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Thread: New wheels/tires...
06-26-2012, 10:40 PM #1
Been riding a 2008 Jamis Dakota Elite for a few years now - on the stock wheels. They were WTB laser discs with Shimano Deore hubs. Tires were Maxxis Ignitors.
Just threw on some new Mavic Crossmax ST wheel(sets) and Kenda nevegal UST/DTC tires...
First impressions are great. Hubs are a huge step up in performance and rolling resistance, stability, and feel. They look really nice and sound pretty neat too. Ill get my first 'real' test in this weekend and report back.
Nevegals seem solid too. I liked the Ignitors - good positive feedback and pretty solid cornering grip. The Nevegals seem better rolling new than the Ignitors worn in though. (this might also have something to do with the hubs).
I'll post back with a TR from the Cayuna trail in Minnesota.
Let me know if you have any questions/test methods for me to try out...-deej
I'm against picketing... but I don't know how to show it...
06-27-2012, 09:57 AM #2
Hard to pinpoint what improved what when switching so many parts all at once, but Nevegals are pretty good tires for around here. I will say that when I got my first set of "real" wheels (went from ~2000g pair of Weinmanns to ~1600g Bontragers) with tubless bonty tires and discs all at once, it completely transformed riding for me. I also went from a Judy to a SID xx a week later and had the same revelation...
Is everything getting dry enough in MN now? I've heard all about the flooding and meanwhile here at the IL/WI border it's like a damn desert everywhere...
06-27-2012, 12:25 PM #3
There has been some crazy rains and flooding because of it in northern minnesota. Lot's of damage around the Duluth/North Superior shore area...
Cayuna is more central state and received alot of rain - but not quite as much as further north. I am hoping it's dried out - at least somewhat. Hot week this week - no real rain in the forecast... should be good to go?
06-28-2012, 07:35 AM #4
If the weather is anything like it's been here it should be good, but always good to call up the local club. If anything it's turning dusty here in IL and we're losing our hardpack to sandy composition. Plus it's 100 degrees today... but I plan on leaving here to go to Marquette Bike Jam this weekend.
06-28-2012, 07:47 AM #5
Sorry for the hijack.....
06-28-2012, 07:51 AM #6
06-28-2012, 09:36 AM #7
06-29-2012, 06:53 PM #8
I bet you like getting ride of those Ignitors. If you built up a thick enough coating of horse shit around the outside of your rim as to equal a 26" tire, you'd still have better tires than ignitors.No longer stuck.