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glenandem



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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 4:08 pm    Post subject: recommend a tyre! Reply with quote

looking for a tyre thats not too extreme as i'll be just doing paths,hills and canal paths round my area.
fancy a maxxis but not sure which, high roller seem to have good reviews?
any advice?

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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have 3 recommendations for you.
My first choice would be the Vittoria Saguaro as it has a centre ridge which keeps the resistance low when on roads and hardpack trails.The added bonus is they hold their own on gravel and mud too.The 4C Graphene compound means they are hard wearing but soft enough to ensure grip.I have a pair for my local windfarm trails whic are gravelly and stoney with a hardpack undersoil.If it's thick gloopy mud though,not so good.
My second choice would be another Vittoria made tyre under the guise of Geax.It's the Barro Mountain and you could pick them up for pennies thesedays.
Read above for info but slightly better in the mud as they just slightly more aggressive.The 3C compound is softer but hardwearing.I had these and they took me down the Kilpatrick Hills at 40 + MPH on a hardpack DH and never flinched or slid.
Last and certainly not least the old faithful Ritchey Z Max Evo.Been around for 20+ years and are just excellent for basically any terrain.Great rolling resistance and switch from being good on the roads to great on muddy terrain.
So,there you are and shows you that Schwalbe,Conti's and Maxxis are not the only choice of weapon out there.
You didn't give your favoured width but the 2 Vittoria's come in 2.1 and 2.3.The Ritchey's come in 2.1.

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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+ 1 for the barro mountain and cheap as chips

Look what I put mine through


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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Threevok wrote:
+ 1 for the barro mountain and cheap as chips

Look what I put mine through



Loving the bike Threevok btw and glad to see someone else finding the Barro a good versatile tyre happy in many terrains.

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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Specialized Fast Trak are a light, fast rolling tyre Smile
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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CarnaptiousB'Stard wrote:


Loving the bike Threevok btw and glad to see someone else finding the Barro a good versatile tyre happy in many terrains.



and at a tenner each - you can't go wrong. Really happy with them

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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Panaracer Gravelking SK winter and spring. frickin awesome tire IMO

http://pelotonmagazine.com/gear/gravelution-panaracers-2016-gravelking  /

Shwalbe marathon supreme in the summer. great for me as i am on canal towpath most of the time; Fast as a flash in a fast flash factory.


http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/schwalbe-marathon-supreme-road-tyre  /rp-prod143340?gs=1&utm_source=google&utm_term=&utm_campaign=Chain+Re action-UK-PLA-PLA-All-DT-SE-Shopping+QLB+Product+Desktop&utm_medium=ba se&utm_content=mkwid|sH88kwchp_dc|pcrid|161846649820|pkw||pmt||prd|519 195UK

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CarnaptiousB'Stard



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Magnus wrote:
Panaracer Gravelking SK winter and spring. frickin awesome tire IMO

http://pelotonmagazine.com/gear/gravelution-panaracers-2016-gravelking  /

Shwalbe marathon supreme in the summer. great for me as i am on canal towpath most of the time; Fast as a flash in a fast flash factory.


http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/schwalbe-marathon-supreme-road-tyre  /rp-prod143340?gs=1&utm_source=google&utm_term=&utm_campaign=Chain+Re action-UK-PLA-PLA-All-DT-SE-Shopping+QLB+Product+Desktop&utm_medium=ba se&utm_content=mkwid|sH88kwchp_dc|pcrid|161846649820|pkw||pmt||prd|519 195UK

Yeah those Gravelkings look pretty good and I have just the trails to try those out for some speedy speeding

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi guys i went for the maxxis ignitor from halfords on offer at £16 each, and even better they didnt have one in the store so ordered it in next day and i went in to be told it hadnt come in then another day messed about so the guy gave it me for free lol Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

glenandem wrote:
.............. they didnt have one in the store so ordered it in next day and i went in to be told it hadnt come in then another day messed about so the guy gave it me for free lol Cool


Result. Wink

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