- Fast aggressive rear summer tyre
I prefer the doubledown aggressor to the tough 2.2 trail boss, it lighter, rolls about the same but corners much better.
I found the trail boss a little small and to get the cornering grip had to lower the air pressure too much. I’ve a few dents in the rim to show for it…
The aggressor seems a really good match to the minion dhf on the front, which isn’t a surprise at all as that’s what it was designed for.Posted 2 years agostevenmenmuirMember
I hate to disagree with the riding God and tyre gimp Northwind but I’m liking the Slaughter I’ve just fitted. I needed to drop the pressure a bit yesterday but it worked well on the damp rocky steps on the climb up to Buzzards nest at Glentress. I’m riding everyday this week so I might hate it by Friday thoughPosted 2 years agopoahMember
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I hate to disagree with the riding God and tyre gimp Northwind but I’m liking the Slaughter I’ve just fitted. I needed to drop the pressure a bit yesterday but it worked well on the damp rocky steps on the climb up to Buzzards nest at Glentress. I’m riding everyday this week so I might hate it by Friday though
yip, no issues at GT in the damp with the slaughter
Posted 2 years agopedal4lifeMember
Sorry if I’m asking something that was said earlier because I did not read every reply theres a lot of variables but still kinda simple what rim are you running on the back of your bike I personally run 2 sizes on bike with a 35i up front with a 29i on the rear for my own rig presently theres a Minion DHF WT 27.5×2.5 Maxx Grip compound up front with a DHR2 27.5×2.3 and Maxx Terra compound out back but feel the Minion SS in the 27.5×2.3 would be better choice for the overly sun baked Singletrack of So-Cal the dirt in the upper elevations still has a touch of moisture to it so the DHR2 is staying for now.
Some of the rim makers are posting tire size ranges with there rims so you know already what tires you kinda plan to run on your rig gives you a better idea of which width of rim to use front and back and why does everybody still run the same rim front and back hi-perf cars don’t do it, hi-perf motorcycles never did it why do bicyclist put the same width rim front and back the tire makers really need to adopt this practice and give us rin sizing the gives us the best tire profile and guidleines of what to expect from a given width of rim they’ve done the testing you know they know now its time to get them to share what they know with us. Go with the Minion SSPosted 2 years agonxgaterSubscriber
I’m not at all a fan of the SS – just took it off my bike (G160RS 29mm rims). after all, when is it ever totally dry in the UK? I’ve gone to a shorty WT as I read they roll ok. seems fine so far – at least the back end is not wiggling all over the shop. if the shorty is too chunky then i’d run the DHF front and back. or DHF front DHRII WT back. i’m hopeful that the shorty will do the job.Posted 2 years agochakapingSubscriber
How does the Trailboss Tough/Fast compare with Supergravity Hans Dampf Trailstar for durability?
Hey mate, these are my two usual rear tyres of choice, so I may be able to offer some useful insight (especially as we ride a lot of the same trails).
The WTB may be slightly stiffer in the carcass, but there’s not much in it. I one put a hole in my SG HD (at Stiniog), but have not managed to hole the WTB yet. The HD offers better grip, especially climbing. The Trail Boss has more durable tread.
The Trail Boss is a good enough balance of tread pattern, carcass & price – but never really wows you.
Saying that, if you’re subbing one in for that Magic Mary you had on the back you’re going to love the rolling speed!
Worth a try if still £30-ish at CRC anyway.Posted 2 years ago
What he says ^
The trail boss works reasonably well on everything, and with the durability added in, It’s a good un. I can’t comment on how it compares to Hans dampf as I only ever tried those on the rear for a few weeks, and all the side knobs departed (was a pace star compound) and I don’t use schwalbe on the rear at all now.Posted 2 years agostevedocMember
Last year I ran with a Maxxis dhf of the rear at the Ardrock ,and even though im now running a minion ss in the dry I will be swapping that out the week before this years Ard.
I found the DHF quiet fast rolling with the added bonus of not having to worry about killing it on the rocks ,something which I know the Minion ss would struggle with.
Fingers crossed no wind 🙂Posted 2 years agofifeandyMember
Black chilli compound is generally quite durable, as it doesn’t rely purely on softness for grip, its whatever magic nano particles they have in there that does the job.
Most durability issues you see with Conti are from agro riders tearing sidewalls.
I’m certainly interested to see some reviews of the new addix tyres. If they are genuinely a step up from the current compounds i’ll definitely be keen to try a burt/ralph comboPosted 2 years agosubmarinedMember
Right, to bookend this, I found a Slaughter Grid for 28 quid. At half the price of most offerings from Maxxis, I figured it was worth trying. Gave it a good hammering at Friston today and very impressed, fast, yet seems to really bite when you lean it in, and it goes quite predictably when it lets go.
Will try it at BPW in a few weeks, and probably leave it on until slop starts to be an issue!
My only beef is the now mismatched tyres, ugh.Posted 2 years agotomasoSubscriber
I was quite taken with Slaughter grids last year and destroyed two in short succession by tearing knobs off and big gash in sidewall. Upped anti with a DH dual ply Slaughter and it was better. Then fashed that, so have gone back to High Roller dual ply and had all winter trouble free until Saturday when I cashed that on Garburn.Posted 2 years ago
Running gashed Slaughter DH with a tube. Enough grip for summer in the Lakes.
Does anyone else find that a HighRoller2 has an odd spot that appears to have no grip as you lean into it? Upright or hard leaned it is fine, slight lean = slidey….Posted 2 years ago
I’m back off to an XR4 when these wear out (which at the rate the front soft compound 3c Terra thing is tearing knob edges, won’t be long 🙁 )mark90Member
Does anyone else find that a HighRoller2 has an odd spot that appears to have no grip as you lean into it? Upright or hard leaned it is fine, slight lean = slidey….
Some described it to me as “not a mincers* tyre”, ie you have it ride it hard and lean right over in the turns to get it to work.
* No offence Matt, I don’t like that slidey transition either 😉Posted 2 years ago
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