specialized eskar/purgatory tires…. any good??
been looking around at some tyres to replace the hutchinson things that are on my bike(octupos 2.5 @ 1.4 kgs each!!!)
seen these around and have read some mixed reviews on them.
dos anyone run them on there bikes ,if so what are your opinions on them ??
There is meant to be a newer version of the eskar tyre to replace the older one?, is this right
more interested in the 2bliss version to be honest but all opinions welcome!!
stevePosted 8 years ago
Well, they did me fine for 3 days round Morzine 🙂
I had some 2.5 Super Tacky Double Ply High Rollers on for 2 days before that, which were superb, but impossible to pedal anywhere with!
For sure, Whinlatter is VERY slippy. I had them on when I went there too, and it was sketchy as hell, but that's not the tyres!Posted 8 years agoatlazMember
I found them really vague on loose surfaces. Anything sandy or loamy and I had no clue what the front was going to do, a problem I didn't have with my Kendas or my Panaracers. When I was at the LBS for something else, the guys there all had the same problem so I decided it wasn't just me and put the front in the shed for when the rear wears out.Posted 8 years agoIamSamSubscriber
I have been using purgatory's front and back for the last six months on my zesty riding mostly in the lakes and really like them, but i do have a fairly limited knowledge of tyres.Posted 8 years ago
There are a lot of the guys I ride with using them and they all have nothing but good things to say about them they are great for the lakes and you can get front and back for just over £40. Buy some and give them a go if you don't like them its not a massive hit financially and I would buy them off you for when mine wear out.amphibianMember
They came on my Enduro SL and I hated them. Since then, I've stuck one on the front wheel of my XC bike (because I'm a cheapskate) and it's been pretty good through the 'summer'.Posted 8 years ago
Pros – Light and fairly grippy in non-muddy conditions
Cons – Useless in mud and weak sidewalls.geordiepaulMember
Evans have them for 22.99 each if you have one local, CTC discount if your a member too, although they pretty good if your a known customer and give it anyway. £20 a tyre isn't bad these days.Posted 8 years ago
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