I realise that even starting a thread about.... whisper it... 'summer' tyres is a suicidally bad idea, and could curse us all to a biblical deluge, that could last for months, the second I press 'post'. But I've never started a 'What Tyres' thread and I feel left out
I have a number of routes home on my commute (for my route in I just do all road). They all tend to be tarmac to start (about 5-6 miles), then its off-road the rest of the way (10+ miles). Everything has dried up nicely at the moment and I feel absolutely confident it will remain so until at least September
I want to get the tarmac out of the way as painlessly as possible then have something with enough grip to play silly buggers for the last 10 miles, which can take in the likes of Cragg Quarry. So I'm considering something nice and fast rolling - Kenda Small Block 8's or DMR Moto's.
Is anyone using either? Do you have a preference? What are they like when things get a bit sticky/muddy? Buttock-clenchingly slidey/sketchy? Or not that much worse than 'normal' tyres? I'm presently running Nobby Nics or Maxxis Advantages.
Basically... will I die?