UST in the Alps
IMO the contis would be better as they have reinforced (3 ply) sidewalls iirc
Probably £60 a set from wiggle if you play the voucher gamePosted 8 years ago
So, first off, will it cut the mustard?
At the moment, the bike I’m taking to the Alps this summer (not pure DH. More lift assisted trail/xc with the occasional DH course if we’re passing) has IRC Kujo and El gato tyres. Great tyres but too heavy, too worn, no longer availiable and they don’t convert to tubeless very well.
My other bike is running Maxxis Advantage tubeless and I’m liking that a lot but obviously, I want something a bit bigger for the Alps but not silly heavy (maybe 800 ~ 900 grms).
I’ve been looking at the Conti Vertical Pro 2.3 and the Maxxis Ignigtor FR 2.35. I’ve heard it suggested that the Ignigtor measures up about the same as the 2.1 ADvantage I’m running now. Tread looks very similar between the two, any opinions?
The other than caught my eye was the Conti Rubber Queen but it’s a big chunk of money more.Posted 8 years agostevomcdSubscriber
I ride tubeless out here day in, day out. Wouldn’t be without it.
Strongly recommend proper UST tyres. At the moment I’ve gone beefy with 2.5″ ST High Roller on the front and 2.5″ 60a Minion on the back. Really liking it at the moment.
We treat climbs as a necessary evil, so I can still drag them up that and they’re **** great on the descents.
I rode standard tyres with sealant for a good chunk of last season (Conti Diesel 2.5s). Lovely lightweight setup but a bit prone to sidewall damage or tearing off a knobble.Posted 8 years ago
I’ve found from riding around the Peaks that it’s probably worth proper UST tyres even though I’m using Stans rims and sealant. Just needs that bit more in the side walls I think.
I’m sold on the idea but interested to know what tyres people ahve tried out there.
Steve, how wide is the 2.5 Minion on the back? I’ve got the stay clearance but find some wide tyres rub the front mech in the granny ride! They certainly do with 2.35″ Kujos.Posted 8 years agoUK-FLATLANDERSubscriber
Used Conti Mountain King 2.4s last year to do the PPDS, worked really well. My mate ran the same set up and also was fine, but did manage to burp the tyre later in the season went riding near to the Med – did sound very extreme tough. The third member of our team ran High Roller LUSTs and was also very pleased with those.Posted 8 years agoGoonerMember
i used some 2.5 maxxis minion super tacky ust’s in costarica in feb (rocks, roots scree etc) and no problems
they are coming to cham with me (albeit on a different bike) later this month
we will only be doing lift assisted stuff and i am not surei would want to be riding them uphill much!Posted 8 years agodoug_basqueMTB.comSubscriber
Not the alps here but v. rough and rocky. Big Earl Tubeless Ready 2.35’s were good. Highroller 2.35 LUST and blew out both sidewalls in under a week. Not impressed. Ordered a set of High Roller and Minion 2.5″ USTs which I think will be great but not on the bike yet.
After my LUST purchase all my Basque mates told me they wouldn’t last any time.Posted 8 years agosemMember
I have both 2.4 and 2.2 UST Rubber Queens on different bikes. Both are great, but the 2.4s come with the fancy Black Chili compound, which is only available on tyres made at their Germany factory. It’s a notable improvement with grip, and seemingly wear, which is a bit of a contradiction. Anyhow, they’re a great tyre for all sorts of conditions.
Just be warned, they’ve very large, much larger than my previous Contis (verts etc) for the marked sizing.Posted 8 years ago
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