Need to speed up my 5 Spot
My Turner 5 Spot is currently decked out with a couple of 2.35 Maxxis High Rollers with a Super Tacky front and I’ve come to the conclusion that they are overkill for the 7 Stanes riding I’m doing.
Don’t get me wrong, they inspire sooooo much confidence on the way down, but it’s like pedalling through soup on the ups and flat.
So, I’m thinking of a Maxxis Larsen/Ignitor rear and a Crossmark front.
Anyone run a similar combo? Advice on sizes too??Posted 9 years agoFishboneMember
I had 2 larsens 2.0 on my bike but felt it lacked grip so put a highroller 2.35 super tacky up front with the Larsen left on the rear. This is a great combo, but I find the super tacky highroller is like having an anchor on the bike, great for technical climbs and descents but slow when you want some speed.Posted 9 years ago
Trying to suss out what to put on the front for more grip but still rolls quick?radoggairMember
panaracer rampage on the front. 2.35. Blows up big, grips very very well and rolls amazingly fast for a big tyre. Keeping this with minion 2.35 60a rear tyre over winter till trails starting drying up ( circa march) then hope to drop down to 2.1’s for dry season. Also ride a 5 spot and plan to upgrade with lighter parts when they need to be changed. Hope to have a 28lb bike for summer, its sitting at 35lb just now and although a blast, the lighter weight in summer will be much appreciatedPosted 9 years ago
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