UK Tyres 2.1 or 2.3?
Depends on if you find yourself blatting down rocks I reckon. I prefer 2.1s for all round XC a trails but can feel worryingly skittish and bursty when going for it down the rock gardens.
And they vary in volume so much between models e.g. 2.1 HRs are really small looking.Posted 8 years agonixon_fiendMember
OK, here's the context : I know there are too many variables to make it a sensible question but I'm trying to bring (import) a certain manufacturer's 650b tyres to the UK and if I initially supply one size.. which would be most popular? ❓ (disclaimer: I say "popular" in a niche-tastic context) 😉 )Posted 8 years agoel_creedoMember
2.3 Conti Verticals are ace – big volume protection, but feel smaller when they need to. I ride mine year round on my Five – snow/mud/rock/grass/gravel/sand/tarmac, and they're ace.
Get the protection version, light and so safe, very confidence inspiring.
I even rode them on a fully rigid last week, and they were amazing!Posted 8 years agostumpy01Member
I'd say 2.1, but only because most 2.3s & above won't fit in my frame….
I had about 1mm clearance in my rear triangle with Spesh Enduros when I took them to Spain and I stupidly bought them, fitted them & didn't inflate them fully as they were going on a plane. Got there &…..eek! Only just fitted.Posted 8 years agonickcSubscriber
There's no real answer to this, as it depends on so many things. Some 2.1 tyres are huge, some are as skinny as road tyres, likewise some 2.3 aren't worth the name. Where do you ride? what tyre pressure do you generally run at? what's the terrain like, rocky, muddy woods? How big are you? how clumsy are you? what rims have you got?Posted 8 years agodickyMember
I'm currently running 2.55 Wierwolf LTs on one trail bike (FS) and 2.4 Racing Ralphs on the other (HT). After switching from narrower tyres ,I'm converted 😀 Both types are really fast rolling but also very grippy and reasonably light. The downside is you need wide rims and good frame clearance so they might not be an option.Posted 8 years ago
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