridden the Bontrager 'Big Earl'? It seems like I could be an easily available choice for those who want a high volume tire. It comes in two tread compounds, and seems to be available in sizes from little over 2" up to 2.8". I have no idea how accurate those mesurements are though.
                  Last edited by OneWheelLess; 2009-11-05, 12:47 PM.
                  android power.

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                  • #84
                    WTB wierwolf 29 2.55


                    any good?


                    better than the stout?

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                    • #85
                      Thin sidewalls
                      android power.

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                      • #86
                        The Weirwolf has very thin side walls. Essetially, if you're looking to muni, sidewalls and a wire bead will make the tire stiff enough that it stands up off the rim without sagging. The Navegal is a good choice for 29er.

                        And yes, 3" tires are not really three inches wide, and tire mfds are not good at numbering tires by true size, either over or under measuring.

                        Generally a tire will be close to the same width as it is tall.
                        I dream of hamsters and elderberries

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                        • #87
                          Originally posted by OneWheelLess View Post
                          Also, are most 3" tires only really 2.5??
                          a lot depends on the rim. my gazza 26" x 3" on the 65mm large marge rim has 82mm -more than 3"
                          bei tierquälern hört die toleranz auf.
                          wer elfenbein konsumiert tötet elefanten,
                          wer fleisch ißt quält und tötet
                          www.ridetriton.com

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                          • #88
                            Originally posted by jogi View Post
                            a lot depends on the rim. my gazza 26" x 3" on the 65mm large marge rim has 82mm -more than 3"
                            i am fully aware of that, however most unicyclists are already riding rims wider than most dh bike rims. i'm curious to know how these tyres are spec'd. if i go through my collection of various 2.3 or 2.35 tyres, they probably vary by an inch with most of the tires being a bit smaller than the size stated on the sidewall.

                            if people post a tyre, it would be great if they would post the height and width of the tire they are running, and what rim it is on so there is a solid reference point. i'd be curious to know the actual dimensions of any 3" tyres ppl are riding on a standard rim.
                            android power.

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                            • #89
                              i need a 26 tire, and here there's available only
                              - Hutchinson Jumbo 26x2.45
                              -Maxxis Minion DH 26x2.7

                              give me your opinion, advices,etc
                              thanks!

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                              • #90
                                Hello Friend.
                                There are debating on getting for muni either a maxxis highroller or kenda kenetics so, I have the duro wildlife and for me its a little too wide and heavy to handle well.
                                gadgets

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