- Mountain King II (2.2 protection) – thoughts?
I have just tried them and I wasn’t really impressed, they come up very small ie 2″ max. On rocky stuff like the lakes they seem OK but on muddy trails they seems to clog up easily.
TBH I think I would prefer Nobby Nics or a Nobby Nic Racing Ralph Combo, seem to have the same grip but a bit more volume.Posted 6 years ago
I am looking for some new tyres for the summer and wanted to try something with a bit more volume (than R Ralphs)and have enough grip for when it isn’t bone dry.
Have read some good comments about the new Mountain Kings(thinking 2.2 would be good for me)so wondered if anyone had any feedback about them? Quite tempted to try one out with an x-king on the rear..
ThanksPosted 6 years agopenguinniSubscriber
I was using a MK 2 Protection on the rear ( XR4 on front) until recently.
I found they rolled really well and had great grip in the dry. But the rear had a habit of sliding on loose surfaces and I was disappointed at the lack of grip on wet stone and light mud. It would often just spin out and lose traction, especially during climbs which was a real pain.
Ive reverted back to Ignitors LUS T and I would recommend them as a great all-rounder.Posted 6 years agopenguinniSubscriber
gp – I dont know. Im using 2.1 which arent nearlly as volumous as the MK but there is a 2.35 version available.
I think I have found my ideal tyre with the Ignitors. I ride non aggressive XC ( ie mince) with visits to Kirroughtree and Dalbeattie etc, and my local woods are a mixture of mud, rocky bits and nice dry trails depending on the day of the week, which the Ignitors cope with very well.Posted 6 years ago
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