- Tyres for Glentress
Were Hüsker Dü tyres personally designed by Bob Mould, or Grant Hart? Did one design the front tyre and the other the rear? Was Greg Norton involved?
Hora, I ride at Glentress a lot. I think there’s been two occasions where my tyres caused me problems. One time it was a set of barely-treaded Hutchinsons on a ride when the trails were covered in slush. The second a pair of Continental Gravities tried to kill me, but they did that on any terrain if you didn’t get their pressures exactly right.
All of the main trails at Glentress are solid hardpack and unless there’s snow any tyre will be fine, so you may as well take something that rolls fairly quickly. Some of the off-piste trails are muddier but at this time of year I doubt they’d be bad enough to warrant really affecting your tyre choice.
If it’s wet the main trails don’t get particularly muddy, mostly what you get is a very thin, watery mud that doesn’t affect traction or grip but which can evenly coat a lot of your bike.Posted 5 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Picture the scene…
Me: Yeah, I’ll put smallblocks on both ends, they’re fast as all hell and any tyre works at glentress since it’s all hardpack.
ChrisL: Lets go and do Secrets and Lies
Me: Never heard of it, but I’m sure it’ll be fine, after all glentress is all hardpack.
DO NOT TRUST CHRIS LPosted 5 years agocoffeekingMember
😀 I only change tyres if they cause me a problem. i.e. in the mud and snow I use mud tyres. In the spring/summer/autumn I use whatever tyre I feel grips well all-round. Do people honestly buy tyres for specific conditions when they’re not racing? I think I’d lose the “feel” for the bike if I changed that often.Posted 5 years agoseaversMember
Its pretty easy to get wrapped up in tyre choice, I do it all the time….read loads of reviews and waste loads of time pondering what to get. Before I know it I’m out on a ride, nothing has changed and I could not care less.Posted 5 years ago
I do like it that people start tyre threads on here even though I haven’t got the balls to do it personally! But when you think that a new set is going to cost maybe £50 and up (unless you find a great deal) I don’t think it’s unreasonable to ask what other use. I do however advocate the use of the search function.
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