Luddite content: 26" tyres
I know, I know. Unable to muster the £000’s to move to a “modern” (i.e. 27.5/27.5+/29/29+) bike, I’m still ‘stuck’ with my archaic 26″ wheeled bikes.
Fully aware of the fact I’m at least 5.5% less gnar than I could be, I’m still hoping to stick it out until we all move to 32″ wheels (probably next model-year, at this rate).
However, I’m finding that locating any decent 26″ tyres in anything larger than a 2.25″/2.3″ is proving to be tricky.
My full suss has a 2.5″ Conti Gravity on the front (in reality more like a 2.3″ from other brands) but it’s looking quite worn, so I was hoping to replace it with something with a more modern tread pattern and compound; similarly the hardtail I was hoping to run something up to 2.4″/2.5″ for a bit of ‘cush’ but I’m struggling.
Does anyone know of any decent 26″ tyres bigger than 2.3″ that aren’t 26+ or full-on DH tyres?Posted 3 months agoflyingmonkeycorpsMember
On-One Chunky Monkey is a 2.4 and pretty chunky at that. And super cheap. And really good.Posted 3 months agojamesmioMember
Not wishing to pour scorn but I tried and absolutely hated the Chunky Monkey/Smorgasbord combo I ran for a while. Always felt like they had absolutely zero grip, constantly spun out on climbs, washed out/slipped all over the place on anything remotely damp.
Got them off and T’F’ for a pair of High Roller 2’s and never looked back.
They were cheap mind I’d give them that.Posted 3 months agolazlowoodbineMember
Schwalbe come up large. I haven’t compared them side-by-side but a 2.35 Muddy Mary is bloody tight in a pair of forks I used to run 2.5 Minions in with plenty of space.
I still can’t get my head around Schwalbes branding but mine are Freeride which I think means the casing type. They’re pretty light and pliable, nothing like a dual ply Maxxis for sure.
Only 24s and 26s here btw..Posted 3 months ago
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