- Summer Tyre Combo……what do you run?
"Is the Nevegal a large 2.1?"
It's an accurate 2.1. Which means much the same thing, many brands undersize terribly. Kenda own a ruler.
I like the small block a lot but I didn't like it on the front, not that it was terrible but I found it confidence sapping, lots of very minor protests and slides which never came to anything but which felt like they might. Best summer rear tyre there is though IMO. Kept me riding at 10utb on stuff that better riders were pushing.
Not so happy with my fronts, I use Nevegals but they're draggier than I need I think, Just haven't found the ideal replacement yet.Posted 7 years agonjee20Subscriber
I didn't go for a Fred on the rear as it's seldom dry enough, often enough to keep one on there
Definitely agree with that, I only use my Fred for a couple of months of the year, at most. I was more meaning why the Ralph over another Ron, genuinely curious. I personally wouldn't have said they rolled quicker, but it's a hard thing to quantify!Posted 7 years agoTheArtistFormerlyKnownAsSTRSubscriber
FS – 2.3 Spesh Eskars
HT – 2.1 Panaracer Fire XC
They stay on the bike until they wear out, at which point they are replaced with the same, or maybe something different.
Is it really worth changing tyres for our non-existant Summer? In any case, Summer's over now until late August – we've got nearly 3 months of rain with the odd nice day thrown in to look forward to.Posted 7 years agoKevaMember
dunno where you live AFK STR but where I am the trails are miles drier than they were several months ago, nowhere near as much mud on the ground… Since it only takes 10 mins to swap a set of tyres over it's nice to take the opportunity for a bit of faster smoother riding and getting a few more miles in, totally different experience from slogging it through the mud.
KevPosted 7 years agosteve_b77Member
FS has 2.25" 3C Evo Nobby Nic up front and a 2.1" 3C Evo Racing Ralph out back, run tubeless.
SS HT has 2.35" Maxxis Ignitor Exceptions front and back, fast as you like and pretty grippy on woody single track, alot faster than advantages in a side by side roll test down a hill by me and my mate last week, we're talking a good 25m over about 300m of mild gradient farm track – and he's slightly heavier so has the G's on his sidePosted 7 years ago
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