stilltortoise - Member
Dave, I had Maxxis Advantage on. Not up to the task or is it just a bit of bad luck?
Actually, I am having issues getting my suspension right. If I set the sag right I'm blowing through the travel. I do wonder if these punctures are a result of bottoming out on pointy rocks. I was coming down Cumberland Brook.
hmmm are they UST though? ive run advantages front and rear a while back around those routes, and ive come down there at some speed, numerous scratches/scrapes on my rims so the tyres must have taken a pounding....in fact i must say i probably kept my advantages the longest out of all my UST tyres, nice and fast rolling with good grip, the only thing they were lacking is in UST form i think they only go up to 2.1, so they were a bit narrow for my liking, but they are a great all round tyre, ive got a mate thats run maxxis normal tyres tubeless before and his slashed when we were out either on the carcass, or sidewall i forget which but ive never had any serious issues with UST tyres, yes they probably weigh 200 grams more, but they stop things like that happening and totally destroying a ride, ive got loads of scrapes and marks on my current flow rims and rubber queen ust tyres on the sidewalls, but not once have they let me down in over a year of descents like that
weight wise for racers i can see why people go for normal tyres/tubeless ready tyres (and cost of course), but for people like me who like to have a thrash on rocky descents and solely riding the peak, you want the toughest tyres available imo
drop us an email if you wanna chat more about them, ive been running basically every brand of tyre UST for the last 4 years