- Tyre Recommendation – 2.3" ish, all rounder
I’m after some tyre advice please. Used to run 2.35″ High Roller 1’s on my Rotec for DH. Perfect all rounder, performed predictably and even worked well with a DIY tubeless setup. Moved on and had LUST High Rollers on my TR250, again predictable and reliable. Now I have a Meta SX1 set up for everything I can throw at it, uplifts, long all day rides, trail centres etc. Originally I had 2.25″ Onza Ibex and Canis on it, the Canis wearing out on the rear far too quickly so replaced with another Ibex which is basically a High Roller copy. Went to BPW and pop, Rim Dinger ate both tubes in a blink. 2.4″ High Roller 2s are fitted now and I love the performance and confidence of piling through anything and knowing it’s all going to be fine, but damn are they a dead weight on there and certainly overkill for long all day rides.
Can anyone recommend a decent performing 2.3″ ish sized tyres that don’t weigh a ton but will be suitable for most conditions and perform along the lines of the High Roller? I’m off to Canada later in the year and will be road tripping all over so don’t really want to have to lug loads of different tyres around with me.
CheersPosted 5 years ago
2 rides on the Butcher was enough to know it’s not for me…I couldn’t trust the front-end at all.
I swapped it out for a 29 x 2.4 dual-compound Ardent and was impressed from the start…Posted 5 years ago
In 1 week I rode Penmachno, Cwmcarn, 1 day at BPW, Cwm Rhaeader. Nant Y Arian, llandegla and then the wet ‘ardrock Enduro in the Dales at no point did I regret putting the Ardent on…that’s a lot of rock ridden, no cuts, flats, fast rolling and thrown into corners without worry…that’s a 10 if you ask me..VeeroMember
Ended up with a Specialized Butcher 2.3 up front and a Ground Control 2.3 rear. Were a smidgen lighter than the High Roller 2s and so far so good. Despite comments above the Butcher seems fairly predictable and confidence inspiring leant over. After all it practically looks identical to a Minion DHF.
Done some crazy rocky DH sections and a couple of longer less challenging rides and they’ve proven to be not too heavy to pedal around longer distances.
Main advantage is they were £54 for the pair as opposed to nearly £50 per tyre as per most of the Schwalbe offerings.Posted 5 years agorocketmanMember
Despite comments above the Butcher seems fairly predictable and confidence inspiring leant over. After all it practically looks identical to a Minion DHF
They are quite good and as you say they look virtually identical to a Minion.
But as they wear out they wash out in corners more easily than Minions. There is still some bite left in a Minion’s shoulder lugs even when worn but the Butcher’s give up earlier. But for the price they’re a great tyrePosted 5 years ago
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