...too wimpy for a rear, and on the wimpy side for any tire that is run in the rocks, IMO.Baldone said:What exactly makes the Bonty Jones tire a lesser rear tire, than other choices?
Cloxxki listed them in the FAQ as good for rocky terain, Cloxxki what kind of terrain do you guys have over there?team_bfd said:...too wimpy for a rear, and on the wimpy side for any tire that is run in the rocks, IMO.
I really do like the Jones as a front tire, great tread pattern and nice and supple. But I cut the sidewall on the one I'm running currently on maybe the third ride. I booted it, and it's doing OK with the boot, but it's too vulnerable. Any tire can suffer a sidewall cut, but those Jones sidewalls seem to be constructed from plastic wrap coated with black spray paint.
The tire pattern is a little iffy for a rear because there isn't even the hint of a center rib. But I'd give it a try on the back if the casing was beefier.
If you ride in a world where there aren't many sharp rock edges, I think the Jones is a fantastic tire. But that just isn't true in my world.
I also prefer a tire that comes with the option of wire bead, because I'm a tightwad. If they would make a who-cares-about-weight version with a wire bead, I'd stick with it until a better front tire comes out. But as it is, I'll probably go to motoraptors front and rear whenever I discard my current Bonty.
I don't mean to speak for Cloxxki, I'm sure he'll reply in his time. But he is a racer. The perspective I hear from him is a racer's perspective.Baldone said:Cloxxki listed them in the FAQ as good for rocky terain, Cloxxki what kind of terrain do you guys have over there?
I run the Motos rear, and they really hold up. I do lots of pavement climbing, and as many long, rocky descents as I can get.bearmeadowbomber said:Any suggestions on a more durable tire? Best tire I ever had was the Specialized black max gumwall, ran them on my c-dale 24/26, bulletproof (heavy as sin though).
Here is a tire weight approximation for some of the two niner options - just to compare:Baldone said:What exactly makes the Bonty Jones tire a lesser rear tire, than other choices?