A new low for me….A what rubber thread
Situation is as follows:
Lived in Northumberland. Never bothered that much about tires as was nearly always wet. Pick something knobbly and replace when bald worked for me.
Now in the sunshine and riding bone dry trails, think baked earth with some small gravel and loose sand in the worn parts. Not sure if just lacking the skill set for this riding or different rubber required. So far have tried:
Maxxis Advantage…. Dont like the way they seem to squirm about on the baked earth and suddenly find grip
WTB Enduroraptor ….. Lethal in the small gravel
Schwalbe Fat Albert….. Heavy, slow
Schwalbe CX…. strange but seemed very good but was just mincing along with the kids so not a real test.
Panaracer Fire XC pro #Cough# seemed the bet bet so far but as they get slated on here I assume there must a decent reason for this.
Suggestions most welcome as I do not want to just take a random stab.
ThanksPosted 5 years ago
They are a bit far North for me. Located down on the Peninsula but have a shop I can go and fondle stuff.
Correct me if I am wildly wrong but I think I need something with quite an “open” tread to allow the small knobs, needed for the hardpack, to bite through the loose gravel and sand.Posted 5 years agoRoter SternMember
I would give a shout for the Maxxis Crossmark. I’ve been riding them this season for the first time on my race bike and have been really impressed with them. They roll as well as the Schwalbe tyres and are much more sure footed in corners. They are also much more resilient over rocks. I have the UST version and not one puncture the whole season, even after two weeks riding in the Italian and Austrian Alps.Posted 5 years ago
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