- Do we need another tyre thread…? Hell yes. Any suggestions welcome.
Sticky worms seemed good to me, but anytime the speed and/or number of rocks increased they’d ‘unstick’ and come shooting out of the tyre followed by a fountain of white, sticky stuff. Old-fashioned tube patch glued over the hole on the inside has proven much better (clean area of tyre with IPA first and then apply patch as normal). Not sure about being so close to the bead though.
On the tyre front, older Maxxis 2.35″ are smaller than newer 2.25″. I personally like Larsen TTs. They’re much better than the tread pattern would have you believe.Posted 4 years ago
chiefgrooveguru – They only do the ADvantage UST in a 2.1, otherwise that would be prefect.
warpcow – UST Larsen TT’s only go up to 2.0 and looks like it might have less volume than the ADvantage without the side nobles. I’ll take a look though. Is it grippy on wet climbs ?
Can you not just fill the slit with the rubberizing glue you get with the UST repair patches ?Posted 4 years ago
I’ve been running a 2.25 Ardent up front and a 2.1 Advantage (both UST)out back for years. Loved the combination, been great all year round and nobody could get me off them. The Advantage is really grippy and the Ardent adds stability up front and all fast rolling.
…but lately the rear has been suffering from some proper wheel damage and punctures on the tyre bead on the rear and I’ve come to the conclusion I need something with more volume on the back.
The Ardent is more like a 2.3 and I was thinking of going for a narrow 2.25 on the back. I’m prepared to swap tyre manufacturer if someone says they’ve found the oracle.
Combination needs to suit everywhere, Lakes, Peaks, North Wales, and everything from very techy steep descents to fast boulder fests (which is where I’ve been suffering).
Any suggestions appreciated.Posted 4 years agomangatankMember
I accidentally bought and then just decided to fit a pair of Maxxis 2.1 High Rollers (LUST versions). Skinny with ramped central knobs for speed not grip. Disaster!
Or so I thought….so far they’ve been a revelation. Great at climbing, grippy, comfortable and faaast. A big improvement on the excellent Conti Mountain Kings they replaced.
Go figure.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
mrmonkfinger – Member
does anyone ride non-maxxis tyres on this forum?
I’m mostly Kenda and Specialized (but Specialized are made by CST, same as Maxxis and On One and maybe others). TBH I’ve never found a Maxxis I’m totally happy with, I end up using them as a sort of benchmark but spesh have a better minion, conti a better swampthing…Posted 4 years agowarpcowMember
Sounds like your worms were too short? All my repairs have been faultless- used the Weldtite tubeless repair kit
I’ll admit I was stingy first time, but then a full length weldtite worm slathered in glue did the same. Felt solid enough, but poped out within a couple of km. I suspect it’s because it was near the side knobs and the hole was pulled apart slightly during cornering and off-camber stuff.Posted 4 years ago
Ardent 2.4 front, 2.2 rear here…
They only do the 2.25 in a UST Lust. Do Exo Advantage and Exo Ardents work ok on a UST rim then ?
What about the UST Ardent up front and the Crossmark UST 2.25 out back. Is the Crossmark any good/grippy enough a wet climbs ?Posted 4 years ago
Experiment report on bead repair…..
Cleaned off tyre and old sealant. Cut a round tubeless repair patch in half. Applied Vulcanisation glue to both sides of bead. Applied patch with new straight edge along bead. Pumped tyre. Added Stans.
Did it seal…. did it f**kaslike !
…. but we are persisting with the side to side shaking of and rotating of the tyre to get the Stans in the pin prick of a leak and we maybe getting somewhere. Update to follow…Posted 4 years ago
How it was still leaking after being filled with glue, patched over and smothered with Stans I’ve no idea but eventually it looks like the stans has sealed it up. We’ll see how it goes on the trail.
Tyres – Keeping the 2.25 Ardent up front and I’ll either go with the Crossmark or another 2.25 Ardent at the back. Anyone else with owt to say about those 2 combo’s ?Posted 4 years agorickonSubscriber
No one’s mentioned them yet, and I can’t believe it….
On-One Smorgasboard and ChunkyMonkey. £15 a tyre, EXO sidewalls, proper sticky and awesome.
All the guides in the Alps last week were running them, the head chap said they’re the best tyres he’s used in 10 years.
I’ll be replacing mine with them next time around.Posted 4 years ago
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