Rix wrote: Are the knobs bigger than the duro razorbacks that come stock on the new bombers? I like the rotor and calliper mods from Zero you have. Your fighter is really built for going fast, and stopping fast.
Yep, it's a bit silly making your bike go alot faster if it's not going to be able to stop faster too! Not so much an issue offroad as largely your own skill as a rider to worry about but if you stray onto a road by accident
you need to be able to pull up in a hurry when cars inevitably disregard you!
I never actually had the razor backs, only crazy bobs so I can't comment on the knobs. They ARE pretty chunky though. When I first started building / modding this I wanted it to be the ultimate offroader but after putting a few miles on it now I very infrequently come across terrain where I really need the big knobs so I'm thinking when they wear out I'll go with something a little tamer. I'm tempted to go with DMR Moto RTs which I"m a big fan of on my other bikes - they're a great all rounder though if you hit a patch of soft sand or mud you could come unstuck. They're more along the lines of the berm masters, though quieter and lighter I'd dare say. They're quite balloony too so offer some extra cushness - not that I need it with the ride set up I have on my fighter. The only down side is a relatively soft side wall which may be more susceptible to punctures it something sharp and nasty flicks up.
Cowardlyduck wrote:Hyena, what are your thoughts on running the 3" on the rear and 2.6" on the front? Would I just be better off running 3" front and rear?
Bikes of all types often run fatter tyres on the rear for grip so I see no issues with this. I guess it makes the steering a little lighter but one way or the other it's not really going to make much difference. I don't ride close enough to the edge of the bikes limits or mine for it to be an issue.