Maxxis Bighorns, any input?

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Postby DAVE » Thu Dec 15, 2005 7:44 am

Does the sidewall flex on boulders???
I don't know. I haver about 40 miles on them on trails and dirt roads. I don't think that they will flex like a biasply. they seem tough as hell. In some ways that is good and some ways bad.

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Postby Mr. Miyagi » Thu Dec 15, 2005 8:31 am

. In some ways that is good and some ways bad.
Bad if your doing rocks... Kinda like the run flats Ken bought some time back.
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Postby Ken » Thu Dec 15, 2005 9:58 am

Mr. Miyagi wrote:
. In some ways that is good and some ways bad.
Bad if your doing rocks... Kinda like the run flats Ken bought some time back.

EXACTLY!...Those are hard as a rock. They were brutal to ride on.
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Postby DAVE » Thu Dec 15, 2005 10:28 am

EXACTLY!...Those are hard as a rock. They were brutal to ride on.
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Postby Lizard » Thu Dec 15, 2005 1:52 pm

I've had my Bighorns for over a year and am very pleased. I've had them in the Rubicon three times and learned that traction has never been a problem, in fact I have about 11.5 to 12 inches of clearance under the skid plate (fully weighted with rider on 25" Bighorns) and needed to bump up the pressure for better clearance. For MY riding application, I still have good traction, and get hung up much less while at about 6-7 pounds. If I only rode the rocks, I would have gone with 27s and then let the air down to 3 lbs. I ride mostly trails and the 25's are perfect, but when I hit the rocks, they still perform admirably.

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Postby Ken » Thu Dec 15, 2005 2:50 pm

Yep. They worked fine. Obviously, my ratio Rock to Trail is much higher....so I'm opposite.

I have 26" and run around 3.5lbs. Though, whenever I upgrade to 800, I'll go to 27".
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Postby Mr. Miyagi » Thu Dec 15, 2005 10:54 pm

I've had my Bighorns for over a year and am very pleased.
and... you must be one of those guys that use the term Frisco. lol......
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Postby ACLakey » Wed Dec 21, 2005 7:46 am

What tire did you decide on?

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Postby oldtrucks » Wed Dec 21, 2005 9:56 am

I'm going to buy the Bighorns in 26". After doing some reading these seem like a great tire for me.....I repeat....for Me. I've found a better deal than I posted on the price finders, and as soon as I get it confirmed I'll update that. Probably about $365 delivered. I'm still trying to decide on a wheel package. I have a set of used ITP 4's but I'm thinking the steel Deltas may be a better choice. The ITP's are used, so they already have scars and they're paid for, so that may be what I use.
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Postby ACLakey » Wed Dec 21, 2005 10:46 am

I am interested to hear a report once you get them on and have a few miles on them. Here is a good pic of them on a Grizzly.

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Postby Ken » Wed Dec 21, 2005 6:26 pm

They definitely look sharp.
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Postby oldtrucks » Fri Jan 06, 2006 7:44 pm

Got my old ITP's back from powdercoat today and mounted the Bighorns. I was told that they run big, but with the tires mounted and inflated to 10psi they go about 26 1/4" on the fronts,a nd 26 1/2" on the rears. When I air down to my normal 3-5 psi they should drop a little, but still nowhere near the 27" I was told the 26's run. Very aggressive looking tires. Once I get some miles on them I'll give some performance feedback.
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Postby Mr. Miyagi » Fri Jan 06, 2006 7:51 pm

Great tires...... Sorry to see them wasted on a Grizzly.... BLAM...... lol.

Just kiddin........ Nice tires.
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Postby BearCat » Mon Jan 23, 2006 12:45 am

Once I get some miles on them I'll give some performance feedback.
Well Trucks?? Whatcha think? I am looking at the 589's or the BigHorns. I just punctured one of my front PXT's(I asked for it) nothing a couple plugs couldn't fix but I think this summer we'll be changing them.

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Postby oldtrucks » Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:05 am

Not much information yet BearCat, I only have about 30 miles on them so far. However, from the little riding I've done on them I'm very pleased with the purchase. I went and crawled around in the creek bed below the house the other day. Lots of water coming through right now and everything is wet and mucky. They hook up on the wet rock and mud great. As far as trail speed they handle great, no high speed runs yet.
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