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  • Premier Icon oldfart
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    Just put a pair on today.Them buggers go like shit off a shovel!!!Thanks for the recommendation one and all.

    MrNutt
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    heh heh, grip like hell if you’re happy to lay it down more into the corners too!!

    ibis
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    yep they are good!

    I_Ache
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    I finally got a pair on my bike a couple of months ago and you can actually hear them gripping and trying to hold onto the dirt when pinning it round corners.

    snaps
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    I’ve been running a 60a compound on the front for months & its showing no sign of wear, whats the 42a like for wear?

    james
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    “Them buggers go like **** off a shovel”

    Which high rollers are these then? 2.1″ High Roller XCs? or 2.35″/2.5″ High Roller FR/DH (the tread is different, XC ones have lower side lugs, and less middle lugs – though still very grippy)
    Oh, and what compound are they? 70a? 62a? 60a? 42a?

    Just curious as my 2.5″ single ply (880g) 60As are the slowest tyres I’ve ridden. Slill find them slow at 40psi. Horrendously grippy though. My only tyre that doesn’t lock up at all on flights of stairs. Bought for an alps trip that ended up raining all week, and they were still really good. Can’t complain really

    Premier Icon oldfart
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    james got the 2.1s in 62a flavour.(i’m comparing to non folding cinder 2.2s that felt like i was towing someone behind me!!H/Rs are £44 a pair on wiggle.

    richc
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    42a wear very fast, and are draggy as hell. However they are very grippy, horses for courses really. They are a DH tyre so unsurprisingly they are very good downhill, and pretty poor uphill.

    parkedtiger
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    Does anyone know how they compare to Advantages (which I’m running at the moment) ?

    richc
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    Depends on the size, I ran 2.4 Advantage FR’s and they were utter utter shite (OK at trail centers, but then again what isn’t) and broke away badly when leaning over.

    HR are a million miles better for most riding. However if you only ride trail centers you mighten need their grip so you could find them draggy

    parkedtiger
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    Cheers Richc – I ride natural stuff in the north lakes and have been using the 2.1 Advantages. I agree…I’ve had my front go a couple of times when leaning over. I might give the High Rollers a go.

    richc
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    Sounds like HR’s would be spot on then, just avoid the 70a ones like the plague.

    I am running a 60a on the back and the 42a on the front and accept that I am going to be slow on the uphills. When you get to the top you can pretty much pick anyline you want as they stick to the ground like shit to a blanket.

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    I love mine. Another tip – if it gets a bit loose run the rear the wrong way round – then you get the flat edges rather than the ramped edges biting into the muck. A bit more draggy of course, but you can get use out of them in wetter conditions too rather than going straight to a mud tyre.

    scruff
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    Ive taken my 42a UST HRs off as the were too draggy and I’ll save them for the summer*.

    * in the Alps with lifts n’that.

    solamanda
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    I use all varietys. The single ply 2.35 60a’s work extremely well with ghetto tubeless or UST with sealant.

    grumm
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    I have 2.35s front and back – sticky at the front and 60a at the back. The back one has worn very quickly and they are pretty draggy, but they give ridiculous amounts of grip – for wet rock in the lakes they are fantastic.

    richc
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    They are bloody skinny tho, Anyone know if the 2.5’s come up like a 2.5″, as I’ve only used 2.35 and they are more like 2.1’s.

    james
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    2.5″ HR is pretty much the same volume to a 2.25″ Advantage, similar to a 2.3″ Specialized Enduro, Kenda Nevegal 2.35″ … Bigger than 2.4″ Mountain Kings. I’ve not ridden/compared much else that big.
    I agree the 2.35″ HR is tiny. Not a lot more volume than the already small 2.1″ HR XC

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    what does the size of a tyre refer to – bead to bead or something?

    In which case i can see a wider ‘lower’ profile as being different to a narrower high profile for the same size. But why is there seemingly such a diversion. I’ve had very skinny Panaracer Trailrakers at 2.1 and mahhoosive Spesh’s at 2.0?

    Premier Icon glenh
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    It’s just because the inch sizings are only approximate and manufacturers make them up.

    If you want to know how big a tyre really is, have a look for the size markings on the side wall (eg. 54-559). These are mm size and the 559 refers to the rim diameter, the other number is the width of the tyre carcass.

    Premier Icon glenh
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    For example, a maxxis minion 2.5 is a 55-559 and an advantage 2.25 is a 54-559.
    ie. the minion is only 1mm bigger.

    nasher
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    I love the high roller.

    Not the best for tarmac as they can drag.

    I use both 2.35 and 2.5 in bothe 42a and 60a.

    The 60 is good for dry rocky conditions, but if its a bit wet i go for the 42a…but on the front only.

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    Anyone use High Rollers with Stans No Tubes or similar? Do you need to use the LUST version or will the lighter XC ones work ok?

    Premier Icon glenh
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    I use aDvantage and Ardent (standard versions) tubeless.

    Can be a bit of a pain to inflate initially, but otherwise no problems.

    solamanda
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    Anyone use High Rollers with Stans No Tubes or similar? Do you need to use the LUST version or will the lighter XC ones work ok?

    I’ve used the standard single ply highrollers with stans with no issues. I also use the non-ust dual plys as tubeless using ghetto and UST rims.

    richc
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    same as solamanda, although the non-ust one with stans on a 519 was a mother **** to inflate.

    I_Ache
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    I have the 2.35 single ply DH 42a versions and have successfully ghettoed them on 2 rims. With stans FWIW.

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    I’m after the lighter folding 2.35 High Rollers rather than heavy DH ones, are the the 60a Maxxpro versions the ones I need?

    Premier Icon Vortexracing
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    I run 42a front, 60a rear, both 2.35.

    on 5.1 with DT rimstrips and stans milk. both are single ply and they are great. The front is really confidence inspiring. but then it is very sticky

    are the 2.35’s realy that small? I’m comparing against 2.1 panaracer fires, 2.3 conti gravity’s, 2.1 high rollers (which are tiny), and spesh 2.2’s. The HR’s are huge in comparison to th at lot!

    2.35 SPC kevlar HR up front

    2.4 holly roller out back in the dry, same as front in the mixed

    2.1 swampthings in the wet.

    Premier Icon Vortexracing
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    We nearly the same taste in rubber thisisnotaspoon

    HR front & back 2.35

    Advantage Front and Crossmark Rear- when dry 2.25

    Swampthings front and back when wet 2.35

    all singleply and tubeless with stans.

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    I’m after the lighter folding 2.35 High Rollers rather than heavy DH ones, are the the 60a Maxxpro versions the ones I need?

    rhys
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    Why don’t I trust my HR on the front? As I look down I just think that it will be fine until I lean over slightly?

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