Maxxis tyre winter combo?
Used HR and CM combo in dryer weather and although the HR was as heavy as a brick they where bomb proof (lust version).
Used mud x last year which where ace but wound like some wider rubber on the HT,
Hearing good things about they spesh combo cheers.
Anyone use a minion comboPosted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
HR isn’t the best in mud. I haven’t ridden the peaks so don’t want to recommend too much but for me Conti Baron is The Mud Tyre, nothing else comes close, XC-style skinny spiky muds are IMO all rubbish. And Specialized’s Butcher/Purgatory combo is a good option for if you want normal tyres that work in mud, rather than mud tyres. Though, the compound isn’t the stickiest so they’re not as good on wet rock as a supertacky.Posted 4 years agoBadlyWiredDogSubscriber
I run a Minion DHF EXO 2.5 up front and an Ardent 2.25 EXO at the back, tubeless, all year round in the Dark Peak. There’s not a lot of proper mud, just gritty sludge in the main, so you don’t really need mud-tyres, just ones that work on rocks and corner okay. The 2.5 Minion isn’t a proper 2.5 btw, more of a large-ish 2.35 in real life.
The Ardent’s a nice balance between rolling reasonably fast and having enough grip. I guess if you wanted faster and were feeling rich a 2.35 Ikon might work out back. The Minion’s just reliably grippy on most stuff.
Works for me, but depends a bit on what your priorities are. If you ride in the White Peak, there’s proper slop in places, but the northern part doesn’t really get muddy in conventional terms.Posted 4 years ago
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