haha, depends on your local mud i think. you will hear lots of different opinions, i would go with those closest to where you actually ride. For example trailrakers clog up and are pretty hopeless round my neck of the woods but fabulous grip elsewhere and lots of folk on here really rate them. Probably the same for several other popular mud tyres too.Posted 9 years agotinsyMember
I like these, gone up in price a bit as they have stopped making this size I believe..
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1-PAIR-MAXXIS-SWAMPTHING-2-1-TYRES-TIRES_W0QQitemZ360117396076QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_sportsleisure_cycling_bikeparts_SR?hash=item360117396076&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1688%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318Posted 9 years agomolgripsSubscriber
Where are you?
Trailrakers for me and South Wales non-sticky semi-clay, also sterling performance at SITS/Mayhem. Handy for general stuff too as we get rocks and tarmac too.
But specific mud tyres are the single best £40 you can ever spend on your bike if you dont’ have them. And swapping the tyres over twice a year is the best 15 minutes you can spend too.Posted 9 years agostumpy01Member
Conti Edge seem to work in gloopy stuff, but if you ride in an area where there is a bit of a mix, i find that aren’t much cop on firmer ground/roots.
Running them at a fairly low pressure works best in mixed conditions I have found as they seem to find more traction in the drier bits and don’t seem to ping off roots quite as much. An absolute bugger to get on and off my rims though – same as the Conti Speed Kings I have.Posted 9 years agoigmSubscriber
Slicks shed mud pretty well – only for expert riders though, so if you’re no good get some with spikey open tread.
I always go for a grippier tyre at the front than at the back in mud as I don’t mind the back sliding too much but I hate loosing the front end.
Strangely I find my skiny small block 8 is actually quite good on the back -it slides, but it’s predictable and it clears quickly. Wouldn’t use it on the front though – it’d kill me.Posted 9 years agowillMember
buzz-lightyear – Member
“panaracer mud 1.8″ there very good and seem to have endless amounts of grip.”
Except on roots and limestone, where they have almost none! (but what does other than a larger volume tyre at lower psi?)
Never ridden on limestone with them, just go around sherwood pines etc or the local bits around there with them.Posted 9 years agomboySubscriber
2″ Bonty Mud X’s front and rear for tyres that work well in pretty much any muddy conditions (though the heaviest of clay muds will stick to ANY tyre and cause it to clog up, trust me!). They also work well when the conditions are a bit firmer too, something which the Panaracer Trailrakers (though exceptional in mud) don’t!
Or 2.2″ Bonty ACX’s if you just want a good “all conditions” tyre that happens to work well in mud too. I’ve got the 2.35″ (quite a bit bigger than the 2.2) on my Full sus bike, and they’re bloody grippy in the slippy stuff despite not being a “proper” mud tyre.Posted 9 years ago
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