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  • Another Maxxis sidewall split – what alternatives?
  • stevemorg2
    Full Member

    Got back from a ride last night with a split in the sidewall of my Hi-Roller – plenty of life left on the treads but it looks like i’ll have to chuck it. I’ve had the same with Minions – the tyres perform really well but aren’t lasting so I need to look at alternatives.
    I suppose I could go dual ply but I don’t think the riding I do justifies it – I rarely puncture and would rather keep the weight down a little
    Any suggestions? – 2.2 – 2.4 to go on Mavic 521s on an Orange 5 used for local trails and trail centres

    Jeffus
    Free Member

    High Roller II Exo TR seem to be ok for me so far, side walls are definiteley thicker , I took out the side walls on my two new Advanatge tyres at Penmachno , so tried the new Exo Tr , they are heavier though.

    bland
    Free Member

    My old advantages in 2.4 and 2.25 flavour have rubber on the sidewalls however 2.1 don’t. Now have they changed the amount of rubber used recently or are the bigger ones constructed differently. Agree that some are like paper

    danielgroves
    Free Member

    If you’re the running sly-ply ones it could be worth switch to dual-ply. They’re a hell of a lot stronger in the sidewalls.

    docrobster
    Full Member

    Spesh 2bliss.
    Purgatory does what a HR does

    Northwind
    Full Member

    Specialized Butcher Control maybe? It’s a better Minion in just about every way (and also made by the same people) but, only thing I would say is they’re relatively lightweight. Still tough but if you’re killing singleply maxxi you may do the same to a Control.

    SX version is heftier but tough as old boots.

    andyrm
    Free Member

    Onza Ibex – very similar to a High Roller 2, decent weight and proper bulletproof sidewalls.

    And they’re cheap too at £30 a pop.

    mboy
    Free Member

    They do a “Grid” version of the Spesh Butcher and Purgatory now. Tougher than the Control, but not as hefty as the SX. Probably inbetween a Single and Dual Ply Maxxis weight wise too. Also similar to a Minion tread.

    amplebrew
    Full Member

    Maxxis make great tyres but they need the EXO protection.

    tomkerton
    Free Member

    +1 for the 2bliss Purg, I’ve been impressed with it since it went on a month or so ago at comfortable pressures and I ride rocky tracks.

    dirtydog
    Free Member

    amplebrew – Member

    Maxxis make great tyres but they need the EXO protection.

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    I agree with this.

    yoshimi
    Full Member

    Purgatory have rubbish sidewalls as I found out today…I’m thinking about biting the bullet and going dual ply on the rear, just sick of forking out money on tyres that have loads of tread but sliced sidewalls

    bland
    Free Member

    Ah just realised mine are Exo!

    mrphil
    Free Member

    Currently running Minions 2.5 (60a DualPly Exo) front and 2.35 MaxxPro rear. 100kg rider on my Alpine 160

    Sidewalls are tough, ran the 2.4 HR2 with EXO for 2 years and took a beating. Still have it as a spare.

    Ignore the weight really as what is a 100gms extra for a better sidewall.

    ferrousandy
    Free Member

    I’m running Schwalbe Nobby Nic Gatestar 4x, they have a snakeskin reinforced sidewall, seem to be holding up well on rocky moorland stuff. Grip like nothing else on hard surfaces, drift predictably when it gets soggier…

    Aristotle
    Free Member

    Fashion a repair by stitching with dental floss and patching over with a patch made from a piece of old tyre.

    It works well enough to keep tubeless tyres inflated. I did the West Highland Way on a Noby Nic repaired in this way with no issues.

    stevemorg2
    Full Member

    Anyone have any experience of the On One tyres ?

    tomaso
    Free Member

    Dual ply is the answer

    kimbers
    Full Member

    ive raced the ukgravity enduro series with a chunky monkey this year – its been very impressive and gash free

    rickon
    Free Member

    On one tyres are ace, they have exo sidewalls the same as Maxxis, they feel pretty bombproof for an xc tyre. All the guides in the Alps this year were running them, and I’ve a pair at home on the Sultan. The sidewalls look as new, whereas my Conti Mk2 protections at £45 a piece look like I’ve been rubbing a cheese grater against them!

    mekon
    Free Member

    Super gravity hans damph

    ajt123
    Free Member

    Geax tyres are pretty indestructible.

    Geax sturdy – it’s all in the name.

    chakaping
    Free Member

    Anyone have any experience of the On One tyres ?

    If it’s more rocky than gloopy where you usually ride then I’d say go for it.

    They’re not terrible in the mud either though.

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