- New tyres £20- £40?
Here’s a few suggestions for your price range
I reckon Chunky Monkey on the front and an Advantage or High roller on the back would be a good combo.Posted 3 years agoslackaliceMember
Specialized tyres seem to get a lot of love on here, being good value for money in terms of compounds, grip, longevity. So much so that I’ve just replaced a 2.2 Mountain King, that I managed to deform, with a 2.3 Ground Control Grid version for the front. Hoping to ride it this weekend, so no definitive opinion on it yet, except that it is big and looks the part – in that it’s black and round and I find the tread pattern aesthetically pleasing 😀Posted 3 years agoTraceySubscriber
Most of our tyres are Specialized. Im running Clutch control on the front and Purgatory Control on the rear. Abigale has a Butcher on the front and a Purgatory on the back. Kevin is sill running Enduros front and rear as is Katie. Use them all year round in all conditions including trips to the Alps. Have tried other brands but they have never been as good in our opinion.Posted 3 years agommelMember
Ok, so I’ve always been a fan of Specialized tyres and gone on about them on here before. I’ve been using a Purgatory on the front for ages with a Captain on the back. Time came today to put some new ones on (there were visible holes in the sidewalls on the rear) so I got a new Purg for the front, and have tried a new Ground Control for the rear. It has the new Grid side walls that are supposed to be stronger.
Best thing about Spesh tyres for me is the ease at which they go up tubeless. I find that I can just pump as normal and they go up, even without sealant (there’s Stan’s in there now).
Oh and an even better thing is that with the tyre amnesty the concept stores have at the moment they only cost £20 each!
I could go on….Posted 3 years agomindmap3Member
I really like my single ply High Roller DH tyres on my Stanton….super tacky up front, 60a on the rear. Seem to grip well and don’t fare to badly in most conditions and can usually be picked up pretty cheap these days.
For a bit more money, I’m a big fan of my Gans Dampf’s and Magic Mary from Schwable. Grip really well in most conditions, easy to set up tubeless and not too heavy.Posted 3 years agotwicewithchipsMember
I have a chunky monkey (the sticky one) on the front and love it, seems to be wearing pretty well too.Posted 3 years ago
The Smorgasbord on the back a bit less so, I find its a bit sensitive to pressure, and not desperately grippy on grass – locks up on the way down grassy slopes easily.johnnyboy666Member
Sounds like you’re wanting more grip as opposed to speed so something chunky and agressive. I would say the biggest volume tyre your frame clearence and rim width allow. Hans dampf, High rollers andPosted 3 years ago
and Rubber queens are all good from this respect. My usual is Hans dampfs from ze Germans. Excellent price and a pace star rear and trail star front works well. Sme frames wont fit the tyre though as it is more like a 2.5 than a 2.35. High volume takes the sting out of the rear and allows you to push a bit harder on it.chiefgrooveguruMember
Rhys, I had those tyres on my Boardman – they roll very fast but don’t grip very well at all, and are hopeless on wet rocks/roots. Almost anything will be grippier but many tyres will feel harder work to pedal.
I’d put one of these on the front: http://welovemountains.com/maxxis-high-roller-kev-60a-black-26×235
And one of these on the back: http://welovemountains.com/maxxis-ardent-kev-60a-black-26×225
Or two Specialized Purgatory Control 2.3, or two On-One Smorgasbord 2.25
Avoid super tacky tyres, middling compounds 50-60a like these will be far stickier than what you’re used to!Posted 3 years ago
Rhysyd…if you’re not really knowledgeable on what tyres to go for or not I’d go for the On-One Chunkey Monkey 2.4 front, Smorgasbord 2.3 rear. I had these set up tubeless ( ghetto) and was really impressed and wouldn’t hesitate to buy again. Good grip especially where you need it wet rock d roots. They are really draggy on grass n sand though. They are £20 each.Posted 3 years ago
Or take advantage of the Specialized deal. Swap your old ones in. Spesh make good tyres ( read the Bikeradar reviews)…these will also cost you £40 the pair.chakapingSubscriber
Does anyone run the on-one tyres tubless? Or is that a daft idea?
They work great tubeless, though I use a compressor to inflate so can’t vouch for how they go with with a track pump.
Rhys – The On One tyres might be a bit draggy for you coming from Speed Kings tbh and might be overkill for Llandegla.
Shameless plug for something a bit thinner…Posted 3 years ago
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