Tire Setup Poll
Good info, but unfortunately, detailed responses like yours are best posted anyway.MK_ said:What would make this poll more interesting would be to see what people have tried before settling on what they are running now. In my case, I tried it all and did a complete 360 by reverting to tubes.
Good point. Please give a thorough review on them. They look interesting and I almost bought a pair on eBay, but the tube version got such a horrible write up in MBA, I didn't.retox said:Should "tubeless ready" tires/UST Bead with standard casing also be included? I've been very happy with the Bontrager TR's and sealant.
I thought this might be a pole of which model of tires people were running front and rear.dulyebr said:
My thinking lately is on my FSR the width/volume of the tires doesn't matter as much as the amount and type of grip (braking and side bite on the front, braking and climbing traction on the rear).blackagness said:What about a poll on who runs larger tires up front smaller tire rear or vice versa. Anyway right now I'm running Maxxis Advantage 2.1 RR and Kenda Nev 2.1 F. But only cause my Kenda BG 2.35 F got the side nobs ripped off. Plan too go with the Nev 2.35 F as soon as I get around to the LBS. I HIGHLY recomend the Advantage in back,. rolls great and hooks up like the devil.... Wears quik though.
I started out with standard tires and then moved on to tubeless.MK_ said:What would make this poll more interesting would be to see what people have tried before settling on what they are running now. In my case, I tried it all and did a complete 360 by reverting to tubes.
I think the first response turned it into a question on questions. What do you think if/on/orcrashtoomuch said:I thought this might be a pole of which model of tires people were running front and rear.
I'm running Spider up front, Python in back in dry Colorado. I may switch to Spec Adrenaline Pro based on comments here. Staying UST on Crossmax XL UST rims with stans for insurance - zero flats in 2005.
These tires I've heard alot of and Im looking for a MTBR tire that corners as good as can be over loose rocky terrain, roots, rock uphill and all that. I had stock fastrack specialized tires to start and after nearly dieing on a trail I ditched these for the Enduro Pro which is alot better than the Fastrack but corners very bad. Ok on uphill traction but that about it. The extra volume is nice though too. I was thinking about Panaracer Cinder tires at 2.3 width, a bit heavy for my stumpjumper but I'll take the added grams if it means saving my neck. The Continental vertical pro was my next choice, can you give me advice , your thoughts? Soo many tires to choose and its gonna be expensive choice, dont need more regret buying crappy tire. Thanksdeathonwheels said:I started out with standard tires and then moved on to tubeless.
I have used, in chronological order,WTB velociraptors, IRC's (back country I think), Panaracer Fire XC, WTB weirwolf.
I moved on to tubless using Hutchinson Scorpions (hated them), Specialized Enduro Pros (they sucked, but not as bad as the scorpions) and finally Cont. Vertical Pros - I am running tubless in the rear and tubed in the front as this rim is non-UST. The Vertical Pros are the best so far so I stuck with them. They are grippy as hell and well suited for the rocky, rooty, muddy and snowy northeast terrain.