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BabbsBabbs Posts: 81
edited April 2008 in MTB beginners
Hi there im finding my current tyres are offering no grip through forrest trails they keep losing grip when i need it most and spin. Has any one got any good suggestions for a tyre choice that can cope with wet loose muddy forrest trails.



  • Bontrager Mud
    Maxxis Swamp thing
    Specialized Storm

    All according to this months WhatMTB are tehe best for wet weather
    Marin Nail Trail with a few modifications...
  • dirtbiker100dirtbiker100 Posts: 1,997
    is this months WMB still in the shops?
  • Sorry I meant Mays editions
    Marin Nail Trail with a few modifications...
  • Steve_b77Steve_b77 Posts: 1,680
    What tyres do you have on the bike at the moment, as the above offerings are all pretty extreem mud tyres and may well be complete overkill for what you do.

    How muddy are you talking?
  • BabbsBabbs Posts: 81
    I am riding loose forrest trails that switch between loose muddy tracks with tree roots along it, to loose gravel tracks. I keep losing grip on muddy climbs and over the tree roots. i was looking at ... l-25-10414

    But i would like a "Do it all x-country tyre"
  • FSR_XCFSR_XC Posts: 2,258
    edited April 2008
    I use 'Storm' and have found them great in the mud.

    In some of the stuff I ride, I can't understand how they still keep gripping!
    Not had much problem over tree roots, forest trails or stoney areas either.

    They are not great on smooth surfaces (like big rocks or large roots) as they do tend to slide a little - but that ain't what they are designed for.

    I do have one problem with them though. The sidewalls are thin and I have ripped 2 rear tyres in the last 6 months.
    Because of this, I am looking to buy Maxxis Swampthing next.
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  • robmanic1robmanic1 Posts: 2,150
    Trailrakers are waaay to draggy for me, I've just switched to Racing Ralp/Nobby Nic but have yet to test them in the gloop, great on hardpack though!
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  • pittponypittpony Posts: 1,057
    Panaracer Fire XC Pros are a good allround tyre but as with most things you have to accept some kind of compromise. They can slide a little on very slippery surfaces or mud but it's generally a controlled slide and they're a lot faster rolling than you might find an out and out mud tyre will be. For what its worth i love mine and i ride a lot of muddy trails
  • dave_hilldave_hill Posts: 3,877
    Swampthings every time, get the 2,35" Stick-E's. They've got mental levels of grip and they're reasonably priced too.

    They're marketed as a wet/mud tyre but They're great for all round use when the ground's damp.
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