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Old 2009-05-08, 04:41 PM   #1
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The "official" Muni Tyre Review Page

I don't know that I can be as exhaustive as Sponge was on the trials tyres, but I do think we need more reviews on tyres for muni, so here's my contribution:

Twenty-Four Inch Tyres:
24" Duro Wildlife 3"
Soft rubber, sticky, wears quickly, softer sidewalls, poor mud traction, fairly durable.
Good for lighter riders who want a soft rebound.

24" Intense DH 3"
Firm rubber, sticky, stiff sidewalls, long lasting, good mud traction, durable, heavy
Good for heavier riders, thopse who want more edge control for carving.

24" Kenda Kolossal DH 2.6"
A basic tyre, inexpensive, okay rebound, moderately soft tread, medium heavy, good in the mud, knobs wear oddly, poor hard surface performance
Good entry level tyre.

24" Arrow Racing Launch 2.35"
Good all around hard surface tyre, not a lot of volume, more of an XC trye, medium soft rubber, fairly lightweight, good construction.
A good trye for XC and lighter folks who don't need a superduty tyre.

Twenty-Six Inch Tyres:
26" Gazz Jr 2.6"
Discontinued tyre, a lot like the Intense, maybe heavier, not quite as sticky, a good all around tyre, heavy.
Good for heavier riders, not worth paying extra since the Intense is available.

26" TRYALL STIKY 2.5"
Medium soft rubber, sticky, good mud traction, decent volume for a narrow tyre, more of an XC tyre, but can handle tech and smaller drops depending on rider weight, moderately heavy
Good all around tyre for mixed riding.

Twenty-Nine Inch Tyres:
29" WTB Stout 2.35"
Biggest 29er tyre available, but still not a true muni tyre, sidewalls are soft, tyre is very heavy, tread is only moderately sticky, good for fast XC on hard surfaces.

29" Kenda Navegal 2.3"
A close second in size to the Stout, not a bad ride, not too sticky, good for XC, will handle paved surfaces.

29" Panaracer Rampage 2.35"
A nice MTB tyre, but too soft in the sidewall for muni unless it's a firm surface as at low pressures this tyre will fold. Lighter than the Navegal and Stout, not a great paved suraced tyre.

Please feel free to add tyres not already listed, try to include width and weight where possible.
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Old 2009-05-08, 05:20 PM   #2
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Good write up. Sets the seed for everyone else and gives a general idea.

I ride the stout on my kh29 and really love it. I started off with the kenda KLAW XT but never really liked it. It was too narrow had paper-thin sidewalls and had to be kept hard to prevent bottoming out and folding. I felt a massive improvement when I changed to the stout. The stout has a much larger volume (certainly feels it because you can run it at a lower pressure and make the most of it) and stiffer sidewalls. I can run my stout at much lower pressure and it soaks up the bumps really nicely. It is fairly heavy but I don’t feel the weight at all anymore. I have taken it off some pretty big drops and done some pretty tech Muni with it and I don’t feel it holds me back. Highly recommend it. If there was a larger, wider tyre I may go for it. I think a wider rim would probably do more for me though.
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Old 2009-05-08, 09:04 PM   #3
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24" Nokian Gazzoloddi 3"
soft rubber, wears quickly, stiff sidewall, square profile, durable, heavy, expensive, rare.
The largest 24" tire available. Hard to obtain. Time proven MUni tire.
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Old 2009-05-08, 10:15 PM   #4
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24" Nokian Gazzoloddi 3"
soft rubber, wears quickly, stiff sidewall, square profile, durable, heavy, expensive, rare.
The largest 24" tire available. Hard to obtain. Time proven MUni tire.
Amazing tire. Love mine. Need to find a cache of them somewhere to stock up before supplies completely vanish.
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Old 2009-05-08, 10:34 PM   #5
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Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.4 29" tyre, large volume and light (claimed 640g). Great for fast XC, nothing too tech. Doesnt work great at low presures due to light sidewalls, around 22-25psi works well for me, sorry dont know how much I weigh so that maybe doesnt help much.

For soaking up big bumps go for for the Stout, but the weight savings of this tyre are worth it to me (Stout- claimed 1100g), I really felt the difference when switching. Running tubeless on Nimbus 29er rim for maybe two months now, took a long time to seal but has been great ever since.

Great thread, I think people shouldnt feel bad about disagreeing with peoples reviews/opinions though, even if it is my own
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Old 2009-05-09, 06:30 AM   #6
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What about the Arrow Racing wide bite or the IRC Kujo DH 3.0. I have never ridden these tires so if someone has some info on these would be a good thing to add.
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24" Nokian Gazzoloddi 3"
soft rubber, wears quickly, stiff sidewall, square profile, durable, heavy, expensive, rare.
The largest 24" tire available. Hard to obtain. Time proven MUni tire.
I suport your chose, and i use nokian tires for my bike and my car aswell!
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Old 2009-10-08, 12:10 AM   #8
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24" Duro or Intense 24" (and where to buy)

I ride about 75% dirt trails, 25% pavement. Been riding for approx 9 months, and still consider myself a beginner muni rider.

1) Which is best 24"x3.0 tire to get (24" Duro, Intense 24" or something else)?

2) Where do you buy your 24" Duro Wildlife tires or your Intense 24" tires? (didnt look like they were available at UDC)

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Old 2009-10-08, 09:29 AM   #9
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2) Where do you buy your 24" Duro Wildlife tires or your Intense 24" tires? (didnt look like they were available at UDC)
I can't answer "which is best" because I've only ever used Duro Leopards. Some people really like the Intense - Terry MuniAddict is a big fan.

UDC usually sell Duros, or sometimes Halo Contra which is the same thing rebranded.

AFAIK the Intense tyres are out of production but Jamey (UniProShop) had some stock of them - not sure if he has any left now.

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Old 2009-10-08, 11:50 AM   #10
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surly endomorph 26" x 4"

is an other big muni tire.

its excellent in soft ground, sand, snow
really good for soft landing drops
its light wheight around 1200gr

but not recomanded for wet grass, roots etc...
on rough terrain you can go with very low pressure,
but on road it should be more than 25psi otherwise it rides like a steamroller

it has the same diametre than a 29" tire
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my favourite is the 26" x 3" gazza on the 65mm large marge rim

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Old 2009-10-08, 01:07 PM   #11
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I ride about 75% dirt trails, 25% pavement. Been riding for approx 9 months, and still consider myself a beginner muni rider.

1) Which is best 24"x3.0 tire to get (24" Duro, Intense 24" or something else)?
Another option is the Felt Berm Master. If you're looking for a hardcore MUni tire you're better off with the Duro or Intense but if you don't mind giving up some grip in the dirt to get better performance on paved surfaces then the Berm Master could be a good choice. There's more on it in this thread: http://unicyclist.com/forums/showthr...t=77574&page=2
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Old 2009-10-08, 03:51 PM   #12
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1) Which is best 24"x3.0 tire to get (24" Duro, Intense 24" or something else)?
Both my son and I prefer the Intense DH 24" because it can be run at very low pressures and not bottom out. It's just about as sticky as the Duro, but has a harder "edge" of knobbies, so carves better when cutting sharp turns. I don't find that it slips amy more or less than he Duro when riding in wet conditions. It does seem to wear longer.

There's nothing wrong with the duro, but as a heavier rider I find it's not enough tire for me, can't seem to find a happy place in terms of tire pressure and ride feel. I use a Duro on my 26" only because I trashed my new Gazz Jr. I have some other DH tires in the works, one is a Intense DH 2.6 which might be enough girth for my needs.
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some weights

26" x 4" surly endomorph 1260g
26" x 2,5 Try All Stiky 1280g
26" x 3" Duro Wildlife 1550g
26" x 3" Nokian Gazzaloddi 1650g

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Old 2009-10-09, 07:41 AM   #14
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26" x 4" surly endomorph 1260g
26" x 2,5 Try All Stiky 1280g
26" x 3" Duro Wildlife 1550g
26" x 3" Nokian Gazzaloddi 1650g

new tires self scaled
The Surly Endomorph is a surprising weight for such a big tire!
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Old 2009-10-24, 04:19 AM   #15
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anyone know where to get a good 26 tire? my duro 26x3 is already showing wear only after 1 week of riding.
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