Tire Swap Thread

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Lynn
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Tire Swap Thread

Based on this MTBR thread I have been through a series of trades, earlier this year and just recently.

http://forums.mtbr.com/29er-bikes/tire-swap-thread-29er-tires-only-67754...

Just recently I managed to trade two used Rocket Rons for two lightly used Maxxis IKON EXOs.  I've got another trade going between my new Racing Ralph Snakeskin and a new Maxxis IKON EXO.  So at the end of it I should need to buy only one new tire.  

Here's the other 29er tires I have available for trade, let me know if you want to make a deal.  I'm willing to trade for other parts as well.

Schwalbe Racing Ralph Snakeskin, 2.25

WTB Vulpine 2.1, C9

Duro Miner 29er, C9

(2) Schwalbe Rocket Ron 2.2 TR 2011 29er, C8
Notubes Crow 2.0, C8
(2) Kenda Karma 1.9, C8
Kenda Nevegal 2.2, C8
(2) Notubes Raven 2.2, C8
Notubes Raven 2.0, C7
(2) Notubes Raven 35cx700c, C7
WTB Nanoraptor 2.1, C6
Duro Miner 29er, C5


C10 Brand New, never mounted
C9 Only a few rides, still has nipples and very square edged center knobs, like new
C8 More than just a few rides, very slight wear on center knobs, excellent life remaining
C7 Center knob edges showing some wear, good life remaining
C6 Center knob edges showing wear, mediocre life remaining
C5 Center knobs fairly worn but not gone, side knobes slight wear
C4 Center knobs worn, side knobes slight wear
C3 Fairly worn tire
C2 Worn Tire
C1 I need a thrasher for asphalt runs.
sonnyboyjr
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i have nothing to trade but a

i have nothing to trade but a hand full of magic beans.  but i'd love to purchase your Crow, Raven & maybe the Vulpine.

Lynn
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I'll go half price

All of those tires are super-quick and among the lightest available, you'll love them.  Looking at retail for the tires you're interested in, I'll take approximately half price for any of them:


WTB Vulpine:  $25
Notubes Crow, Raven 2.0, or Raven 2.2 (2 available):  $30

We can meet up for a ride or at a race, or I can mail them out at cost.
Lynn
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Tire Swap update

The vaunted Maxxis IKON EXO failed me in El Paso. I got a cut on the rear tire about 1/4" in length. The ride is pretty good, and to be fair, they worked just fine for two other of our guys.  Once you find a tire combination that really works for you, it's hard to give it up. For me that's the Rocket Ron front, Crow rear. 


I did an informal survey on MTBR and it looks like the rear tire is almost always the one that's subject to sidewall tears/cuts. So, here's my updated Want/Have list, if anyone out there has some 2011 or 2012 Rocket Ron TL 29er tires they're looking to get rid of.

Want:
Rocket Ron TL (2011), need two or three of them.

Have:
(2) Maxxis IKON EXO, C8*
WTB Vulpine 2.1, C9
Duro Miner 29er, C9
(2) Kenda Karma 1.9, C8
Kenda Nevegal 2.2, C8
(2) Notubes Raven 2.2, C8
(2) Notubes Raven 35cx700c, C7
WTB Nanoraptor 2.1, C6
Duro Miner 29er, C5

* - One of the four Maxxis IKON EXO tires has 1/4" cut in the sidewall that is not yet repaired.

edit: sold two of the IKONs, bought a couple of Rocket Rons, sweet.

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