Holy rollers are intended for DJ, bike parks and urban. It's not for trail ridding. It the main reason why it's a bit hard to pedal uphill because the Holy rollers or any other freeride, DH tires, DJ/urban tires were not designed for that application. If the usual ride is trail and XC and the rider wants a wider tire, I strongly suggest to look into Maxxis XC tire series (w/ a minimum size of 2.0 or 2.1 on the width). It's common for a freeride or DH tire to be heavier due to its intended abuse.
I used the Holy Rollers on urban ridding and pavement spinning... all I can say, it's superb for its application. The high volume lessens the impact on the rims/wheel set during drops and jumps into pavement.
people! Have you tried TOXIC tires? Well if your going to ask me,I weighed about 110 kls.But the tire still manages to work well, ive done 4 feet drops ramps even the hard trails of mudspring.Anyway its only a matter of choice.But for me i use toxic tires... Ohh and by the way its cheaper than any brand around...Poor man here
i tried maxxis swampthing in maarat. the grip is good especially on dirt and moist/not so muddy soil. now im using corratec ground grip 2.1. the grip is good on asphalt, never been in to trail but it throws rock/dirt in my face so hard. i'm thinking to buy a fender because of this.
maxxis minon...super kapit...hell with it using on the road but it gives you traing for extra strenght on riding...
because thats what people do, they leap and hope to God they could fly, and otherwise we just drop like a rock, and wondering the whole way down .....why in the hell did i jump? but here i am...falling... there's only one person that makes me feel that i can fly... is you......
Eons ago it was IRC Kujo DH 2.35 for the longest time then I couldn't find them anymore. I tried Kenda Kolossal 2.6, my last DH tires were Kenda Kinetics 2.35. For XC IRC Serac XC 1.95. Presently I'm using Maxxis Hard Drive 2.1 decent all-around tires. I'm setting my sights on a set of Maxxis Cross Marks 2.1. So it's Maxxis for me.
XC/SS - Ritchey Zed 1.95 -- Amazing rolling resistance - It feels like a slick. Quick and light. Braking and acceleration traction in dirt is good. Cornering decent. They can slide out on extreme leans, but only if pushed to the limits, and you'll know when those limits are being reached. Experiment with the direction. I run my front tire in the reverse of the suggested direction for better braking bite. Low volume tire so watch those pressures.
Trailbike - Specialized adrenaline 2.0 - Nice high volume for a 2.0, Good rolling resistance, good traction on most surfaces.
AM - Kenda Nevegal 2.1 DTC - My all rounder - Decent weight, good overall traction. This has been my rear tire for years now. Tread wear is faster than others I've used, but I'm a tire junkie anyway.
2.35 Nevegal DTC - Traction improvement over the 2.1 but heavier. I run it at low pressure (around 30psi) and have not been pinchflatting so far. My current front tire.
2.5 Nevegal Stick-e -- Now were talking serious wall climbing traction. Super large volume, gigantic knobs and stick-e compound makes this a descending tire only. Overkill for an all mountain trail bike. But I put it on the front once in a while. Must be used with a wide rim, since it will tend to flop around on a narrow rim with low pressures.
Does the rider choose the trail, or the trail the rider?
In my opinion The best for the best tires champs uses were the Schwalbe tires although pricey but it works and compliance to keeps you on the ground! it holds/stick a lot in the edge (loose gravel, sticky mud, pavement rocks, even more in grassy areas as will as snowy conditions) it won't let you down. my bike rolling with Nobby Nic tires. Nobby Nic, "the new competition tire for extreme conditions, is the world’s first MTB tire with a triple compound tread. By using three different rubber compounds in a single tire a new symbiosis of high grip, low rolling resistance and durability has been achieved".
NN Scwals 2.4”. Wow. All I can say. Incrediby light tire that likes to corner, HARD. When will the 2.4 come in a Gooey Gluey? The nob spacing, pattern and height make it a great winter/summer tire. Gooey Gluey would help with the grip on wet roots and rocks. The SnakeSkin sidewalls are perfect, add double defense and it would get you down. Thanks