- which are the worst tyres
got wtb enduroraptors fitted front and rear on my jamis which was purchased in the states, were absolutely hopeless on anythiong other than hardpack, gave them about 2 months and then went mack to the old panaracers.Posted 8 years ago
nokia nbx on my coiler were a bit porky and crap in the loose too.
**** all grip. at least not when you normally run super tackys.
its was on an alpine 160, a bike that encourages you to hoon it, and then the shite tyres fail to deliver any kind of grip in corners. I was taking it easy as i’d already had a few moments on them and they just let go in a corner i’ve ridden a hundred times and about twice as fast.
it hurt.Posted 8 years agobuzz-lightyearMember
as they are meant as DH tyres.
aye, my HT was in DH mode when a mate said “lets do the big skyline route” and I didn’t have time to change them – God it hurt and was even slow going downhill. In fact they’re completely unsuitable for even the knarlyiest stuff I ride. You live and learn (sometimes).
Ideal for an Alpine holiday, barely used – going cheap, make me an offer, want ’em?Posted 8 years agolisterMember
admission time…i’ve only run Tioga Factory DH tires since I got my Stinky in ’02.
I love ’em in all conditions, i’ve got 2.1 and 2.3 variations and they suit me greatly.
I went through a phase in 93 or 94 of running Panaracer Darts on front and rear for some reason…made even slow pootling a life threatening rush 🙂Posted 8 years agoRealManMember
Specialized Enduro 2.25. Even drift at low speed on dry tarmac. Sidewalls as thick as a Durex Gossamer and probably harder to fit on the rim.
I used one of those on the front for almost a year, and really liked the grip, volume, and almost never punctured. Only problems I had were mud clearance (bit too much volume when it got really muddy) and that they werent the fastest tyre.
Using conti mountain kings ust at the moment. Heard quite a few things about the drift, and its true, they do drift. But once you get the hang of it, you go round corners like a missile (if a missile could go round corners..)
However, I wouldnt use conti mountain kings supersonic. Far too many punctures.Posted 8 years agoretro83Member
Continental Gravitys – the only tyre I have actually given up on. Fine in a straight line but bank them into a corner or hit something off camber and it’s goodbye grip.
At least you know you’re getting no grip! After you get used to the drift style cornering they’re alright!
The worst I have used are Tioga Factory XC. Draggy as hell in a straight line. Feel like you’re towing an anchor. Also super grippy until you lean a certain amount into a corner when without warning they spit you on your arse.Posted 8 years agoepicycloSubscriber
I used a NOS 7 year old set of Michelin Wildgrippers in the recent SSUK. They were definitely the worst tyres I’ve ever used.
In their favour, they are a fetching green colour.
I don’t suppose that baking in the North Queensland heat for a few years before I brought them here helped 🙂Posted 8 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
Back in about 96-97 I bought a bike which came with a load of Ritchey finishing kit, 99% of which was utter pants. Pedals came straight off and were replaced by SPDs, saddle was replaced by a Flite but I made the mistake of leaving the AlphaBite and OmegaBite tyres on. Dear God they were dreadful. Punctured at the first hint of off-road, the front refused to go round corners and the back spun out as soon as the trail went uphill.
Replaced them with Specialized Team Control/Team Master combination and suddenly the bike actually rode like it was meant to!Posted 8 years agobedmakerSubscriber
Dragged a High Roller 2.5 ST round Laggan 3 times yesterday. Think of it as resistance training, like Rocky dragging a tyre around on a rope.
Well worth it for the downs on wet rock.
Worst tyres – can’t think of any really bad ones really but I don’t think nobby nics are up to much considering the price.Posted 8 years ago
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