- What’s the current favourite combo of Specialized tyres?
I run 2.6 Mary with slaughter grid all year round, for the same reason as Paul above, canny be arsed changing any more.
Between work, family and uni stuff, I don’t hardly have time to ride, never mind faff! 😂
You get used to relying on the front tyre a lot more, and the side knobs work really well if you lean over enough.Posted 3 months ago
You don,t get the Peak slop up North though 😉. Same as you I want to fit and forget. What size Slaughters are you on. We have a couple that wont get used, in the spares box as didn’t shift them at the bike Bonanza last weekend. If they are the right size you can have them next time we head North.Posted 3 months ago
I can always find time to ride but I hate faffchiefgrooveguruMember
“Tracey, I’m pretty sure the west of scotland gets similar slop to you ‘southerners’ (sorry, couldn’t resist! 🙂”
As a seasoned mud connoisseur, I’ve found that there is more regional diversity in how wet dirt behaves than pretty much anything else in MTBing. Semi-slicks are just annoying in the wet down here in the deep south. Eliminator 2.3 rear works all year!Posted 3 months agoPeteTMember
@paulneenan76 I’m a Rushmere / Woburn local too and I think you’ll be happy with that. I run something similar:
Hardtail – Ground Control front, Fast Trak rear. Ran 2 Fast Traks over the summer which also worked pretty well.Posted 2 months ago
FS – Butcher 2.3 up front and Slaughter or Purgatory on the back depending on weather.
Butcher or Eliminator. Slaughter is like a Butcher edge and sidewall but the middle is slimmed down and different tread pattern. The Purgatory isn’t as strong as the Butcher or Eliminator. At one time our daughter was flatting on the rear with a Purgatory every race, usually between the treads as its thinner, which was quite demoralizing.Posted 2 months ago
Now competes with Butcher Butcher whatever the conditions
The older type Purgatory Grids were alot stronger than the new Gripton Grids that are in the salechiefgrooveguruMember
I really rate the Eliminator Grid 2.3 as a rear tyre. I haven’t used a Purgatory since I had a 26 x 2.2 Control back in 2010! Looking at the specs of that, I’m amused that my rear tyre is about 50% heavier than back then…
I don’t think the Butcher is as a good a rear tyre as the Eliminator.Posted 2 months ago
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.