Running different makes of tyre front and rear . . bad form?
Generally, smaller / faster tread on rear, grippier tread on front. Currently running a SB8 rear, and a Captain S Works front on my XC bike, and have previously run an old MK rear, and RQ up front on bouncy bike for trail centre type stuff.Posted 4 years ago
So…..different front and rear all the way…
Without forgetting tyres wear more on the rear, so I can never keep a “pair” they are always being mixed and matched.WhathaveisaidnowMember
I’m not . . . . but did briefly the other day . . .
Anyone doing it day to day? It shouldn’t matter . . . really its just an aesthetic thing to keep the same make front and back, . . . isn’t it?
or is it generally considered that one company should be able to adequately kit you out with a front and rear to suit?Posted 4 years agohonourablegeorgeMember
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Currently running a Hans Dampf on the front with the NN on the rear. Make of that what you will.
The thought of a 2.35HD up front and a 2.4NN rear sets my OCD off.
As fo rthe new 2.4 Maxxis Minion II Rear, which is wider than the old Minion 2.5 front…. AAAAGHPosted 4 years agophinbobSubscriber
I’ve got different models but the same make: SB8 on the back and Nevegal on the front. Will stick a Nevegal on the back when the local hardpack start breaking up and it gets more loose and sandy.
I honestly think the biggest difference tyres make to me is confidence, if I feel the tyre is going to grip I’ll lean the bike over more and it will. I’m not sure the physics of the tyre make anywhere much as difference as what goes on in my head…Posted 4 years ago
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