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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-06-2014, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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So I live in Oregon and I go to the coastal dunes a lot, I'm running Mohawks and 8 paddle extreme haulers. I am having issues getting my front tires to grab. Idk if the front tires I have are not good or not running the right psi, any info would help thanks guys.
Also are those dual ribbed itp tires any good?

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By grab, do you mean by helping you stop or turn?

I've seen alot of people run those double blades and have asked people about them and they say they like them. I personally run STU's front and back

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I run the sand star double blade fronts and love them but at times they still push and dont turn perfectly, just the nature of the dunes
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More the turning, I find myself Pushing a lot before I turn. Some say its just a nature of the ltr and the way weight is distributed. I have always loved my maxxis Mohawks but I'm trying to get better ideas or ways to handle it better..

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I would run the ITP sand star fronts those hook pretty well. Also, if you put more air in the tires it will dig a little in the sand and give you that hook your looking for.
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Try running 4 to 5
psi works great for me

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For sure ill give it a try

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Fronts will never turn as well as a knobby. The main advantage to running smooths with a rib or two or none is they float up on the surface more. This creates less drag on the bike, which gives the bike better acceleration and thats the trade off.

Try applying a little front brake when you need to dig in and turn.

I like the ITP dual ribs myself.
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Ive tried a few front dune tires and i dont like the itp sand stars on the ltr. Imo they have too much bite and make the front end plow when u turn hard in the sand. I personally like the the sand tires unlimited razr tire, floats awrsome turns well without too much plowing. The only reason I dont run them is bc they only come in 22" and I want a 21". Im running a skat trak mohawk right now. it floats similar to the itp but doesnt bite as much when turning and is slightly lighter.
I ran my itp fronts at 4psi similar to what was mentioned above.

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