Does anyone not faff with tyres?
I ride with the tyres that came with the bike until at some point in winter I notice that when I pedal the rear wheel goes round but I don’t go anywhere (but my shorts get very muddy). At that point I put on my trusty pair of Bonty Mud Xs which I use until Easter.
Repeat each year.
I don’t count that as faff, though no doubt many will disagree.Posted 6 years agobigjimSubscriber
Yeah I leave them on til they wear out, only exception being in deep snow when I put big fat high rollers on for low pressure fun.
I find the what tyre for llandegla/tuesday/I crashed therefore its the tyre threads quite funny, probably shows that marketing can make you think you need all these things.Posted 6 years agostaralfurMember
I’ve a set of Gazza’s on my bike, been these since I bought it last year and there they shall remain until I absolutely must replace them. Local bike hsop told me I could save a load of weight by replacing them with something lighter, but 3 punctures for my mate compared to my no punctures at Fort William settled that one for me.Posted 6 years agoMatt24kSubscriber
I run the same make and model all the time, Kenda Nevegals. However I swap sizes and rear compounds depending on where I am riding and what the conditions are.Posted 6 years ago
Front is either a 2.1 or 2.35 Stick e
Rear is either a 1.95 or 2.1 Stick e but sometimes I run a 2.1 DTC which is a dual compound and rolls faster.deviantMember
I buy whatever is on offer….this has resulted in me having some 2.1 Bontrager MR2s, some 2.2 Specialized Captains and some 2.25 Panaracer Cinders for when the terrain is really difficult.
None of them were any more than £20 and i’m not a good enough rider that i’d know whether i had a £40 quid tyre on the front or not.
For what its worth the Panaracer Cinders were superb at the Eastridge Gravity Enduro, didnt lose traction once….i will be taking them off soon and keeping them as my ‘go-to’ tyre for when i want ultimate grip.Posted 6 years agoyunkiMember
Does anyone on here just use the same tyres all year no matter what?
the brand is unimportant otherwise this will turn into an ironic tyre thread.
I’ve discovered that whatever tyres on-one are selling off at a tenner a pop are excellent all year round any conditions tyres..
In fact they are so good that I leave them on til they wear out.. and then I see what on-one are selling off at a tenner a pop..
It’s foolproofPosted 6 years ago
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