- Specialized Enduro – All mountain – best tyre ?
I use 2.4″ Rubber Queens on mine and love them. It’s mainly used for trail centre riding, as I have other bikes for other things. Nice, light enough tyre with really predictable grip. They are BIG though, really big!
The new Mountain King II looks pretty handy. Am going to be trying a 2.4″ front/2.2″ rear version for the summer on the Enduro, I think.Posted 7 years agoPJM1974Member
The Eskars look like a really good tyre.
My big bike (a Marin Wolf Ridge) is set up with a 2.3″ High Roller up front and a 2.23″ Ardent at the back. As a result it rolls extremely well, certainly faster than my “lightweight” full suss bike on 2″ Spesh Roll X/Captains (which also happens to be a 2004 Enduro).Posted 7 years agohonourablegeorgeMember
I found the 2.4 Rubber Queens very grippy on proper rooty, rocky trails, but draggy for trail centres and the like. Ended up ditching them because the sidewalls deformed on them, so much so I thought I had a massive buckle in my wheel – rim turned out to be perfect, but the tyre was so out of shape that it wouldn’t spin in the frame.
Back on 2.4 Nobby Nics now, find them excellentPosted 7 years agocolinmacMember
Got a little bubble on a sidewall, so it’s time to replace the tyres. On my bigbike, it’s an easy choice really, Minions, or similar.
I’ve not long bought the enduro SL, and would appreciate some tips for a decent tyre / size. I’ll likely just replace both, so reasonably priced would be good…
Any comments?Posted 7 years agojhwMember
I like Eskars. Rode them for a week in the Alps last year. The thing I noticed about them was that in the dry you can lean them, and lean them, and lean them some more, at speed, even on slippy dust. You don’t have to do it smoothly either, you could violently ram the bike down (sorry Zero G) and still carry on course. Dunno about the wet though. But in the dry they were light years ahead of say High Rollers which are themselves very good.Posted 7 years ago
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