MaxxisCC trials tire FROZE.

Discussion in 'rec.sport.unicycling' started by forrestunifreak, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. Well, its been pretty cold here lately, the other day it was around -23
    F (30 centagrade) and today its a little warmer, around -15 F.

    I knew the Maxxis Creepy Crawler doesnt handle cold very well, but when
    I went out to ride it a little bit ago, the tire was completly solid.
    Hopping is very hard, it feels like the tire pressure is very very
    high. But the last time I rode it in warm weather I left it at 25 PSI.
    Not only does it not work for hopping, but just -riding- it it is slow
    and sluggish. It was as if the rubber froze solid.


    Any other tire I have on my unicycles works in the cold just fine. My
    muni, 2.6, behaves normally, my older DX with the Kenda K-rad 2.3 is
    just fine. But the Maxxis CC is a big no-no in the cold. As you can see
    at the end of 'this thread' (http://tinyurl.com/co5kg), the tire
    wanders off the rim when you take it from cold to warm too fast.


    This tire sucks if you live in a colder climate. So im stuck not being
    able to ride my trials in the winter.


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  2. Yeah im planning on switching to the Luna evantually anyway. But not
    yet, I dont have the money right now.


    While I'm here, were can you buy them anyhoo? unicycle.com doesnt have
    them anymore, and they were probally more expensive anway.


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  3. DK

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    forrestunifreak wrote:
    > Yeah im planning on switching to the Luna evantually anyway. But not
    > yet, I dont have the money right now.
    >
    >
    > While I'm here, were can you buy them anyhoo? unicycle.com doesnt have
    > them anymore, and they were probally more expensive anway.



    I buy you one if UDC had them in stock... The only other place that
    stocks them is bedford...


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  4. uniMcPeat

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  5. Okay, I figured Bedford is the place I would end up going.




    > It's starting to get cold out and my creepy crawler feels dead.




    It gets worse...


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  6. uniracer

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  7. uniracer wrote:
    > webcyclery.com has some tires that i believe are still in stock





    As far as I can find, they don't. They have the maxxis, try-all, and
    echo mod tires, but no Luna.


    I need help finding a place to buy a Luna, because buying one from
    Bedford will cost $16 shipping, for a total of $46!

    What should I do?


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  8. jagur

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    forrestunifreak wrote:
    > What should I do?


    just buy it..it would cost me 16 from uni.com probobly since im on the
    west coast.

    you could probobly get a Bedford shirt too or somthing light like that
    in the same box for the same 16 freight.


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  9. DK

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    forrestunifreak wrote:
    > As far as I can find, they don't. They have the maxxis, try-all, and
    > echo mod tires, but no Luna.
    >
    >
    > I need help finding a place to buy a Luna, because buying one from
    > Bedford will cost $16 shipping, for a total of $46!
    >
    > What should I do?




    did you convert it to USD?


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  10. kington99

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    Forrestunifreak, did you notice any cracking on the CC, which has been
    mentioned on other threads? I'm worried abou damaging my tyre over the
    winter, which although pretty mild in Britain can still hit -10 C at
    times, particularly in north Wales.


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  11. DK wrote:
    > did you convert it to USD?




    No, Darren calculated it, he said it would be $16 USD.



    I e-mailed UDC to make sure they dont have it availible anymore, and
    sure enough, they dont stock it any longer. They told me to check my
    local bike shop. I did, and go figure, they can't find it.

    Is Bedford really the only place in the world were you can buy a
    Luna??



    kington99 wrote:
    > Forrestunifreak, did you notice any cracking on the CC, which has been
    > mentioned on other threads? I'm worried abou damaging my tyre over the
    > winter, which although pretty mild in Britain can still hit -10 C at
    > times, particularly in north Wales.





    No, my Maxxis hasn't cracked even a little bit. But I suspect after it
    gets worn down more, it might start cracking....


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  12. Murde Mental

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    Deffinatly get a Luna. They wear down MUCH slower than the creepies.
    I've had my Lunas ever since I started trials unicycling... I'm not
    going to say that it's still all that great cause I really need to get
    a new tyre but hey! It's still working!

    Whereas my friend Kapoute who bought a kh20" with a creepy just at the
    beginning of the summer already has a bald tyre. (and no, it's not
    cause he rode a million times more :p)


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