Sorry, you must be logged in to use the shoutbox!

Author Topic: rear tire options  (Read 2577 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline chainslap

  • Clipless Mountain Goat
  • ***
  • Posts: 174
  • Karma: +24/-9
  • Gender: Male
  • Chainslap
  • My Bike: Fuel EX 9.9 29er
rear tire options
« on: April 14, 2009, 07:55:35 AM »
I currently run a Kenda Nevegal 2.1 dtc up front and a Kosmic Lite II 2.0 on the rear of my Epiphany.  I ride the red and blues at santos most of the time now and Boyette and Alafia when I am back in Tampa.  The Kosmic Lite II has enough grip on the climbs and turns but I would really like to have some more breaking power in back when it is dry and dusty without sacrificing the roll of the KLII.  Thinking about Karma, Small Block 8,  Michilen XC Dry II and the Captain.  Anyone have experience with one of these VS the KLII.

Offline BillT

  • INCONCEIVABLE
  • Yellow Jersey
  • *****
  • Posts: 1840
  • Karma: +87/-163
  • My Bike: Intense Uzzi VPX w/ 'Slacker' dropouts
Re: rear tire options
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2009, 08:16:29 AM »
I've been running a UST Small Block 8 on the back of my Blur for a while now and love it.  It really excels on our local trails when they are dry, but it absolutely sucks in the mud.  It gives great traction and pretty decent braking and has held up very well.
Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

Offline $irWattZZZZ

  • SWAMP Club Member
  • Yellow Jersey
  • ****
  • Posts: 1644
  • Karma: +47/-276
  • Gender: Male
  • My Bike: Ibis Mojo HDR, WaltWorks 29er,Devinci Atlas, Cannondale EVO
Re: rear tire options
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2009, 08:38:08 AM »
I have not used the Kozmic as a point of reference, but love the Captains traction and grip in the corners as well as its ability to roll. I am also using the Michelin XCR Dry2 on another wheel set and am amazed at the amount of traction that such an ez roller has :)

Offline Pariah

  • Cycling Sherpa
  • ***
  • Posts: 438
  • Karma: +12/-65
  • Gender: Male
Re: rear tire options
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2009, 10:31:42 AM »
Pretty much a fan of the SB8 on my Epiphany.  No issues with it on dry trails or even slightly muddy trails.
WARNING  This document may contain technical data whose export is restricted by the Arms Export Control Act (Title 22, U.S.C., Sec 2778, et seq.) or the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended (Title 50, U.S.C., App. 2401 et seq.). Violation of these export laws are subject to criminal penalty

Offline KRUNNCHERO

  • Frankenbike builder!
  • Forum Moderator
  • Ninja Master Cyclist
  • *****
  • Posts: 646
  • Karma: +45/-167
  • Gender: Male
  • Smite master!
    • Raymond James Financial Services
Re: rear tire options
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2009, 11:41:09 AM »
I find these to provide the most traction/braking power when I am flying down some Alafia singletrack...
 
We continuously seek feedback from you as to how we can improve our policies and procedures since our primary goal is to act in partnership with you. If you have any questions or need to report any problems on the SWAMP forum, please send me a PM and I will get back with you ASAP.

Offline Triple T

  • SWAMP Club Member
  • Yellow Jersey
  • ****
  • Posts: 1635
  • Karma: +86/-358
  • Gender: Male
  • Balloon Knot Cycling
  • My Bike: Likes to pose in the parking lot.
Re: rear tire options
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2009, 11:45:45 AM »
I find these to provide the most traction/braking power when I am flying down some Alafia singletrack...
 


 
Smart*  ;D
Ibis Mojo SL-23.81 lbs.
Ibis Tranny-20.75 lbs.

Offline benjibbad

  • Ninja Master Cyclist
  • ****
  • Posts: 505
  • Karma: +39/-26
  • Gender: Male
    • MY Space
Re: rear tire options
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2009, 04:36:41 PM »
I used the Karma's for a while and they are a good tire.  They don't cake up in the mud and they roll fast.  The tread on them is not that much deeper than the kosmics, and the treads are fairly far apart.  I still have my 2 Karmas if you are looking at them. it's the 26 x 2.0 DTC.  Let me know if you want them.
 
Dan
Pedal fast, Hit hard - pain is temporary, and chicks dig scars!!

Check out the Blog:
http://scifdps.blogspot.com/

Offline Shep

  • First Bike
  • *
  • Posts: 10
  • Karma: +0/-2
  • Gender: Male
Re: rear tire options
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2009, 06:21:00 PM »
I find these to provide the most traction/braking power when I am flying down some Alafia singletrack...
 


Gotta be kinda heavy though huh?  ;)
Gettin back to it.

Offline Gregg

  • Forum Moderator
  • Yellow Jersey
  • *****
  • Posts: 3130
  • Karma: +263/-205
  • Gender: Male
  • obsessed...............
  • My Bike: A Kouple of Kool Konas....and a new plastic Titus....
Re: rear tire options
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2009, 09:42:25 PM »
I find these to provide the most traction/braking power when I am flying down some Alafia singletrack...
 


 
Smart*  ;D




See I told ya! ;)

Offline Gregg

  • Forum Moderator
  • Yellow Jersey
  • *****
  • Posts: 3130
  • Karma: +263/-205
  • Gender: Male
  • obsessed...............
  • My Bike: A Kouple of Kool Konas....and a new plastic Titus....
Re: rear tire options
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2009, 09:44:12 PM »
I used the Karma's for a while and they are a good tire.  They don't cake up in the mud and they roll fast.  The tread on them is not that much deeper than the kosmics, and the treads are fairly far apart.  I still have my 2 Karmas if you are looking at them. it's the 26 x 2.0 DTC.  Let me know if you want them.
 
Dan


I might be interested in them... I really love the Kosmik lites but i am concerned about wet weather traction....I haven't decided yet what I am going to do.

Offline chisel

  • Yellow Jersey
  • *****
  • Posts: 1737
  • Karma: +140/-86
Re: rear tire options
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2009, 07:18:13 AM »
the kozmics are fine in the mud. You just have to learn finess and not put it all on the tire. ;D ;)

Offline chainslap

  • Clipless Mountain Goat
  • ***
  • Posts: 174
  • Karma: +24/-9
  • Gender: Male
  • Chainslap
  • My Bike: Fuel EX 9.9 29er
Re: rear tire options
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2009, 12:25:02 PM »
Pariah, how is the rear braking on the SB8 vs the KLII?

Offline Pariah

  • Cycling Sherpa
  • ***
  • Posts: 438
  • Karma: +12/-65
  • Gender: Male
Re: rear tire options
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2009, 12:40:15 PM »
The tire stops fine for me.  I don't ever just use the rear brake, though, I use both depending on the terrain 60/40  or 70/30  being rear/front ratio.  I've always stopped prior to any disater(s) with ease.  I'm a fan of the SB8.
WARNING  This document may contain technical data whose export is restricted by the Arms Export Control Act (Title 22, U.S.C., Sec 2778, et seq.) or the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended (Title 50, U.S.C., App. 2401 et seq.). Violation of these export laws are subject to criminal penalty

Offline Alan

  • Yellow Jersey
  • *****
  • Posts: 1176
  • Karma: +42/-111
  • Gender: Male
  • My Bike: Monolog, Bruce LeeRoy, Gnarvester of SSorrow
Re: rear tire options
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2009, 09:23:57 PM »
I am also a fan of the SB8.  I've been running one on the back of my XTC1 for the past 5-6 months.  Great grip all around in the dry but crap in the rain.  Probably not a good summer tire for FL.

 

Advertisement: