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Best mud tyres?... 29er.

Hi, I did do a search, but closest I could find was a few years old...
Currently on Schwalbe Ray/ Ralph pairing, but I think these will struggle if the going gets gloopy/ heavy...
I see that MM's are rated quite well, but is there anything else better?...
I've just come back to the muddy side, so still getting on top of all the new tech, etc...

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  • robertpbrobertpb Posts: 1,866
    MM's cover a lot of bases compared to other wet condition tyres, are there better tyres for extreme mud yes but most of them don't do mixed conditions.

    I keep a MM on the front all year round with a DHR 2 WT 2.4 on the back.
    Now where's that "Get Out of Crash Free Card"
  • larkimlarkim Posts: 2,304
    I was pointed on here in the direction of Maxxis Beavers as a mud tyre, though that was for a 650b wheel. The rider that uses them (my son) says they are excellent.
    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)
  • robertpbrobertpb Posts: 1,866
    Maxxis Beavers are no longer made.
    Now where's that "Get Out of Crash Free Card"
  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,659
    Shorty is the current mud tyre from Maxxis.
    “Life has been unfaithful
    And it all promised so so much”

    Giant Trance 2 27.5 2016 ¦ Bird Zero Mk1 ¦ Giant Revolt Advanced 2 2019 ¦ Giant Anthem 3 2015 ¦ Specialized Myka Comp FSR 2009
  • larkimlarkim Posts: 2,304
    edited 20 January
    Doesn't mean you can't still buy them though. - £15.99 each here for example https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/maxxis-beaver-xc-mtb-tyre-exception-series/rp-prod76060
    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)
  • steve_sordysteve_sordy Posts: 2,034
    When its muddy, you can't beat a specialist mud tyre! But how many trails do you ride where they are ALL mud? I find that mud tyres are not too good wherever it's not muddy. They skitter over the hard stuff and the knobs ping off rocks and roots. They are good in snow though, but censored on ice.

    I used to fit a mud tyre in Late Oct and take it off again in late Feb. Then I bought some Continental Trail Kings with the black chill compound. (Very important that, the BCC - if it doesn't say BCC then it isn't. If the tyre has wired beads then it isn't BCC either).

    I used them all Summer and Autumn and I was planning to switch to my mud tyres when it started to get muddy. But the tyres kept on gripping!! :) Yes, there were a few places where the mud tyres would have been better, but not too many, and the rest of the time the TKs were there usual brilliant selves <3 . So they stayed on all year round. :)
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