Surly Dirt Wizard 29+ Tyre
Due August according to Charlie the Bikemonger…
Although they were supposed to be due out last autumn originally 🙁Posted 3 years ago
ajantom – Member
Not a 3″ tyre, but I ran the On-one Chunky Monkeys on my Krampus last winter.
They’re a generous 2.4 tyre, and come up massive on 50mm rims. Good grip in the wet, and they wore extremely well.
I’ll be doing something similar if some more mud-specific 29+ tyres don’t become available soon. For now the Knards are fine.Posted 3 years ago
Just what I need for the Krampus this Winter (or today looking outside 😐 )Posted 3 years ago
According to Maxxis Twitter feed their new Chronicle 29+ tyres will be hitting UK stockists in the second week of October 🙂Posted 3 years ago
bonesetter – Member
Any pics of a Chunky Monkey mounted?
I think you want a very different forum for that question 😆
However, I do have an photo of a Chunky Monkey on the front of my old hardtail, sorry it’s not a close up, I don’t have the tyre or the bike anymore. They come up pretty big but not true 29+ size, very grippy and surprisingly quick rolling but also quite heavy. Very good for the money though and work well on a rigid bike…
Posted 3 years ago
bonesetter – Member
Absolutely brilliant reply, thankyou
Perfect in every way… apart from that saddle – what happened??
A groin/backside injury required the use of the softest saddle I could get hold of, used it for a couple of weeks in the end, it was a monster!!Posted 3 years ago
Surly Dirt Wizard is coming in a very pleasing and aggressive looking 29 x 3.0, looks perfect for winter…
Also a whopping great 26 x 5.0 Surly Knard!!Posted 3 years ago
Ok, mixed conditions today, damp woodland singletrack with lots of wet leaves and freshly soaked roots 😈
First ride out after fitting the On-One Chunky Monkeys on the Krampus and I was seriously underwhelmed; grip was great and they roll well enough, but the bike just felt really harsh and overall like it had lost the fun factor.
I’ve put my 120tpi Knards back on now. I figure I’ll probably need to take it slower as it’ll deffo be sketchy on the roots but the grin factor will be back at least and I’ll just be sliding around with half the other guys tooPosted 3 years ago
First proper review:Posted 3 years ago
From the review it sounds like Surly are looking at dual compound rubber for the 29+ version of the Dirt Wizard. The guy writing the review certainly doesn’t describe them as sketchy. I believe from the Surly blog that this is what has delayed the release of the the 29er Dirt Wizards as Surly weren’t happy with them just being a bigger version of the 26″ tyre.Posted 3 years agoepicycloSubscriber
boltonjon – Member
Been using a 26 x 2.75 Dirt Wizard recently and they are sketchy!…
Not my experience of them. I wonder if they have changed the compound?
Mine felt quite surefooted.
Maybe it has something to do with tyre pressure. I run mine low – not sure of pressure, but easily squeezed – probably 15 – 20lbs.Posted 3 years ago
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