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    Which winter tubeless tyres that stick to teflon coated roots? any suggestions?

    Cheers,

    Ferrit

    Bontie Mud Xs are soft compound, so stick better to things than – say – Panaracer Trailrakers, which are harder.

    But in reallife(TM) the person that creates anything that sticks to wet roots is going to become a MTB God in his/her lifetime.

    As essentially nothing does, you’re better off looking for a tyre that doesn’t get knocked offline by them too easily, so something that you can run soft that doesn’t clog up too badly.

    Premier Icon nixie
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    I’ve found recently that my Mud Xs don’t stick to roots at all. With the roots and mud mix around here I’ve been finding its better to have a tyre that handles the roots better and just deal with the lower traction on mud.

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    I believe you are after the moon on a stick.

    Look where you are going. Catch them at 90 degrees, look for alternate routes around, improve technique (unweight etc.).

    bwaarp
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    2.35 High Rollers….if you can be bothered humping them around….they are massively better than the Mk2 Mountain King 2.2 black chillis that I had on my Mega when it comes to rooty terrain….

    devs
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    2.35 swampthings work for me. Dunno why but they do.

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    Conti Baron does a lot better than an XC-type mud tyre- stickier compound, bigger carcass. But nothing really sticks to wet roots.

    steve_b77
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    Mud X’s aren’t that great on roots.

    Specialized Storms are better, but Specialized Purgatories are betterer

    b r
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    Minion DHF worked fine yesterday in the slury, Ardent on the rear just followed-ish…

    smiff
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    yeah for roots you want more rubber (so 42a minion is good) but this is opposite of mud traction. i agree i’d go for more rubber esp. on front, put a mud tyre on back. mud-x is pretty good all round despite the name, bit narrow for roots though.

    Agree with what others have said about Swampthings. I use 2.35s super tacky on the front ‘normal’ at the back. They may be a pita to get on and off but the are great winter/mud tyres.

    Bigger, softer tyres run sub 20psi work best on wet roots. Nothing beats a bit of speed and some bravery though.

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    it’s all a compromise

    gripwise on roots it goes: trailrakers lethal; mud-x not great; ST swampthings splendid

    traction in mudwise it goes: trailrakers > (swampthings / mud-x)

    for making you cry when riding on hard ground or tarmac: swampthings >>> trailrakers > mud-x > any non-winter tyre

    gripwise on roots… …ST swampthings splendid

    Is it true? A tyre that grips wet roots? There is a God!

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    Talent 🙂

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    Is it true? A tyre that grips wet roots? There is a God!

    It’s all relative.
    Except God – God’s absolute.

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    thanks for all the advice

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