Racing Ralphs in the wet?
I run a tubs version of them front and back on one of my cross bikes and IMO they are very good in wet muddy conditions but guess that could be down to me running at a low of 24/26psi and in turn getting plenty of grip, I also run top end cross tires on another bike and so far IMO the RR’s do as good of a job and at a lot less cost…Posted 4 years agotomcanbefoundMember
They are predicatble in their lack of traction ill give them that… Fairly controllable but if its that real slipy slimy stuff (Like the route from chingford to epping today! God that was slidy… But fun!) rather than the fudge then forget about traction!
Rocket Ron if your not willing to compromise all the way to a beaver? I use one up front all year find it really good in the mud due to the block spacing but still really fast.Posted 4 years ago
Pawsy_Bear – Member
Get a winter set of tyres
I’ve four Mud X in the man cave, don’t fancy racing on those.
But I have 2 Crests, 2 Ralph’s and a Nic in front of me and I need a Jan – Mar set of tyre s mounted tubeless, and I’d like only to go through the process once.
Or is there a better fast rolling mixed conditions rear tyre to look for, and leave the Ralph’s for drier conditions?Posted 4 years agorollindoughnutMember
I’m of the opinion that if you are worrying about tyre choice i.e. don’t have a bank of experience to draw on, then it really doesn’t matter what tyre you race on. The differences are measured in seconds and you’ll be far better off outside doing hill repeats than spending time thinking about it.
I’m not trying to be patronising, just feel I should make the point.Posted 4 years agotenfootSubscriber
I’m running a Racing Ralph rear and a Mountain King Racesport (2.2 Black Chilli) on the front of my hardtail. I know a lot of people don’t get on with MKs, but I have had them on a number of bikes, so I’m used to them, which gives me confidence.
It isn’t very rocky in kent, so took a chance with the Racesport version.
So far, so good.Posted 4 years ago
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