I have my wheels now built, marge lites, on hope.
I do need to find out what tyre will be best for general trail riding, husker du are looking favourable, look nice an rollable.
I need the the fat massif to enlighten me sum what please
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 boss
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.
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)
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.
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