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Thanks for this. I look at the Assegai  and Magic Mary and think those knobs are taller than we need in SA in the main. That said I used to love my MM on my old enduro bike, it was just too much tyre for the HT.  

A Assegai "race" would be lekker with a shallower tread!

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Thanks for this. I look at the Assegai and Magic Mary and think those knobs are taller than we need in SA in the main. That said I used to love my MM on my old enduro bike, it was just too much tyre for the HT.

I mainly used my Assegaai for races and shuttle days. But it was a double d Maxx Grip tyre. The Eliminator had a bit less grip, but weighed half a ton less, so was way better to live with.

 

I swapped my lekker sixxfiddy tyres for two used Assegaais today. I'll probably put the better one on the front and something like an Aggressor on the back when winter arrives.

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Anyone tried the Panaracer Romero up front ? The only ones I can find are 60tpi "e-bike worthy" 

version in 2.6 for R800 odd. Sounds a bit hefty for front wheel use on a normal enduro bike...

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On 2/2/2021 at 9:24 AM, MrJacques said:

I'd like to give the Vittoria Mazza a try. The staircase ramp seems like a clever idea.

 

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Revival. 

Has anyone found stock yet of the Mazza? 

I'm gatvol of the seeping of sealant through the sidewalls on my Onza Ibex and to the be honest the grip isn't that spectacular either.

Alternatively how good is the Martello? Gauteng conditions with a bi-annual trip to Karkloof. I'm a fairly aggressive rider.  

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2 minutes ago, Steady Spin said:

Alternatively how good is the Martello? Gauteng conditions with a bi-annual trip to Karkloof. I'm a fairly aggressive rider.  

I'll let you know this weekend when I take mine on their first ride (Leg is almost good as new) 

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1 minute ago, Steady Spin said:

Thanks man. 

The Martello looks very much like the Schwalbe Hans Dampf which I've loved in the past. 

 

For what it's worth; they feel super sticky and grippy. But that might just be how all new tyres feel. 

They feature a lot on Nicks bike on GMBN too - and UK conditions are be terrible! 

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Just now, RJClegg said:

 

For what it's worth; they feel super sticky and grippy. But that might just be how all new tyres feel. 

They feature a lot on Nicks bike on GMBN too - and UK conditions are be terrible! 

Problem is Gauteng and UK conditions are so different. We have a lot of rocks and hardpack with loose on top. 

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I am enjoying the Assegai up front on my Enduro. It rolls surprisingly fast and as I may have said in my previous post, its almost as if it isn't there. I was thinking about this the other day. The MM gives feedback - i.e you can almost feel the knobs biting into the dirt which I like. The Assegai just does its thing without that much feedback. It may just be the fact that my MM was on a different bike and I haven't been able to compare it with the Assegai on my current bike, but either way, I'm very happy with it as a front tyre. 

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19 minutes ago, Steady Spin said:

Problem is Gauteng and UK conditions are so different. We have a lot of rocks and hardpack with loose on top. 

True. I did do some reading on these tyres before hand and hard, rocky, sandy stuff should be good on them. These should be a lot better than my Kenda's too. 

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42 minutes ago, Steady Spin said:

Thanks 

The Morsa actually looks really good for GP conditions. 

Looks interesting and similar to my continental de baron.

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