Ultra-gnar but lightweight front tyre? (26" tubed content)

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  • bigyinn
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    Hans Dampf 2.35??

    headpotdog
    Member

    I’ve been looking for exactly the same type of tyre as you recently and have narrowed the options down to either:

    Maxxis Minion DHF 2.35 (concerned it might be a bit on the small side).

    Bontrager XR4 2.35 (not sure if it’s worth paying for the Team issue version or not).

    Specialized Purgatory 2.35 (not sure if it makes a good front tyre as most of the user reviews only rate it as a rear).

    I’m probably going to go for the Bontrager XR4 as it’s meant to be a good all rounder, but would be really interested in how they compare to Minions or indeed to the Panaracer Rampage’s I’m running at the moment.

    Premier Icon stevied
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    The DHF 2.35″ Minion comes up about 2.25″ on my vernier..

    rocketman
    Member

    Thanks folks but have already tried a 2.35 Minion it’s a bit too skinny for me. Purgatory might be an option but it looks like an Advantage?

    Would prefer something less trail-bikey and more gravity orientated, but without the weight.

    rocketman
    Member

    Have always been a fan of the bigger Minions and more recently Big Bettys/Muddy Marys but of course they all weigh the thick end of a kg

    What I’m looking for is something that has the same grip-tastic characteristics but without the weight – 600-700g or so would be great

    So a big high-volume tyre with sharp, pointy tread blocks that doesn’t weigh a ton, suitable for winch-and-plummet type riding

    Cheers folks

    Specialized Butcher Control. Very similar carcass and knob size and tread pattern to a Minion 2.5 but only 730g.

    rocketman
    Member

    Hmm I like the sound of the Butcher. A 2.5 Minion with a useful weight saving. Thanks!

    maroonbells
    Member

    Butcher Control +1, it rocks.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Butcher too… Superb tyres, well they would be, they’re a modernised upgraded Minion made by the same people 😉 best allround tyre I’ve used by miles.

    robbonzo
    Member

    Butcher, job done. love it.

    rocketman
    Member

    Thanks folks. Have got them in stock at the lbs for £30 got to be worth a shot.

    ^ ^ ^ ^
    Look! Agreement on a tyre thread – note the date!

    mr plow
    Member

    Butcher is very good but does imo drag more than a 60A minion so depends on your priorities.

    missnotax
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    does imo drag more than a 60A minion

    Crikey – and they’re hardly fast rolling are they??! 😯 😆

    rocketman
    Member

    Just a quick update on the Butcher

    Premier Icon njee20
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    2.4″ Racing Ralph?

    aphex_2k
    Member

    2.35 Maxxis Ignitor?

    persona
    Member

    Panaracer Dart 2.2? in biscuit

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