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    michelin muds vs, ritchie speedmax

    dunno......I'm not diggin the muds up front. last couple races now have had some muddy/wet conditions and I feel like the bike is going to slide out from under me when I corner.

    thinking I might run a speedmax up front and leave the mud in the rear.

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    How is the speedmax going to help front grip? I would think that it has a lot less than the mud's. It has the raised center tread and unless you're leaning into the turn the side knobs won't grip. What pressure are you running because from all I've heard the Michelins are great tires.

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    michelins

    Michelin muds are the best clinchers you will find for racing. Ritcheys are good for running up to Safeway. Both are fine for their purpose and I have some of both, but I would keep the Michelins for the race. Agree with the idea about checking the pressure. Have fun!

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    probably running about 40psi. I'll have to check again.

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    WAY too much. Your skinny ass could run them at 30-35 easily. And mebbe your handling skilz suXX?
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    yeah....we all know my handling skilz are way better then yours old man!

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    At 40 psi any clincher tire is gonna suck in the mud. The muds are as good as they come, the Ritcheys are for commuting and hardpack. Reduce your pressure and practice your skills. Then get a set of tubulars. Or just practice some more.

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