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    Ive recently aquired a luna tire from a friend the other day. but before i put it on and waste my time just to find that its complete crap ill just ask arround first. I have read "The Official 19" Trials Tire Thread" to see this about it

    Ah, the Luna... before the Maxxis CC came out, this was the original beginner's tyre. Damn hard compound, solid construction. Loved by many uni riders... HATED by biketrials riders beyond belief. No one half-decent at biketrials really likes this tyre. Funny how these two worlds collide...

    This really is a love or hate tyre. I personally dislike it, many people on the otherhand love it.

    In a nutshell: Hard compound, stiff rebound, average pinch resistance, reasonable wear rate. But heavy as hell compared to other tyres. Low rolling resistance. Average grip. Also, a bitch to get on and off rims compared to some other tyres.

    There are a few other tyres out there, but are so damn rare now that no one really can use them. (e.g. Monty 2.7 and the original Echo Supatrial white-stripe). I'll get reviews of these up if anyone really wants.

    Regarding the BOUNCE issue... like I stated in many of the above reviews, it is down to personal preference. This is one factor that is variable, and different people will like different types of bounce. Some people hate the Try-All bounce whilst others love it. It's a matter of getting accustomed to different types of bounce.
    but this doesnt realy tell me very much. so what do you think of it, is it any good?

  • #2
    You already bought it, you might as well try it.

    Personally I like it but not everyone does.
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    • #3
      This is definitely an urban tire, and better suited to big street riders. When I think luna, I think big stair hucks. Just give it a go and see if you like it.


      • #4
        You already bought it, you might as well try it.
        firstly it was given to me

        and better suited to big street riders. When I think luna, I think big stair hucks.
        so when you say this, does it suit the heaver street rider that when you gap stairs the rim wont hit as much as the luna has thick outer walls and a strong compound?

        i do like gapping stairs but i dont do it that often thinking im gonna break something


        • #5
          Luna = street.

          I really like it for street, but it's horrible for trial.


          • #6
            I'm a Trials rider.... and I like the Luna, what I like about it is that the nubs are really hard so in natural lines I fint it really grippy. I love Lunas
            Jakob F.


            • #7
              If I were you I would be shaving it down into a slick. Lunas make the best shaved tires, IMO. And since you got it for free, you wont feel like you are wasting the years it would take to wear down the knobbies by not riding them.... which would take a long long time, those things are hard.

              Shaved Lunas are perfect for street and flat and the compound they use gives a little more grip for trials than a shaved tryall, though its obviously not the best setup for trials, nor was it to begin with.
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