Levo Gen 3 What tyres have you switched to?

Renton

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Looking at changing the standard T9 butcher and t7 eliminator for something different.

I don't find the standard tyres that good at all.

Quite like the idea of a Maxxis Assesgai up front and dhr 2 on the back.

What tyres have you all switched too ?
 

apac

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Looking at changing the standard T9 butcher and t7 eliminator for something different.

I don't find the standard tyres that good at all.

Quite like the idea of a Maxxis Assesgai up front and dhr 2 on the back.

What tyres have you all switched too ?
I would say it's more to do with casings and compounds than anything else.
 

bikeguy11

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Assegai front/Dissector rear. Minion dhr is on the back is great too. Totally changed the handling and grip from stock, in a good way.
 

timo_

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Magic Mary front and Big Betty rear…

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salko

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Use Eddy Current if you ride dry conditions only. For damp and wet offers very poor performance ...
 

apac

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2.5 Assegai Maxx Grip DD front & 2.4 DHR2 Maxx Terra DD rear. Exactly the same on my leg bike.

Only change I make for winter is now the Shorty2 in the same compound on the front.
Getting hold of a shorty in max grip DD has proved impossible for me.
 

Mcharza

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Did you know that Maxxis soft compound tires hardens in cold weather as soon as the temperature is below +5 C.
That’s why I consider the original Spesh Butcher T9 as a front tire that doesn’t harden.
 

apac

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Did you know that Maxxis soft compound tires hardens in cold weather as soon as the temperature is below +5 C.
That’s why I consider the original Spesh Butcher T9 as a front tire that doesn’t harden.
I never knew that. Where did you source that from?
 

maramouse

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new tires on expert carbon 2022:
front maxxis assegai 29x2.5 exo+ maxxgrip 1200 grams
rear maxxis dhr-II 27.5x2.4 exo+ maxxterra 1050 grams
tire insert "soulciccia" blue about 120/130 grams for insert
sealant stan's valves nukeproof ard
I'm very happy with this combo
 

Hob Nob

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Never experienced hardening Maxxis decent compounds, which is ironic because virtually every complaint about how sh*t Specialized tyres are isdriven by how hard the compounds are, unless you are in the Sarhara Desert 😆

However, they still arnt ‘quite’ as sh*t as an Eddy Current (in any conditions)!
 

Rob Rides EMTB

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2.5 Assegai Maxx Grip DD front & 2.4 DHR2 Maxx Terra DD rear. Exactly the same on my leg bike.

Only change I make for winter is now the Shorty2 in the same compound on the front.
Did you find the geo changed much going to the 2.4 on the rear? When I tried it I could no longer climb some steep stuff due to it lowering the rear a bit compared to the 2.6" stock tyre and the front lifting. Although I did have the BB height set to low. Might give it another go soon with the same combo as you and change the BB flip to high.
 

Renton

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Did you find the geo changed much going to the 2.4 on the rear? When I tried it I could no longer climb some steep stuff due to it lowering the rear a bit compared to the 2.6" stock tyre and the front lifting. Although I did have the BB height set to low. Might give it another go soon with the same combo as you and change the BB flip to high.
What were your thoughts on the standard tyres Rob.

I'm finding the front a bit of an enigma. One minute it feels great. The next minute it's all over the shop losing traction.
 

Renton

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A bit random but I'm also finding that my shoes are filling up with bits of twigs and mud being flicked up from the standard tyres. Never ever had that before 🤣
 

escrs

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Maxxis Assegai 2.5WT in Double Down casing on the front and rear for spring/summer/autumn

Maxxis Shorty 2.5WT in Double Down casing on the front and rear for winter

Mainly ride the Southdowns, QECP and Surrey Hills so a real mix of Mud/Roots/Chalk/Flints/Sand

The only thing we dont seem to have is large rocks
 

Mcharza

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I never knew that. Where did you source that from?
The experiences are based on the times of several winter seasons here in the north throughout the enduro racing scene.
Maybe more to the MaxTerrain compound.

Unfortunately, I could not find a link to support this.
 

Kenevieve

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Maxxis tires 3C marking's true meaning is temperature limit, so they don't work below 3 Celsius temperatures😀😀😀. Everyone who is riding colder temperatures knows it and actually one Maxxis rep said it in the interview that their tires don't work in cold weather ( near freezing on below it). Of course if you live in the area where it never drops below freezing then you don't have to worry it at all.

Schwalbe's MM/BB combo in soft compound is nice set of tires
 

Hob Nob

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Did you find the geo changed much going to the 2.4 on the rear? When I tried it I could no longer climb some steep stuff due to it lowering the rear a bit compared to the 2.6" stock tyre and the front lifting. Although I did have the BB height set to low. Might give it another go soon with the same combo as you and change the BB flip to high.

I didn’t actually ride it with the stock tyres, they literally went in the bin as soon as I got home 😆

I don’t notice any issue with the wandering front end, unless its silly steep & i’m in turbo, which is always an opportunity for disaster...
 

Kimmoi

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2021 Levo and Magic Mary/ Big Betty. Super Downhill and Ultra Soft. It’s really wet and slippery here in Finland now.
Those are best tyres so far.
I had also Butcher T9 and Eliminator Garvity T7/T9, very good combo on wet also. And other surfaces also.
Last before MM/BB’s was Eddy Currents, not so good on wet. On dry conditions very good combo. Sucks on wet.
 

Walkea

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Looking at changing the standard T9 butcher and t7 eliminator for something different.

I don't find the standard tyres that good at all.

Quite like the idea of a Maxxis Assesgai up front and dhr 2 on the back.

What tyres have you all switched too ?
I bought Butcher grid and Eliminator on sale for my Focus Jam2. More than happy with them in the dry but on wet roots and rocks I do not have confidence in the Butcher. Just put a Vittoria Mota on front but happy to keep Eliminator on rear. Have a Vittoria Martello ready in case winter riding beats the Eliminator. Then will put the Spesh tyres on for summer
 

E Bob

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For me, The front end was good enough standard, I have fitted dhf now.
The rear was different story, tried most settled on a 2.8 dhr. Found it helped keep the back end inline… I found at speed the back end broke free too easy, going to a 2.4 to turn quicker a suicide move for me, I think the bike turns fast enough, too fast if anything, tge 2.8 seems to settle things down
 

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