- A what tyres thread
We don’t seem to have had one of these for a while and I’m sure I recollect a clause in the STW T&Cs that all STWers are allowed one “what tyres” thread.
So, now my High Rollers are becoming knackered worn-out low rollers, what tyres next? They’ll be going an Alpine 160 and my riding area is North Wales (lots of rock, more rock and slate). I can’t say I’m the nimblest of riders and am prone to the odd heavy landing. Any recommendations after get better at riding bikes?Posted 5 years agomatt22Member
My rubber queens 2.2 Black chilly were awesome at cmwcarn, really confidence inspiring and gripped like shit but were fast rolling as well, I use them on Exmoor as well and porlock is very root and rock infested again brilliant.
Ive only had these, Bontrager mud X’s in winter mud and the Paneracer Cedric garcia AM 2.35 which I didnt get on with so i’m no tire expertPosted 5 years ago
There’s some big DH-like tyres on offer here. I like the idea of a more rounded tyre, and if the Butcher wasn’t DH focused that might be the one. I’m leaning towards the HR2 although I do fancy a change of brand (why? just because!). The Conti RQ looks good too. Anyone anything bad to say about the RQs or HR2s?Posted 5 years agochris_dbMember
I’ve got HDs on my hard and soft tails. I have had no problem with the sidewalls and I’m no lightweight…!
In terms of grip and wear then they work fine, the harder pacestar compound is the one to go for.
Brilliant tyres and going cheep on bikediscount.de (well, compared with UK prices)…
Chris 🙂Posted 5 years ago
Rusty Spanner – Member
cynic-al – Member
Profile does not affect grip.
Contact patch area varies with profile.
Two identical tyres with the same pressure but differing profiles will have a different contact patch area at a given lean angle.
How does that not conflict with the basic laws of physics?Posted 5 years agobuzz-lightyearMember
I’ve heard hans dampf have thin sidewalls that can cut up badly.
Nope. A week of rocks on the riviera barely marked them. They are very different feel from HRs though. Thy remind me of Kendal Nevegals in feel. Be a bit more delicate when cornering but you’ll adapt after a few scary moments.Posted 5 years ago
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