Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Preview: Specialized Chunder SX 2.3

Finally got my hands on the Specialized Chunder SX 2.3. I really wanted to test this tire for a long time, but it turned out to be quite hard to get hold on. Well I finally managed that, so why all the buzz?

Well the Chunder SX 2.3 is a near replica of (in terms of thread pattern) of my all-time favorite AM tire; the Maxxis High-Roller 2.3. But the Chunder SX adds a few things into the mix; First of; its HUGE, the 2.3" is as big as a Maxxis 2.5". Secondly, the knob-hight is about 20% higher than that of the Maxxis tire - that could mean more grip in the corners at high speeds and on the descends. The side pattern is huge and ultra aggressive, and the center knobs are ramped up to give as little rolling resistance as possible - just like the High Roller. Everything has a price tho', this tire is a heavy weight at 1060 gram, but thats for the "indestructible"-dual-ply version im testing.

I have high expectations for the Chunder SX, and I hope to drag this tire through AM, DH, FR, in several different countries during this summer, so watch this space, as I conclude it with a review here on my blog.

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 Shameless copy of one of the best tires ever made:
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But I want it anyway!

9 comments:

  1. Any update on those chunders? I'm interested how the roll and hook up?

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  2. Well, so far it has proven itself to be a great roller, and has a fantastic hookup as well, its easily comparable to the Maxxis Highroller, and thats quite a feat imo. I still need to do more testing.

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  3. What are you running on the back?

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  4. This tire adheres well to smooth surfaces and humid? What is the rubber compound that it uses? In the Maxxis have the option of compost '40a ', that would be softer and more adherent to the ground.

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  5. Hi there, im running the Schwalbe Fat albert REAR in the rear, go see my review here:

    http://all-mountain-next.blogspot.com/2010/07/review-schwalbe-fat-albert-rear-225-evo.html

    @Prussiano
    The Chunder SX uses a compound blend; soft on the shoulder edges(45a), and hard in the center line(50a).

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  6. Hi guy... but is it a 2ply casing like the HighRoller?
    thank u

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