Tyres for my new Lapierre zesty
I’m running a 2.25 60a Advantage on the front and a 2.1 62a on the rear at the moment. Really like them. Although I have torn a sidewall on the rear and will probably swap it over for another 2.25 62a. The Advantage does size up quite big, about the same as a 2.35 high roller (which come up small for the size) The newer design Maxxis come up big, whereas the older designs come up small as a rule. I have heard very good things about the Rubber Queens in 2.2 flavour as well though.Posted 8 years ago
I just bought a Lapierre Zesty for UK trail riding and general MTB fun. The first thing I am going to swap is the Conti Raceking tyres on it, I am sure they are good for some but they look a tad sketchy for me and for UK conditions. Can someone suggest me a good replacenment tyre that will do justice to a bike like this, I trail ride uk centres mainly and whilst I need a tyre that gives me plenty of confidence on the downhill stuff It’d be nice to be able to avoid sacrificing everything on the way up. I had some Panaracer Fire XC pro’s before on my stumpy, but I reckon they’d be a bit skinny for a bit more of a burly bike like this.
What size should I be looking for ? I understand some 2.2’s size up like 2.4’s, and some 2.4’s size up like 1.9’s !!! So some specific advice on model and correct size would be ace.
I was sort of looking at Conti MK protection 2.4 or 2.2, Maxxis Advantage, Maxxis Ignitor, Conti vertical Pro ??
Would appreciate some advice
CheersPosted 8 years agoFuzzyWuzzyMember
For combos that work most of the year and can take some abuse:
fronts: blue groove/high roller/rampage
The Race Kings should be OK for the moment though (although I think they’ll be supersonics not protections so the sidewalls might be on the fragile side if hammering through rock gardens etc.)Posted 8 years agoAmosMember
If you think race kings look sketchy look at Kenda 8 blocks now they look like they’d be good for nothing accept tarmac! when in fact they grip like billy O. Mind you I am soft southern sh1te and only really ride the ridgeway, swinley and welsh trail centres 🙂
I’d say try the rcae kings first mate you might be surprised.Posted 8 years ago
If it’s just trail centres and no mud I’d go fo Maxxis Ignitor Exceptions.
If you’re going to come across a bit of muddy stuff go for Advantage Exceptions.
The 2.1″ Advantage is fractionally smaller than the 2.35″ Ignitor.
Which one measures up correctly then ? Is the Advantage really big or the Ignitor small ?Posted 8 years agounderthesunMember
To be fair I have a Zesty that came with Race Kings and although they probably are okay at trail centres they are shite on anything remotely loose. They just slide out when banked over. I also find them shite in mud so simply_oli you must be a riding god to get them to grip on muddy downhills/corners!! They clog up with mud real bad (the tread is so close together).
I use some old Spesh Enduros on my Zesty and they are awesome but when they wear out I will be going for some Maxxis Advantage. They look like a good all mountain/all round tread.Posted 8 years ago
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