- eventually got into the dirty reiver 200….. what tyres have folk used?
Stanley, DR changed to a new route last year. Prior to that it was rougher and at a wild guess I’d have said lauf fork and c.42mm tyre would have been the dream machine. Last year’s was faster and slightly smoother and I felt that with 38mm rigid I was on an optimum configuration.
That said, there’s a wide range of participants and bikes. I was getting overtaken by single speed mtb, so as always it’s the rider who makes the difference.Posted 2 months agowhitestoneMember
I used WTB Riddlers 37c when I did it a couple of years ago. That was the old course with one significantly rougher section dropping out of the forest to get to the second food stop. They coped with that OK (I was on an On-One Pompetamine set up singlespeed) so I’d imagine anything similar would be fine. I was set up tubeless.Posted 2 months agogranlawSubscriber
I’ve done it twice on 35 mm 700c and I also ride kielder alot through the winter. I can’t fit anything wider than 35 on the bike so that’s what I use and at a guess I’d say they’re fine for 90% of the forest roads. My take on tread pattern is that it doesn’t make much /any difference on the forest roads (unless it’s white 😬) and I’ll happily do 100k rides on slicks or sawtooths all winter but puncture protection is more important.Posted 2 months ago
If I had a choice I’d go 40 mm /42 mm or so as some parts are pretty rough for 35s.aggsSubscriber
Trained and ridden 2 200km Reivers and 1000km s on gravel with Schwalbe Marathon 700c , maybe slowish but no punctures is faster in my view.Posted 1 month ago
Tough as anything . Marathon Evo Extreme in 35mm or 40mm do not seem to wear out either!! Now discontinued. 35mm is fab tyre and rolls really well.
Now the closest is the Gt 365 which is a bit heftier and not folding which is a bugger, but its only £25 in the sales .
I Just put some on to see how they go too, a good reliable training tyre. Not done many km on them yet.
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