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    62a or 70a? that is the question

    im looking at buying some maxxis highrollers XC kevlar but what do i go for 62a or 70a they will just be for general use so a bit of mud bit of rock some roots ect ect

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    Re: 62a or 70a? that is the question

    Can't help you sorry. Would love to know what 62a & 70a means though?

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    Re: 62a or 70a? that is the question

    Can't help you sorry. Would love to know what 62a & 70a means though?
    It refers to the coompound of the rubber used and how sticky - responsive the tyre is...

    that's all I can advise as I will leave the preference to those more acquainted with the trails you ride.
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    Re: 62a or 70a? that is the question

    62a is more sticky, but wears quicker and will drag on tarmac. 70a is harder so lasts longer, but lacks a bit of grip. That's the theory.

    I'm running 70a Maxxis Advantages on Lakes/Dales/Pennine stuff and have never felt short of grip, even on the wettest slimiest rocks. Maybe I don't go fast enough to create problems for myself!

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    Re: 62a or 70a? that is the question

    Yep, It's all about the durometer test that indicates how much 'grip' a tyre may have in given circumstances.

    70a will be fine for most real world applications but if you want a bit more grip up front you can put a 62a Super Tacky up front and a 70a on the back.

    Unless you're made of money and/or a DH monster I'd advise against a super tacky on the back. I did this the first time I had tacky HR's and wore through it in about 2 months!
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    Re: 62a or 70a? that is the question

    ok thanks for the advice think i will just stick with 70a front and back see how it goes if i need more grip in the future i'll just buy a 62a and keep the 70a as a spair
    and with summer (ha!) coming up i shouldnt need too much grip :P

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    Re: 62a or 70a? that is the question

    Thank you

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