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Offline aliasdck

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Re: Good tires for scuffing
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2019, 09:31:30 PM »
I've been riding with the s&m tire on my back wheel for the last few days. Definitely starting to like it. Tire grips well and rolls nice. Took a bit to get used to but this is normal for me with any new tire, especially with the change in width, since like voodoo pointed out these are actually the rated width unlike The frequency gs I normally use.

I'm liking them so far. Unfortunately my rear tube exploded today, sounded like a gun shot. I don't think the tire failed, I suspect the tube was pinched and it just took a couple days before it finally popped. Or atleast I hope, I still need to inspect the tire closely. Was running about 120 in them.

Offline Doses

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Re: Good tires for scuffing
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2019, 02:05:52 PM »
Comet 1.5 , at first are hard to scuff. Once you get the full concept of rolling capabilities you adapt. My next favorite is 1.85 Walls, Chase tires 1.75 or  Panaracers 1.75.

Offline mal

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Re: Good tires for scuffing
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2020, 11:27:36 PM »
anyone tested the Heresy ones?

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Re: Good tires for scuffing
« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2020, 02:57:22 PM »

I recently did a swap with my friend Wes and scored a set of Motel Works M825's. They are really nice. They are light...a little wider (1.825") but they are fast for a wider tire.

The compound feels pretty good as well. At first, I was leaving some excessive marks on the pavement from them. But oddly, after they did that for a couple days, they stopped. I thought they might wear down fast but they seem okay.

They are similar to the Trackmark in overall feel...but they are faster (spinning wise).

14.8 oz ...much heavier than a Mac 1 ...But every bike feels heavy on the ends after switching from Mac 1's to another tire.

I need to get some Twiggy Tubes and I think the Motels will feel perfect.
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