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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurlon View Post
    Trails aren't open yet around me, haven't ordered the parts to fix up the 250XC, don't want to try and register it yet either 'cause no idea what my town hall is like right now.
    Don't let the reg stop you at a time like this. I know MA just issued official lee-way on a bunch of their stuff. It's a pretty simple explanation that you avoided visiting the town hall needlessly, and assumed they weren't issuing that stuff right now anyway.

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    Re: Bumpy tires again

    FYI - I just purchased and installed a new Shinko MX216 90/100-21 "Fatty" front ($56). I really like it, although I really loved the GoldenTyre GT216AA 90/100-21 Fatty as well (about $100). The Shinko is about half the price, and seems to work just as well as the GoldenTyre.
    The GoldenTyre wore pretty fast - and only time will tell how well the Shinko lasts...

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    Re: Bumpy tires again

    Wow, I have pretty much already smoke the MT16 rear. Going to try a motoz gummy next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    Wow, I have pretty much already smoke the MT16 rear. Going to try a motoz gummy next.
    IMO they're still decent even when pretty worn. But their performance takes a rapid nose dive at a certain point. Especially with rear braking. How'd you do for time on it? I've got 54hrs on mine right now and I'm probably pulling it off after this weekend.

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    Oh, I have no idea how many hours. I did ride a lot this season due to quarantine.

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    Re: Bumpy tires again

    I ran a Kenda Ibex up to about 375 miles down in WV the week before last. I was starting to shed some knobs, but it still hooked up. It was a lot of mud and wet rocks, so the tire took a beating. The bike's a 500 EXC, which is pretty good at killing rear tires.

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    Re: Bumpy tires again

    Motoz arena hybrid gummy has arrived. Will be putting it to the test in wva in october. Pretty much booked til then so i won't get to ride it much before hand


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    Re: Bumpy tires again

    'tis the season ... fer fresh marshmallows


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    Never heard of them...replaces the GR fatty 216aa?

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    Quote Originally Posted by breakdirt916 View Post
    Never heard of them...replaces the GR fatty 216aa?
    think this is my 4th or 5th IBEX rear, they don't last at all, but boy are they grippy. knobs actually do feel like marshmallow.

    i gave up on the Fatty front a season or so ago, got tired of the feel in anything but perpendicular rock hits. moved to the Shinko 90/90 GT copy (little less fat) for a while but it's too stiff and knobs are peeling off already, do not recommend. feels OK at 10psi but still stiff and skittish overall.

    since i'm still in love with the IBEX rear, and a buddy has been raving about the IBEX front, decided to give it a go. slick fall conditions will be a perfect test. he likes it most on off-camber rocky climbs.

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    Re: Bumpy tires again

    update on the IBEX front ... lovin' it™ ... little juicy when i first put it on but grip is awesome so far. no bad vibes yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by typeone View Post
    i gave up on the Fatty front a season or so ago, got tired of the feel in anything but perpendicular rock hits.
    It's like a mortal kombat character is following you around doing leg-sweep kicks to your front's sidewall.
    Quote Originally Posted by typeone View Post
    update on the IBEX front ... lovin' it™ ... little juicy when i first put it on but grip is awesome so far. no bad vibes yet.
    Looks like a surprisingly good price for it too.. I'm seeing mid to high $50's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aldend123 View Post
    Looks like a surprisingly good price for it too.. I'm seeing mid to high $50's.
    yup, $145 shipped for the set

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    Re: Bumpy tires again

    Curious feedback on the Ibex front. Keep us informed as it matures..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rada View Post
    Curious feedback on the Ibex front. Keep us informed as it matures..
    will do!

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    Re: Bumpy tires again

    I have now done a solid 300 miles on the arena gummy. I like it, but if I'm honest i can't tell a lot of difference between dirt tires. Most of it comes down to riding technique imo. The center knobs have rounded edges but grip is still there. The rest of the knobs still look like new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    I have now done a solid 300 miles on the arena gummy. I like it, but if I'm honest i can't tell a lot of difference between dirt tires. Most of it comes down to riding technique imo. The center knobs have rounded edges but grip is still there. The rest of the knobs still look like new.
    that tire felt tall to me when cornering, prob would have changed if i let it wear. don't think i had Tubliss at the time either.

    yeah, technique has a ton do with it, a talented rider can rip evil terrain on bald knobs ... for what we normally ride, and my skill level, i feel pretty big differences between knob stiffness and pressures ... but that's usually when goating along in rocky terrain praying for direction + traction, everywhere else feel is less pronounced.

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