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Offline RKL

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More on tires??
« on: August 07, 2009, 08:04:39 PM »
I ride a Gary Fisher w/ stock Bontrager Race wheels.  Wheels say they're tubeless, but were stock w/ tubes.  Am I correct in assuming that these will accept UST or non-UST tires, which is probably what the stock Bontrager tires are??  It's time to replace at least the rear tire and all this talk about Maxxis Ignitors has got me leaning that way.

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Re: More on tires??
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2009, 09:09:50 PM »
Tires are definitely a personal choice, but I don't think you will be disappointed.  Love mine.  Running front and back (29er).
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Re: More on tires??
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2009, 09:39:55 PM »
I ride a Gary Fisher w/ stock Bontrager Race wheels.  Wheels say they're tubeless, but were stock w/ tubes.  Am I correct in assuming that these will accept UST or non-UST tires, which is probably what the stock Bontrager tires are??  It's time to replace at least the rear tire and all this talk about Maxxis Ignitors has got me leaning that way.

Ignitors are good tires, you might want to try running them tubless.....you probably won't go back if you do.

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Re: More on tires??
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2009, 09:42:11 PM »
I just put the Ignitors on the back of my 29er...Kenda nevgal in front. I will test for the first time tomorrow.
The Nevgal feels very heavy..The ignitor looks just right..
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Re: More on tires??
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2009, 09:56:08 PM »
I just put the Ignitors on the back of my 29er...Kenda nevgal in front. I will test for the first time tomorrow.
The Nevgal feels very heavy..The ignitor looks just right..

At 827 grams, that is a big heavy tire.....phew.

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Re: More on tires??
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2009, 10:04:58 PM »
Yeah...+/- 40 ...could be 860!.....I am heavy, who knows they may be just right. When I rode Santos I wished I had more traction. It was wet and I was running my 2.0 Captains.
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Re: More on tires??
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2009, 10:14:48 PM »
Yeah...+/- 40 ...could be 860!.....I am heavy, who knows they may be just right. When I rode Santos I wished I had more traction. It was wet and I was running my 2.0 Captains.

 
There are few tires that will give you more traction.

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Re: More on tires??
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2009, 10:25:30 PM »
Traction problems with Captains? You may want to take a look at your position on the bike ;)

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Re: More on tires??
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2009, 05:36:23 AM »
Scott you might be right...I'll ask u more later. Im off to Boyette....
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Re: More on tires??
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2009, 07:20:53 AM »
I just put the Ignitors on the back of my 29er...Kenda nevgal in front. I will test for the first time tomorrow.
The Nevgal feels very heavy..The ignitor looks just right..

At 827 grams, that is a big heavy tire.....phew.

Maybe thats why I am so slow Gregg? 2 29er Nevegals....   

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Re: More on tires??
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2009, 07:43:04 AM »
I ride a Gary Fisher w/ stock Bontrager Race wheels.  Wheels say they're tubeless, but were stock w/ tubes.  Am I correct in assuming that these will accept UST or non-UST tires, which is probably what the stock Bontrager tires are??  It's time to replace at least the rear tire and all this talk about Maxxis Ignitors has got me leaning that way.

those bontragers can be converted to tubless with use of their valve stem. the rim will accept any tire. where the tires that came on it "Jones"? if so those tires have a tubeless bead, but a regular tire casing. You will need a sealant (like stans) in them or any other non-UST you mount to the rims.

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Re: More on tires??
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2009, 01:26:25 PM »
I ride a Gary Fisher w/ stock Bontrager Race wheels.  Wheels say they're tubeless, but were stock w/ tubes.  Am I correct in assuming that these will accept UST or non-UST tires, which is probably what the stock Bontrager tires are??  It's time to replace at least the rear tire and all this talk about Maxxis Ignitors has got me leaning that way.

those bontragers can be converted to tubless with use of their valve stem. the rim will accept any tire. where the tires that came on it "Jones"? if so those tires have a tubeless bead, but a regular tire casing. You will need a sealant (like stans) in them or any other non-UST you mount to the rims.

 
 
You should definitly try it..... ;)

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Re: More on tires??
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2009, 02:17:46 PM »
...FWIW I hate the ignitors.  Captain is a much better choice (rear)
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Re: More on tires??
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2009, 08:16:54 PM »
...FWIW I hate the ignitors

I disliked my Ignitors.  Don't know that I hated them.
 
For a tractor tire, I have been really impressed with the Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.25 I put on my bike.  Heavy, but roll pretty well and have not put me in the dirt face first like the Ignitors. (yeah I know, it was probably bad technique, not the tire's fault  :P )
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Re: More on tires??
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2009, 09:45:40 AM »
I saw a set of non-eXception Ignitors at AJ's this weekend.  The tread seems decent. Not to aggressive or mild.  My 2.10 WIRE bead Nevegal and 2.10 WIRE bead Blue groove are heavy...  i looked for them on on Kenda's site, doesn't look like they make those tires anymore. If they do it's for a cheap OEM tire and they only sell to the Manufactures. So without weighing my tires, I have no idea exactly what they weigh, or their advertised weight is. 

 

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