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Which Tyre ?

greedy86greedy86 Posts: 17
edited October 2014 in MTB beginners
Ladies & Gents,

A little info required.

FYI - this is my bike here.... ... e-ec031982

I'd like to get some chunkier tyres on my bike and was curious to what you guys might recommend?

I know they're lots of different makes of was more the tread/width/girth of tyre I'm interested in. I'm a little unsure.

Obvs - winter is on it's way so I think I'd like something quite chucky - but not something that's going to make it harder work.

Anyways.....your thoughts and view & maybe even pictures? Appriciated.


FYI - the majority of my riding is on trails, all off road :)


  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,748
    Trails off road can have all sort of surfaces, the ones you ride on are rocky. Roots, muddy, loamy, sandy, they can be technical, flowing, fire roads., riding short blasts, for a few hours, all day, and your budget is a tenner, fifty, a hundred.

    Delete as appropriate and we'll have a chance!
  • reg_reg_ Posts: 21
    So I am in a similar position. I am riding mainly trails which are quite hard at the moment but are going to be quite soft in a few weeks. Keen on riding in some enduro/cx races and general exploring around the Ridgeway/Wendover area, will venture further out at some point. Hardtail 27.5 currently has Maxxis Crossmark which seem ( in my limited knowledge) well suited to hard trails and less so for soft ground. First taste of losing the front last night, no grip at all and spinning a bit on steep soft climbs. Considering Maxxis Minion, Schwalbe Nobby Nic and Conti Trail King. Rims are Stans ZTR, running tubeless. Pressure wise I am 30f 32r at the mo.

    Cheers for any help!
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,748
    I doubt you'll be riding Enduro..... Do you know what it is?

    Which Stans ZTR, all the Stans are ZTR but you then have a whole range of rims from Alpine through crest, flow, arch etc

    For XC racing a good starting point is a Rocket Ron front and a Racing Ralph rear from Schwalbe, the Ron has a bit more grip and the Ralph rolls a bit faster, if it gets slipperier then you can put a second Ron on the rear, if it's drier double up on Ralph's or even use Freds.
  • reg_reg_ Posts: 21
    Looking at the Gorrick series, I saw the 'winter enduro' definitely not the crazy enduro stage type stuff,

    The Stans are Crest. I read that the Rocket Rons aren't the toughest things, especially the sidewalls? I guess at the end of the day I'll have to bite the bullet and just try some and see. Thinking I need the same tyre to use every day and race on as I am still very much learning.

    Fast learning there are a shedload of options.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,748
    The lighter weight Ralph and Ron's do have thin sidewalls, but you can get the protection versions with thicker sidewalls.

    I run a Ron/Ralph combo on my bike all the time, lightweight, but then I'm not that aggressive a rider, it just looks that way through poor technique sometimes.
  • lostboysaintlostboysaint Posts: 4,252
    You don't want wider/chunkier tyres for winter. You want narrow, heavily treaded to generate proper grip in soft/muddy conditions. If we have another wet one like last year then you'll be shopping for Bontrager XR Mud, Specialised Storm Control or Panaracer Trailraker. The first is not just good in soft/mud but is an excellent winter allrounder rolling significantly better than the other two. The other two grip very well in the soft stuff but are a bit slower elsewhere.
    Trail fun - Transition Bandit
    Road - Wilier Izoard Centaur/Cube Agree C62 Disc
    Allround - Cotic Solaris
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