Minion Vs Fat Albert
I’ve run both on hardtails (Prince Albert and Blue Pig),and I preferred the Alberts. Both are good, but I preferred the handling characteristics of the Alberts, which had a more progressive slip point. I’ve always found High Rollers and Minions to be a bit ‘snappy’ on the limit, but that’s just my 2p worth, for all that’s worth.Posted 3 years agobricktamland86Member
I got myself a Maxxis High roller, was advised by a friend to put it on the rear and get a Maxxis Minion on the front, another friend couldn’t recommend Schwalbe Fat Alberts on the front enough! Ive seen a site where I can get both for the same price, wanted to know if anyone has any experience of the 2 and what would you recommend? Its mainly natural trails and a bit of trail centre riding on a hard tail.Posted 3 years agotomasoSubscriber
How both tyres feel will be down to the compound as they are both aggressively grippy tyres and will work. However, how you feel about them is your business and totally subjective.
I had both and they were both good. But I’ve stuck with Minions and only had 1 Fat A.
An alternative for the front would be a Chnky Monkey from On One for £19.99Posted 3 years agowoody2000Subscriber
I like the Fat Albert but find it occasionally disconcerting – the knobs are really tall and the tyre has a tendency to roll on them a little, leading to a slight feeling of grip being lost then returning. I like the volume and reasonably low weight, but on balance I think the Minion is a better & more predictable tyre (IMO!)Posted 3 years agobricktamland86Member
With having the high roller on back, may opt for minion front, then try alberts front and rear afterwards to compare. On a side note, when looking at minions, im seeing “minion DHr” and “minion DHf” might be a noob question but do they stand for down hill front and down hill rear?Posted 3 years ago
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