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  • Yay..New Bike day… Downcountry/Uptrail/whatever…
  • DrP
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    @kryton57

    As per Crossed – no issues with the ground control so far… I doubt they’d exel in mud, but the are pretty grippy with a decent profile..

    Will be riding them (and this bike) at the Gorrick in a few weeks time..

    DrP

    bol
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    I’m building mine up tomorrow. Very excited indeed!

    snownrock
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    I’ve always ridden with ground controls but the set on my comp are heavy at 900g each (they used to lighter in previous years) so I’ve ordered a mezcal/barzo combo to try and about 0.5kg lighter

    Kryton57
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    mezcal/barzo combo

    I’ve been doing a lot of tyre based research lately, and it would appear having 2 Barzos and 2 Mezcals in your armoury can’t really be beaten for value/performance/weight.   My only issues with them is when worn and the 4th softest layer is gone, but I’m not sure if I could tell.  My answer to that is that a worn Barzo becomes a mid conditions rear tyre.   I’m a confidence rider so I struggle to have mental faith in some of the lower knobbed offerings from Maxxis and Bontrager.

    Anyway, I’ve been riding around on two Mk1 forecasters which I’ll use at Gorrick, alledgely a good damp conditions tyre so I thought I may as well use them considering the time of year and save the Vittoria’s  for next time.  

    Looking forward to seeing Dr P’s bike TBH!

    DrP
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    Patience my friend!!

    So i’ve not really seen teh vittoria tyres – the mezcals look like geax saguro… fast rolling rear tyre.. the Barzos look good…not super different from the tyres on the epic already.
    I think if it’s looking REALLY muddy, I may hunt around for perhaps a hillbilly or something else for the front!

    DrP

    cp
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    I’ve put barzos on my Kona Hei Hei. They are fantastic on everything except wet tarmac and then they are lethal. Actually dangerous. I’m hoping it’s residue release agent or something and they’ll get grippier as they wear that top layer.

    jfab
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    I’ve got Barzo front and rear on my Yeti ARC and it’s a flippin’ fast tyre but surprisingly grippy. I know some people stick a Mezcal on the rear for the summer but I haven’t felt the need! I’ve actually just bought a pair again in 2.6″ to replace my 2.25’s as it’s a hardtail and I like a bigger tyre. Will run them for a bit and then stick with one or the other, I’m hoping it won’t be noticeably slower.

    crossed
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    @DrP

    How are you getting on with the wheels after you got the new rim? Just seen that Hunt have a sale on and it’ll mean the Proven XC wheels are about £750 with the discount. I quite fancy a set for my Epic to upgrade from the current Hunt XC Wide alloy wheels. 

    DrP
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    They seem fine tbh… No new issues.. Light and fast..

    Have stuck a rimpact mk1 in the rear for a bit of protection!

    DrP

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