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    The Shinko 241 and the Green Ridge ride...............

    Between the folks I rode with at the Green Ridge ride and my 241 tire my peaceful rides through the woods are becoming a thing of the past! Can't seem to slow down and smell the roses anymore....








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    Hey...you got me wet. . That turned out good. I've always wanted to set up my camera and do a drive by, but I just never seem to remember to try it or I'm just to damn lazy... Hum.....probably to damn lazy.

    Honestly I didn't understand why you wanted go slow on the Green Ridge ride. I see you changed your tune after building confidence with your new Badass 241. I can never promote it enough. It turns the clumsy TW into a different beast.
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    After so many miles on the stock front "nearly 6,000" I honestly figured the TW had serious speed limitations off-road. Turns out that the front tires propensity to slide and wander and bounce was a bigger influence on my riding abilities than I ever imagined. In all fairness though there is always going to be a huge part of me that just likes to slow down and take in the scenery. I love the sights and sounds of the outdoors and we tend to miss those things when we are going too fast.


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    Go fast and stop at all Overlooks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopPredator View Post
    Go fast and stop at all Overlooks.
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    Great video of Speedy Dryden T-Dub.
    Wasn’t sure for awhile if Tom was going to ride back and get his camera.
    So, for all those who still sing praise for the stock DeathWing front tire let’s ask Tom if he would swap back after trying the Shinko 241.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    Great video of Speedy Dryden T-Dub.
    Wasn’t sure for awhile if Tom was going to ride back and get his camera.
    So, for all those who still sing praise for the stock DeathWing front tire let’s ask Tom if he would swap back after trying the Shinko 241.
    Not a chance!

    I used to be hyper focused on picking the cleanest line available to avoid any opportunity for the front end to wash out. I still look for the cleanest line but I no longer panic if I can't get to it or miss it entirely. Something else I noticed with my further use of the 241 is the MUCH better braking I get in less than ideal surfaces. This tire bites into most surfaces really, really well. Love it!


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    Dang it I got mud on my glasses. Now I have to go wash them!
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    I rarely stop to take in the sights or smell the roses. The TW is too fun while moving.
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    After replacing the stock Trail Wing front tire one can actually corner and brake effectively at the same time. Amazing improvement, will bring out one’s inner hero as confident entry speeds into corners increase. Off camber downhill corners become less intimidating. The front brake becomes your new powerful best friend rather than a switch used to initiate crashes. Nice upgrade Tom!
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