best all round tyre

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Re: best all round tyre

Postby benpinnick » Sat Dec 01, 2012 21:57 pm

I've got one on the back (2.2). V good.
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Re: best all round tyre

Postby lawman76 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 23:05 pm

cheers for the link lawman.had to go with the hans dampfs at that price.
lawman wrote:http://www.bike-discount.de/shop/k371/a69863/hans-dampf-evo-snake-skin-pacestar-trailstar-set.html

This deal is the best around by far, will be slapping some on my hardtail over winter

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Re: best all round tyre

Postby spr wheelie » Sun Dec 02, 2012 09:06 am

neilrosser wrote:
spr wheelie wrote:just ordered a pair of bonty xr4s, thanks for the link cooldad was wanting them and not seen a price that good.

Are they the Team Issue ones? If so are you going to run 2.35 f & r ? Shame they don't do 2.20 in TI.



aye. think they are the team issue. going to try f and rear. if it feels like it could be easier then ill get som sort of 2.2 for the rear and ive got a spare front waiting to go
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Re: best all round tyre

Postby benpinnick » Sun Dec 02, 2012 09:13 am

The 2.35 are great front and rear if your frame can take it. My blur was ok, but my zesty couldn't fit the 2.35 on the back, so I had to slim down to the 2.2
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Re: best all round tyre

Postby cubicboy » Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:32 pm

I went from Panaracer Fire XC Pro to Continental Mountain King II ProTection 2.2 + inner tubes (bought for a ripsnorting £60 from www.bike-discount.de). I had no confidence in the Panaracers: they were skittish; slippy, hard and lost grip without warning. The MKs two rides in have been fantastic. I find them far better than the Nobby Nics that I have on my FS. Perhaps I'm comparing chalk (hard type) with cheese (soft tyre), but I'll go MT the next time I need to buy tyres.

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Re: best all round tyre

Postby Thelonegroover » Mon Dec 03, 2012 07:58 am

I'm not sure trying to find the best all round tyre is actually the best policy. I'd invest in a summer set for warm dry use and a winter set for cold wet use. Baring in mind they’ll all ware out eventually, you might as well fit something more suitable.
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Re: best all round tyre

Postby cooldad » Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:21 am

Thelonegroover wrote:I'm not sure trying to find the best all round tyre is actually the best policy. I'd invest in a summer set for warm dry use and a winter set for cold wet use. Baring in mind they’ll all ware out eventually, you might as well fit something more suitable.

Where the hell do you live that's warm and dry in summer? Barbados?
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Re: best all round tyre

Postby The Rookie » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:34 pm

The UK in March can be pretty hot......then 11 months of wet until next March.

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Re: best all round tyre

Postby Thelonegroover » Mon Dec 03, 2012 13:19 pm

Wishfull thinking on my part.
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Re: best all round tyre

Postby Thelonegroover » Mon Dec 03, 2012 13:21 pm

cooldad wrote:
Thelonegroover wrote:I'm not sure trying to find the best all round tyre is actually the best policy. I'd invest in a summer set for warm dry use and a winter set for cold wet use. Baring in mind they’ll all ware out eventually, you might as well fit something more suitable.

Where the hell do you live that's warm and dry in summer? Barbados?

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Re: best all round tyre

Postby cooldad » Mon Dec 03, 2012 14:21 pm

Yeah I just figured you must have moved and forgotten to update it.
Or that you are clinically insane
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Re: best all round tyre

Postby lostboysaint » Mon Dec 03, 2012 14:44 pm

Thelonegroover wrote:I'm not sure trying to find the best all round tyre is actually the best policy. I'd invest in a summer set for warm dry use and a winter set for cold wet use. Baring in mind they’ll all ware out eventually, you might as well fit something more suitable.


That.
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Re: best all round tyre

Postby Thelonegroover » Tue Dec 04, 2012 07:48 am

cooldad wrote:Yeah I just figured you must have moved and forgotten to update it.
Or that you are clinically insane

No, I just think you lot down in the fat underbelly are naturally softer, we, up in the frozen north are have a higher threshold to wet and cold.
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Re: best all round tyre

Postby Thelonegroover » Tue Dec 04, 2012 07:52 am

lostboysaint wrote:
Thelonegroover wrote:I'm not sure trying to find the best all round tyre is actually the best policy. I'd invest in a summer set for warm dry use and a winter set for cold wet use. Baring in mind they’ll all ware out eventually, you might as well fit something more suitable.


That.


That? Could you elucidate pleaser.
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Re: best all round tyre

Postby cooldad » Tue Dec 04, 2012 13:47 pm

Thelonegroover wrote:
cooldad wrote:Yeah I just figured you must have moved and forgotten to update it.
Or that you are clinically insane

No, I just think with a fat belly we, up in the frozen north, are always drunk so don't feel wet and cold.

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Re: best all round tyre

Postby Curious Yellow » Tue Dec 04, 2012 21:20 pm

Did you buy the Hans Dampfs in the end? If you have then care to enlighten us on how fork clearance is with the 2.35 version please?

I have one but I am a bit wary about whether it will fit. Don't want to go through the faff of trying to set it up tubeless and finding out it won't fit my fork. Already have a Nobby Nic 2.25 on front and back which seem fine, but I'm hearing these come up big, especially on narrow rims.

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Re: best all round tyre

Postby lawman76 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 21:29 pm

fitted the hans dampfs and there is plenty clearance on front but not to much at back.tried them at newcastleton at weekend and they are a great improvement on my captains.massive improvment on grip and the way they clear mud is very impressive.you do notice a bit more rolling resistance but nothing to worry about.all in all a great set ot tyres for £50 :D

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Re: best all round tyre

Postby mrmonkfinger » Wed Jan 16, 2013 13:32 pm

I have some lovely summer tyres. Fast rolling numbers. Good on hard pack dirt & dry rock.

Thing is, I only used them twice this year.

My new policy is to ride wet/mud/winter tyres all year round.

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