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August 3rd, 2008, 04:08 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried the Maxxis M7308 maxxcross.
I live at the beach so there is sand tracks leading to the beach and dunes, and to mix it up there is some more sand.
I dont want a paddle as there is some loam around. (And Im not that good!)
Whats everyones thoughts?
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August 3rd, 2008, 09:42 PM   #2
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RE: MAXXIS M7308

gday tim

pretty coarse grained sand up there, get the biggest profile tyre you can with the tallest knobs put 2 rimlocks on and let it right down.

In sand I find the footprint of a tyre (profile and pressure) to be as important as the height of the knobs. a "sand" tyre with small knobs and low profile is worse in sand than a much bigger profile "normal" tyre running low pressure. soft sidewalls also help.

never tried maxis but can say that teraflex 150-90 is a bit of a compromise as its heavy and very stiff sidewalls but for traction and durability its unbeatable 23mm high knobs! brother has one on the hayabusa hill climb bike in my gallery, the dunes that thing goes up are scary. its as good as can be without being a paddle. handling is not so sharp.

motoz recommend tracula for sand, it weighs a kilo less than the teraflex but its smaller and has only 17mm high knobs havent tried it. only other tyre i used what was any good is a michy M12 130-80 the one I got wieghs 5 KG and has 17mm high knobs. good grip to weight ratio but its no teraflex.

I have other thoughts if those ones are no good!

If you meet a guy up there called red tell him to toughen up and get a bike.

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August 7th, 2008, 07:07 AM   #3
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Re: MAXXIS M7308

Originally Posted by timberger
Has anyone tried the Maxxis M7308 maxxcross.
I live at the beach so there is sand tracks leading to the beach and dunes, and to mix it up there is some more sand.
I dont want a paddle as there is some loam around. (And Im not that good!)
Whats everyones thoughts?
We use them at My Adventure, but its more woody terrain, not so much sand, the mx track is soil and fine material and it works.
The last very long.
There is many suiteble sand tires that is not paddle type and any one will do if you are not on pro level.

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Michelin M12 it is then!
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