In need of a new set of tires...

Discussion in 'Mountain Biking' started by Kurt, May 26, 2009.

  1. Kurt

    Kurt Guest

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    I am in need of a good set of tires that maintain good traction for going up and down gravel. Also a set that will ride well on dusty trails/roads.

    What characteristics should I look for in the knobs?
     
  2. rgreatrix

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    Not much will give you traction in loose gravel, but if you aren't in mud I would try a semi-slick or a tire with lower profile knobs like a Hutchinson Fly Light.
     

  3. Dstompe

    Dstompe New Member

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    Personally i love the WTB weirwolf. They might be a little too aggressive of a tire for you though.
     
  4. CTD50

    CTD50 DX's Biggest Member

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    My buddy swears by the Maxxis Ignitors I tried, disliked, and sold him.

    I personally prefer Hutchinson Spiders; nothing better under my wheels for all types of terrain.
     
  5. TxCyclist

    TxCyclist Administrator Staff Member Admin Staff

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    Why didn't you like the Ignitors? I have them on a junk bike and have beat them without issue, found they grip excellent as well.
     
  6. CTD50

    CTD50 DX's Biggest Member

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    Yeah, grip was great -- rolling resistance was greater. Maybe it was also because they were 2.35's....