- Fat road tyres 26″ recommendations
I have a set of DMR Moto’s 2.2 off my old commute bike which are now on my hack bike. Was always happy with them and they held up well. Light off road use would be ok but you’d have to avoid mud or wet of any description (at least whilst cornering).Posted 9 years ago
I recently put some Scwalbe Big Apples on my old hardrock after i terminally dented a rim hitting a pothole with my usual Spesh Nimbus 1.5″ tryes. They seem pretty good so far but would offer less offroad grip than the moto’s.
Best thing about fat slicks (apart from the obvious increase in tyre volume and ‘floatier’ ride) is that they look ‘right’ on mountain bikes whereas slicks always look a bit odd. The Big Apples also go up to a 2.35 i believe but i wouldn’t be able to squeeze those into my old frame.breatheeasyMember
Schwalbe Marathon XR? I’ve got the 29er version on the commute bike and they’re nice, though a touch expensive. Though if you believe their website you’ll be puncture proof for 8000-15000kms.
Had some DMR Motos a while ago on the old 26er, never had an issue with them, though I always thought they were a bit heavy.
Imagine the Motos might clog up a bit in mud, the XRs have a wore spced grip that sheds the crud a bit better IMHO.Posted 9 years agoGTDaveMember
I use “Maxxis High Roller Semi-Slicks” in a 26×2.35 for the same conditions that you initially posted.
Grip is great, and they certainly spin up fast.
Not great on wet / muddy trails though. Wet paths / road are fine.
Other than that, I have used:Posted 9 years ago
Halo Twin Rail’s, which were nice.
Conti Double Fighter II’s, not too shabby.
Conti City Contacts (purely for road & path) very good.
They are going on a 2nd hand Kona Stuff I’ve just bought which is going to be a town/pub/hack bike and I’m in the happy position of having loads of options from A to B with converted railway lines, riverbanks + some dodgy tarmac. BTW does anything works on wet roots anyway ??
I had Conti doublefighters about 12 years ago and they were nice and quick but not too clever on the puncture front.
I’ll have a look at the other recommendations but really like the looks (big with same tread on edges for road cornering) and presumably good puncture resistance of the Moto’s.
Thanks for the comments, I’ll check out the other options 😀Posted 9 years agoandyh2Member
Here’s a pic of them on a 1×1, afraid I don’t have a shot of them straight on.Posted 9 years ago
They’re lovely and cushy on road, very limited off road to be honest though.
andyh2 – Thanks for the pic. They look very similar in profile to the 2.1 City Slickers I have in the garage which were good except for the weight and white side-walls !
TBH I’m leaning towards something with a bit more offroad capability but the reviews on these are good.
I’ll let you know by lunchtime as I’ve been offered a pair of wire Moto RT’s but I’ll give it another couple of hours to see if any folding or 2.4’s turn up.
CheersPosted 9 years agoEarlMember
Conti town and country2.1 . The inverted tread rolls well on the road and grips well on dry trail.Posted 9 years ago
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