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  • Wide rims and mud tyres
  • simon_g
    Full Member

    Rims seem to keep getting wider – the on-trend bikes seem to have 25+mm inner rims. Mud-specific tyres are pretty narrow.

    Are there wider tyres now that work in UK winter slop or is narrow still best?

    Do people run two sets of wheels/tyres, wide for summer, narrow for winter?

    geex
    Free Member

    pure mud (rather than mixed conditions) a narrow mud tyre will work best.
    1.8-2.2 mud tyres fit i25mm rims fine.
    If you’re going properly narrow ie CX type width mud specific tyres you’d be better off with narrower rims. most
    You don’t need to crazy narrow I’ve run 1.35 CX mud tyres on a i21mm rim with no problems

    andyrm
    Free Member

    New Specialized Hillbilly Grid 2.6 is more like a 2.45 and brilliant on a wide rim 👍👍

    tdog
    Free Member

    Panaracer trailrakers seemed real good on my 26er

    tomhoward
    Full Member

    Shorty 2.3/2.5. Job jobbed

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    Northwind
    Full Member

    Depends on your mud. If you want to ride round a muddy field then narrow is still king. If you want to throw yourself off a muddy precipice then bigger and knobblier is better. Something like a 2.3 shorty can give a pretty good balance without being too mad.

    poah
    Free Member

    projekt baron is my tyre of choice

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