Rear tyre for the wet season?
Based on advice here I have found an excellent mud tyre for the front (Bontrager Mud X). Very controlled and even if it let’s go eventually it is still a controlled slide.
What would you recommend as a tyre for the rear, that bites/grinds with good traction up-hill through slimy, muddy stuff and the odd wet root/rock but still rolls okay?
Maxxis Ignitor any good?
I have currently 2.35 Minions on the front and will switch back to the 2.0 Mud Xs if things get too sloggy later in the year. I currently have a 2.4 Maxxis Ardent on the rear which was okay in the dry but those shallow, ramped mid-blocks are useless as soon as it get’s wet-ish.
Was always amazed by Nobby Nick up-hill traction in the goo but don’t like their lack of control in corners. Purgatorys were okay but not great.
P.S.: We are talking 26 hardtail trail biking in clay/sand/dirt woddy area, not rocky.Posted 4 years agocubemeupMember
the best set up i have found for muddy south wales trails is a wet scream 2.2 on the front and a high roller on the rear.
2.4 ardents are just like having a surf board attached your bike. no other front tyre comes close to the wet scream, not to bothered about the rear but i do like a fast rolling tyre in the summer like an ardent or crossmark and a high roller/minion in the winter.
has anyone tried the rubber queens for an all round tyre?Posted 4 years ago
Just a little update:
– tried 2.0 Bonty MudX on the rear and… hated it! Too shallow! Got too used to wider/taller stuff…
– fitted leftover 2.4 Nobby Nic on the rear and – as always – Nobby Nics are certainly not great in the mud BUT they keep you going. Somehow and with a lot of slip I made most muddy inclines despite the rear being clogged up. Amazing! But 2.4 with mud rubs Soul chainstays -> not sustainable!
– I’ll switch to a High Roller as soon as I can get hold of one.
On the front? My brave Minions were send into hibernation as I’ve found a dusty Specialized Enduro 2.4 tyre full of cob-webs (literally) in the very back of my LBS’ tyre rag. After being dusted off the LBS gave me a very fair price and still giggled. They have a very nice open tread and super soft rubber on the shoulders. So far I like them.
Cheers!Posted 4 years ago
– switched front-to-rear, as Highrollers on the rear were almost as useless as Ardents: sudden slip, just a little later, those ramped middle blocks are sh#te for traction when slippery to muddy
– but above mentioned Spesh Enduro truly excellent on the rear!
– same tyre was side-knob flapping into oversteer all the time when on the front
– Highrollers upfront now, perform OKish but not as good as Bonty MudX (less control, more glide)
-> 2.0 Bonty MudX on the front, Spesh Enduro 2.4 on the rear? Will probably look like a dragster but might work.
2.2 Conti Rubber Queen reduced at the bike shop. Might be the solution for more tyre-space for those gluey-muddy-rides around 0°C…Posted 4 years ago
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