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  • Premier Icon dawson
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    thinking about these for mud duties this winter – have seen the 2.2″ at On one.

    Any ideas on how big they really are? i.e. compared to On-One Smorgasbord?

    thanks
    dawson 🙂

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    bumpity-bump

    conkers
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    can’t compare to a smorg but they do come up on the generous side almost as big as a wtb 2.3
    Fast rolling and when scrubbed in not too bad on roots for a spike style tyre.

    Premier Icon dawson
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    ok, thanks

    dantsw13
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    I have a 2.2 Datura – slightly smaller than a Smorgasbord, but more “normal tyre” size than a skinny mud x/medusa.

    Premier Icon househusband
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    Have a pair in the garage waiting for proper mud; they are indeed a full-on tyre and you wouldn’t want them for much else! I’d put one on a Flow and measure/photo but they’re UST and have TNT Saguaro on the 26″ bike at the moment. They’re not skinny!

    An absolute steal when I bought them a year or so for something like £17 an end.

    Premier Icon dawson
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    cheers, currently have a 2.1″ Advantage fitted, and that’s pretty snug, so its sounding like these are going to be too big for what I want (rear – old Kona hardtail)

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    @dawson … Slightly OT but I run a 1.8 Splashback in the back of my old Kona.

    Comes up more like a 1.95 though. Sheds mud nicely, light and bonus points for them having a skinwall!

    £12.99 off of eBay too.

    As I say slightly OT but worthy of a consideration IMHO

    dantsw13
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    Dawson, If its that tight, Ill pop into the workshop and measure it for you.

    dantsw13
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    Right, the GEAX Datura is almost identical in width and Volume to the Smorgasbord.

    Datura – Tread width 57mm(2.24in) and 52mm from the rim to max height of the tyre.

    Smorgasbord – Tread width 58mm(2.28in) and also 52mm from rim to max tread height.

    Hope that helps. The Datura is only £12.99 at the moment from O-O, so if its close, its worth a go IMHO.

    Premier Icon dawson
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    @dantsw13 – much appreciated! Going beyond the call of duty there!

    @lmttm – thanks, will bear that in mind.

    cheers.

    I think I’m going to plump for a Gato on the back to match the one up front, it’s a serious bit of tyre, and is more adaptable to mixed crappy conditions than the Datura – It’ll still be a vast improvement on running a racing ralph all through like last winter!!

    dantsw13
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    Whathaveisaidnow – do you rate the Gato in deep mud as a winter front? It gets REALLY muddy down here in Sussex.

    I ended up with a Datura as a front in the Alps last year, and even in the dry it was very impressive!

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