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Offline Kevin Bennett

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Having BIG MEAT is always helpful!
« on: February 28, 2010, 06:37:08 PM »
I ran my SS with my old Rampages (29 X 2.3) today and what a difference.  I have been running it with Maxxis Aspens (2.1's).  The Aspens are very light (sub 500 grams) and roll great.  They are in my opinion the perfect XC tire where you still need good traction.  That being said, they are not a great "trail" tire.  Running Boyette today, I was really amazed at how much "cush" you get from a higher volume tire.  Traction was limitless and the extra weight was definitely offset by the benefits.  So again I say, "Roll out your big meat"!
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Re: Having BIG MEAT is always helpful!
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2010, 08:27:17 PM »
I am interested on those Aspens... wanna sell?

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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2010, 09:27:18 PM »
I was gonna try a 2.25 Aspen on the front, see if I like it better than the 2.1 Ignitor I'm currently using.
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Re: Having BIG MEAT is always helpful!
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2010, 09:42:58 PM »
I am interested on those Aspens... wanna sell?

I am gonna keep them to use for endurance and xc events.
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Re: Having BIG MEAT is always helpful!
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2010, 09:49:33 AM »
I just bought a pair of Kozmik Lites.. they are similar to the Aspen, actually I think the Aspen was made to compete directly with it...


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Re: Having BIG MEAT is always helpful!
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2010, 11:28:38 AM »
I just bought a pair of Kozmik Lites.. they are similar to the Aspen, actually I think the Aspen was made to compete directly with it...

Have you ran the Kozmik Lites yet? I was tempted, but not convinced. I've seen several peole rolling with them, but running a "Semi-Slick" seems a bit sketchy for my personal style of riding. Interested to hear your thoughts.
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Re: Having BIG MEAT is always helpful!
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2010, 11:40:26 AM »
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I just bought a pair of Kozmik Lites.. they are similar to the Aspen, actually I think the Aspen was made to compete directly with it...


Have you ran the Kozmik Lites yet? I was tempted, but not convinced. I've seen several peole rolling with them, but running a "Semi-Slick" seems a bit sketchy for my personal style of riding. Interested to hear your thoughts.


Yeah, a Buddy of mine runs them and he gave me a Kozmik Lite and a Ignitor Exception to run to see if I like them. I have been running the Kozmik on the rear and so far it has been great. I did ride in some mud at Carter Sunday and it was a little loose, but the tire does have about 1200 miles on it... other than that I have had no problems with grip... the new ones I got via Cambria for $26 each since they price smashed Ebikestop who had them for $26.95. http://www.ebikestop.com/kenda_kozmik_lite_ii_26x20-TR5199.php


I was running Ignitor 2.35 wire beads, so the Kenda's are much lighter.. did not lose much grip either...
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Re: Having BIG MEAT is always helpful!
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2010, 02:25:11 PM »
still like my SB8's...on the 29er or the 26er.... 
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Re: Having BIG MEAT is always helpful!
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2010, 02:47:12 PM »
still like my SB8's...on the 29er or the 26er.... 

The Kozmiks are only 480 grams..

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« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2010, 03:15:40 PM »
SB8's have more tread and aren't heavy by any stretch of the imagination...they corner like nevegals...
 
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Re: Having BIG MEAT is always helpful!
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2010, 03:27:53 PM »
SB8's have more tread and aren't heavy by any stretch of the imagination...they corner like nevegals...
 

noted.. they are a decent tire, but they are 100 grams heavier... Nevegal's are 300 grams heavier, and that is what came on the bike stock... not that I am a weight wienie, but you can really tell a difference in the weight AND rolling resistance.

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« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2010, 03:53:38 PM »
thats why I use the SB8s and 100 gram = 0.22046226218 lb or 100 gram = 3.527 396 195 ounce
 
I doubt 3 ounces is much to worry over for anyone.... and SB8s roll fast as well, you prolly wouldnt even see the difference.  to each my own.
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Re: Having BIG MEAT is always helpful!
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2010, 04:12:31 PM »
thats why I use the SB8s and 100 gram = 0.22046226218 lb or 100 gram = 3.527 396 195 ounce
 
I doubt 3 ounces is much to worry over for anyone.... and SB8s roll fast as well, you prolly wouldnt even see the difference.  to each my own.

At least Kenda makes them both... :)

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« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2010, 06:49:28 PM »
I switched my 2.2 Nevgal out for my 2.0 The Captain on the front of my 29er.
Loved it at Croom...but I got real Squirrelly at Boyette and Alafia!!
Maybe I am just lazy but I think I am going back to the meatier tire for the front. It forgives my crappy lines!
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« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2010, 07:02:59 PM »
I switched my 2.2 Nevgal out for my 2.0 The Captain on the front of my 29er.
Loved it at Croom...but I got real Squirrelly at Boyette and Alafia!!
Maybe I am just lazy but I think I am going back to the meatier tire for the front. It forgives my crappy lines!


Most guys who run different tire sizes put the larger, meatier tire in the front and the lighter, faster rolling tire in the rear. i.e. Nevegal in the front SB8 in the rear.... maybe you should try the Captain in the rear.. no pun intended.. :)

 

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