Mountain Bike Reviews Forum banner
1 - 13 of 13 Posts

·
rider
Joined
·
2,356 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I have a new set of the Bonti Jones ACX's & was thinking that saving them for spring riding when things are starting to firm back up. They were pretty good the last couple of seasons, but I really don't have any other 29er mud tire time in. I just can see, with all this rain, that it is time to pull off the Exi's. Dang, it was an amazing fall season, I rode Downieville three times in Novenber. But the velcro trails are gone, and mud is the flavor of the moment.

I ride all over norcal, based in Chico and do a lot riding in the Monterey Bay area as well.

29erchico
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
48,238 Posts
I have yet to see a better mud choice than the Klaw. The Little Albert could work depending on the local mud.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
665 Posts
shiggy said:
I have yet to see a better mud choice than the Klaw. The Little Albert could work depending on the local mud.
Are you saying that the Klaw front & rear, are good in mud, or is just the rear the good mud tire?
 

·
highly visible
Joined
·
3,284 Posts
Both are good. The rear, especially, is head and shoulders above any other 29" tires I know of. The front is good too, although I'm running an Ignitor in front with good results so far. But I've only ridden the Ignitor in moderate mud and have yet to see how it does in serious mud. It's quite possible I'll go back to the front Klaw if it doesn't work out.
 

·
Recovering couch patato
Joined
·
14,017 Posts
Mayb not fair to mention this as it seems unavailable, but I have 3 Schwalbe Black Shark 1.85's, not made with any 29" bike in mind. Just a 28" tire that came out overly agressive I think. 39mm casing, 45mm agro knobs. It's slow, but it won't lose rear wheel traction easily. Still have to mod one to see if I can lose some knob height, keep good grip, but win some speed. I don't like mud though, so I don't encounter it a lot.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,044 Posts
How would 45mm Smokes compare to Klaws for mud? I don't think they are made any more, I was just curious.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
205 Posts
If you can find them somewhere I've been partial to the Irc notos for any muddy conditions. IMHO I haven't found a better mud tire. Too bad they are discontinued.

J
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
48,238 Posts
jason74 said:
If you can find them somewhere I've been partial to the Irc notos for any muddy conditions. IMHO I haven't found a better mud tire. Too bad they are discontinued.

J
The Notos tread is too shallow for effective mud use IMO. It does not clog but it does not grip either.
 

·
highly visible
Joined
·
3,284 Posts
grawbass said:
How would 45mm Smokes compare to Klaws for mud? I don't think they are made any more, I was just curious.
My limited experience with the Smoke in mud was very favorable. However, the rolling resistance is more than any other 700c tire I have ever ridden. The Klaw rolls substantially better.

I have not tried a rear Klaw in the front. Not sure how it would corner, but I bet (if reversed) the braking would be awesome.
 
1 - 13 of 13 Posts
Top