gimmicky?

For discussions about bikes and equipment.

mattsccm
Posts: 2215
Joined: 28 Nov 2009, 9:44pm

Re: gimmicky?

Postby mattsccm » 14 Jun 2018, 7:00am

Yep. Maybe it will grip, maybe not. Should fill with mud nicely.

peetee
Posts: 431
Joined: 4 May 2010, 10:20pm

Re: gimmicky?

Postby peetee » 14 Jun 2018, 1:37pm

+1 about the mud. Also likely to be cut up more on some surfaces as flints etc that might usually be pinged off out of harm's way by regular knobbles will be trapped by the pockets.
There are only two true challenges we face as cyclists. Hills and headwinds. Hills can add interest and reward to a ride. Headwinds will never do either.

mercalia
Posts: 8298
Joined: 22 Sep 2013, 10:03pm
Location: london South

Re: gimmicky?

Postby mercalia » 14 Jun 2018, 2:44pm

mattsccm wrote:Yep. Maybe it will grip, maybe not. Should fill with mud nicely.


yes" handles like no other tyre out there."

User avatar
Si
Moderator
Posts: 14738
Joined: 5 Jan 2007, 7:37pm

Re: gimmicky?

Postby Si » 14 Jun 2018, 2:47pm

reminds me of that one that they had in the '90s...cant remember the name...featured in MBUK. It had mini suction cups on it so it would give super grip - there was even a pic of one stuck to a wall. Everyone was after them.....only to find out the whole thing was a joke.

One has to agree that the phrase "handles like no other" may not have been that well thought out. And as for the phrase "Native American red".......... :shock:

crazydave789
Posts: 369
Joined: 22 Jul 2017, 10:21pm

Re: gimmicky?

Postby crazydave789 » 14 Jun 2018, 10:05pm

looks okay to me, a city slicker vs a hole punch, probably better than knobblies and tapered holes will shed mud no worse than any other tyre.

be interesting to try

gregoryoftours
Posts: 686
Joined: 22 May 2011, 7:14pm

Re: gimmicky?

Postby gregoryoftours » 15 Jun 2018, 12:32am

Good for riding silently over bubble wrap