Tyre question -SORRY

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3spd
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Tyre question -SORRY

Postby 3spd » 25 Sep 2017, 4:26pm

Could you recommend me a pair of tyres for year round use on my hardtail, please? Previous tyres were front WTB Trail Boss 2.25 650b and rear WTB Beer Line 2.2 650b.
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Re: Tyre question -SORRY

Postby fossala » 25 Sep 2017, 4:51pm

What sort of riding and surface will you be using them for?

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Re: Tyre question -SORRY

Postby hamster » 25 Sep 2017, 5:00pm

Schwalbe Rocket Rons work well in most conditions. I don't recall flints when I lived in Loughborough which can be thier undoing.

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Re: Tyre question -SORRY

Postby fossala » 25 Sep 2017, 5:21pm

If you are doing on-road riding compass tyres are the nicest I have used and come in 650b sizes.

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Re: Tyre question -SORRY

Postby 3spd » 25 Sep 2017, 5:51pm

Any road riding will be just to connect off road sections.
Riding is roughly split 60% off road, most often Peak District, and 40% trail centres.
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Re: Tyre question -SORRY

Postby sbcoombs » 25 Sep 2017, 9:28pm

I use Racing Ralph's as a great fast rolling tyre. For trail centres, Nobby Nicks probably a better option.


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Re: Tyre question -SORRY

Postby EddieJ » 25 Sep 2017, 9:33pm

I run Hutchinson Toro's back and front on one of my hardtails, and on my second hardtail a Schwalbe Racing Ralph on the front, with a Schwalbe Rocket Ron on the rear. I quite like the loose feel that the Racing Ralph on the front gives. The Rocket Ron struggles for traction during the wet winter months, but I stick with the set up, as I also enjoy the low rolling resistance that they offer.

Toro's are superb, but they seem to develop a habit of becoming porous on the sidewall if run for any length of time as a tubeless set up. I have had two sets in row become porous, which is obviously not an ideal thing to have happen.