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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:33 pm 
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yes

but still good potentialy cheap tyres


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:25 pm 
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Schwalbe Fast Freds , if the going isn't too loose and muddy...

Can be found dirt cheap at SJS still..


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:27 pm 
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Maxxis ardent :lol:


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graham1975 wrote:
Maxxis ardent :lol:


A couple of the Thrunton lads love Ardents. I'm going to give them a try when the snows gone.


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Dr S wrote:
graham1975 wrote:
Maxxis ardent :lol:


A couple of the Thrunton lads love Ardents. I'm going to give them a try when the snows gone.


Yes i have them on my hardtail, and they are high volume and great for comfort, and a brill allround tyre if such a thing exists, the weight is great too, i run the UST ones but b4 i went tubless i never had puncture problems with the Ardent and they came out top in What Bike magazine


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:15 pm 
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Thanks for the comments everyone - olot of good suggestions there!


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I've used Conti gravity and verticals in the past, good weight, fast rolling, but not the grippiest.
Currently running nobby nics front and rear, (2.4/2.25). Very impressed with them. Tasha seems very happy with the Advantage, but she's switching back to Bonty Mud X for the winter.
All have been run with either the Stans or Bonty tubeless system.


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This is probably one of the worst questions you can ask, everyone has a different opinion :wink:

Although for me, I love Maxxis Ignitors, fantastic for a year and still going strong.

Panaracers are OK, but need low pressures or have no grip at all.

Hate Continental Speed Kings, they are like riding on greased ice IMO :lol: Although they can be fun at the back if you like drifting.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:49 pm 
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thel33ter wrote:
This is probably one of the worst questions you can ask, everyone has a different opinion :wink:

Although for me, I love Maxxis Ignitors, fantastic for a year and still going strong.

Panaracers are OK, but need low pressures or have no grip at all.

Hate Continental Speed Kings, they are like riding on greased ice IMO :lol: Although they can be fun at the back if you like drifting.


Strange! :shock: I assume , since you're in Bagshot, that we both ride similar terrain- Surrey heathland- but I find my 2.3 speedkings perfect for the sandy/hardpack conditions. A good case of personal preference!
Yup, the 'kings drift, but it's so contollable... :D


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I tried them around Tank Traps at Swinley forest, they tried to kill me several times till the guy got annoyed with me when I crashed his bike into a tree :lol:


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