MegAvalanche!! Tire madness….
Does anybody think a super tacky rear will die before the end of one week of alp riding ??
itll last the week, maybe, top half is incredibly rocky
but ST rear is way unnecessary
unless its very muddy wouldnt bother with the shorty- even then after the REALLY muddy one a few years ago you want a proper narrow mud tyre to avoid clogging
oh, and its spelt TYREPosted 8 months agoNorthwindSubscriber
(I have not done the mega but) supertacky rear drags like a bastard and I wore one out in a single day doing the fort william endurance dh. It’s not just normal wear, it’s that the soft blocks tear up and tear off more easily so the side knobs go to crap. It does give epic grip on wet rock though.Posted 8 months ago
Well the issue with ST rear is that there is only HR2 dual ply in DC 60a…. dhr2 and dhf only come in ST flavor,,,,, maybe my legs were weak last year but I swear hr2 on the rear was like pedaling on one of those gym bikes with a strap that tightens around a wheel for more resistance when pedaling
Wtf is a Tyre?!? I prefer to use something I know and understand… such as a TIREPosted 8 months ago
Ok so it’s 2 weeks away…. Time to gear up…
What tires are you running ?!
I’m thinking DHF/DHF 2.5 ST DH casing…
Or Shorty/dhf st dh …. or shorty /dhr2 st dh
Tubeless, dt ex511 30mm front, stans flow 25mm rear
The part of my brain that thinks about tires will explode soon..
Does anybody think a super tacky rear will die before the end of one week of alp riding ??Posted 8 months agomatt_outandaboutSubscriber
Wtf is a Tyre?!? I prefer to use something I know and understand… such as a TIRE
Feel or cause to feel in need of rest or sleep.
no object ‘soon the ascent grew steeper and he began to tire’
with object ‘the journey had tired her’
‘the training tired us out’
A rubber covering, typically inflated or surrounding an inflated inner tube, placed round a wheel to form a soft contact with the road.Posted 8 months ago
‘There is an advantage, but not necessarily due to the actual contact patch of the tyre.’andehMember
I wouldn’t bother with the shorty if I were you, the trails are very rocky at the top and then (usually) dusty at the bottom. If it rains all week the bottom will be a mess and a Shorty will clog.
Last time I was there, during that fateful wet year (#neverforget) I ran Super Gravity Hans Dampfs front and rear. Was fine on the rock (as it’s very grippy even in the wet), but clogged horribly in the lower section. Unless you were on 2″ mud spikes and riding fast, nothing would have cleared in that mud. Tyres lasted the week, and then another 2 around the rest of the alps, until I nearly died trying to chase Neil Donoghue down a track that ended in a steep, wet field with tractor deep ruts. I saw the face of God, then stuck a new tyre on.
I’d run the Minions if I were you.Posted 8 months ago
Definition of tire
: a rubber cushion that fits around a wheel (as of an automobile) and usually contains compressed air
Oxford vs Merriam-Webster… an ocean between
Well it seems that ST rear has received enough negative commenting and I feel inclined to use HR 2 on the back …. again…
So it suppose my mega trip this year will be…
Dhf 2.5 dual st/ hr2 2.4 dual 60aPosted 8 months ago
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