Best XC tyres for clay based muddy rides?

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  • Best XC tyres for clay based muddy rides?
  • Premier Icon sparkerfix
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    For the clay covered east mids I ride in winter, it’s a nobby nik up front and a trail raker (sp) on the back of the ss hack.

    tcairns
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    Or bonty mud x and agree with trailrakers…you won’t find better for sticky clay loams..

    ktmblag
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    I’m using bonty mud really like em

    Premier Icon Clink
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    NN in mud? Not the mud I’ve ridden in…

    Bonty Mud-x or Maxxis Beaver should do the job.

    argee
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    After several years away from buying stuff and just using up my old stock of tyres, i now find myself looking for a set of tyres for the impending muddy conditions, and as all i have left now are some Maxxis Ignitors and monorails, as well as a half dead pair of kenda nevegals it looks like i’ll need to buy a pair.

    So what are the ones on the market nowadays that would be good on muddy clay based trails, but are relatively lightweight and not too lethal on roads or the likes when going between trails?

    Apologies for the what tyre thread, but it’s been a long time since i last asked this question!

    argee
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    Cheers for the replies, i did see the trailrakers and having spent a good amount of time with panaracers, i did think these, or fire muds might do the job, with bonti’s, are they still a bit tight to get on the rims, not had a set in a while?

    pymwymis
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    Bonty mud x. Done.

    No probs getting them on (running TLR version).

    james
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    Bonty mud X 2.0″ for me for all round winter usability. Make a decent job at clay, but as a clay only tyre I’d want to try the 1.8″ or for out and out clay filth it’d be 1.5″ Schwalbe Black Sharks

    widge34
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    Continental Baron black chili up front with Specialized Storm on rear

    argee
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    Any good places to get some bontrager mud x’s, the only 2.0″ i can find are at 35 quid a pop, is there any better, as the 1.8s seem to be cheaper, but might be a little narrow?

    Premier Icon jameso
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    Storm Control 2.0s are cheaper, really good mud tyres.

    widge34
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    Storms are £24 at Pearce cycles

    davemonty
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    Have an unused 26″ storm control for sale if you’re interested.

    Premier Icon mboy
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    For proper clay mud, I’d want something that clears a bit better than the Mud X, grippy as they are.

    Check out the Maxxis Medusa’s, the 2.1 is a good allround winter tyre, the 1.8 is an excellent “utter filth” tyre. They’ve still got stock of the 1.8’s cheap at On One too.

    Premier Icon Wally
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    argee – Try here pair of Mud-X 2.0 26″ £43 new.

    Dales_rider
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    I’m with MBoy on this, two SITS on wet stickey clay anything fat is out. Something with W I D E spacing between the “Spikes” maybe a Swampthing if you can still get them in narrow sizes.

    Premier Icon mboy
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    two SITS on wet stickey clay anything fat is out

    Whilst those around me on Mud X’s and (god forbid, anything wider!) were struggling with clogging, or just exceptionally heavy, slow tyres, I was running 1.8″ Medusa’s last year at Eastnor… Just cut through everything and found traction where others didn’t! The only guys doing any better were those on 29ers that had the sense to bring some 32c CX tyres with them…

    Premier Icon Clink
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    Whilst those around me on Mud X’s and (god forbid, anything wider!) were struggling with clogging, or just exceptionally heavy, slow tyres, I was running 1.8″ Medusa’s last year at Eastnor… Just cut through everything and found traction where others didn’t! The only guys doing any better were those on 29ers that had the sense to bring some 32c CX tyres with them…

    Well if you will insist on riding around in circles what do you expect?! 😉

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