- Tubeless 29er Tyres
Can anyone recommend some good all round tubeless 29er tyres please?. Will be used in the Dark Peak District. Dont really do trail centres.
Currently have Maxxis HR2 front and back and they feel quite draggy and heavy at 900 grams each. I was thinking Maxxis ardents front and back for the drier months.Posted 3 years ago
These look good but still carry a lot of weight.Posted 3 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
800-900g is a decent weight for a non XC race 29er tyre tbh.
I’m not very convinced with the HR2, it’s not grippy for its drag. Or maybe not fast for its grip. But anyway.
The semislick types are a bit marmitey; yes tehy’re fast as **** but the feeling of straightline braking into turning is weird because the grip goes drastically up as you lean. And the pedalling grip is just not good, unless you’re on a soft surface and the knobs get in on the action.
The Pacestar Rockrazor is lighter but a harder rubber.Posted 3 years agogroundskeeperwillyMember
I’ve used Maxxis Minions – DHF and DHR, Shorty, WTB Trail Boss and Vigilante and Schwalbe Hans Dampf and Magic Mary.
As far as I know every tyre mentioned above comes in multiple weights, compounds etc but I’ve liked all the variants I have tried. The WTB combo was probably the fastest rolling and the Minions were OK in the Valleylujah mud last week. They’ve all coped with 100kg+ of dopey rider bashing them into things.
The one tyre I have really hated every time I have tried it was the Ardent….Posted 3 years agoScienceofficerMember
I’m going through what can only be described as a voyage of discovery with rear 29er tyres right now.
What used to be fine, I’m now cutting. I’ve just ordered an APEX trail king to see if it’s up to the job of tricky lose pressure riding. It’s 1025g and it’s starting to seem a reasonable weight for the roughness.Posted 3 years agoyorkycslMember
Northwind, I’m with you on HR’s they just don’t deliver they’re promise & reputation.
Just building a SC 29er my first foray into wagon wheels & went for a WTB Vigilante up front, Only because i had good results on 650B & similarly a rock razor rear, that said there’s no stock of Trailstar non gravity left anywhere & pacestar can be a bit sketchy.
Might be too light for the rear in the peaks but a Gravity version would be fine if your ok with the weight, I did the Ard rock with one on the rear & it was fine.
I’ll be interested in how you get on as I’m a 29er novice & keen to get to grips with the tyre set up.Posted 3 years agocrashrashSubscriber
Had a 29er HT and just gone FS with one. My preference for combo of speed grip and decent value is Vigilante front and trail boss rear. Love Minions up front as well, and my mate swears by the specialized butcher/purgatory (I think) and all good going up tubeless. Have tried On-one but would say best in dry and could not get them up tubeless for love nor money (though probably more down to my dodgy technique than anything)Posted 3 years agoBillOddieSubscriber
For the Peak I’d go Minion DHF(2.5) up front with an Ardent (2.4) out back.
You could go for 2.3 Minion upfront with a 2.25 Ardent, Smorgasbord or Crossmark out back if you are lighter.
Get the EXO TR side walled tyres and you’ll have no issues setting them up tubeless.Posted 3 years ago
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