- Amazing what a 'summer' tyre can cope with
Ran an SB8 on the back of one bike all through last winter. Prob not my first choice for foul conditions but then again it wasn’t the greased pig I expected it to be.
Similar experience with a CrossMark again as a rear tyre. Shallow but open tread clears quickly and punches well above its weight in slippery conditions.Posted 5 years agosharkbaitMember
Swapped my front Kenda SB8 for the winter Mud X before my ride last weekend but didn’t get a chance to do the rear. Amazingly the SB8 seemed to give plenty of grip even in the mud-fest that is Delamere right now. I’m not sure I’m going to bother changing the rear unless it snows. Grippy front end and a more twitchy back is more fun anyway 🙂Posted 5 years agochiefgrooveguruMember
Running a X-King (black chili – which is about 60a according to the thumbnail test whilst non BC X-King is a really hard compound) on the back at the moment and have been out in some filthy muddy greasy conditions. Think I need to drop the pressure a bit to make the wet roots a little less nasty but otherwise it’s doing well. Rubber Queen at the front – might swap it for a Baron if it packs up too much in stickier mud – only time will tell…Posted 5 years ago
had never heard of Slant Six
looks a bit like rocket ron?
i hated Sb8, was rubbish in dry, then sidewall ripped on first ride on flint. love the Nevegal though 🙂Posted 5 years agoofficialtobMember
Went out on Saturday around the South Wales bogs with some very worn Shwable Hurricane’s…. they all laughed at me initially, but made it up all the climbs and back down again in one piece!
Was a definite skill tester/booster I will admit – so now on the hunt for some nobblies 🙂
yeah a slidey tyre on back can be great fun. front, not so much.
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