eventually got into the dirty reiver 200….. what tyres have folk used?
Like many, i spent sunday morning hitting the refresh button for ages but eventually got in.
For those who have done the event, what tyres were you running as im not familiar with the area of the trails being usedPosted 10 months ago
The answer is two sets of wheels. One with smooth hardpack dusty ones. The ones we all hope to use, the other with mud and misery ones.Posted 10 months ago
I’ve done it on S-Works Renegades and 43mm Gravel King SKs in the past and will be using the Gravel Kings again this time round.Posted 10 months ago
ta, i have a few sets of wheels that will be shod with different tyres in readiness. Was looking at the GK SK so thanks for the recommendation…Posted 10 months ago
40c WTB Nanos last time.
I got a dry and dusty year, though. Given the same conditions again I’d use the 38c (I think) G-Ones I’ve got on at the moment. The Nanos did well though.Posted 10 months ago
WTB Resolutes the last couple of years. Will be running them again this time around I think…if it ain’t broke etc.Posted 10 months ago
I think I might end up being a bit overbiked! Doing it on my Ibis DV9 hardtail, but I’ll probably fit the Vittoria Barzo (sod leaving the Magic Mary/Hans Dampf on!).Posted 10 months ago
im also taking the 27.5 wheelset shod with some spesh fast trak just in casePosted 10 months ago
I’ll be on 38mm gravel kings, I can’t fit anything bigger without frame rub. They served me well last year.Posted 10 months ago
Do most ride this sort of distance on 700c or is there quite a few on 650b for more comfort, as coming from more mountain biking, never really ridden on the road am really unsure at the minute which to go with, as this will be my first Reiver.Posted 10 months ago
For 650b I would use Teravail Cannonball’s @47c, if you have the clearance and are running 29er’s then Teravail Sparwoods. Both are fast rolling and more than grippy enough for the Kielder trails. The Sparwoods come in a comfortable 2.2” width.Posted 10 months ago
Can fit 650b x 47 and 700 x 45, was thinking what do the majority of riders favour 700 or 650.Posted 10 months ago
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 10 months ago
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 10 months ago
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 10 months ago
If I had a choice I’d go 40 mm /42 mm or so as some parts are pretty rough for 35s.
I’m currently running Conti Terra Trail 700c x 40mm, which are only two rides old. Given what I’ve read though, that kind of tyre is ideal for actual gravel roads. It’s not proving so ideal for the local slop…Posted 10 months ago
I’m going to stick a pair of 26 mm tubelesson and give it a goPosted 10 months ago
Had a rethink and going to build up a Whyte Saxon Cross and leave the road bike at homePosted 8 months ago
That was the old course with one significantly rougher section dropping out of the forest to get to the second food stop
AKA the good bit.Posted 8 months ago
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 8 months 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.
Turns out I can’t make it so before I ring the campsite to cancel my tent pitch if anyone wants it give me a shout and I’ll change the details.Posted 8 months ago
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