Fatsest Rolling tyre

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Fatsest Rolling tyre

Postby jonnyboy66uk » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:30 am

Hey all,,,

My schwable Rocket ron & racing ralph are coming to an end of their life... Great tyres and they have both served me well on the rear of my bike... Gonna order another Ron from onone as they are in the sale, But it got me thinking to what is the fastest rolling xc tyre that actually can handle some trail stuff now and again

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Postby benpinnick » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:41 am

Maxxis Crossmark, Schwalbe Smart Sam or Conti Race King would be my top three.
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Postby welshkev » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:42 pm

i run conti race king 2.0 on my hardtail. great tyres :D
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Postby VWsurfbum » Mon Jan 31, 2011 13:34 pm

+1 for crossmark but not as light as the ones you have.
What about small block8's? fast just not for mud :lol:

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Postby ride_whenever » Mon Jan 31, 2011 13:40 pm

Panaracer razer MX.

Surprisingly grippy and blisteringly fast! Certainly not a wet tyre though.

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Postby jonnyboy66uk » Mon Jan 31, 2011 15:27 pm

The top contenders so far then are the race kings and crossmarks.....

Anyone had any experiance off the maxxis larsen tt?

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Postby welshkev » Mon Jan 31, 2011 15:39 pm

http://www.nextdaytyres.com/tyres/Maxxis/Crossmark.aspx

http://www.nextdaytyres.com/tyres/Conti ... -King.aspx

look at the prices. if you want folding then they're quite similar but the wire on (which i have) are a great price :D
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Postby .blitz » Mon Jan 31, 2011 15:47 pm

+1 great service from Nextday Steve is a top bloke

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Postby T1berious » Mon Jan 31, 2011 16:58 pm

+1 for the Crossmark silly fast as a rear I use it with an Ignitor on the front. Warning: they ain't great in the wet and then some.

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Postby Northwind » Mon Jan 31, 2011 20:50 pm

Crossmarks are way better than you'd expect them to be in the wet to be fair. Still not great but they're so fast you'd think they'd be suicide.

Kenda's Small Block 8 is another good one, the 2.1 is just as fast as a Crossmark (as far as I can tell anyway) but a bit grippier. Slightly weighty though, it's a fast trail tyre not a race tyre. Flipside of that is that they're tough, and they last forever.
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Postby allthegearnoidea » Mon Jan 31, 2011 21:21 pm

have heard these are supposed to be Very fast rolling,
http://www.silverfish-uk.com/articles.p ... eshow=1132

not so sure they'd be all that good on the trails though!!
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Postby bike-a-swan » Mon Jan 31, 2011 22:20 pm

Smallblocks good. As are nextdaytyres. I can't speak for the mx models, but 2.1 razers come up small and feel lethal on the front. Alright on the back for fast shorter rides, but I'd always pick the small block given the choice.
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Postby ride_whenever » Mon Jan 31, 2011 23:17 pm

The intense micronobbly are insanely fast. But their grip is almost absent...

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Postby njee20 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 23:35 pm

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Postby DCR00 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:57 am

Conti Twister Supersonics

Great in the dry, sh*te in the wet tho

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Postby tomtomthepipersson » Tue Feb 01, 2011 18:11 pm

jonnyboy66uk wrote:The top contenders so far then are the race kings and crossmarks.....


I never got on with my Race Kings - squirmy on the corners no matter what pressure I tried, and they used to puncture something chronic (8 in one ride was my record). Switched to Ralphs and they seem much better tyres.

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Postby jonnyboy66uk » Tue Feb 01, 2011 21:22 pm

Thanks guys... Got a ron and a crossmark on order to play with.... will let you know my thoughts!!!


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