- Tyres – Combinations that work or don't – Help
Cove Stiffee: I have a pair of super tacky Swamp Things on. It grips and I like it.
GT Avalanche: Currently have a pair of Continental Verticals. The front always feels fine, but the back end has poor grip over roots and rocks (it’s a bit of a shocker).
I have a Super Tacky High Roller which I am inclined to put on the front of the Cove and put the freed up Swamp Thing onto the back of the GT. Also, the High Roller is directional (only indicates one direction) but from looking at other tyres it looks wrong for the rear.
any thoughts?Posted 7 years agooscarleeMember
conti verticles almost killed me at whinlatter. changed to maxxis high roller super tacky they grip like hell but can feel like your riding through porridge . kenda nevegal f and r are my fav but i have wtb prowler ss race front and rear and have been really immpressed with them and they only cost £20 for the pair off crcPosted 7 years ago
on my cove I’ve now got a super tacky swamp thing on the back and a super tacky high roller on the front. it feels fine. when it does slip it doesn’t just let go leaving me to stall.
On the GT I have a super tacky swamp on the back (I had two) and a continental mountain king on the front (previously on the cove). Again, the ST on the back is good for getting up hills over rocks and roots. the MK seems ok and the bike goes where I point it.Posted 7 years ago
Not sure what to do with the verticals, pretty sure I don’t want to put them on a bike though.
Thanks to all for the advice.Garry_LagerSubscriber
Swamp things are a bit excessive now that the dust is here. It’s a mud tyre really, but if you like the ride of it then that’s what counts.
The verticals divide opinion more than any tyre I’ve heard about – some think they should be banned on H&S grounds, others like them just fine.Posted 7 years agorugbydickSubscriber
I’ve just put some of the Panaracer CG All Conditions front and rear on my Zesty. First impressions are that they are awesome.Posted 6 years ago
A bit of dust, a few roots and some good old Aberdeenshire mud all in the same ride and they coped with it all really well. Seemed to be reasonably fast rolling as well (I did just change from Trailrakers though 😯 😀 )
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