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Kyle K.

Kyle K.

Kyle K.wrote a review of on January 15, 2020

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Been running the Rekon 2.4 on my Nukeproof Scout 275 and will admit I had concerns when purchasing these tires. Everybody runs something like the Minions or Assegai, but I see the slopestyle pros running lightweight xc and racing tires like Ikon, etc. and hitting massive jumps. Tires like the minions weigh in at 1000g a piece and these are only 765g (1050g x2 = 2100g or 4.6lbs, 765g x 2 = 1530g or 3.6 lbs), so that is a 1 pound difference in rotational mass saved. With the idea that I wanted a do-it-all trail tire, but still spend time hitting jumps and riding the bike park, I decided to go for the Rekon front and back in 2.4". This gives me a chance to see how the tires perform on the rear and on the front before I begin switching things up. As of now, I have commuted to work, road the paved trails near the creek, done easy, intermediate, and black diamond level trail riding, and have done some jumping. These tires are designed to be run at 35-55psi range; however, after chatting with a few reps and the lbs, I am comfortable running these tubeless at 20-30psi. Interestingly, these tires seemed to shine the most when I was riding dh (nothing huge, 4ft drops max) and felt like I wasn't quite pushing these tires to their limit. Even when I bottomed out my Marzocchi Bombers with tokens on a lipped drop, my rims were fine and I had no burping. My setup is Stan's No Tubes Flow MK3 32mm with 29mm internal width and the tires fit like a glove. I like the firm side at 22-27psi front and 25-30psi rear, mostly for speed and rim strikes, as I tend to ride aggressively. I will say that these tires are very fast and well-suited for both front and rear. Even on icy climbs I was making pace. I will say, that going uphill, you can spin these tires easily on rocks/mud/ice, so be weary on techy climbs that you might have a hard time with the rear tire. Definitely a solid tire, and I can't wait to experiment with more from Maxxis.

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Kyle K.

Kyle K.wrote a review of on January 12, 2020

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Love the shims and the new 2.1 actuator is very easy to engage. Paired with the PNW Loam Lever, I am in dropper heaven. Being 6'2", I am running 180mm travel (shimmed to 160mm with the roller pins) and am about 1" from full insertion (lol). The post has a little side to side play, but every dropper has some eventually (the guides that stop a dropper post and keep it from rotating wear overtime, completely normal) The post is fast to rise and easy to drop with my body weight.

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Kyle K.wrote a question about on December 2, 2019

The recommended tire pressure by Maxxis is 35 to 55 psi; however, my stans no tubes flow mk3 is rated at 37 psi max. If i am running this tire tubeless, does the 35-55 psi recommendation still stand, or can i run in the 25-35 range. The tire holds a seal at 20 psi and seems to ride fine. I have not tested it on below 35 on the trail though. I intend to use these for my dj/trail bike. a hardtail, so it wont be taking regular impacts. Thank you

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Kyle K.

Kyle K.wrote a review of on November 7, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

For a budget stem you can't expect a lot. It looks good and feels sturdy; however, the threads for the plates that hold the bars on are very rough. I switched around all the bolts, tried all the tricks, and at least one will always thread tightly and strip shavings off the bolt. bonus points for using t25, but usually the threads are better. My zipp road stem uses silver t25 bolts and they thread so smooth and effortlessly. Bad threads are a major issue though. Either consistency or design is off somewhere.

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