Fat enlightenment needed….. tyres ?
I’ve gone with Ultralite Nates front and back.
I’ve not used them yet as they are for the Puffin but canvassed the like of Tim, Charlie & JRA etc for their views.
For me I cannot see actual snow/sand riding making up a lot of my riding time so went with the jack of all trades.
Plan in in time to see how I get on and perhaps go with a BFL up front and keep a Nate out back.
That said the Knards look like massive SB8s and so should make an awesome summer tyre for the back.
I’ve not helped have I …… 😡 😳Posted 4 years agotazzymtbMember
Nate ultralight or bud up front..nate or hu du rear. Floaters are pretty cack and have a tendency to fk off sideways in deep off camber muddy and rooty stuff regardless of pressure ( beleive me I tried many times to like em)
Knards are good summer rubber, but to be honest ul nates are such good al rounders I cant be arsed changing them.
If you bimble and plan to meander around rather than riding hard and techy stuff then floaters or larrys will be bossPosted 4 years agovorlichMember
I’m running 27tpi Nates, as the only FB tyre I’ve ever ridden, I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how non-draggy they feel to me. I assumed I’d be swapping them fairly quickly when I got the bike, but I’m struggling to justify it TBH. I mainly side woodland singletrack.
FWIW I run a Hans Dampf/RQ combo on the Soul and Ardent/Race King on my 29er.Posted 4 years agoscotroutesSubscriber
I’d still rate the HuDu as a better “all conditions” tyre than the Nate, but then they aren’t cheap. I used Nates all last Winter, including some fairly lengthy rides, and just got used to them but the HuDu is a much faster-rolling option.
I’m actually thinking of trying the Nate/HuDu mix as advised above for a while to see if it works out well (and saves some wear of the HuDus)Posted 4 years agoKeefMember
fastest in dry- larry front and back
grippiest in big mud-Nates front and back
best all round -HuDu front and back
sand- larry Front and back
I run my Franken fat tubeless,don’t want to swap tyres more than twice a year,so Nate front,HuDu back, works well enough in everything.
these are all from my own experience.Posted 4 years ago
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