- Which best all round tyres for Peaks/Lakes/Wales?
I use Conti Rubber Queens in black chilli flavour for the same riding as you, not found anything i like better (now called Trail Kings). 2.2 both ends but might be tempted by a 2.4 front next time.
Just gone to the race sport version which i’ve heard bad things about but i’ve not had a puncture yet, I run them tubed though.Posted 3 years agoPocketShepherdMember
Snap. 2.2 Rubber Queens in UST flavour, run tubeless always. They are excellent in the majority of conditions. Used that setup while I was at uni in Aberystwyth too, so I know they do well in that kind of natural terrain.
I have used the Mountain King 2s also, but the 2.2 in those is considerably smaller than the 2.2 in the RQs. If you are going to go MKs I would advise going 2.4
Oh, and as with all Conti tyres, get one of the Black Chilli compound versions, not the cheap ones 🙂Posted 3 years ago
Been using Continental Verticals for years and love these tyres. Seems like these have now been discontinued but have not heard good things about their replacement, the Mountain King.
Plus the game has probably moved on a lot in the tyre game the last few years. What would people recommend these days as a good all round, year round MTB tyre for use on natural trails in the Peaks, Lakes and N.Wales?Posted 3 years agodavewalshMember
I ride the same areas and use a Butcher on the front and an Ardent rear. Butcher is the best all-round tyre I’ve used as it copes with all conditions really well, including rocks and mud. Ardent is a great rear as it rolls really well, is grippier than it looks and it’s a tall tyre so gives good cushioning.Posted 3 years agoEcky-ThumpMember
Lakes/Peak/Calderdale mainly here.
Rear, still not found anything to rival Maxxis dual plys tubeless. 60A Minion for all-round, or Larsen TT for Summer.
Front, 42a Minion (SP/DP, as appropriate) or Chunky Monkey, all tubeless. Also like the look of the Magic Mary that I’ve got for the new bike, but not used in anger yet.Posted 3 years agotomasoSubscriber
I mostly rids in Lakes but off to Wales for the Dyfi this weekend.
Minions in whatever flavour suits your style.
I like High Rollers if they are 2.3+ but some find them a bit Marmite.
On One Chunky Monkey is good on front but strangely I hated Smorgasboards when I borrowed a mates hardtail…
I stopped using Verticals donkeys years ago! Better tyres are available.Posted 3 years agowonderchumpMember
I’ve been using Minion’s on a Five but recently had a crack at Panaracer Rampage’s for trail centre duties (Whinlatter, Gisburn and Llandegla). I’ve got SC compound on the front and regular compound on the back. They do stick well on hard-pack / rock / slate.
I also ride Calderdale / Lakes and they stick well enough for natural trails cutting up mud too. The sidewalls aren’t super-tough but I’ve only had one pinch flat with them but considering the abuse they’ve taken (I’m not the lightest of riders) they’ve been good.Posted 3 years ago
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