Jim,Jayem said:Ahh..I love rocks.
Rocks out here made it impossible for me to use "large volume/light casing" tires. Now I use "large volume heavy casing" tires. I got tired of slashing the rear tire all the time.
Where did you learn about those? I just took one out of a guy. Very freaky. He had vacationed in the Amazon 4 weeks prior.kidwoo said:Lance it. It my be a bott fly larvae
\Enel said:Where did you learn about those? I just took one out of a guy. Very freaky. He had vacationed in the Amazon 4 weeks prior.
For those that don't know of these, photos and video here:
Right now, the standard 2.5" weirwolfs. I also use the 2.3 version alot, although NOT the "K" version, that's the one to stay away from. The lightweight versions of these tires are the ones that I've had trouble with. I'd rather eat up all the tread before the sidewalls give out in any way, but the opposite is what I was having happen. The kenda tires are ok, but on almost all of the ones I've seen and tried, the casing was "warped" and would not seat reasonably straight on a rim. For the varied conditions that we ride in (one day could be sticky soft dirt, the next time we ride could be sand, and the next time could be sloppy mud) I like the wierwolf tread pattern. I don't really have much of a want to go to something else, but I've been through many other WTB tires, motos, enduros, mutanos, specialized tires in the 2.2-2.3" range, and many others. In each case where the tire was a fairly lightweight 2.2-2.4" tire, I ripped the sidewalls before wearing out the tread. I got sick of this and I just won't go back now. I've also had plenty of other sizes and kinds of tires, but specifically the lightweight large-volume ones seem to be major culprits due to needing a thin sidewall to remain at a "competative" weight.Wasatch Walt said:Jim,
what are some of your favorite LG/Vol::HvyCased tyres?
I'm thinking of getting some.