Tyres again….No apology from me !
I’ve been running Maxxis Advantages front & rear on my SC Butcher since new. Main use is trail centres during the drier months of the year. It’s taken me a while to realise that the Advantage probably isn’t the grippiest of front tyres I could be using.
Recommendations for more front grip puleez.
D.Posted 4 years agoDiscJockeyMember
You’re just going to get hundreds of replies with people saying ‘my tyres are awesome, buy them’ etc.. 😉
I don’t even know if my front tyres grip well or not. On various bikes, I’ve got High Rollers, Mountain Kings, Big Bettys….I think tyre pressure and suppleness of suspension have a lot to play in this…
I guess you could buy a tyre that wasn’t marketed as ‘XC’ like your Advantage is and presumably it’ll have bigger knobs on it ?Posted 4 years agosideshowMember
Scroll most of the way to the bottom of this page for some (at least partly) scientific data on tyres. Guessing you’ll want something in the all mountain category – conti MK2 (in the good rubber); nobby nic/hans dampf; maxxis high roller etc.
edit: i forgot the linky…Posted 4 years ago
I’ve been a big fan of the ADvantage front and back for the type of riding you describe, on a 140mm FS. If it got really dry stuck a Small Block 8 on the back which also worked really well.
It has quite a high volume, and a pregressive feel, which gives confidence – no ‘zone of uncertainty’
Before you start splashing the cash, presumably you’ve experimented with tyre pressures – made a big difference to me. I ran 28psi on the 2.25 front which took out all the high frequency vibrations, and felt stable and predictable in the corners.Posted 4 years agoCaptainFlashheartMember
Well, my current choice of tyre for similar riding on my
skill compensatorgnarpoon is Rubber Queens. 2.4″ front, 2.2″ rear, in Black Chilli flavah. (I’m so street sometimes)
Lovely and grippy, and the key for me is that they are really predictable. They don’t suddenly snap away from grip on a corner, but give me a little warning when I’mPosted 4 years ago
about to tumble in a horrible mess of limbs and bike on the floorshredding teh gnat a little too much.DavesportSubscriber
Thanks for the replies. It’s given me a bit to think about. I’ll get myself a pressure gauge & do a bit of experimenting. I’ve always run my tyres so that they run with a slight deformation at the contact patch. I’ll get a bit more scientific & see how that goes.
Mucho thanks for assist 😀
D.Posted 4 years agosleigh62Member
I’ve just bought some of these … not tried them yet but Bikeradar scored them 4/5
and at £14 ish each an absolute bargain
stevePosted 4 years agosideshowMember
I wouldn’t touch anything that didn’t have some meat to the sidewalls, so no Nobby NICs and Eskars for me.
Out of interest does that include nobby nic in the snakeskin variant? I went through the sidewalls on non-snakeskin ralphs in no time but hold out more hope for my snakeskin nics.Posted 3 years ago
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