- Les Arcs Trip – Tyre Suggestions please?
Something allroundy. I used Clutch SXs- reasonably tough, but not too heavy. Tubeless’d em, I think everyone else in the group punctured at least once. I’ll switch to Butcher SXs this year just because they’re a little better and will deal with wet better should it rain. But I couldn’t fault the Clutches.
It was bone dry when we were there, don’t know if it gets properly muddy if you’re lucky enough to get a wet week.Posted 5 years agodan45aMember
dual ply minion 2.5 DHF’s ST did ok for me, no punctures. That was on an SX Trail.
I have an ASR5C (also 140mm upfront, awesome bike!) but would be on the nervous side taking it to Les Arcs just in case I broke it…. it gets pretty rough and rocky on some of the off piste stuff. So big tryes are the way to go.
If you dont have the 142×12 rear axle fitted, i’d really recommend it as made a big differnce to mine.
Amazing place to ride though… enjoy 🙂Posted 5 years ago
Last year I had DP DHF minions front and rear. ST up front. Standard tubes. We did lift assisted singletrack so didn’t have to worry about drag on climbs, but boy were they hard work on the road from Hautville Gondon back to Bourg!
This year I have new wheels – flow ex – so will stick with the minions but go tubeless.
I should add – we picked the dry weeks of July last year (so, so lucky!) so I don’t know what it would’ve been like in the wet, but I get the impression the ground drys up pretty quickly after a downpour anyway.Posted 5 years agoHicksyMember
We are going to Bike Village (just up the road from Les Arc) again this year (can’t wait!), where there is a fair bit of riding up hill. Have taken 120mm Mount Vision for the last 3 years 2.35 High Roller on the front and a nice fast rolling Crossmark on the back (both LUST) and have found them a great combination – but that’s what I ride all the time anyway so am used to how they feel. We had one year when it rained most days but they were still good.
Have fun.Posted 5 years agoHicksyMember
You’ll have a great time (it’s only 5 miles ish from Les Arc). If you’ve not been to the Alps before, then the thing I found difficult to start with was tight switchbacks – there aren’t that many in Surrey, so worth praticing if you have some local. The riding is amazing and Sam and the boy’s will be happy to help with technique if required.
Even the days where there is a bit of uplift normally requires a bit of climbing, so you want something with a bit of volume but roll’s fairly well. I like the LUST tyres as they’re fairly tough and I think they feel better when running tubeless.
When are you heading out there – we are going 6-20 of July.Posted 5 years ago
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