29er Tyre Thread

DMan

alid sinistra oliva
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....
Might sound strange, but what width is acceptable? 2.25 enough? It was good enough for Port to Port last year... 60 or 120tpi? Hiddenvale is coming up and it's loose and very rocky in there...
 

MarioM

Likes Dirt
I bought a Hutchinson Gila from CRC for the dually XC bikes front . Mounted to a WTB frequency I29 rim . Firstly what a bitch to mount , but once done it actually inflated off the pump . First ride ( loftus up near engadine maccas ) I set pressure to 20 psi and first impressions was wow . Fast rolling and super grippy . After about 3 kms it seemed to lose pressure but not performance and when we finished the ride it was quite spongy . Turns out I had pinched the tape in several places trying to get the tyre on . Taking the tyre off however proved a nightmare . Could not break the bead at all , even trying the vice trick . Search on net and yeah common for this brand . Finally got it off retaped and then finally got it back on set and sealant added . 2nd ride I went with 23 psi but didn`t like it so have come down to 18 and its super sweet . I`ll be getting another for the rear and then put some on standby for the hard tail .
 
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