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Post by franrockz » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:18 pm

Hi, i ride perfectly on dirt, but when i tried to ride on an asphalt street my board almost doesnt move, in my longboard i go perfectly down that street,so the question is do i need more tire pressure on my mountainboard? or is it the tire rubber wich gets sticked to the ground?

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Post by Mikael » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:50 am

You need more air in your tires for sure.
15psi => slooooow, pretty grippy in turns but tons of tire deformation means unstability
30psi => better on asphalt, tire starts keeping its shape in hard turns
80psi (tires/hubs permitting) => rock hard tire, about as fast as a longboard

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Post by Ben » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:17 am

also a tire with a good centre bead like T3 or strikers. some bearing lube/new bearings. go a fair way too.
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Post by Konrad » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:40 am

Mbs sells road tyres for 50 bucks. If you don't want to tear up your treads. Here's the link http://shop.mbs.com/mountainboard-parts/mountainboard-wheels/mbs-roadie-tires.html
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Post by McCarver » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:59 am

slicks grip a little too much IMO. I prefer to have the ability to break traction if needed.
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Post by Ben » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:44 pm

any idea what PSI the Slicks go up to? and why are they so hard to find? in the UK at least they are barely up for sale. i bet they are great for skatepark riding.
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Post by Mikael » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:50 pm

Slicks? You mean Roadies, or actual slicks?
Roadies will be good for skateparks, but slicks might slow you down, plus I bet they're heavier, which is bad for acceleration (but is good for keeping speed).

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Post by Ben » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:57 pm

mbs call theirs both i think....but i mean the roadies.
i love the thought of having 3 sets of wheel/tyres set for every occasion. rough terrain, dirt and park.

i would have
T1s on my superstar hubs
strikers on trispokes
roadies on twisters (assuming they dont inflate over 50psi) or another pair of superstars or rockstars if they do go over 50psi
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Post by Mikael » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:58 pm

I'd do
- roadies on rockstar pros for park
- alphas on rockstar pros for overall
- T2s on trispokes with brakes for downhill

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Post by Ben » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:10 am

lucky devil!
why did you opt for the t2 for downhill though?
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Post by leapb4ulook » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:32 am

Ben wrote:why did you opt for the t2 for downhill though?

Because they offer the best grip of any nine inch tyre?
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Post by Ben » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:38 am

leapb4ulook wrote:Because they offer the best grip of any nine inch tyre?


first ive heard of this....why did everyone tell me to get the strikers then?
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Post by Mikael » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:50 pm

Oh I don't own T2s, or enough wheels to set that up, but that's what I'd go with. People like strikers for some reason. I feel like T2s are probably at least as grippy. But you know, at some point, it's in your head, so it's probably similar.

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Post by Ben » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:45 pm

to be honest i find the strikers grip a bit disappointing. but the centre bead makes it great for harder packed ground or roads.... feeling a T2 purchase coming up....
incidental i assume the T2's only go on trispokes yes?
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Post by wayne74 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:03 pm

T2s will fit old rockstars i know coz i had some i still have thre new t2s witb tubes to sell /swap if anyones interested

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Post by indigo_wolf » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:25 pm

Ben wrote:mbs call theirs both i think....but i mean the roadies.


Odd... I have never hear MBS Roadies referred to as anything else.

I don't really consider them slicks as the do have a distinct tread... even if it is inset/negative compared to most mountain board tires.

Cheng Shins are what I consider slicks (and for non-pneumatics GI Bazookas)

At 4 plies, the Cheng Shins are noticeably heavier that stock tires and work best with GI Mult-Hubs, MBS Tri-Spokes or similar.

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Post by belac » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:02 am

- T2s on trispokes with brakes for downhill


great minds think alike...and so do ours. only difference is swaping the front trispokes for manhics. absolutley brill tyres for sketchy downhill.

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Post by SpinDR » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:41 am

Ben wrote:to be honest i find the strikers grip a bit disappointing. but the centre bead makes it great for harder packed ground or roads.... feeling a T2 purchase coming up....
incidental i assume the T2's only go on trispokes yes?


T2's are only safety rated for the Tri-spoke hubs by MBS.

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Post by SpinDR » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:42 am

If you can find the old airliners (not sure on actual name, thats just what I've heard some of the older riders call them), I prefer those for everything. Set those up with some rockstar pro's, air up to 50 and do whatever you feel like.

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Post by Mikael » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:17 am

Those are called airliners indeed.

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