Blue Groove/Nevegal – DTC? Lite?
DTC = Dual (tread?) Compound – sticker rubber on the outside edges.
Lite = eh? lightweight. So thinner side walls probably. weaker.
Dont think they are front or rear specific as they all have the same tread pattern.
only form what I’ve seen on the website so could be wrong.
Hope thats correct and helps. I’m considering myself over Maxxis Advantage.Posted 8 years agoDrillerSubscriber
I use the 2.35 DTCs (Dual Tread Compound is right) and they roll pretty well for their size.
I’ve tried the Blue Groove up front but really do prefer Nevegal F&R, they’re awesome from a grip/confidence point of view, on a variety of surfaces. I do think the sidewalls are a little thin though and they don’t like being run at lower pressures (than recommended on the tyre), the sidewalls start to wear and the threads become visible.
The cut-outs on the rims of my Syncros DS28 rims eat the sidewalls too if I run them too soft and I’ve shredded a couple of rears from this. Having said that I keep buying them because they really are very good otherwise. Faster rolling than 2.35 High Rollers. I love em.Posted 8 years agomamadirtMember
I use Nevegal DTC Lites. I’m only 8.5 stone but still managed to cut through the sidewall when I pinch-flatted on the Cwmcarn D/H. That said they are lovely and light and I will be replacing my bald, ripped and repaired rear tyre with another the same as soon as the mud returns (I’ve learned to run higher pressures though 😉 )Posted 8 years agoanotherdeadheroMember
What’s the max size that folks would use on a 717 rim?
A 2.1 – Kenda come up pretty massive for stated size and the sidewalls are very weak. I got a good bit of rollover running 2.1s on 717s, though I have been known to carry a bit of heft around with me, and my cornering technique is pretty unsubtle.
I ran a supertacky BG on the front and DTC Nev on the back for a while. They’re good tyres. I don’t know I’d bother with a bluegroove on the front again, I’d probably use Nevs F&r. A supertacky is good on the front, but damn draggy on road if you link bits of trail up with tarmac.
I was also advised to run the Nev on the back backwards (i.e. against the rotation arrow) as this was supposed to do something magical for the braking performance. It was OK, but I preferred it the proper way round.
My main gripe with them is that the sidewalls are so thin, you need to run them really hard to prevent pinching. They’d be a considerably better tyre if Kenda took their eye off the scales and beefed them up a bit.
Heaven only knows what the ‘lite’ version are like. Tracey must weight 5 grammes to have run them in the alps OK, that or have a bucket load of skill.Posted 8 years agoswooshMember
there was a rumour a couple of years ago that Kenda were going to release a reinforced sidewall version of BG and Nev similar to the SnakeSkin sidewalls by Schwalbe but i dont think it has ever materialised.
oh and JON, the treads are very different between BG and Nevs so you might want to have a look again.Posted 8 years agojamesMember
I think the ‘lite’ one is only available in 1.95″ (which is still reasonable) and has slightly lower tread than the normal ones and are lighter.Posted 8 years ago
‘Normal’ DTC (harder tread in the middle for rolling, softer tread on the edge for cornering) are only available in 2.1″ and biggereddSubscriber
Currently running a 2.35″ Nevagal on the front and a 2.35″ Blue Groove on the back both on XC717 disc rims using Allan Kelly’s ghetto tubeless. This morning in the sand dunes I was running 15psi (yes really 15psi) front and rear, and this afternoon I was riding 26psi front, 31psi rear riding in the mountains in the background of the photo.
Posted 8 years agoD0NKSubscriber
Second the request for ust info.
I’m running a 2.35 dtc nev on the front and whilst it has started to breakway in corners more often than usual (but its a new bike and I’m pretty sure I’m hitting stuff faster) it hangs on to the edges and hasn’t dumped me on my face yet. Maybe its this mystic transition zone that magazine writers like to talk about 😉Posted 8 years ago
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