- Big DH Tyres
That’s partly Maxxis’s rubber ruler, the 2.7 Minion measures 2.5 across, the 2.5 measures almost bang on 2.35. Maxxis do make a 2.7 Minion and Highroller, though (or did- not sure you can still buy ’em) Though o’course a big tyre doesn’t always work in mud, sometimes cut is better than float.
My 2.5 Rain King comes up pretty close to 2.5, and is a pretty nice bit of kit for intermediate and wet (but not spike wet) conditions.Posted 4 years agocookeaaSubscriber
I’ve got a 2.5″ Muddy Mary on the front and a 2.35 Wicked Will on the back, I had intended to only have the Mary on for winter and fit a 2.35 Will for summer but I’ve not really bothered to change, that said I’ve not ridden the bike much lately either, but there’s bags of front end grip and enough on the rear from that combo in pretty much all conditions…Posted 4 years ago
OK, been running Big Betty’s on my DH bike for the last while, and they’ve come to the end of their useful life. On the whole, awesome tire in most conditions, except anything that involves water. In particular, I really like the large volume. Have also got a set of Minions (DHF/DHR) in 2.5 flavour, but they seem skinny by comparison.
Any one out there been using a wider DH tyre for UK conditions (light mud, some wet, rocks etc.) and what are they?
I’m not after a winter mud tyre for DH, just something with a bit more general usability than the BB’s.Posted 4 years agorocketmanMember
Verstars @ bike-discount.de @ £30 each – amazing
Would be wary of fitting Vertstars front and rear they are amazingly grippy like SloW Reazy but also incredibly draggy on anything that isn’t pure gravity. If your descents have any pedally bits I would recommend a Trailstar on the rear.
I’m still baffled by this forums apparent “need” of tractor tyres
It’s true that if you can hit all your lines and don’t brake much you don’t need a big tyre. But if you make mistakes and clip rocks or roots a big tyre will be deflected less than a narrow tyrePosted 4 years ago
Quite right, but the cons are significant too: slower rolling, heavier, slower turning, worse in proper mud. Smaller tyre (not that you call call a Schwalbe 2.35 small) + a tad more pressure if its somewhere particularly rough and fast works for me.
It’s even hitting Enduro races. Last years winter series at Inners was hilarious for the confused looks from people trying to understand why their wheels no longer turned 🙂Posted 4 years ago
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