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Maxxis Tire Review--Snow Review Part I.

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 07:17 AM

Welll let's hear it. Snow is on the ground. How was the commute?
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Posted 30 November 2015 - 10:53 AM

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Welll let's hear it. Snow is on the ground. How was the commute?


The tires performed VERY well this morning. I was thoroughly impressed. In the wet I was taking corners almost as fast as dry without any issues. I was rolling stoppies like usual at red lights and only had the front slide a bit when on ice, never on just water. It handled fresh snow pretty well. On an un-plowed, not driven on road I was doing 35-40mph comfortably. Where the snow was freshly packed it got a little dicey and I was struggling to maintain 30mph. Where the roads were plowed I was averaging 55+mph the entire time. I only took a couple pics, I think all the other people in cars took a lot more than I did. I was nervous leaving my house this morning but every mile built more and more confidence & I won't hesitate to ride out the rest of the snow season on them.

The did so well I stopped and offered to tow an SUV out of the ditch this morning.

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 11:22 AM

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 11:29 AM

View PostBagels, on 30 November 2015 - 10:53 AM, said:

They did so well I stopped and offered to tow an SUV out of the ditch this morning.


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Nicely done. How'd your helmet/visor do? I would imagine a SnowX helmet would be ideal for that type of commute.
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Posted 30 November 2015 - 11:47 AM

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Nicely done. How'd your helmet/visor do? I would imagine a SnowX helmet would be ideal for that type of commute.


It was okay, not great. I think I am going to wire up a 12v output and use my heated snowmobile helmet in the future.
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Posted 30 November 2015 - 12:14 PM

Nice report.
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Posted 30 November 2015 - 12:29 PM

Nice report.
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Posted 30 November 2015 - 12:32 PM

View PostTLRSKUNK, on 30 November 2015 - 12:14 PM, said:

Nice report.



View PostTLRSKUNK, on 30 November 2015 - 12:29 PM, said:

Nice report.


Nice double post.

15 minutes apart? How'd you manage that one?
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Posted 30 November 2015 - 12:51 PM

Pressed refresh when it froze up.... but the refresh was a delayed click. That's what I get for doing work today.
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Posted 16 December 2015 - 08:05 AM

Hows the tires holding up? going to last through the winter?
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Posted 16 December 2015 - 10:24 AM

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Hows the tires holding up? going to last through the winter?


Lot's of knob left on the tires. Handled the slush/snow like a boss this morning. A stranger at a red light thought I was Rossi the way I was taking those 90 corners. I was doing tight circle wheelies with them in dry conditions without them slipping and can continue to roll 20' stoppies even when it's raining.

The only thing that makes me tempted to switch to a non-knob tire in the spring is these DO NOT handle burnouts very well. I did one and lost a lot of knob on the corners. I'm trying to justify not burning out but my inner hoon misses it. I'm still more and more impressed with the Maxxis tire performance. I have started to try to make them lose out and lowside me. With the Vee Rubber's it came with ease.

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