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 Post subject: Tyres for wet roots
PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:05 am 
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Whats best :? I know its really down to personal choice but lets hear some stories and why you prefer your choice.


I only have a couple of sets that get used for just about everything but recently i experienced pretty bad grip on my onza porcs 2 over the general red route in Drumlanrig.
In truth its new legs im needing :oops: :lol: but tyres will help me first. :D


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:30 am 
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Wet roots?

In my experience, it's more luck than tyres to keep you upright!!!!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:34 am 
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Nothing will cope, it's like hitting blocks of ice, ouch!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:58 am 
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rosstheboss wrote:
Wet roots?

In my experience, it's more luck than tyres to keep you upright!!!!



Agree. But running soft tyres helps me get over them


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:20 pm 
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Some surly larry 3.8s cope well in my experience


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:34 pm 
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Fat gnarly low psi tyres and picking your line are whats needed :wink:

Bizarely I find tyres usually reviled as cheap and nasty to be quite good as often they have thick side walls that resist pinch flats at low pressure and can take a battering when the tyre side slips into a rock etc.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:29 pm 
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il be the one too commit then im saying schwalbe nobby nics in 2.1 suffolks full of wet roots and thats just the locals ba ba boom i love em all round great tyre but its gotta be the evo tripple compound ones though :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:29 pm 
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The was a chap at the drum washing his bike in the wash area,was behind me in the queue,he was using a tube that had the tread low and very well spaced out.Not sure if this chap was with us :oops: and forgot to ask what they were.
Maxxis :?


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Kenda Nevegal sticky usually work at about 35psi but as everyone said it's luck, a bit of trying to un-weight the bike also helps. :D

Those roots at Drum were quite slippy though :D


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:11 pm 
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ICE studded tyres... :evil: :P work a treat , and any walkers can here you coming for miles.. :lol:


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