Ya i know the angle is critical. I was trying to be at 90 degrees or find the center of a V. I am asking to learn but i know pedaling is a way to learn. Thanks.I bought a 27.5x2.8 Rekon for the front of my Unit, with a 27.5x2.8 Ikon for the rear, also on 40mm rims. I haven't ridden them on really wet roots yet.
A few weeks ago I was riding a very rooty trail on my full suspension with 2.25 Vittoria Mezcals while it was drizzling and then pouring. I was doing a lot of slipping and sliding but not sure any tire would have done better. Wet roots are kinda like ice. I think you have to rely more on riding technique, pick your lines and know how to shift your weight and be prepared to do some sudden sideways sliding.
Well i try to accelerate before so i will not need traction. If i see no plan B i play it safe, i want to ride often so when i feel the need yes i walk.Avoid them. Get off and walk. Take up knitting. Anything but ride a bicycle over f*****in' wet roots!
And they make it look so easy on the YouTube videos...
On a previous bike with thin rims i enjoyed some Conti. I will look their offerings. Thanks.I ride 2.4" Conti Trail Kings all winter and we have lots of roots and it's frequently moist here in Coastal BC. They work very well. I'm running the old version which is larger casing volume than a Maxxis 2.5" tire so they are pretty big as well.
Not a plus tire though.
Conti is apparently coming out with a 2.6" version which is a step in the right direction. :thumbsup:
There's a lot of areas that if you walk the roots you might as well be a hiker because you won't be riding much. I live in one of those areas.No shame in walking, other than professional DH racers I don't get why people enjoy riding over wet roots. But if you must, gotta make sure to hit them perpendicular/squared away to avoid the inevitable front wheel slide out. I have found lower air pressure in plus tires makes a bigger difference than the tire tread pattern.
A lot of the trails around me are similar. I don't normally ride when it's wet but lots of times the roots are wet with dew and with the high humidity, it can kind of approach tropical rainforest type conditions. That's how it was today. Maybe it had rained a bit during the night, roots were slippery and at one point, I grabbed onto a small tree and received a shower. And roots aren't the only thing that get slippery, went down hitting this off camber slight climb:There's a lot of areas that if you walk the roots you might as well be a hiker because you won't be riding much. I live in one of those areas.