On-One Chunky Monkey
Non-thread hijack post – Shaggy was running a prototype Chunky Monkey on the front of his bike on a filthy night ride the other week, and happily tackling all sorts of slippery off-camber rootiness. So I’d say they’re worth a punt if you want to keep riding slippery technical stuff through the winter.Posted 5 years ago
Back on topic I finally got round to setting the Chunky Monkey up tubeless. Tested it on my commute this morning. Going to throw it down some wet rooty trails shortly. I’m liking it a lot though. Big, predictable and a good trade-off between grip and rolling resistance.Posted 5 years agonick1962Member
HR dual plys are all over a kilo afaik so no.Got figures from here.Can’t be bothered taking off my HR2 and weighing itPosted 5 years agoSmuzzyMember
Just put a Chunky Monkey on the front of my Karate Monkey (gawd!) replaced the Smorgasboard which is what I also have on the back. No idea how it rides, but took an opportunity to weigh both on my quite accurate digi scales, Chunky was 921g and the smorg 895g. So not a lot in it. Both are set up tubeless at about 22 psi. Will report back after a ride.Posted 5 years ago
actually edit to my heavy comment, I should clarify as tooooo damn heavy when combined with a surly nate. If used as front on a hardcore loony bike or give some cush to rigid 29er then it’ll be fab. Oh and on a flow rim bigger than a 2.4 Racing ralph, almost to WTB dissent 2.55 girthPosted 5 years ago
I’ve been running the 50a/42a chunky m on the front and 50a chunky m on the back of my Alpitude for the last week or 3, and have to say I’m very impressed. Grip well on the roots, clear well in the slop. Both tyres weighed around 810gms, about the same as a 2.4 advantage.Posted 5 years ago
There going on the dh rig soon.
I have the use of some very good digital scales.
Does this mean the better the scales the lighter the tyres? 😀
Anyhow, more (calibrated, to a degree!) weighing has me convinced I’m in at 904 and 882. Oh well!
This is quite possibly the kind of conversation Brant had hoped to avoid by making non-weenie tyres 😳Posted 5 years ago
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