IRC Mud Mad DH Tire

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IRC Mud Mad DH

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[Mar 08, 2004]
Allan
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

tough tough tough

Weakness:

pretty squirrely in anything soft or loamy.

Very tough tire. Too cheap to buy new tires till I wear these out. The first 1/4 of the tread came off pretty quickly but they still have 1/2 the knobby left after riding mainly on hard pack and pavement.(very noisy on pavement and rough) Not good for cornering at all...but that's not what they are made for. I've turned them around on front and back to get every bit of life out of them and they just won't die! Good value.

Similar Products Used:

Tioga, Kenda

[Jun 28, 2006]
Russ
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Sheds mud
Good grip in a variety of conditions

Weakness:

Heavy, but not as heavy as a tire packed with mud.

I wanted a beefy front tire that sheds mud, and this fits the bill. It's also surprisingly competent on hard pack and gravel, inspires confidence in the corners. I planned to replace it with something lighter once the trails dried out, but I'm holding off. For 14 bucks, I think I'll get another for the rear this winter.

Similar Products Used:

Panaracer Fire XC, WTB Weirwolf

[Oct 25, 2006]
bigpoppabear
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Mud will not stick to 'em. They grip on pretty much everything. They work very well as "suspension" on a rigid singlespeed.

Weakness:

They're a bit heavy, but so am I. Up front it washes out a bit in loose, sandy corners.

I keep coming back to these tires after trying the others in my similar products list. They shed every type of muck I've put them through. I feel like I'm attacking corners instead of surviving them like on the Notos & Kharma. Pinch flat resistant technology = low pressure rigid singlespeed cush! There are only 3 sandy corners on the trails I ride most often, so it isn't that big a weakness for me. If you can get your hands on some, go for it!

Similar Products Used:

IRC Notos, WTB Primal Raptor, Kenda Kharma

[Feb 17, 2000]
Bean
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Grippy, grip grip grip.
Kevlar bead.
hard wearing
puncture resistance.
Fly MX looks.

Weakness:

Means you have to join the "Ive got a garage full of tyres" brigade.

These tyres are great, they are ultra grippy in the mud, and not so bad on everything else. he main problem with spikes etc is that as soon as you hit anything harder than water, they squirm like a b******d. IRC have got around this by using flat knobbles on these tyres, which allow enough rubber to hit the ground to keep you going over the hard stuff. The knobbles are well spaced so mud clearance is not a problem. Another review says they should be wider - well maybe, maybe not. too wide and theyed sit on the mud like a baloon, I reckon they are spot on in terms of size. Puncture resistant kevlar beaded casings make em tough and easy to use, just dont run them too low pressure or they'll fall off the rim (a fault of kevlar tyres - not just mud mads) having said that, why would you run these soft? they are meant to run at a reasonable pressure, thats when they work best.

All in all the best tyres I have - ok they are 60 quid a pair, and you can only really use them in the mud, but if you want good mud tyres, you are going to have to have more than 1 set of tyres. They do EXACTLY what thy claim, and a little more,so I reckon these should be in your garage ready for next winter. (Or next week for those of us in the UK).

Similar Products Used:

Panarace spikes.
Michelin DH Mud

[Feb 03, 2000]
etienne dubois
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

pinch flat resistant
clear out the mud very quickly
nice design
alow awesome cornerings even in wet condition

Weakness:

it should be 2.35
don't try to ride on hardpack

if you buy this tire make sure to have another one for other terrain condition it's a very specific tire design for mud ,and won't help you on other terrains

Similar Products Used:

kujo missile el gato maxxis tioga

[Oct 24, 1999]
Rob Kinsey
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

Excellent mud tyre. The wide knob spacing clears quickly and the low knob height isn't as skitterish on rock and roots as some other mud tyres. couldn't beleive the grip on off camber turns, you can hold a lot tighter line and leave your braking till later as the tyre will rail you around.

Excellent tyres, can be run in almost any condition other than hardpack

Similar Products Used:

michelin muds, spikes

[Oct 12, 1999]
duncan
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

grippy as a grippy thing

Weakness:

squirmy on harder stuff but what do you expect

for autumn, winter, spring riding in the UK
these puppys really allow you to carve your turns, even on the off- camber stuff, which means more time riding, less time building berms

[Feb 18, 1999]
Mikey B
downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING

Fantastic downhill mud tire that grips and grips, excelent for the terrible conditions here in the UK. Great pinch puncture protection as well.
If its muddy where you are get some now!

[Jan 29, 2001]
Miguel
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

price,

Weakness:

durability

This is the best tire i try for mud conditions. if you think buy one,you do well!!!

Similar Products Used:

tioga, intense, michellin

[Sep 07, 2005]
Grant
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

i bought these because they were cheap and i use them for general trail riding and really like them. they're tough as hell and grip everything.

Weakness:

a little heavy i guess. and really hard to mount.

if you can get them cheap they make a good all around tire, not just a DH tire.

Similar Products Used:

veleciraptors, some others

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