- bonty mud x
I'm only talking of a scree filled Landy Track on the back of Fyrish Devs.
Fancy a Rothie tour this Sunday? Start Lochinch Watersports and head via Feshiebridge, Lochs Gamha and an Eilean, Badaguish XC course, Glenmore Cafe, Hayfield, Traverse Rothiemurchus Lodge, Lairig Ghru and return for a beer. My buddy Bri72's return from a broken arm ride.
What about Nutter, uh? Can drop off huts in Les Gets and clear 30 foot doubles in Whistler, but cannae ride a firetrack without braking his arm. Rotten luck when he's been top of the SDA Masters from the first race.Posted 8 years agorobarnoldMember
If you live somewhere at all muddy, then they're a belting tyre. A lot of people over here in the soggy IOM use them all year round and they stick like sh1t to a blanket. I rode on them last night in some disgustingly muddy conditions and they were brill. If you use them on hardpack or tarmac, they will wear down a wee bit but at a relatively cheap £24.99 per end you can afford to run them all the timePosted 8 years agojulianwilsonMember
if they suit your local mud (aren't mud tyres fussy?!) then you can leave them on all year. My mates and I have raced on them in dusty dry conditions too and they are still great fun then. They do wear relatively quickly in my experience, and they seem to be more prone to punctures than many other knobblies, but i suppose if you have them tubless with sealant that won't be an issue. Thed 1.8's are proper skinny though, I would definitely go for 2.0's. If i wasn't such a tyre twiddler then I would leave them on my xc bike all year round too.
 oh and they are inexplicably bastid hard to get on some rims. 717's are fine but putting some on my wife's dt rims was a real excercise in "Darling, I thought you said getting a tyre on with your thumbs was a piece of cake?" shame.Posted 8 years agojulianwilsonMember
BoardinBob – Member
What are they like on wet roots?
Depends on the rider and the line you choose ten times more than his/her tyre choice and pressure.
FWIW though, I find them oh so slightly less slidy than 'normal' knobblies. Particularly less so than the trailrakers I had before. That is either due to the soft compound, the little grooves in the top of the knobbles or just that their advertising conditions me to think they are better.Posted 8 years agorobobSubscriber
yup, run them year round on the SS (which was set up for crummy weather… this summer qualifies) and they are ace even in the drier bits of this year.
they have worn quickly though, and as previous post i ran 2.0s, 1.8s do come up quite narrow and i wouldn't run them as all conditions/all terrain tyres.
acx's 2.2s are a really good compromise, shed mud well and are a better all rounder. they work better on rocky stuff, roll better on tarmac and wear less ime.
once i've worn out my current collection i think i'll get a set of acx's tubeless and leave them on the fs and mud x on the ss.Posted 8 years agodevsMember
Swayndo it sounds great but no can do. Apart from the hangover I have booked I have family commitments.Posted 8 years ago
I'm really gutted for Nutter. I think he posts here as Betsie sometimes. A real shame. I dunno if it is possible for him to win without taking part in the last round but I suppose that would mean wishing ill on other riders which isn't the right way to do things. He'll be back next year. He's too dedicated and daft not to.
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