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icantkeepupicantkeepup Posts: 3
edited December 2011 in MTB buying advice
I bought a 2010 Boardman FS in April this year the tyres Continental 2.1 are fine in the dry but no use in the wet/mud, when Guy K tested the bike in 2010 he said they changed the tyres virtually straight away. What size tyres can I get on this frame and what type do you recommend for the winter as I am fed up with the front washing out already and we have not had much rain in the SE yet!


  • benpinnickbenpinnick Posts: 4,148
    buy yourself a set of bontrager mud x 2.0 for this time of year for £39 a pair from Triton, and then think about tyres in the spring again (when I would move to a Kenda Small Block 8).
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  • PudseypPudseyp Posts: 3,514
    Depends on where you ride, if muddy then yes the Bontrager Mud x....if not an all round tyre like the Maxxis High Roller, Panaracer Fire XC or Nobby Nics....
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  • DCR00DCR00 Posts: 2,160
    again, depends on conditions, but ive just moved to Minions front and back and its a pretty awesome combo IMO
  • 1mancity21mancity2 Posts: 2,355
    Minion 2.35 60a front, High roller 2.35 60a rear all year round great for aggressive riding and rough stuff.
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  • Thanks all, i think i might have to have some new tyres for Christmas, i dont think 2.35 will fit in the frame I will try and borrow some and see if they do, the Bontragers sound good, I can pinch the WTB Prowlers off my old bike for the summer, they have far more grip than the Conti's. Once again thanks all I have only started to get into M Biking in the last couple of years I am now in my 50s you are never to old to start!
  • miss notaxmiss notax Posts: 2,572
    1mancity2 wrote:
    Minion 2.35 60a front, High roller 2.35 60a rear all year round great for aggressive riding and rough stuff.

    Exactly what I use. I've messed around with other tyres for ages (and probably spent a fortune :? ) but this is the best for me. Not the fastest rolling, but extremely grippy and I trust them which is the main thing!
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