Maxxis Advantage Bike Tyre - 26" x 2.1" anygood?

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Maxxis Advantage Bike Tyre - 26" x 2.1" anygood?

Postby kirby700 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 13:51 pm

Hi I can get these for £20.00 each at the minute and not sure if there any good.

I've got a Boardman Team fs and the conti mountain kings were brilliant in the summer / damp but are dreadful in the full wet that we are having at the minute. SO at the minute im running a rubber queen a the front and a mountian king at the back as the rubber queen will not run on the back without rubbing the chain stays.

So Im looking for some new ones.

Maxxis Ignitor Mountain Bike Tyre - 26" x 2.1 and Maxxis Advantage Bike Tyre - 26" x 2.1" anygood are both £20.00 each and not sure what to pick.

At the minute I only ride the local trails in east riding of yorkshire and its very sticky but just need more grip.

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Re: Maxxis Advantage Bike Tyre - 26" x 2.1" anygood?

Postby cooldad » Thu Jan 24, 2013 13:55 pm

I use Ignitors all year - soft (Exception) compound.
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Re: Maxxis Advantage Bike Tyre - 26" x 2.1" anygood?

Postby ddraver » Thu Jan 24, 2013 14:02 pm

Use an ADvantage on the front as a winter tyre
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Re: Maxxis Advantage Bike Tyre - 26" x 2.1" anygood?

Postby RockmonkeySC » Thu Jan 24, 2013 14:34 pm

I have a set of Advantage in the garage. Used them two or three times I think, they are useless in wet & dry.

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Re: Maxxis Advantage Bike Tyre - 26" x 2.1" anygood?

Postby .blitz » Thu Jan 24, 2013 14:42 pm

kirby700 wrote:...I only ride the local trails in east riding of yorkshire and its very sticky but just need more grip

Quite like Advantages as a front tyre I find them pretty good in loose rubbly rooty conditions but maybe not the best choice for sticky mud.

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Re: Maxxis Advantage Bike Tyre - 26" x 2.1" anygood?

Postby ddraver » Thu Jan 24, 2013 15:10 pm

No, not good for sticky mud....ignitors might be better then
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Re: Maxxis Advantage Bike Tyre - 26" x 2.1" anygood?

Postby Dave_P1 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 17:00 pm

I use them and there very good tyres IMO

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Re: Maxxis Advantage Bike Tyre - 26" x 2.1" anygood?

Postby ilovedirt » Thu Jan 24, 2013 17:54 pm

I used to use them, they were best for trail centre type surfaces I found, not much good on anything loose/rooty.
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