best 29inch all rounder tyre. less friction required.
Just had a new spec carve pro MTB.
Just wondering if I can get tyres with less friction because I spend sometime on road before I get to Sutton park.
The ones I have now are standard and make a rumbling noise on tarmac. Less nobbly but not bald! There are some rough parts in Sutton Coldfield park.Posted 4 years agocpSubscriber
Bontrager 29-1 get very good reviews, I have two waiting to go on my 29er when builtPosted 4 years ago
Planetx just advised me on these! £20 for fold up or £10 wired. Bargain.Posted 4 years ago
what do you all think of these please?Posted 4 years agoesher shoreMember
Specialized Control Captain front, Specialized Control Fast Trak LK or Renegade rear
both setup with Roval rim tape, suitable valve cores and Stan’s No-Tubes (tubeless fluid)
ideal setup for fast rolling 29’er which will prevent penetration punctures (the Fast Trak and Renegade have a thin casing)
you can use another Fast Trak on the front, but if you ride lots of trails with loose dirt / sand you will need something grippier like the Captain on the frontPosted 4 years agoaracerSubscriber
I’ve looked at the racing Ralph’s and they don’t look the fastest tyre because of the amount of blocks on tyre compared to small block 8’s.
It’s not all (or even mostly) about the tread pattern. Schwalbe’s tyre carcass is very low rolling resistance, and anyway the Ralph tread pattern is actually pretty fast. The test results I’ve seen have Ralphs as faster rolling than even a full on semi-slick with almost no blocks at all (like the Double Fighters I used to run), and certainly faster than a SB8.Posted 4 years agotimb34Member
You’ve already got a control version of The Captain both ends, yes?
My recommendation would be to leave a Captain on the front and put something like a Racing Ralph, Fast Trak, Crossmark (or maybe Larsen, SM8, Ikon) on the back, but I ride mostly dry, rocky trails and that’s what works round here.
Also, although you said you don’t want to go tubeless, if you do then it decreases rolling resistance even more!
There’s a lot of choice in tyres, and you might not like the feel of what other people do. Keep an eye on the special offers on Chain Reaction, you can often pick up tyres from Michelin/WTB/whoever for about a tenner – it’s a good way to experiment.Posted 4 years ago
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