Thats it – Mud Tyres are on!
It’s a bit too soon for that round our way. I’ve got the supertacky high roller front and trailraker rear combo ready to go, but they are so ‘extreme’ in my opinion that they are a bit like full wet tyres in F1, they rip up and wear out if you ride them on dry and grippy trails.
The current mountain king front and crossmark rear I have been running were a bit ‘sporty’ on some of the wet grass on last nights ride, though.Posted 4 years agocarlosgMember
I like the unpredictably of sliding my xc bike around so the Ardents are staying on, the high rollers are staying on the dh bike till I’ve been to antur stiniog next weekend as there isn’t much mud there then my swamp things will be going on for the winter. It’s already a bit muddy around Leeds.Posted 4 years agovicksplaceMember
@Dark Cyan do you rate a pair of Purgatories over a pair of Mud X round here?
I was sliding about all over the place last week at Friston on the Nevegal Dave put on my Singlespeed but can’t decide between sticking on a pair of Mud X (which I own) or a pair of Purgatories (I have a front one on the Soul and it seems pretty good)Posted 4 years agowilko1999Member
Trying Beavers this winter. Used Mud Xs and Storms previously, and always preferred Storms. After a particularly grim wet ride last weekend I am very pleased with the Beavers. Not sure they had quite as much traction as the Storms in deep wet mud, but other than that a very good all round wet weather tyre even giving me confidence on roots and rocks.Posted 4 years agobuzz-lightyearMember
Really, no. When my Dampfs fail to shed properly, I will put BC Mk2s on. The big swamp thing for the back is reserved in extremis. A long way to go before that
Ha! I got dumped at high-speed last night from front-wheel washout on a slippery camber; I just bounced and rolled-off down the trail and was unharmed, phew.
Hmm… thinking a stickier compound to be a bit more forgiving, or just accept I screwed-up and get on with it!?Posted 4 years agoneninjaMember
Still hanging in there with my usual tyre combos at the minute – RocketRon/Ralph combo on the hardtail and Rubber Queen/Mountain King on the FS.
Some of the trails round here are fine as is Hamsterley, others are a boggy mess. Getting more selective on where I ride until I give up and throw the Dirty Dans on.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
There’s lots of decent sized tyres that work better than trail kings/rubber queens in mud. Specialized Butcher isn’t a mud tyre but works pretty well in mud- spiky and clears better than most, genuine 2.3. Or Conti’s (very expensive but brilliant) 2.3 Baron, which is a wee bit undersized, but still has decent volume and is designed for mud. (basically, it’s the modern equivalent of a swampthing)Posted 4 years ago
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