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Good allround 29er tyre

carvedmarblecarvedmarble Posts: 61
edited June 2016 in MTB buying advice
Ive used the seach function to have a look around and a lot of people seem to say Maxxis High Roller II or Schwalbe Nobby Nic.

What I'm looking for is pretty much a jack of all trades kind of tyre, not bothered by low rolling resistance, tyre weight, etc. It will be used purely off road, nothing too aggressive like full on downhill as I haven't got the ability for anything like that yet! haha!

I've been looking at ones like the High Roller II, Nobby Nic, Hans Dampf, Conti Mountain or Trail King. Something along those lines, I looked at thing like Minion DHF and Magic Mary too.

Can anyone help as I'm acting like my little girls "Ooh can I have one of those? No, I like that one, can I have that one?" and cant make my mind up? haha!

Thanks

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  • JGTRJGTR Posts: 1,404
    Specialized Ground Control, £20, job done
  • kajjalkajjal Posts: 3,380
    JGTR wrote:
    Specialized Ground Control, £20, job done

    I use the same tyre but a different version. In three years i have had only two punctures and they ride very consistently. One puncture was a small piece of glass embedded its self in a knobble and gradually worked its way into the tyre. The other was a piece of metal.
  • lostboysaintlostboysaint Posts: 4,252
    WTB Trail Boss.

    And if you do decide to get a bit gnarlier then stick a WTB Vigilante on the front, but that's overkill for most.
    Trail fun - Transition Bandit
    Road - Wilier Izoard Centaur/Cube Agree C62 Disc
    Allround - Cotic Solaris
  • buddy_clubbuddy_club Posts: 935
    I rate my conti rubber queen (now called trail king) on the front which comes up pretty large for a 2.2 and then a X-King for the rear in 2.4 for a bit of cushioning.
    Framebuilder
    Handbuilt Steel 29er https://goo.gl/RYSbaa
    Carbon Stumpjumper https://goo.gl/xJNFcv
    Parkwood:http://goo.gl/Gf8xkL
    Ribble Gran Fondo https://goo.gl/ZpTFXz
    Triban:http://goo.gl/v63FBB
  • BloggingFitBloggingFit Posts: 919
    Bontrager XR3 or XR4
    Bird Aeris : Trek Remedy 9.9 29er : Trek Procaliber 9.8 SL
  • Bontrager XR3 or XR4

    Still using the XR1s that came with the bike, Id looked at the XR4 and seen reviews of it being similar to nobby nic?
  • BloggingFitBloggingFit Posts: 919
    Bontrager XR3 or XR4

    Still using the XR1s that came with the bike, Id looked at the XR4 and seen reviews of it being similar to nobby nic?
    The XR4 has a bit more grip overall and works a bit better over varied conditions. The Team Issue offers a slightly better profile too. I'd run a 2.3 XR4 up front and a 2.3 or 2.2 XR3 on the rear.
    Bird Aeris : Trek Remedy 9.9 29er : Trek Procaliber 9.8 SL
  • Thanks for all the responses.

    Going onto compounds/casing now

    Conti Black Chilli what's the diff between protection and racesport is it just racesport is lighter with less puncture protection?

    Thanks
  • Dave_P1Dave_P1 Posts: 565
    Conti Trail King or Maxxis Ardent, either in a 2.2. Great all round tyres IMO
  • batmobatmo Posts: 277
    I've also been impressed with the Ground Control tyres. I didn't choose them, the Camber came shod with them but I've found them to be quite confidence inspiring.
    Viscount Grand Touring - in bits
    Trek ZX6500 - semi-retired
    HP Velotechnik Spirit
    Brompton M6
    Specialized Camber Comp
  • larkimlarkim Posts: 2,309
    OnOne Smorgasbord?
    2015 Canyon Nerve AL 6.0 (son #1's)
    2011 Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc (son #3s)
    2013 Decathlon Triban 3 (red) (mine)
    2019 Hoy Bonaly 26" Disc (son #2s)
    2018 Voodoo Bizango (mine)
    2018 Voodoo Maji (wife's)
  • glynrs2glynrs2 Posts: 4,143
    On the flints and chalk of the South Downs, the best tyre I have found is Continental X-King Protection. Can be had for a reasonable price at Chain Reaction too. Far fewer punctures and plenty of grip run at 25 psi and tubeless. Just make sure you prime the inside of the tyre with sealent first as per Continentals fitting instructions on YouTube.
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