- Good value UST tyres choices please
I’ve always used 2.5 High Rollers but fancy shedding a few pounds so am looking for something a bit lighter but not too light that they pinch, still at least a 2.3 and also something that’s not £35+
I know i can get 2.35 HR’s which are top of the list at the mo but what else do people favour?
taPosted 9 years ago
Bonty Jones ACX TLR, Ive been running them for a couple of months now with latex on 819s. Very good all rounders, replaced my too slow High Roller USTs. Grippy enough, quick rollingish not too heavy or too light. Im getting some more for my other bike.Posted 9 years ago
thanks, i’ve got a bonty to try, off you actually Rob, bit i haven’t fitted it as i thought the sidewall was a bit thin, i’ll try it on the front though if i can repair it.
they will be for my prophet and stiffee on mavic crossmax’s and 819’s, riding in the peaks, fast and clumsily!Posted 9 years agomboySubscriber
Another vote for Jones ACX 2.35″ here. Light and very grippy for a tyre its size, surprisingly rolls pretty well too, which you wouldn’t think looking at it!
Don’t know where’s the cheapest, but pretty sure I saw them for about £22.50 each somewhere online.
Otherwise as Solamanda says, 2.35 Single Ply High Rollers would be just the job.Posted 9 years agoDezBSubscriber
DezB, which Bonty tyre, I was thinking about possibly getting some of the narrower ACXs for the front
ACX TRs and XR TRs – Mud-X fine, they’re a different compound.
Yes, the ACXs are light, but you compromise strength.
Others have had different experience, but I got 5 punctures on one ride. That’s more than in 3 years with Larsens, MudX and Hutchs.Posted 9 years agodoug_basqueMTB.comSubscriber
Just typed a reply and it dissapeared so hopefully this won´t be a repeat post!
Using Bonty Big Earl 2.35 wet tubeless ready on 819 rims and I reckon they´re great. Riding about 4 or 5 times a week on lots of big rocky descents at the moment and only had 2 issues.
1. That claggy clay-mud. They hate it and the lack of grip is scary!
2. Due to the above reason I dropped the front pressure to stupidly low pressures on one bit. Forgot to inflate again and jumping off a rock it burped all the air our. Inflated fine with a hand pump though.
There´s a lot of wear on the back but it´s seen a lot of riding at the moment.
P.S. If you want to see my burp it´s here! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nFRP-c8iFg&feature=channel_pagePosted 9 years ago
Remember the bonty tyres are tubeless “ready” rather than proper UST although not sure if this to just get round the mavic patent?
No, they are two distinct systems. Tubeless ready tyres do not have totally airtight (non-porous) carcass construction and need sealant do make them airtight, and also to fully seal the bead. UST tyres are much more robust and do weigh more, but are totally airtight – you can actually run them without sealant but most folk do to seal thorns, etc. The bead that seals the tyre to UST rim is probably also covered by the UST patent.Posted 9 years ago
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