Hans Dampf – Pacestar vs Trailstar?
Both types are for sale on Bike Discount for 30 quid each. It’s around a fiver for delivery.
I have a trail star in my BFe and found it draggy but rather grippy. I asked the same question a while back and apparently not noticeably different in drag but some compromise on grip.Posted 4 years ago
Sorry for another tyre thread but was wondering if anyone can tell me if there is a big difference between the two compounds. I need new tyres asap and have decided on the Hans Dampfs but am finding the Pacestar mostly out of stock in this country. Are the Trailstar much more draggy and less durable?Posted 4 years ago
My riding is mostly on Dartmouth with a bit of tarmac if riding from home.
I put the two of them on for a trip to molini in may and havent took them off, surprisingly I dont find them that draggy at all and Im running them at 20psi tubeless, personally I love them and will be putting another 2 on for going back to Molini next may 😀 great tyres.Posted 4 years agomactheknifeSubscriber
^^ wot he said, i too have Trailstar up front with Pacestar on the rear. Perfect volume and rolling resistance and grip for everything i ride, they also go up very easily tubeless.
I fully expected the rear to be quite draggy after running a smorgasbord for a while but its really not.
Im a complete fanboy. But wouldn’t pay UK prices. Germany all the way.Posted 4 years agoportydaveMember
also got the Trail front/Pace rear combo here
the pacestar on the back is pretty draggy as it is, i wouldn’t want to run a trailstar.
also, i tear the tread to bits pretty quickly as it is on both front and rear. so certainly wouldn’t want something softer on the back.Posted 4 years agomindmap3Member
Trailstar front / pacestar rear here too.
I really rate them as tyres and don’t think that they’re any more draggy than my super taky front / 60a rear High Rollers. In fact the feel better because they’re a tad tighter.
I also refuse to pay UK prices so got mine from Germay and will do again when these ones wear out.Posted 4 years agobuzz-lightyearMember
I run 2.35 snakeskin Trailstar Dampf on the front and a Pacestar Dampf on the back of my Tracer 275; Stans tubeless. I also run 2.35 snakeskin Pacestar Dampf front AND back on my Sovereign; Stans tubeless. Here are my conclusions:
* The Trailstar on the front does not feel draggy and grip is good
* But the side knobs are all half-torn off and it now feel horribly imprecise cornering
* The Trailstar compound is too fragile for my rough-and-ready cornering style!
* The Sovereign is mostly for wet, slippery riding (limestone, roots and mud) and the Pacestar on the front (18 psi tubeless) is plenty grippy enough, as long as it doesn’t clog
A friend has constant problems running a Ralph on the rear – it rips or blows-off on most rides. Which is a shame as he really likes the feel of it.
I’m going to replace the damaged Trailstar Dampf on the Tracer 275 with a Pacestar.Posted 4 years agotasteslikeburningMember
When people say draggy that must be on tarmac right? I’ve been running Trailstars (F+R) for about 18 months, 24 psi front, 28 rear and they don’t feel draggy. Definitely not on the dirt where they roll really well. Took mine to Molini last May as well and it was wet rock all the time – HD’s were epic.Posted 4 years ago
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