Black Chilli Rubber Queens any good…
Seem to be pretty good.
Having used LUST highrollers for donkeys years, I bought a RQ BC UST in November, despite having been ridden all through the winter AND a week in the Italian Riviera, it’s only just starting to show signs of wear – the week’s holiday alone would normally knacker a Highroller. (I’ve used it on the front btw…)
It’s much rounder than a Maxxis, so you don’t get that definite “edge bite”, and so initially it feels a little vague, but it’s not, and it just keeps on gripping if you push it.
The only terrain it really doesn’t like is wet muddy limestone. Cavedale is very sketchy. The only 2 times in recent history I’ve dabbed down there have been when using the RQ. The rubber compound simply doesn’t hook up and the front wheel just slides out from under you.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Yep, pretty good. Not great at mud or hard corners, but brilliant at rocky trails, huge grip for that sort of thing for a tyre that rolls as fast as they do.
But hard to find I think, or have been in the past. And absolutely don’t get the non-black-chili ones, they’re just conti staging a 90s revival, genuinely awful.Posted 4 years agotinybitsMember
Yep, agree on the above points. Rubber Queens are very good, all round tyres. You’ll find something that on the limit will corner better, will roll better, will get through mud better and I guess (although I’ve not found it) hook up for mental steep climbs on hardpack / gravel better. But it seems to just do all of it well, far better than the nobby nics I’ve replaced.Posted 4 years ago
The fact they are quite tall tyres means my bike feels like I’ve added 10mm to the suspension as well, which is quite nice.hatterSubscriber
+ 1 for very grippy for thie speed.
Don’t get too hung up on UST, standard protection casing ones with a big slug of sealant work just fine, especialy if you have a compressor to get them mounted.
You’ll see the sealant coming out through the sidewalls for a bit but that soon stop as the holes fill and job’s a good ‘un.Posted 4 years agocnudSubscriber
2.2 UST BC Roll real quick, but not so good in mud as mentioned. I deformed one this weekend off a 4ft drop, not sure if its because I had fairly low pressure in or it is a genuine problem with the tyre. Good job I wasn’t in the middle of nowhere! Like em a lot though so have fitted anotherPosted 4 years agochrisdieselMember
I love my BC 2.2/2.4 rubber queens just killed a set in the Spanish mountains but even with thorns sticking through every where and a healthy gash in the side wall they stayed up. Best tyre and only tyre ill ever use.Posted 4 years ago
Best comment I ever read about rubber queens was on here: they make 2 types of rubber queens, plastic crap and black chilli!!! ONLY buy black chilli I’ve used 2.2 f and r for trail use for years I’m now using 2.4 because I had them spare front and rear because I’m telling my self the horrendous drag from the monster tyre will in some way make me fitter. And they look cool as ****.tinybitsMember
Yep, got the same width. 2.2 bang on on Mavic 717’s. Bigger than a lot of 2.35’s etc, due to the fact that they really aren’t. Still find them quite tall though, but I’ve not measured many heights of tyres to know if it’s by much, but it’s certainly more than 2.25 nobby nics (actually 2.0’s) and 2.0 mud x’s (actually 1.8’s)Posted 4 years ago
Oh god, I’m a tyre geek…
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