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Old 2014-08-22, 03:30 AM   #361
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I picked up a dirt wizard 120 tpi about 6 weeks ago and have been riding it on my 26 oracle. My lack of experience doesn't place me well to give a review, regardless, here is my review. Prior to this I had the stock Duro tire which was my first muni so I have nothing to compare it against. I never seemed to find a PSI that I liked (possibly due to my inexperience) and I generally found it quite difficult to turn, especially at lower speed. At lower pressure I would hit the rim when hopping and at slightly higher I would UPD under normal riding. Immediately after switching to the DW I found the uni to be much more responsive, easier to control and faster. It took me a little time to get the right pressure for hopping and have now accomplished this without the higher PSI effecting me, which could be due to my increase saddle time and subsequent comfort. I found my cadence increased significantly and did have to change from 165 cranks to 150's, I have noticed no difference in my climbing (or lack of) ability. I practice climbing on a steep grass embankment that has often been wet and it has never lost traction going up or down. I will be interested to see how it quickly it wears. I try to ride 3-5 hours per week with about a 50/50 split of road and trails.
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Old 2014-09-07, 09:24 AM   #362
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I tested the DW 26x2.75 120 tpi not too much off road - hard pack with small rocks - but mostly road (30/70)
Unnoticeable rolling resistance, excellent turning, very good grip, lots of volume and easy to get the pressure nailed ... I really love this tyre.
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Old 2014-11-02, 03:14 AM   #363
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Dirt Wizard 120 TPI Tubeless

I wanted to post my experience with attempting ghetto tubeless on the dirt wizard 120 TPI and a dominator 2 rim.

My reasoning for wanting to set this tire up tubeless was that the pressure I liked was getting a lot of rim strikes when hitting roots etc., and tire fold whilst hopping. I tried increasing the pressure but didn't like the feel so I decided to give tubeless a go.

I was able to set this tire up tubeless with great ease using: gorilla tape, threaded schrader valve cut from an inner tube, and orange sealant (4oz). I used the old rim strip on the outside of the tire to help the tire keep its shape and then inflated it first time using a co2 cartridge pump.

The tire held air well, I found about 15 psi had a feel that I really liked whilst reducing rim strikes and fold. Unfortunately that is the good, the bad was excess burping when hopping which would very quickly diminish the tire pressure to the point that I hated the feel. So, today I went back to the tube. However, I would definitely go tubeless again but this time I would do 2 things different:
1) Use a tubeless ready tire (Probably a Scwalbe Hans Dampf Evo Gravity), 2) Pony up the money for proper rim tape as the gorilla tape was very difficult to remove after only 4 weeks.
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Old 2014-12-02, 09:59 AM   #364
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I tested the DW 26x2.75 120 tpi not too much off road - hard pack with small rocks - but mostly road (30/70)
Unnoticeable rolling resistance, excellent turning, very good grip, lots of volume and easy to get the pressure nailed ... I really love this tyre.
Today I tested on rocky terrain and at the 120 TPI is not a good tyre for this type of trail. What a disappointment
The sidewalls are too soft, maybe the 75 would do better.

I decided to try the Hans Dampf ... will so how it goes hopefully tomorrow
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Old 2014-12-05, 05:03 AM   #365
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So in the B*ke world. There is a new tire size B+, which is fat 27.5 tires. There are only two out right now. WTB trailblazer which is 27.5x2.8 and the Vee Trax Fatty 27.5x3.25, the one I'm thinking about buying. These both look like they could have potential for being good unicycle tires.





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Old 2015-01-10, 06:52 AM   #366
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I'm dreaming of a maxxix ardent in 24 size... Does it exists?
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Old 2015-01-10, 02:42 PM   #367
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I'll actually be building a unicycle up with a trax fatty once the tire comes back in stock. I'll be modifying a frame and adding a brake. I'm planning to powdercoat the rim, frame, and hub because if I'm going all out, I'll go all out. I'm going to post pictures as I get it done.
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Old 2015-01-10, 06:26 PM   #368
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I'm dreaming of a maxxix ardent in 24 size... Does it exists?
Maxxis makes the High Roller 2.7" tire in 24" size. But it is rare and hard to find.
Tire weight is heavier than the 26" tire because sidewalls are thicker, but lighter than a Duro 24x3. It's a great tire for smaller and lighter riders, although riders riding very aggressively on a 24" are probably better with a 24x3.
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Old 2015-01-12, 06:01 AM   #369
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Yeah.. I typed "maxxis 24x2.7" on the search engine... and the answer was: "get a girlfriend, m8!".
It seems some obscure forces don't want me to try other tires...
Is there another option? Something that's big enough for cushion, grips enough and it's lighter than the duro?
I'm quite light: 63 kg.
Forgive me if this has already discussed.
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Old 2015-01-12, 01:14 PM   #370
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Yeah.. I typed "maxxis 24x2.7" on the search engine... and the answer was: "get a girlfriend, m8!".
It seems some obscure forces don't want me to try other tires...
Is there another option? Something that's big enough for cushion, grips enough and it's lighter than the duro?
I'm quite light: 63 kg.
Forgive me if this has already discussed.
You can have a look at the 24 Muni tires thread to have a better idea of what riders liked/disliked.

However, the tires in-between the Duro and the usual lighter tires are getting harder to source (like the Maxxis HighRoller 2.7 or the Kenda Kinetics 2.6 Killian had).
Maybe you'll get luck and you find some old-stock / second-hand tire. Otherwise, you will have to choose between the Duro with its cushion/weight balance or try a lighter and slightly smaller tire with less cushion but making your unicycle nimbler. In this second case, you have for example the Schwalbe Fat Albert 24x2.4 (62-507) that is way lighter and still a good volume (the Duro is a 24x3.0 (75-507) ). On the upside, modern tires tend to use sticky rubber so the grip is improved compared to the everlasting Duro hard rubber.


Depending on where you live, you may have other riders around with different equipment to try before buying
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Old 2015-01-22, 11:33 AM   #371
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I'm dreaming of a maxxix ardent in 24 size... Does it exists?
Get instead Schwalbe Big Betty 24*2.4 if you can.
Schwalbe(big betty, muddy mary) are just perfect, far better than maxxis ardent IMO (and mesure as told...).
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Old 2015-02-19, 12:15 PM   #372
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Rim width?

I've been riding a Hans Dampf for the last 6 months and loving it, except for the occasional pinch flat around 20psi. So I'm going to go tubeless which doesn't seem easy on the KH freeride rim. Time for a new rim, and to scale up to 27.5 The Nextie carbon rims seem tempting - I'm thinking 50mm might be wide enough to avoid the weight of the SG version (yes I'm a weight weenie despite weighing around 190lbs) Is that going to work tubeless with the snakeskin tyre? Or would you go a narrower rim and the SG?
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