Need a tyre like Racing Ralph but not!!
The Michelins On One were selling (XC Dry??) in 2.15 are good and comparable – as fast, roughly same amount of grip but more volume and tougher – riding them on the rigid bike, and Ralphs on the full suss.
They were a tenner each for folding too! Out of stock now though 🙁Posted 5 years ago
So I bought a Swalbe Racing Ralph and put it on my front wheel and on the first ride managed to slit the side wall by about 2cm and puncture. I managed to patch it and went for another ride yesterday and managed to slit the side wall again, in a different place!
Ok I knew then I forked out way more than a tyre should cost that these had thin side walls which I only confirmed when they arrived and I fitted them but even then this is ridiculous!
I wasnt riding anything particularly rocky and I was in the Oxfordshire and Warwickshire area! They were at about 30-40psi and I weigh about 100kg with pack.
Now Im looking for a tyre that rides in a similar way as besides the crazy thin side walls I liked the good level of grip especially the side ridges and fast rolling. Any suggestions?Posted 5 years agoPaulDMember
I have just been riding a Michelin Country Trail Folding 26×2.0 in the Pyrenees. It was €17 and 680g. Grip was excellent and drag on the tarmac was better/lower than expected. Set up Ghetto tubeless with Stans on an Olympic rim with glassfibre tape and it went up first time with a trackpump…and stayed up.
Decathlon sell them here too. Bargain.
PaulDPosted 5 years ago
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