Conti Rubber Queens

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Alfie76
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Conti Rubber Queens

Postby Alfie76 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 09:27 am

Im currently using rubber queens with a pressure of 30psi, my usual trails are Brechfa & Afan.

My question is what pressures are best for rubber queens as I find the front tyre does lose grip from time to time, or is it my choice of tyre for the trails I ride?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Conti Rubber Queens

Postby cooldad » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:16 am

Personal choice. Which model are they?
TYres lose grip when you go too fast.
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Re: Conti Rubber Queens

Postby Alfie76 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 19:37 pm

Tubeless!

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Re: Conti Rubber Queens

Postby cooldad » Sat Jan 19, 2013 19:47 pm

Compound?
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Re: Conti Rubber Queens

Postby winter zombie » Sat Jan 19, 2013 20:41 pm

well i dont have the rubber queens but i have been useing the mountain kings 2 (2.2) and i have been running them at 30psi the tyre it self is great but because ive been running them at a low 30psi ive damaged them. the side walls are spliting. ive brought anouther tyre of the same to replace it but i will be looking at something with a higher tpi in the future. so be carefull and after your rides have a look at your tyres

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Re: Conti Rubber Queens

Postby ricardo_smooth » Sat Jan 19, 2013 21:33 pm

running out of grip is usually too fast or more often than not, poor riding technique

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Re: Conti Rubber Queens

Postby bluechair84 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:36 am

I'll go with Smoothy here. I run Conti RCs in the black chili guise and they are awesome. If you are running black chili (I think the way to tell is to see if there are little crown impressions between the tread blocks) then you maybe need to rethink your cornering. If not, I've heard the cheaper compound isn't very exciting. However, BC is very expensive so you might want to consider the better priced High Roller when yours are out of tread.

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Re: Conti Rubber Queens

Postby Concorde » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:48 am

shoot unless they're black chilli compound

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Re: Conti Rubber Queens

Postby Tom Barton » Tue Jan 22, 2013 13:02 pm

Brechfa is slippery full stop in the wet due to the slatey surface. Its generally smooth though - you could try dropping the front to 26-27psi and see how the tyre responds. If good try the rear as well. Afan is more likely to send you packing with the odd pinch flat so I'd be more cautious dropping the rear tyre pressure but again the front could be grippier with less air.

Nothing should stop you experimenting with less pressures to see how it feels - take a good hand pump (perhaps one with a pressure gauge) and actually tinker around one day whilst your on the trails - see what works.

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Re: Conti Rubber Queens

Postby VWsurfbum » Tue Jan 22, 2013 13:47 pm

try this as a "guide"

http://mtb.ubiqyou.com/

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Re: Conti Rubber Queens

Postby sofaboy73 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 18:35 pm

As well as the compound, it also depends on the size as the 2.4's have a reinforced side wall meaning you can get away with lower psi. I run my 2.4 bc with a slightly heavier tube on the front and get away with c 20psi riding on the rock of the Peak District. Gives amazing grip. The 2.2 bc rear, anything less than 28psi and I pinch flat all the time


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