29er Tyre Thread

DMan

Sorry, I'm a kiwi
Not as stiff as the Vittorias but better than the Conti I've got on the front, also not quite as free rolling as a Mezcal, but very very close. Nicely predictable between upright and fully tilted. I'm waiting for a new Barzo to arrive to see if it can overpower the rear grip. The OLD 2.2 Conti X-King doesn't have the cajones to take charge of the Canis anymore
Beautiful description. It's like reading music. I'm now going to google Vittorias. Probably end up with coffee somehow...
 

Cardy George

Is not in gaol
Beautiful description. It's like reading music. I'm now going to google Vittorias. Probably end up with coffee somehow...
I highly recommend them, I thought you were thinking more aggressive, I would've spoke up sooner. The Mezcal has a spine down the centre for better rolling, and is a tiny bit looser laterally.

I know its not your main consideration, but the Onza Canis and Svelte are showing bugger all wear for the same sort of time/distance as everything else I've run
 

Kerplunk

Likes Dirt
Maxxis Forecasters in 2.35 exo are a great front xc tyre (good on the rear for a pedalling trail bike). Enough bite in the loose over hard pack but still roll very well. They are a great maxxis version of the Nobby nic.. without the squirmy knobs, shit sidewalls and shit puncture protection.
Maxxis rate them a xc wet weather tyre but I find them just as rubbish as any xc tyre in the wet but great for hard and loose over hard.
 

DMan

Sorry, I'm a kiwi
I highly recommend them, I thought you were thinking more aggressive, I would've spoke up sooner. The Mezcal has a spine down the centre for better rolling, and is a tiny bit looser laterally.

I know its not your main consideration, but the Onza Canis and Svelte are showing bugger all wear for the same sort of time/distance as everything else I've run
I like the Svelte. My spare wheel set I used for the Port to Port last year ran Sveltes. They're a nice tyre.
 

DMan

Sorry, I'm a kiwi
Maxxis Forecasters in 2.35 exo are a great front xc tyre (good on the rear for a pedalling trail bike). Enough bite in the loose over hard pack but still roll very well. They are a great maxxis version of the Nobby nic.. without the squirmy knobs, shit sidewalls and shit puncture protection.
Maxxis rate them a xc wet weather tyre but I find them just as rubbish as any xc tyre in the wet but great for hard and loose over hard.
Currently running a Forecaster on the front of her bike. Great tyre
 

Oddjob

Wheel size expert
I like Vittoria Mezcals and Onza Lynx for 29er xc/trail duties. The Vittorias have crazy strong sidewalls and the graphene compounds wear really well.

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Ackland

Likes Bikes and Dirt
A list of tyres to try that I compiled for @DMan who mentioned his missus usually used EXO Ikons but was on the hunt for reliable, light, fast rolling options..... There's a few to try

Other similar patterns to the IKON (nice rounded profile and mid to low blocks for good rolling but decent grip) could be.... (FYI I haven't USED most of these)
Schwalbe
Racing Ralph
Racing Ray
Thunder Burt
Michelin
Jet XCR
Force
Country Dry 2
WTB
Nano
Nineline
Ranger
Onza
Svelte
Canis
Vittoria
Barzo
Gato
Mezcal
Peyote
Kenda
Saber
Booster
Honey badger XC
Karma

And that's not even looking at other Maxxis, Bontrager or Specialized....
 

Cardy George

Is not in gaol
A list of tyres to try that I compiled for @DMan who mentioned his missus usually used EXO Ikons but was on the hunt for reliable, light, fast rolling options..... There's a few to try

Other similar patterns to the IKON (nice rounded profile and mid to low blocks for good rolling but decent grip) could be.... (FYI I haven't USED most of these)
Schwalbe
Racing Ralph
Racing Ray
Thunder Burt
Michelin
Jet XCR
Force
Country Dry 2
WTB
Nano
Nineline
Ranger
Onza
Svelte
Canis
Vittoria
Barzo
Gato
Mezcal
Peyote
Kenda
Saber
Booster
Honey badger XC
Karma

And that's not even looking at other Maxxis, Bontrager or Specialized....
That's been screenshot and saved for future reference! Cheers @Ackland!
 

Cardy George

Is not in gaol
Also Conti Race King and X-King, though not sure on distribution and pricing now
Not a huge fan of the Cross King, they're not bad, but when it was new(ish) it was about as a good as the worn out Barzo. And when I dropped the pressure to gain grip, the sidewalls folded over
 
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