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1/25/2014 10:15 AM

So, I've been running Odyssey Aitkens/Paths since I started riding again in 2011. I'm thinking of trying something different. I ride everything and go on long bike rides through trails and everything. So i want something with grip. I thought about trying the Fit FAFs. But I wanted to see what you guys ride and think are good just for some more options. I ride a 2.25 front and 2.10 back but willing to go a lil bigger, but not too much. i dont want to be Monster trucking haha.

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1/25/2014 10:22 AM

I'm going 2.25" FAF-K front and 2.1" FAF rear for my new build. I had a 2.25" FAF front and 2.3 FAF rear before and I loved how fast they were. The front one is still being used by a friend but the 2.3 died in two months. But I was brakeless then. I think with brakes the 2.1" should last awhile. I like trying new things so I don't need a front tire that will last 3 years and I'd like to cut some rotational weight so I'm going folding on the front.

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1/25/2014 10:30 AM

Xxohioanxx wrote:

I'm going 2.25" FAF-K front and 2.1" FAF rear for my new build. I had a 2.25" FAF front and 2.3 FAF rear before and I loved how fast they were. The front one is still being used by a friend but the 2.3 died in two months. But I was brakeless then. I think with brakes the 2.1" should last awhile. I like trying new things so I don't need a front tire that will last 3 years and I'd like to cut some rotational weight so I'm going folding on the front.

I was thinking the same set up. 2.25 faf-k and 2.1 faf rear. I may have to give those a shot. Heard good things about those.

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1/25/2014 10:34 AM

my fit faf 2.3 is going 9 months strong and only had 2 flats

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1/25/2014 10:59 AM

Subrosa gravedigger seems to be really grippy.

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1/25/2014 11:14 AM

I love my we the people tires. I have owned both the feelins and the grippins and they are both amazing for everything. I would definitely recommend them. Plus they come in the sizes you are looking for.

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1/25/2014 11:52 AM

I just took off my 1 year old Fit FAF 2.25 and it still has 50%+ tread left. Definitely the best tire out. Ive gotten nails, glass, thorns, etc. stuck in it but NEVER popped a tube in the year that I had it! The 2.10s suck though. They're super thin and dont have much tread. Ive had like 6 and each only lasted about two months. 2.25s use an extra thick and aggressive tread that non of the other sizes use. Get two 2.25s and youll be set.

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1/25/2014 11:56 AM

HardBMX_Tim wrote:

I just took off my 1 year old Fit FAF 2.25 and it still has 50%+ tread left. Definitely the best tire out. Ive gotten nails, glass, thorns, etc. stuck in it but NEVER popped a tube in the year that I had it! The 2.10s suck though. They're super thin and dont have much tread. Ive had like 6 and each only lasted about two months. 2.25s use an extra thick and aggressive tread that non of the other sizes use. Get two 2.25s and youll be set.

Hmm. Not a fan of a 2.25" in the rear with a brake. I want a tire 2.2" or smaller with shallow-ish tread and the same tan wall color as the 2.25" FAF. sad

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1/25/2014 12:21 PM

HardBMX_Tim wrote:

I just took off my 1 year old Fit FAF 2.25 and it still has 50%+ tread left. Definitely the best tire out. Ive gotten nails, glass, thorns, etc. stuck in it but NEVER popped a tube in the year that I had it! The 2.10s suck though. They're super thin and dont have much tread. Ive had like 6 and each only lasted about two months. 2.25s use an extra thick and aggressive tread that non of the other sizes use. Get two 2.25s and youll be set.

Xxohioanxx wrote:

Hmm. Not a fan of a 2.25" in the rear with a brake. I want a tire 2.2" or smaller with shallow-ish tread and the same tan wall color as the 2.25" FAF. sad

The FAF 2.25 should fit in brakes. But as for the tanwalls, the 2.10 and 2.25 are different anyway. The 2.25 is smooth and stays decently clean. The 2.10 has a really knobby sidewall and picks up a ton of dirt and discolors the sidewall. Super hard to clean too.

I just got Primo WLT 2.3s and oh my god theyre perfect. So grippy and have wrap around tread (get youre bike sideways on some flatland tricks). I only rode them once on street so we'll see how they hold up. After these im going back to FAF 2.25s though.

Animal GLHs are super nice too. Ran a 2.10 in back with my FAF in front for like 5months and it still has like 75% tread and really grippy. Alot of room in my brakes too.

GLH 2.10 rear, FAF 2.25 front combo was sex. Id definitely recommend it.

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1/25/2014 12:32 PM

HardBMX_Tim wrote:

The FAF 2.25 should fit in brakes. But as for the tanwalls, the 2.10 and 2.25 are different anyway. The 2.25 is smooth and stays decently clean. The 2.10 has a really knobby sidewall and picks up a ton of dirt and discolors the sidewall. Super hard to clean too.

I just got Primo WLT 2.3s and oh my god theyre perfect. So grippy and have wrap around tread (get youre bike sideways on some flatland tricks). I only rode them once on street so we'll see how they hold up. After these im going back to FAF 2.25s though.

Animal GLHs are super nice too. Ran a 2.10 in back with my FAF in front for like 5months and it still has like 75% tread and really grippy. Alot of room in my brakes too.

GLH 2.10 rear, FAF 2.25 front combo was sex. Id definitely recommend it.

I loved my Aitken GLH combo. I just want tan walls haha. I'm thinking Kink 2.25" front and Kink 2.1" rear. Heard good things about them.

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1/25/2014 12:43 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/25/2014 12:44 PM

Xxohioanxx wrote:

Hmm. Not a fan of a 2.25" in the rear with a brake. I want a tire 2.2" or smaller with shallow-ish tread and the same tan wall color as the 2.25" FAF. sad

HardBMX_Tim wrote:

The FAF 2.25 should fit in brakes. But as for the tanwalls, the 2.10 and 2.25 are different anyway. The 2.25 is smooth and stays decently clean. The 2.10 has a really knobby sidewall and picks up a ton of dirt and discolors the sidewall. Super hard to clean too.

I just got Primo WLT 2.3s and oh my god theyre perfect. So grippy and have wrap around tread (get youre bike sideways on some flatland tricks). I only rode them once on street so we'll see how they hold up. After these im going back to FAF 2.25s though.

Animal GLHs are super nice too. Ran a 2.10 in back with my FAF in front for like 5months and it still has like 75% tread and really grippy. Alot of room in my brakes too.

GLH 2.10 rear, FAF 2.25 front combo was sex. Id definitely recommend it.

Xxohioanxx wrote:

I loved my Aitken GLH combo. I just want tan walls haha. I'm thinking Kink 2.25" front and Kink 2.1" rear. Heard good things about them.

Try these out. The 2.3 is the same inflated width as the FAF 2.25. I would highly highly suggest them. Theyre just as thick as the FAF 2.25 aswell, which im hoping means theyre as pop resistant as the FAF. So far, theyve been EXTREMELY grippy. I literally rode through snow and mud to a parking lot for a flat sesh on smooth asphalt. Regardless of everything I had caked on them, they still gripped better to the slick ground better than any other tire ive owned. If you can handle the Gum wall instead, give em a try. > https://www.danscomp.com/products-PARTS/444224/Primo_WLT_Tire_(Tony_Neyer).html
theyre also based off the OG Primo Wall tires which were some of the best street tires there was at the time!

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1/25/2014 12:55 PM

HardBMX_Tim wrote:

Try these out. The 2.3 is the same inflated width as the FAF 2.25. I would highly highly suggest them. Theyre just as thick as the FAF 2.25 aswell, which im hoping means theyre as pop resistant as the FAF. So far, theyve been EXTREMELY grippy. I literally rode through snow and mud to a parking lot for a flat sesh on smooth asphalt. Regardless of everything I had caked on them, they still gripped better to the slick ground better than any other tire ive owned. If you can handle the Gum wall instead, give em a try. > https://www.danscomp.com/products-PARTS/444224/Primo_WLT_Tire_(Tony_Neyer).html
theyre also based off the OG Primo Wall tires which were some of the best street tires there was at the time!

Wouldn't trust that on dirt. I mainly ride dirt and some park, so I need something good for both. I'm between the Fly Ramperas and Kink tires. If the Mainlines come in tan I might get them.

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1/25/2014 12:59 PM

Xxohioanxx wrote:

I loved my Aitken GLH combo. I just want tan walls haha. I'm thinking Kink 2.25" front and Kink 2.1" rear. Heard good things about them.

HardBMX_Tim wrote:

Try these out. The 2.3 is the same inflated width as the FAF 2.25. I would highly highly suggest them. Theyre just as thick as the FAF 2.25 aswell, which im hoping means theyre as pop resistant as the FAF. So far, theyve been EXTREMELY grippy. I literally rode through snow and mud to a parking lot for a flat sesh on smooth asphalt. Regardless of everything I had caked on them, they still gripped better to the slick ground better than any other tire ive owned. If you can handle the Gum wall instead, give em a try. > https://www.danscomp.com/products-PARTS/444224/Primo_WLT_Tire_(Tony_Neyer).html
theyre also based off the OG Primo Wall tires which were some of the best street tires there was at the time!

Xxohioanxx wrote:

Wouldn't trust that on dirt. I mainly ride dirt and some park, so I need something good for both. I'm between the Fly Ramperas and Kink tires. If the Mainlines come in tan I might get them.

I heard Ramperas are good! Haven't heard much on Lyras. 2 FAF 2.25s would be best imo so think on it! Its a shame they dont do aggressive tread on all sizes.

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1/25/2014 1:35 PM

HardBMX_Tim wrote:

I heard Ramperas are good! Haven't heard much on Lyras. 2 FAF 2.25s would be best imo so think on it! Its a shame they dont do aggressive tread on all sizes.

I might just wait until my frame comes in to see if I really need tan walls, haha. I really really like the sound of a 2.25" FAF-K front and a 2.25" Streetblock rear. Love both of us.

But raw frame + brown leather seat + tan walls = ultra sex.

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1/25/2014 2:16 PM

Trust me you will want to go with the fit faf tires they have the best grip... they are no doubt the best tires i have ever riden

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1/26/2014 10:27 AM

I've ridden everything from animal ASM to fit FAFs and everything in between and I have to say that maxxis grifters are by far the most grippy, light, and durable tires ever. I'd go FAFK in the front and grifter in the back

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1/26/2014 10:34 AM

My next tire setup is gonna be a pair of fly Ruben ramperas either 2.35 front and back or 2.35 front 2.15 rear

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1/26/2014 11:06 AM

So I'm gonna go for a 2.35" knobby Aitken up front and a 2.1" street Aitken in the back. #trails

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1/26/2014 11:45 AM

Xxohioanxx wrote:

So I'm gonna go for a 2.35" knobby Aitken up front and a 2.1" street Aitken in the back. #trails

Nice. I havent see many people with the knobby aitken.

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1/26/2014 12:31 PM

T-rider wrote:

Nice. I havent see many people with the knobby aitken.

I figured that since I ride in mud a lot and some trails around here aren't packed real well, the knobby Aitken should work perfect. I'd like a faster tire but not sliding out is more important than speed haha.

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1/26/2014 12:56 PM

Xxohioanxx wrote:

So I'm gonna go for a 2.35" knobby Aitken up front and a 2.1" street Aitken in the back. #trails

I thought Street Aitkens were 2.25 or 1.9 and the Path is 2.1?

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1/26/2014 1:01 PM

BMX_Forever wrote:

I thought Street Aitkens were 2.25 or 1.9 and the Path is 2.1?

The Street Aitken also comes in 2.1. The P-Lyte Street Aitken only comes in 1.9 and 2.25.

https://www.danscomp.com/products/442092/Odyssey_Mike_Aitken_Tire.html

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1/26/2014 1:05 PM

Xxohioanxx wrote:

So I'm gonna go for a 2.35" knobby Aitken up front and a 2.1" street Aitken in the back. #trails

BMX_Forever wrote:

I thought Street Aitkens were 2.25 or 1.9 and the Path is 2.1?

Xxohioanxx wrote:

The Street Aitken also comes in 2.1. The P-Lyte Street Aitken only comes in 1.9 and 2.25.

https://www.danscomp.com/products/442092/Odyssey_Mike_Aitken_Tire.html

That's interesting to know. I hope they don't discontinue the 1.9" version.

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1/26/2014 1:14 PM

BMX_Forever wrote:

That's interesting to know. I hope they don't discontinue the 1.9" version.

Me too. Only reason I'm not going for the 1.9 is because I like to do big gaps and drops occasionally so I appreciate the increased volume of air.

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1/26/2014 1:21 PM

Xxohioanxx wrote:

The Street Aitken also comes in 2.1. The P-Lyte Street Aitken only comes in 1.9 and 2.25.

https://www.danscomp.com/products/442092/Odyssey_Mike_Aitken_Tire.html

BMX_Forever wrote:

That's interesting to know. I hope they don't discontinue the 1.9" version.

Xxohioanxx wrote:

Me too. Only reason I'm not going for the 1.9 is because I like to do big gaps and drops occasionally so I appreciate the increased volume of air.

Yeah fair enough. I definitely think that it's a good idea to make a 2.1 Aitken but I just hope it's not a replacement for the 1.9.

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