Winter Tyre Combinations

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Re: Winter Tyre Combinations

Postby blackhat » Tue Oct 02, 2012 16:17 pm

Great, have now got loads of suggestions for a front tyre, ADvantage & Baron both have 2 votes, while Rubber Queen and Dirty Dan have 1 vote. So will look for an ADvantage or Baron but have only narrow 17mm rims which may be an issue.
Will stick with the Mudx on the rear for now and see how it goes.
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Re: Winter Tyre Combinations

Postby ilovedirt » Tue Oct 02, 2012 16:36 pm

Advantage is a crap front tyre. I run one on the rear with a tacky minion on the front.
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Re: Winter Tyre Combinations

Postby Northwind » Tue Oct 02, 2012 16:50 pm

Nothing wrong with the nevegals anyway- the reason the sidewalls go before the treads is just that the treads are longer lasting than most equivalent tyres. If you look at the tyre life as a whole, they're more longlived than most (and certainly competitive with similiarly weighted tyres)

Rubber Queen isn't a good choice for a tyre that'll see a lot of mud IMO. Pretty good at everything else.
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Re: Winter Tyre Combinations

Postby blackhat » Tue Oct 02, 2012 19:07 pm

errr have hit a wall, rims too narrow for Advantage & Baron and in light of Northwinds comments will now stick a nevigal on the front and see how that goes.

All i want is a set of winter tyres that will do everthing, wet mud, shale, gravel, rock, snow, ice, sand, that i can stick on in autumn and take off in May...is that too much to ask?

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Re: Winter Tyre Combinations

Postby benpinnick » Tue Oct 02, 2012 19:13 pm

Too thin? What rims?
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Re: Winter Tyre Combinations

Postby Northwind » Tue Oct 02, 2012 19:17 pm

Yah, what rims? 17mm isn't neccesarily too narrow for a Baron or a 2.25 adv (not that I'd fit the latter for this)
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Re: Winter Tyre Combinations

Postby ilovedirt » Wed Oct 03, 2012 00:30 am

They're probably fine unless they're silly thin...
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Re: Winter Tyre Combinations

Postby benpinnick » Wed Oct 03, 2012 09:16 am

17mm will work ok. I run barons on an 18mm rim no problems.
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Re: Winter Tyre Combinations

Postby BigAirNig » Thu Oct 04, 2012 16:50 pm

Maxxis Advantage on the rear with Onza Ibex FR on the Front ..... rockin'

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Re: Winter Tyre Combinations

Postby blackhat » Fri Oct 05, 2012 13:48 pm

Have been sold on the 'Black Chilli' compound for a front tyre and been on the Conti website and the choice seems, M King II 2.2, R Queen or Baron? Queenie and Baron are labled trial/all mountain and are heavier than the King II which is labled XC....any feedback on the King as the Baron has the most votes so far?

Cheers, i know i'm making too much of a big deal i just need to keep the amount of tyres i have hanging around to a minimum...

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Re: Winter Tyre Combinations

Postby Northwind » Fri Oct 05, 2012 14:03 pm

Baron is the winter tyre out of those 3. Rubber Queen is a decent hard-use allrounder, but if you go for the 2.4 it really struggles with mud- too big to cut, but not knobbly enough to float-and-paddle, and it's cloggy to boot. Superb at smashing across rock gardens and suchlike though! Mountain King 2 I haven't used but is supposed to be their everyday trail tyre.
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Re: Winter Tyre Combinations

Postby mrmonkfinger » Fri Oct 05, 2012 14:55 pm

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=18863

Also black chilli - I like.

Previous gen tyre to the three listed, of which closest to Baron I think.


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