Chunkey Monkey/Smorgasbord – how chunky and fast?
It’s going to be a compromise as anything as I’d like to use it for a bit of back to basics/when it too muddy to be bothered cleaning a full sus fun now and again and I might even build it up SS for a bit of training. It will be used off road.
Might just stick my Miche DH24s and be done with it at least they’re free. 😆
Any other opinionsPosted 4 years ago
Thinking about this combo for the doss bike as nothing appears to beat them for the money. Will the Cm fit on a Reba, how fast are they (they’ll go on the bike I’ll use for draging the kids around on the road a lot so they can’t be too slow) and what’s the weight like for the top spec versions?
GazPosted 4 years agoahwilesSubscriber
they’re proper off-road tyres – they’re never going to be great on the road.
smorgasboards are big enough, grippy enough, light enough, and fast enough, i think they’re a good all-round-compromise.
chunkymonkeys are a bit chunkier.
my folding 29er smorgasboards weigh about 800grams, the quality seems as good as anything else i’ve got, and you can get them for £12.50Posted 4 years agochriswilkMember
got the smorgasboard front and rear on the FS bike.Posted 4 years ago
Less draggy than the HR/Minion combination they replaced.
Compared to nobby Nic on the other bike, a little slower, somewhat heavier but waaay more grip.
Seem to be a good all round tyre, but not done many rides on them yet.yunkiMember
I like the Chunky Monkey and use one on the front of my rigid soul.. it’s pretty fast rolling for the size and the tread pattern and I haven’t had any problems with grip..
I wasn’t nearly as keen on the Smorgasbord, and it only stayed on the back for a couple of weeks before I switched back to the Fat Albert that it replaced..
I was looking for new rubber for my child hauling bike recently, and would quite often fall back on old tyres that have been relegated from the mountain bike, but I decided to give the Smorgasbord a miss as I didn’t have enough confidence in it..
The Smorgasbord that I’ve got is the harder trail (?) compound FWIWPosted 4 years ago
I’m running the dual compound folding smorgasbords on my 29er.
They are cheap, they grip great and so far are lasting very well.
Only downside is they are bloomin heavy.
I need to replace my rear NN snakeskin on my 26″ bike and am tempted but the NNs are so light it would be a shame to ruin the weight.Posted 4 years agogonetothehillsSubscriber
Smorgasbord Enduro front and back on my Ti456, running tubeless on Arch EX rims and they work a treat, I’d run HR front and rear for a while, then some Cedric Gracia Panaracers but I really like these – and as for the price!
I generally ride from the door, so there’s a bit of road work but they’re not too bad in that sense and they give predictable grip off road – dry and wet. My only complaint would be a strange detail where some of the blocks have tiny slices taken out of them. No idea what purpose they serve but they seem to collect little fragments quite happily. That aside – no issues at all at the mo.Posted 4 years agowwaswasSubscriber
I’ve got the Smorgasbord 29er Trail Extreme too, been dead impressed with them.
I keep thinking ‘I must get some ‘summer’ tyres that are lighter’ but these seem so good as all rounders in all conditions that I’m loathe to fit a compromise just to save a bit of weight.Posted 4 years ago
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