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  1. Seeing as there are no Maxxis DHR II or Agressor tyres in 29er 2.3" in the country I'm looking for feedback on the following two tyres as a rear tyre on an enduro/trail bike! I'm also open to other recommendations! Most of my riding is done on dry hard pack, rock gardens, loose rocks and roots. Predominantly in Tokai as well as Hoogekraal, Contermanskloof, Jonkershoek etc. Grip is important but I still want the tyre to roll fast! I'm currently running a DHF upfront! I was looking at the Specialized Eliminator 29x2.3" with a grid trail casing and T7 rubber compound as well as the Schwalbe Hanz Dampf 29x2.35" in a super trail/super gravity casing and the addix soft rubber compound! Would love to hear your experiences and feedback with these tyres?
  2. I'm looking for either a Maxxis Minion DHR II or Aggressor for a 29" rim, it must be the 2.3" wide tyre in a Double Down (DD) casing, I have tried most of the shops I could think of in the Southern Suburbs/CBD in Cape Town. Please let me know of stores elsewhere which have a wide range of Maxxis trail/enduro tyres!
  3. I'm looking at replacing my current MTB tyres (OEM Bontrager XR3, 29" x 2.3"), as the back is almost worn out and I'm struggling on corners with the front especially over loose rocks. Its my first time doing so and and apart from all the recent research I've done I have no prior knowledge. I do 90% of my riding on the DH and Snake trails in Tokai CPT which are Enduro and Trail trails respectively, Tokai has lots of hard-packed ground, with rock gardens, roots and loose small rocks. For what is worth, I'm looking at running a 2.6" front and 2.4" rear combo, I'm primarily looking at using Maxxis tyres for simplicity and in terms of availability, I'm looking at using the Exo + casing and the 3C Maxx Terra rubber compound on both front and rear, as they seem best suited towards my needs! Where I need assistance is choosing the correct tyre combo, the forerunner from my research and taking into account my local terrain appears to be a Assegai up front and a Minion DHR II at the rear. Another decent combo appears to be running the DHR up front and either a Aggressor or Dissector at the rear. I can't seem to find any stock of the Minion DHF hence not including it in any of the above combos. I'm looking for feedback from anyone using any of the above combos or tyres, with a specific focus on grip especially on corners, rolling resistance (speed) and durability, especially as I will be using the bike to climb up trails!
  4. Hi All Anyone familiar with this "new" XC tire ? Running Ikon at the back - looking for better upfront . Thank you
  5. Theo rides a carbon fibre YT Industries TUES. A successful racing bike, seeing its second consecutive SA Champs win (last year under Pottie) and a number of World Cup wins by Aaron Gwinn. The Trails Crew. A passionate group of riders who spend their time building and shredding trails around the Cape. If you haven't heard of them, it's definitely worth checking out their work. And some motivation to "SEND IT!!" on the top cap from the guys at cSixx. Converted from coil to air. The winning number. Evidence of a trip to Morzine. Theo has converted his RockShox BoXXer fork from a coil to an air spring to get his preferred feel. He enjoys his shock, a RockShox Vivid, to be coil spring for better small bump sensitivity and to avoid overheating on rowdier trails. The drivetrain is a bit of a mix and match. A SRAM X0 derailleur conducts gear changes across a 10-speed cassette via a SRAM X9 shifter. An E-Thirteen LG1 Plus crankset with a 36 tooth chainring is powered by Shimano DX pedals. A cSixx 9 Gravity Guide keeps the chain in check. Theo is particular about his braking, prefering the tried and tested Avid Code brake set to SRAM's newer Guide brakes. For South African Champs, Theo fitted Maxxis's DHR II tyres front and back. He elected to go with the downhill casing variants for better puncture resistance on the rocky Hartbeespoort track with cSixx FOAMO inserts to further prevent snakebites and rim damage. While Theo does prefer carbon wheels, he rode these trusty aluminium DT Swiss YT 2020's at SA Champs with great success. Specifications FrameYT TUES CFForkRockShox BoXXerShockRockShox VividWheelsetDT Swiss YT 2020TyresMaxxis DHR IIShifterSRAM X9Rear DerailleurSRAM X0 DHChainguidecSixx 9 Gravity GuideCranksete-Thirteen LG1 Plus with 36T chainringCassette SRAM PG-1070ChainSRAM 10-SpeedSaddleSDG I-SpyHandlebarRaceface AtlasGripsODI RuffianStemRaceface AtlasBrakesAvid Code with 200mm rotors The Rider's Perspective: Theo Erlangsen. Frame: YT industries TUES Carbon Fibre XL I could go on for ages about the frame, angles, lengths, kinematics, etc. But give it a thought, Aaron Gwin dominates the World Cup scene on his YT, both last year & this year’s SA champions won on YT Tues. Maybe, just maybe, you could go out on a limb, and say it’s a good bike. Having a championship proven, world-class bike that is cheaper than anything else comparable on the market is a very, very rare combination in any industry. YT is without a doubt the best value when it comes to buying a downhill bike.Fork: RockShox BoXXer One of the best forks I’ve ever had. Technically the fork shouldn’t work as it originally came with a spring, not an air cartridge. I rode it for a while with a spring but hated the feel, so I wanted to put in an air cartridge. However, once you ride it with the spring, it scratches the inside of the stanchion, and they say you can’t run the air cartridge. But I managed to get an old model air cartridge lying in the back of the Cape Cycle Systems's warehouse and put that in. Somehow, I really don’t know how, but it has worked like a dream. I’ve serviced it maybe four times in the two years, and it’s been absolutely bomb-proof, never failing on me. However given the choice, I’d run a Fox 40 air purely for racing in Europe. I’d like to have the increased adjustability in settings and stiffness, as the tracks are so much more demanding. That being said, for riding in South Africa, I think a Boxxer is sufficient for most people. Rear shock: RockShox Vivid Another component of my bike that has surpassed my expectations. In 2 years of abuse, I’ve only serviced it once and it has never given me any issues. I favour coil shocks as I prefer the small bump sensitivity and, when racing in Europe, air shocks can heat up too much on long runs and jeopardise performance. Additionally, with the introduction of the new generation of lightweight springs, there is less incentive to run air shocks. I don’t currently have a titanium or that lightweight orange Fox spring but I would love to run one given the opportunity. Brakes: The OG SRAM Code brakes My favourite component on my bike and the one I am most picky about. Bought second hand in poor condition. Cape Cycle Systems completely redid the internals for me and gave them a second life. My bike originally came with Guide brakes, but I didn’t feel they had enough stopping power, given my weight and riding level. To put it euphemistically, I didn’t like them. The Code brake has a more powerful calliper, which is needed for competitive downhill racing. I am extremely fussy about how my brakes feel. Lever reach as far out as possible, they must bite as early and tightly as possible and each side must feel identical. I run the SRAM brand organic compound pads and wouldn’t run anything else. I’ve tried knock off brand pads and hate them. 200mm SRAM rotors, but I can’t wait for SRAM to start making 220mm rotors. Tyres: Maxxis DHR 2, DH casing (Front and Rear) Another component on my bike which is hugely important to me. I love the feel of the Maxxis tyres, I love the compound and predictability of the side knobs. My ideal combination is a DHF on the front and a DHR on the back. However, I ran DHR’s front and back at SA Champs because they were the only fresh tires I had left. Depending on the nature of the track that I’m racing, I switch between the Double Down and DH casing. Due to the harsh rocks in the SA Champs track, I chose to run the DH casing to reduce the probability of a flat. But if certain tracks allow for it, I run the double down, as it is lighter, and the rotational weight of the wheels makes a significant difference to the feel and speed of the bike. The importance of tyres is hugely underrated. Formula 1, Moto GP, etc., spend millions on tyres for a reason, it’s critical. Don’t think mountain biking is any different. Your tyres are your only point of contact with the ground, therefore the way they feel, makes a huge difference to your riding. Fresh tyres make the world of difference. Chain Guide: CSixx 9 Gravity Guide Really stoked with it, I’ve smashed it on rocks and things so many times, and it’s still holding up. Thanks to the new clutch derailleurs, they can now ditch the jockey wheel and just have a shark fin guide on the bottom, enabling the guide to have full protection with no drag. I’m running the metal one because the custom carbon one they made for me went missing at a Dawn of the Dirt after party. Whoever stole it, Jonty Human is looking for you, and not happy with you. Haha. But there’s a new proto carbon one, with custom colours, waiting at the cSixx office to be put on. The weight reduction on a carbon guide is so obvious, with almost no downside. Carbon is always the first choice. Having a local company, keen to test and develop their products with you, is hugely helpful to both parties. Wheels Set: DT Swiss YT 2020. Also known as DT Swiss FR570 rims. My favourite aluminium rims that I’ve ever run. In terms of DH aluminium rims, I wouldn’t use anything else and highly recommend them. A tip, I run brass nipples, they are a bit heavier, but they are more durable. Aluminium nipples are lighter, but I break spokes too easily. With brass nipples, I almost never break spokes. However, if I could run carbon rims, I would. The weight reduction in rotational weight and increase stiffness is one of the most noticeable and advantageous upgrades you can do to your bike. I would put ‘upgrading to carbon rims’ at the top of your list of things to upgrade on your bike, especially your trail bike. And don’t be silly and buy cheap *** carbon rims, because they will break, and you’ll be angry. Buy some decent quality cSixx ones, with good post-sale warranty support. You get what you pay for. And on that note, if you have carbon rims, always be aware of your tyre pressure. Check it before every ride as tyres always slowly leak air. If you run silly low pressures, don’t be angry when you break them. You won’t believe how much better your bike will feel with light and stiff rims. Rotational weight reduction is the most important and valuable weight reduction you can do to your bike. Additionally, because of the stiffness of carbon rims, they don’t flex, and your spokes don’t get loose over time, meaning you don’t have to constantly tighten spokes to keep your rims true. After testing their proto carbon rims the whole of last year, they are updating and developing the new ones for more testing. They should be on my bike soon. Tyre Inserts: cSixx FOMO’s, Double-ply (Front & Rear) Jo'burg tracks have some of the most unforgiving rocks I’ve ever ridden. It helped hugely to run double ply FOMO's front and back. It reduces the chances of dinging your rim or cutting your tyre, which was a huge risk racing there. Tyre inserts are one of my favourite innovations in recent years, simple, but a game changer. I’ve been running FOMOs in my DH bike and trail bike since cSixx first started prototyping them. Handlebars: Raceface Atlas, 812ish mm wide, not sure exactly My dad CNC’d some homemade bar extensions because I wanted wider bars. I’d still like to go wider, maybe 820mm, but the Jo'burg track was too tight to have wider bars. I’ll put 820mm bars on for racing in Europe. I actually don’t really like the sweep and feel of these bars. I usually run cSixx carbon bars, but had to take them off when I rode Darkfest (for obvious reasons). I much prefer the feel of the cSixx bars and swear by them. Carbon bars are so good at dampening the vibration of rough tracks and were hugely beneficial when racing in Europe on the rough tracks. Don’t be hesitant about carbon bars, yes they can snap, but that’s usually because the person using them was being a plonker. If you treat them right, they won’t just snap out of the blue. I’ve had the same pair of cSixx carbon bars for over a year and a half now, no issues. Drivetrain I’ll pretext this with, I believe the derailleur is the worst most outdated component on bikes today, and I cannot wait for a discontinuous innovation to replace it. Having a fragile little arm hanging at your back wheel is just silly. It’s just so vulnerable. The weight of the whole cassette and derailleur on the rear end of the bike hinders the suspension performance drastically. I have no idea how they are going to innovate the drivetrain, but I can’t wait for the day. (No gearboxes are not the solution yet). Derailleur SRAM X0 That being said. This new XO derailleur is another favourite component on my bike. Most people wouldn’t know this, but the new generation derailleurs have a horizontal parallelogram, as opposed to the diagonal parallelogram of old derailleurs. If you always have issues breaking derailleurs, I highly, highly recommend upgrading to a horizontal parallelogram derailleur. I used to break about 4 or 5 derailleurs a year with the old models, but with the new ones, I’ve broken 1 in the last 2 years. Also a sneaky trick, I run a pedal spacer in between my derailleur and the hanger, I found this to be hugely helpful in not breaking derailleurs, and it helps it not to rattle loose over time. Cassette I have a 10-speed cassette but would run a much smaller one if possible. I don’t ever use the first four gears. Having a cassette as light as possible just means less weight on your rear end and an increase in suspension performance. Chainring: E-Thirteen Unfortunately, cSixx haven’t made one that fits my bike, but are in the process of doing it. Shout out mountain biking industry for having a million different types of chainrings. Cranks: E-Thirteen By a country mile the worst component on my bike. I highly recommend not buying them. Saddle: SDG I-Fly Another component I cannot recommend buying. I’ve snapped two seats already, and find them horribly uncomfortable. Grips: ODI Ruffians Not my favourite, but they’re alright. Prefer the old Ruffians but they stopped making them. Pedals: Shimano DX Favourite pedals to run. I like a ton of float in my pedals and with the adjustability of the DX pedals, I can have them nice and loose. Secondly, they are hard as hell. I’ve smashed them on rocks insanely hard so many times and they always survive. The only issue is, after a year or so the start deteriorating and develop a lot of play. I wish Shimano would sell a service kit for them. Lastly, Upkeep If I’m in Cape Town, I get my bike worked on by Clint Elliot at The Bike Park at Constantia Uitsig. If I’m Stellenbosch side, I go to BMT bike shop. This is for a reason. Don’t buy the best bike in the business and then let monkeys work on your bike. The best components in the business can’t be good if they aren’t maintained properly. Proper service of your bike is as important as the components on your bike. Please drop any questions in the comments and I’ll do my best answer them.
  6. DOWNHILL: MINION DHF The Minion DHF is the perfect all-rounder race tyre for me. Ike Klaassen, 13-year-old shredder What you need to know Tame the gnarliest sections with the Minion DHF.Rugged and reliable Available in 26", 27.5" and 29" Wide Trail models available early 2018 ENDURO: MINION DHR II Consistent grip, lightweight EXO protection, coupled with the added volume of Wide Trail is a winning combo on all terrain locally - I run the Minions DHR2’s front and rear, and loving them. Sam Bull, reigning SA Enduro Champion What you need to know Attack any track with a set of Minion DHR2's fitted to your #shredsled.Predictable and consistent grip Available in both 29" and 27.5" Wide Trail models available early 2018 TRAIL: FOREKASTER & ARDENT RACE This combo rolls fast and keeps me firmly gripped to the trails ... the perfect solution for aggressive trail riders anywhere in South Africa. Paul 'The Plumber' Morris, Jonkershoek local legend What you need to know Boost your confidence with the grip, control and speed of this trail ready combo.Fit and Forget! Front: Forkaster 29 x 2.35" Rear: Ardent Race 29 x 2.35" XCO / MARATHON: ASPEN The Aspens roll super fast, helping to maintain momentum when racing, which saves valuable energy. Luke Moir, up and coming XCO weapon What you need to know Trusted by Luke Moir and the African MTB Team to deliver results.Fastest rolling Maxxis tyre Now available in higher volume 29x2.25" Built with tough, lightweight EXO sidewall protection GRAVEL GRINDING: RAMBLER The Rambler blends speed, cushioning and grip making it a lekker tyre for gravel grinding. Oli "Pinner" Munnik What you need to know Perfect for those looking to morph the boundaries between tar and gravel.TUBELESS READY with ample volume Constructed with SilkShield sidewall protection 700 x 40C ROAD: DOLOMITES Bike Hub[/url]']Under R500 a tyre and weighing in below 200g, the Dolomites offers race-ready performance at a fraction of the cost. Kylie Hanekom - [*]Pro Competition level [*]Less than 200g per tyre [*]700 x 25C Check out the full MAXXIS range here.
  7. Whatever You Ride: South Africa Has A Tyre For You At Rush Sports, we pride ourselves on supporting not only mainstream road and marathon MTB riders but also core groups of smaller subcultures such as enduro, downhill and gravel grinding ... that's why we stock and supply your local bike shop with the biggest and widest range of Maxxis tyres. Click here to view the article
  8. Greg Minnaar. The G.O.A.T. 3 World Championship Titles 3 World Cup Overall Titles 21 World Cup Wins 75 World Cup Podiums And counting… When we approached Greg two years ago with the idea of creating a signature tire, he was eager to combine his three decades of racing experience with Maxxis’ unmatched engineering capabilities. Our engineers sent over drawings of some of Greg’s favorite tires: the Minion DHF, DHR II, Shorty, and High Roller. Greg then sketched out his ideal tread pattern, taking bits and pieces he liked from each. As he puts it: My idea was to design a tire around some of Maxxis’ iconic tread patterns. I started in the center by combining the Minion DHF and the Minion DHR II. The reasoning behind this was I felt the surface area of the DHF rolls well and gives you a good footprint on hardpack, greasy turns as well as confidence on wet roots and rocks. The DHR II added faster rolling speed and more aggressive braking.Then I worked on the ‘extra’ tooth to give you more support when leaning the bike over so there’s a consistent feel all the way onto the side knobs. And that leaves me talking about my all-time favourite tire -- the High Roller. Maxxis engineers and I came up with a remodelled High Roller side knob with very similar characteristics to the original. But with the support the extra tooth gives you, you have the ultimate wingman when cutting hard on a flat turn. Finally, I took the height of the knobs from the Shorty. The knobs are well-supported, so the extra height aggressively bites into loam and dry, dusty conditions. Greg Minnaar Such a potent tire deserves a potent name, which is why Greg chose to call his signature tread the Assegai. As a native South African, a name with ties to his home country seems fitting. I wanted something that sounded sharp and aggressive, and that’s how I ended up calling my tire the Assegai! The Assegai is a traditional Zulu warrior spear, the Zulu being the traditional tribe of KwaZulu Natal, the region of South Africa where I was born and raised. Greg Minnaar Specs The Maxxis Assegai is initially available only in a downhill-spec -- naturally. Other features of the Assegai include:27.5 x 2.50 and 29 x 2.50 sizes Wide Trail casing optimized for 30-35mm wide rims Maxxis’ legendary 3C MaxxGrip rubber compound Dual-ply casing with butyl sidewall inserts for stability and durability Tubeless compatibility Folding bead Local availability and pricing to confirmed.
  9. Hi Guys, I have a mate that recently got into MTB. He as an XC hard tail and is looking to go tubeless. Can anyone recommend a durable set of tubeless ready tyres on a tightish budget. I personally go for Maxxis UST. They're heavy but durable. But they're also not cheap. Continental-mountain-king is on special for R295 each but I also don't know how durable they are. I seem to remember them getting quite a few sidewall punctures. https://www.evobikes.co.za/continental-mountain-king-pure-grip-tl-26-x-2-2.html Any advice is welcome. I think R1000 or just over would be his max spend, and ideally less if something is a good compromise. Cheers!
  10. Hey guys, On my new Hardtail Trail Bike I'm looking at which tyres to fit front and rear. I want a combo for most terrain, don;t have the luxury of changing tyres weekly. I will be riding trails with some hard pack, and also soft / wet dirt. I'm looking at: Front - Maxxis Minion DHF Rear - Maxxis Ardent/Forecaster/Minion DHF I'm reading that a lot of racers who use Minions, use them both front and rear, but I'm wondering if the Minion wouldn't be too harsh as a rear tyre? I don't really know, I have never had Minions. Any thoughts?
  11. Hi Hubbers With Black Friday approaching we will be loading a Black Friday product every day from now until 24 November. Please note that stock quantities are limited and if sold out we might not get more in... Deal 1 - Schwalbe Nobby Nic 29 x 2.25 Snakeskin Dial Compound TL tyre : R450!!! https://www.evobikes.co.za/black-friday-sale/schwalbe-nobby-nic-snakeskin-pacestar-29x2-25-tl-easy-folding.html
  12. BLACK FRIDAY Sale at www.RIDEWITHZEAL.co.za - Your local South African online cycle store specialising in Trail, Enduro, Downhill and Dirt Jump Mountain Bike Components, Accessories and Apparel. We’ll be offering some MEGA deals from Zeal in the weeks running up to November 24th BLACK FRIDAY and after in the wind down to Christmas!! This is our chance to clear some stock and give you awesome riders great deals! Tyres, saddles, handlebars, stems, pedals and more are on sale... “The Black Friday Collection" will only be live from Friday morning the 24th of November. There will be surprise specials only released on that day but right now there are already some great deals available and more will be added in the coming week. Make sure you check in early on Friday the 24th to avoid missing out on some awesome bargains. Apart from our own selections of products we’d love for you to shop around the site and post any links to specific products you’d like to see included in the sale and we’ll oblige wherever possible as some items are already marked down really low. Thanks for looking and happy shopping…
  13. Origin Cyclery is the importer and distributor for Funn Mountain Bike Components who have been manufacturing quality mountain bike components for more than a decade, and whose components are no stranger to the podium in the DH circuits. Funn produces some great looking and bulletproof parts, suited to those that want something different on their bikes. Funn Mountain Bike Components are available through the Origin Cyclery online store and Pretoria warehouse, as well as your local bike shop if you prefer to hold and feel something before buying. Origin Cyclery also stocks a number of other brands such as Box Components, Oury Grips, Leatt Protectives, CSixx, Maxxis, and Onza but to name a few that we feel complement our product offering. In short, we are crazy about cycling, and we know that your bike is more than just a bike - it’s your pride and joy - and your pride and joy deserves to be unique and set up just the way you like it. So if you want to make your bike stand out from the crowd with some quality, and seriously sexy parts you won’t find around every corner, without breaking the bank, give us a call or have a look at our online store. We are always happy to chat, or answer any questions you may have, and we ship country wide. We also do custom bike builds, so if you want to build anything from a lightweight marathon slayer to a trail ripper, give us a shout. We are constantly trying to improve and provide you with the best possible service, so if you have any feedback on the website or general comments please feel free to leave comments in the discussion are below or send us a mail at info@origincyclery.co.za. Find us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/OriginCyclery Instagram: @origincyclery If you are the owner of a bike shop and want to stock Funn Mtb Components drop us a mail at dealer@origincyclery.co.za.
  14. Hi everyone, I would like to recommend Rigardt's online store, Origin Cyclery. I've bought a few FUNN products through him over the past 4 months and have been so impressed by his customer service. He's quick to communicate and really goes out of his way to help get you what you need at the best price. If you're looking for some new sexy handlebars, stems, or flats etc, then please check out his site and/or drop him an email to find out what he has (or can get) in stock. Even if he doesn't have something right now, he'll keep you in mind and get hold of you as soon as new stock comes in. It's really easy to complain about rubbish service (and I do). But it's even more important to share your experiences when genuine people surpass your expectations and treat you with care and appreciation. I've added his contact details below. Cheers Rigardt Griessel Tel: 087 238 2144 Cel: 072 015 8146 Online: www.origincyclery.co.za
  15. Hi Hubbers We are having a sale on Maxxis Gravity Tyres!! - Link is HERE-: http://www.evobikes.co.za/catalogsearch/result/?q=Maxxis. You can also mail us or more tyres not listed - info@evobikes.co.za. Some of them on sale below. Maxxis Minion DHF 27.5x2.30" TR EXO 3C MaxxTerra 60 Folding - R595!! Maxxis Shorty WT 29x2.50" TR EXO 3C MaxxTerra 60 - R595!! MAXXIS HIGHROLLER II 29 X 2.3" [3C / TR / EXO] TYRE- R495!! MAXXIS AGGRESSOR 650B X 2.3" [3C/EXO/TR] TYRE - R595!! MAXXIS HIGHROLLER II 27.5x2.30" TL EXO 3C 60- R495!!
  16. Scott Sports Africa, an official distributor of Maxxis tyres, are giving away a pair of Ikon or CrossMark mountain bike tyres every Friday in December. Just show us your Maxxis rubber to stand a chance to win 1 of 5 sets of Maxxis tyres. Click here to view the article
  17. HOW TO ENTER:Post a photo of your Maxxis tyres on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or as a comment to this article; and Tell us why you need new Maxxis tyres; and Tag Bike Hub (@bikehubber) and hashtag #scottsportsafrica #maxxistyresSA #bikehubber. The winners will be announced at 12PM on Friday 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 December 2016. The Winners (to date):2 December: i-cat 9 December: Jaco Barry 16 December: Marthinus Brink 23 December: Matt Jacoby 30 December: nathrix ® ©™ The Prizes: Maxxis Ikon. Maxxis Crossmark. Maxxis Ikon The Ikon is for true racers looking for a true lightweight race tire. With 3C Triple Compound Technology, high-volume casing and a fast rolling tread design, the Ikon provides exemplary performance in all riding conditions. As its name suggests, the Ikon represents all that is true in racing. Learn more about the Maxxis Ikon here. Maxxis CrossMark The CrossMark is the dramatic evolution of the cross country racing tire. The nearly continuous center ridge flies on hardpack, yet has enough spacing to grab wet roots and rocks. The slightly raised ridge of side knobs offers cornering precision never before seen on a tire this fast. Learn more about the Maxxis CrossMark here.
  18. Howsit Fellow Hubbers Was just wondering if anyone knew where to find some 26 inch downhill tyres i would lik anything bigger than 26 x 2.4 Prefferably tubeless but not a must any info or any advice would be appreciated, Who are the Local Agents for Maxxis Tyres P.S Gauteng Areas
  19. Rocky Mountain Trailhead 940 The Rocky Mountain Trailhead 940 is an aluminium hardtail designed around 29 inch wheels. The rich red 940 features a RockShox Recon fork, a Shimano Deore/ SLX mixed drivetrain, Shimano non-series hydraulic disc brakes, and WTB rims on Shimano hubs. Weighing in at just over 13kgs and currently retailing for R13,999, the Trailhead 940 is a worthy consideration for the budget conscious rider. Specification list: FrameROCKY MOUNTAIN 6061 SL SERIES CUSTOM HYDROFORMED ALLOY. THREADED BB. TAPERED ZEROSTACK HEADTUBE.SizesXS - S - M - L - XLForkROCKSHOX RECON SILVER TK 29. 100MM (XS: 80MM). TURNKEY LOCKOUT / REBOUNDHeadsetFSA #57 INTERNAL: ZS44 | ZS56MMStemROCKY MOUNTAIN L7 7° X 60-90MMHandlebarROCKY MOUNTAIN ZERO9 FLAT 31.8MM X 720MM X 9° SWEEPGripsROCKY MOUNTAIN XC KRATONBrakesSHIMANO M446 HYDRAULIC DISC 160MMShiftersSHIMANO DEORE RAPID FIRE 10SPDFront derailleurSHIMANO DEORE 31.8MM 10SPDRear derailleurSHIMANO SLX SHADOW 10SPDCranksetSHIMANO M615 170-175MM 38/24T 2X10SPDBottom bracketSHIMANO SM-BB52 2 PIECECassetteSHIMANO HG50 11-36T 10SPDChainSHIMANO HG54 10SPDHubsSHIMANO RM33 / CENTERLOCK / 32HRimsWHEELTECH SX19 BY WTB RIMSTyresSCHWALBE RAPID ROB 29" X 2.1"SeatpostROCKY MOUNTAIN L2B 27.2MM X 400MMSaddleWTB VOLTClaimed weight13.3 KGPriceR13,999 Maxxis Minion DHR II and Aggressor Maxxis Minion DHR II Maxxis' updateded their Minion DHR to better cope with today's intense conditions and daunting terrain of trail riding and Enduro and downhill racing. Borrowing the same side knob design from the Minion DHF, the Minion DHR II has widened them for more support and unrivaled cornering capability. Where the DHF features channeled knobs for better traction, the DHR II’s ramped knobs were designed to improve acceleration and create a smooth transition when leaning the bike. The paddle-like knobs on the center tread dig in under hard braking and help keep the bike under control. The 3C Triple Compound Technology consists of a base layer and an outer layer. The outer layer uses two compounds that are specifically formulated to lower rolling resistance and optimize tread-wear and traction, for better performance and a longer life-span. This select model of the Minion DHR II is tubeless ready and features EXO protection which is an extremely cut-resistant, abrasion-resistant, densely woven fabric that’s added to the sidewalls to greatly reduce the chance of sidewall cuts and abrasions, while remaining lightweight and flexible Specification Size: 27.5 x 2.30 TPI: 60 Bead: Foldable Weight (claimed): 805g Type: Clincher Compound: 3C Maxx Terra Wide trail (WT) casing is optimized for 35mm inner width rims Conditions: Loose, Loose over hard, medium Recommended retail price: R 795.00 Maxxis Aggressor Not quite as aggressive as a true all-mountain/enduro tyre and not quite as lightweight or fast as a true cross-country tyre, the Aggressor is designed to deliver a little bit of the best of both worlds. Advanced knob shaping creates extra gripping edges, and reinforced side knobs offer enhanced stability when cornering at speed. This multi-disciplinary tyre excels on everything from loose fire road climbs to technical descents. Specifications Size 27.5x2.30 Bead:Foldable Weight (claimed): 885g Compound: Dual Protection: EXO sidewall EXO 60 TPI option features cut and abrasion-resistant sidewalls through its densely woven fabric Type: Tubeless ready Conditions: Loose, Loose Over Hard, Medium Recommended retail price: R795.00 Cadence Nutrition CarboFuel Energy Bar The salted chocolate caramel CarboFuel Energy Bar is the latest flavour from Cadence. The bars are supposed to be good tasting and easily chewable while racing or training while delivering maximum energy to endurance athletes. The bar is free of artificial flavourants, colourants and preservatives. Recommend retail price is R25.00 per 45g bar. Ryder Tubeless Tyre Sealant Ryder have updated their sealant to a new fast sealing formula. It is claimed that this formula will solve some of the challenges with other sealants. It seals up to 5mm holes and easily cleans up with waterFeatures: Ideal for tubeless conversion kits Will not harden with CO2 Seals up to 5mm holes by forming a permanent plug For effective puncture resistance in tyres Cleans up with water Recommend retail price: R110.00 for 250ml bottle.
  20. First Look Friday is an introduction to the products that we are currently testing for review. This week we're previewing the Rocky Mountain Trailhead, Maxxis Minion DHR II and Aggressor tyres, Cadence CarboFuel slated chocolate caramel bar, and Ryder sealant. Click here to view the article
  21. Hello fellow mountain bikers. I have read though many, MANY threads regarding mountain bike tyres, yet I am just as confused as before. In fact, I am probably more confused than ever before. What I have concluded is that its 50% preference, and 50% required riding type (terrain). With having said that, I am in search of advice for selecting the most appropriate tyres for me specifically. I live in Cape Town, and I ride mostly single track. I am 25, and weigh approximately 75kg (185cm tall). I am not a pro (no duh...), but I like to think I go pretty quickly down the single tracks, although I only started riding last year November. I ride a Large 2014 Giant Trance 02, which has a 650B 27.5" wheel-set. PLEASE NOTE: I am looking for Maxxis tyre options and combinations ONLY! If you are going to contribute to this thread, please comment with a combination of both front AND rear tyre options, rather than saying things like "aah, why Maxxis?", or "Continental is much better!" etc etc etc. I have used Continental's on my previous bike, and I am wanting to try out Maxxis tyres in particular, so please just accept that, and give me constructive advice... If any. Thank you in advance to those who find the time to give me genuine options and combinations Here is a photo of my exact bike below:
  22. Hi All Just want to find out if anyone has successfully mounted and used a set of Maxxis Detonator's (700 x 23c) on a 29 inch MTB rim. Want to use them on the road for better rolling resistance on longer road rides. Cheers, Dean
  23. Hi guys after being extremely happy with the full range of Maxxis tyres on my 26ers I have not had much luck with any tyre on my 27.5. I have tried Continentals - sidewalls leak Schwalbe - weak sidewalls several big tears Maxxis Crossmark - I have now lost 5 tyres to small sidewall tears just outside the rim area in about three months where I have really not been riding much. Tyres are inflated to correct pressures and I have taken care to seat and seal them 100% So I am at your mercy here I know many of you swear by contis and most by schwalbe with snakeskins on your 29ers but please if there are any guys or girls out there specifically with 27.5ers let me know what you use that does not 'poof' at the first sight of a few rocks. Also if there are any of you that use or have used the new Onzas please share your experience.
  24. Get this combo now for R1050!!! While stocks last.
  25. Hi All I recently got a 29er with a Racing Ralph on the front and a Crossmark on the back (seems like a pretty standard set-up). The tyres seem worn, and I am really battling with which tyres i should replace these with... From the research I have done, it seems most 29er tyres have significant weaknesses (punctures, bad in the wet, heavy, poor sidewalls, high wear), especially in the price range I am looking at (R450 - R600 per tyre). I ride a variety of terrain, XC, trails etc. I was thinking of replacing both tyres with Rocket Rons, but these have got significantly poor reviews. The Racing Ralph doesnt seem to have a great deal of traction (am i wrong?). UST Crossmark's seem to wear well and are reviewed favourably, but are apparently not great in the wet, and are heavy. What about Maxxis Ardent's? What you think about those? I know they are also a little heavy at 800g, but if push comes to shove, I would rather have a slightly heavier tyre which is durable and trustworthy on the trail. Or would you recommend I keep the set-up the way it is? Both tyres are running tubeless.
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