Does anyone not faff with tyres?
Me.Posted 6 years ago
All this what tyre for this, my tyres washed out and did this to me, I must change to a mud tyre because it rained last night stuff is not for me at all. I use one set of tyres and get used to the way they ride in all conditions and change them when they wear out.clubberMember
I do now I’ve found some that are good allrounders. I used to change mud/summer tyres as appropriate quite often. Now I’m tubeless I don’t bother – mud x on the SS which only gets ridden locally and Maxxis ingitors on my geared bike though with the new local (Bristol) trails, I’m thinking that I may change the ss to a more all round tyre.Posted 6 years agobarbusMember
I have a garage full of tyres, must have 25-30 pairs, I have tried them all. I have in the past spoken for hrs on the great tyre debate. I have come to an expensive conclusion, ITS ALL IN THE HEAD.
I was once using a certain tyre, Conti Mountain kings I think and getting along just fine, a riding pal said in passing they are great tyres but the front washes out for no reason, even a low speeds. The next thing I know my front (seemed) to be washing at the slightest provication, I litrally couldnt stay on.
I learnt a lot that day, it really is all in the head.
Well maybe not all but alot.
I now use Spesh Fast Track until they die and have no plans to change any time soon.Posted 6 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
I’ve the following for the Pitch:
Pair, High Roller 2.35 SPC, maxxpro, kevlar
Michelin Hot-S, 2.2, reinforced sidewalls, kevlar.
Pair, High Roller 2.5 DPC, supertacky, steel
Pair, Spesh Eskar 2.3.
Rear, Maxxis High Roller-SemiSlick.
For the Hardtail/SS:
Pair, Spesh Storm 2.0
Pair, IRC Mythos-F 1.95.
And those are just whats used regularly, a whole pile in the shed of hardly used crap tyres!Posted 6 years agoSamBMember
I don’t bother with changing tyres. Always 2.5″ High Rollers, ST on the front, 60a on the back.
Having said that, both my bikes are dressed for the same purpose and I don’t race competitively or worry about how long a climb takes. If I was serious about racing – XC or DH – then I would absolutely change tyres to suit the course / weather.
As it is, the most important thing to me is grip on the way down, so I stick with tyres that work for that and compromise on the ups.Posted 6 years agohugorMember
The rear is now worn out after 41 hours use, that’s getting on for a pound an hour!
so yeh, I’m looking for something different
Geez what are you doing to them? I’m using a 29-3 TLR as my rear and think its a great tire. In rocky south Wales its holding up real well.
I’ve had comparable times to you on Maxxis Crossmarks and WTB Stouts.
Back to the OP. I change for the winter and summer only which usually coincides with the time they need replacing anyway. Summer tires don’t last very long but I ride loads more then.
When mine need changing I like to experiment and try new tires.Posted 6 years agostumpy01Member
The ones on the FSR came with it and I leave them on all the time, as I converted them to tubeless and it’s too much effort to chop & change all the time.
On the Inbred I have Speed Kings that stay on until it gets all gloopy in late autumn, then i put some mud tyres on & they stay on until it dries out in April.
If I am going for a particularly gloopy ride on the FSR then I might stick the wheels from the Inbred on, if I think of it.Posted 6 years agonedrapierSubscriber
I am also not trying hard enough. Kenda SB8s on the mtb all year round. Mebbe something different when they wear out. Maybe something nobblier as I’ve now got a new bike for ‘cross type rides and road rides:
I swap tyres on the Peregrine, but that was the point of buying it in the 1st place: 28c Gatorskins or 2.0 Race Kings (Rayskins?). I think they’re sufficiently different to warrant the occasional swap!Posted 6 years ago
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