Panaracer Fire XC Pro's



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paul

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Hi,

I've got a Specialized Epic with Tioga DH 2.1's on it at the mo, I'm looking
for something with a bit more of a good XC reputation and I see the
Panaracers Fire XC's are heavily recommended. Could any help me choose
between the 2.1's and 1.8's ??

I ride mostly Singletracks that aren't shodden with 10ft deep mud though do
occasionaly come accross it. I feel like I should be buying the 1.8's but do
you lose any grip compared to the 2.1's on climbs or anythign else notable?

Help appreciated!

Regards

Paul.
 
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panda

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"paul" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> I've got a Specialized Epic with Tioga DH 2.1's on it at the mo, I'm

looking
> for something with a bit more of a good XC reputation and I see the
> Panaracers Fire XC's are heavily recommended. Could any help me choose
> between the 2.1's and 1.8's ??
>
> I ride mostly Singletracks that aren't shodden with 10ft deep mud though

do
> occasionaly come accross it. I feel like I should be buying the 1.8's but

do
> you lose any grip compared to the 2.1's on climbs or anythign else

notable?
>
> Help appreciated!
>
> Regards
>
> Paul.
>


i have 2.1 fire xc pro and trailblaster 1.8's. inorder not to worry about
pinch flats on my 1.8's i run them at higher pressure. this is good when its
dry and hard packed mud. but when rocky the lower pressure on my 2.1's are
better for general traction.

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Westie

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paul wrote:
> Could any help
> me choose between the 2.1's and 1.8's ??


If in doubt try the 2.1's.
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D T W .../\\...

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"paul" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Hi,
>
> I've got a Specialized Epic with Tioga DH 2.1's on it at the mo, I'm

looking
> for something with a bit more of a good XC reputation and I see the
> Panaracers Fire XC's are heavily recommended. Could any help me choose
> between the 2.1's and 1.8's ??
>
> I ride mostly Singletracks that aren't shodden with 10ft deep mud though

do
> occasionaly come accross it. I feel like I should be buying the 1.8's but

do
> you lose any grip compared to the 2.1's on climbs or anythign else

notable?
>
> Help appreciated!
>
> Regards
>
> Paul.
>


Here's a question that I haven't seen discussed lately. Used to be that
MTB's came with a larger tire on the front, ie 2.1 up front and 1.8 in the
rear. Seems that most people have drifted away from that set up and use the
same size tire fore and aft. The theory I remember was that the wider tire
up front gave better steering control and the smaller rear was faster.

Comments?

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mfgp

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"D T W .../\..." <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> "paul" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:cbcc09$[email protected]
> > Hi,
> >
> > I've got a Specialized Epic with Tioga DH 2.1's on it at the mo, I'm

> looking
> > for something with a bit more of a good XC reputation and I see the
> > Panaracers Fire XC's are heavily recommended. Could any help me choose
> > between the 2.1's and 1.8's ??
> >
> > I ride mostly Singletracks that aren't shodden with 10ft deep mud though

> do
> > occasionaly come accross it. I feel like I should be buying the 1.8's

but
> do
> > you lose any grip compared to the 2.1's on climbs or anythign else

> notable?
> >
> > Help appreciated!
> >
> > Regards
> >
> > Paul.
> >

>
> Here's a question that I haven't seen discussed lately. Used to be that
> MTB's came with a larger tire on the front, ie 2.1 up front and 1.8 in the
> rear. Seems that most people have drifted away from that set up and use

the
> same size tire fore and aft. The theory I remember was that the wider

tire
> up front gave better steering control and the smaller rear was faster.
>
> Comments?
>


Used to set up my old BMX bikes that way, and for the reason you mentioned.
Seemed like it made a difference, but don't know how well it actually
worked, or if it was more of a psychological advantage. Haven't ever tried
it on my MTB....always go wide front and rear. But I don't ride to race
anymore, just to have fun.

The Fire XC Pro is a great tire. Had 2.1 front and rear on my old Proflex.
The new Cannondale came with Hutchinson scorpion air lites, 2.0, and I have
been running them with some confidence. But when they wear down a bit more,
Panaracers will be the replacement.
 
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Per Löwdin

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"paul" <[email protected]> skrev i meddelandet
news:[email protected]
> Hi,
>
> I've got a Specialized Epic with Tioga DH 2.1's on it at the mo, I'm

looking
> for something with a bit more of a good XC reputation and I see the
> Panaracers Fire XC's are heavily recommended. Could any help me choose
> between the 2.1's and 1.8's ??
>
> I ride mostly Singletracks that aren't shodden with 10ft deep mud though

do
> occasionaly come accross it. I feel like I should be buying the 1.8's but

do
> you lose any grip compared to the 2.1's on climbs or anythign else

notable?

I have been riding Fire XC´s 2.1" for years, like them a lot, it is kind of
and excellent all round tyre, good for everything but nor really excellent
for anything. You will of course have better grip with 2.1"s.

If you are living in the US you could give Specialized SWorks Roll-X a
chance. They are as wide as the Fire XC, have excellent grip, and are
general fun. It is one of the best we have ever used. Buy them in a shop,
last year in Durango we got one that was badly moulded, the shop exchanged
it for another without hassle but had it been bought over the web, mail
order, it would have been a major nuisance.

Per
http://lowdin.nu
 
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bomba

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D T W .../\... wrote:

> Here's a question that I haven't seen discussed lately. Used to be that
> MTB's came with a larger tire on the front, ie 2.1 up front and 1.8 in the
> rear. Seems that most people have drifted away from that set up and use the
> same size tire fore and aft. The theory I remember was that the wider tire
> up front gave better steering control and the smaller rear was faster.


Still done in the BMX world.