- top front tyre
Advantage is the next aggro tyre in the Maxxis range. Same carcass/dimensions as an Ardent but with a full set of Minion-esque shoulder blocks and a grippier but slightly draggier centre section. Works very well in loose rubbly stuff and is a bit more gnar than an Ardent without going to a HRPosted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Butcher control is a better trailbike tyre than any of the highrollers and minions IMO- but it’s a fair bit slower than an equivalent Ardent or Advantage so there’s a tradeoff. Most of the time the grip is excessive tbh but I leave mine on because it’s worth it for the occasions where it’s not, and the drag isn’t too bad.Posted 4 years ago
Am looking for a new front tyre have Maxxis ardent 2.25 ust on at the min- do lots of trail centers and peaks ridesPosted 4 years ago
Ardent are a bit sketchy so am looking at
maybe high roller 2.35 ust
has anyone tried lots of different tyres combos ??
looking for the best all-rounder
Any help please!
The work of the devil – big gap between bimble and full on. Slides otherwise & no grip ‘inbetween’. Hate them.
Tramlines. OK grip, but a bit draggy and feels, well, odd. And floaty.
Good rear tyre.
Designed by the same bloke as the ADvantage, but with the benefit of experience – Better & cheaper. Still prefer it as a rear.
Superb – great grip at all angles, apart from parallel to the ground – Predictable. Fast. Safe. Expensive. Probably my favourite tyre.
Good on the back too.
Minion DHF Supertacky:
Actually makes me laugh out loud how far you can push these and how many stupid risks you can take. Sooo much confidence and grip.
Some people will be along shortly to say that all tyres are the same.
Try one, you find yourself riding silly things because you know you can trust the front.
The best compromise out of the lot – predictable, grippy, not too slow, used to be cheap.
Pretty much the same as an XR4, but cheaper and feels slower, somehow. Softer rubber? No idea, but a great overlooked tyre.
Just my opinion, I’m an XC bimbler, but I do like to mess about with tyres.
Great riders can use owt, but I think the rest of us need all the help we can get.Posted 4 years agonukeSubscriber
I like minions on the front and love the minion 2.5 ST Exo I have setup tubeless on the front but that is more my big mountain/Alps setup. For trail centre and general trail riding its an Ignitor 2.35 60a…fantastic tyre. No fan of HR on the front (or rear). Advantage is better but still prefer to use on rear.
can only go to 2.3 rims are only 19mm
Not a problem IMO…ran 2.5 ST minion on 19mm 719 rims in the Alps all fine. 2.5 minions don’t come up massive. Also the Ignitor 2.35 is fine on 19mm rimsPosted 4 years agochiefgrooveguruMember
I’ve been loving the Rubber Queen 2.2 UST BC for a while now. But when it’s looser and muddier (I would say ‘in winter’ but the seasons don’t seem to work like that now…) I wonder if something with bigger side knobs would be better up front? Baron? Butcher?
The specific black chili compound used in the Rubber Queens is quite incredible. I have no idea how it can wear so slowly, roll so fast (on dirt, it’s rather gluey on tarmac), and grip so well, particularly on wet rocks and roots.
What I’d really like would be a Rubber Queen F variant, with the side knobs made about 3mm taller and thicker. Dear Continental, no-one knows who I am but can I have a signature tyre please? 😉Posted 4 years agoRusty SpannerSubscriber
bigjim – Member
Designed by the same bloke as the ADvantage
No, not Alison 😀
There was a great tyre thread on here a year or so ago with contributions by some of the people who have designed these things.
There was a link to an interview with the bloke who designed both.
Genuinely great thread, might have started off about the Smorgasbord, but I actually learned something aout tyre design and why I prefer the tyres I do.
I’ll try and link later.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
boo01 – Member
the Minion DHF Supertack do sound good but come in ust at 2.5 !!!!
can only go to 2.3 rims are only 19mm
I haven’t used the UST DHF, but usually these older maxxi come up undersized- my 2.5 Highroller is almost exactly the same size as a 2.3 Butcher. Maxxis make their rulers out of soft rubber as well as their tyres, Specialized use more accurate M4 tubing rulers 😉Posted 4 years ago
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