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 Post subject: Winter Tyres?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:56 pm 
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At the moment my bike is currently running on some pretty poor standard tyres. I'm look to get some winter tyres but after looking at hundreds of reviews I still cant decide which brand/model to go for. I was just wondering what tyres you guys are running on and what you would recommend to me, I plan on doing most of my riding over Epping this winter and I am a bit wary about going tubeless as I prefer the idea of just being able to change an inner tube while out on the trails.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Tyres?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:39 am 
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Location: essex
What do you have now and what are they going on?
include wheel size

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Tyres?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:45 am 
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At the moment I have some non branded ones that came with the bike that are a 26x1.95.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Tyres?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:40 am 
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Location: SE of London Town
I'd suggest few tyres: bontrager mud x, maxxis swampthing, , continental mud king, specialized storm control for really mud conditions or more all round schwalbe dirty dan, schwalbe nobby nic, maxxi beaver, specialized purgatory. I'd also suggest to fit a 2.0 or even a 1.8 if you're a light rider on the rear to cut through the mud and find traction.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Tyres?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:16 am 
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Go tubeless..!!
You won't regret it.. :D
The last thing you want to do with dirty muddy tyres is change tubes etc..

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Tyres?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:37 am 
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Agreed! Go tubeless!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Tyres?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:22 pm 
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I've just fitted a Maxxis Beaver 29x2.00".
Used already last two winter on serious mud.

I'm running tubeless on ZTR crest rim but the NON tubeless tyre. the 60TPI one.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:30 pm 
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Or dick about fixing a puncture in the rain.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Tyres?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:49 pm 
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Location: Saffron Walden
Just ordered a tubeless kit, getting sick of changing tubes and fixing punctures. Also just fitted a Maxxis swamp thing to the front and Schwalbe racing ralph to the rear, gonna see what they are like to ride (could be in the bin in a week or so)

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Tyres?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:59 pm 
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My original fitment Hutchinson Toros seemed really puncture resistent and OK in the dry but are proving really sketchy in the wet and mud recently. They're coming off now. Probably put some Bontrager Mud X on but was amazed how good Maxxis High Roller 2s were on a mates bike at Swinley in the wet, stoney, sandy trails there.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Tyres?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:09 pm 
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I have run hans damps on my meta since buying the bike two years ago and have just put on a hans damp/nobby nick combo on the stache, the hans are a brilliant alrounder (as i'm too lazy to swop tyres) but they do tend to collect the mud if its very sticky (the type of situation when only a mud tyre would work). When clear or rolling quick enough to fling the mud, grip fine in winter.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Tyres?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:16 pm 
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Did run Maxxis Medusa's last year which are very similar to beavers! Very good mud tyres! with great rolling resistance, cuts through the mud easy! could use all year round! This year sticking with my TrailKings 2.4's as cant be bothered to change over.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Tyres?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:51 pm 
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Same as @mattvanders...

Hans Dampf / Nobby Nic combo run tubeless work great :geek:

Was over Epping yesterday it was a sloppy in places but they gripped fine on roots and cleared mud just fine..

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Tyres?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:42 pm 
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RedTwo wrote:
Same as @mattvanders...

Hans Dampf / Nobby Nic combo run tubeless work great :geek:

Was over Epping yesterday it was a sloppy in places but they gripped fine on roots and cleared mud just fine..


Make sure its pacestar front (soft) / trailstar rear (hard) compound to get the best grip/rollabity combo

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Tyres?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:44 pm 
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Stuck beavers front and back, 2.25 front and 2.0 rear, lots of grip and some decent comfort up front.

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