Ahem – What 29er tyres for Bike Park Wales in the mud?
Specific enough for you? I’ll probably ignore everyone and run Hans Dampfs front and rear but have also got a Geax Kato on the front and a Storm Control on the back at the moment. I assume the blues and reds are fairly all weather and the HDs will be fine, not even sure I’ll attempt any blacks, depends how I’m feeling and riding. Are the blacks pretty muddy at the moment? Going on Saturday, ‘citing!Posted 4 years ago
I used tubeless hr supertacky 2.5 front and 2.35 rear. Had no issues really (even on a redundant 26er 😉 )
The mud was like slurry in places and the climb was tough four times but good fun on the dh. Any tires would have struggled except perhaps trail rakers in placesPosted 4 years agoHob NobMember
Do they do those in 29″ now? Thought it was just the High roller 2?
Yes, you can get a 2.5 Minion DHF in the various different compounds (Max Terra, Max Grip etc) most tubeless ready & EXO now.They are a little hard to get hold of. The 2.5″ is also masive compared to the 26″ 2.5″ – it’s more like the old 2.7″.
They are about to release a 2.3″ version of the same. I’m running a Minion DHR2 2.3 on the back & it;s a good size.
Decent dual ply options also now 🙂Posted 4 years ago
Going up with a guy called Kev Harris and his brother Roger. He rides a NS Soda and has just recovered from breaking his collar bone at Steyning. We’re leaving bright and early sat AM and staying near the park ready for Sunday. We met some local guys in Sameon France back in June! We’re taking over the world!!Posted 4 years agowookieMember
Blues are 90% hard pack with a few areas of mud where the trail has degraded with the weather. Any tyres are fine for these imho.
Reds are 20% hard pack, 50% rock, 30% mud. (Bonneyville is pure steep sloppy mess, great fun but really needs mud tyres).
Blacks are all natural and hence a lot more mud but still rideable with good mud tyres.
Obviously these are rough figures but gives you some idea of what to expect.
Ive been running Baron/Rubber Queen 26 and RQ/RQ on the 29er and find these work really well for BPW.
Hope this helps and have a good weekend. May well head up Saturday afternoon for a few laps myself.Posted 4 years ago
You’ll no doubt be thrilled I went with the Hans Dampfs and they were fine.
Chris – looked out for your bike a few times but didn’t see you. Couldn’t believe how busy it was !
I know it’s been said before but HOW MUCH FUN is Willy Waver? Felt like you were floating down it. Another favourite was Enter The Dragon although my mate ate it pretty hard over the wall drop towards the end of the day.
In summary trails great (although room for a few more in time), cafe great, uplift great, congrats to Rowan and the team, be back in the spring!Posted 4 years ago
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