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     KTM540 updated 2 years, 7 months ago 4 Members · 8 Posts
  • CaptainP

    Member
    13 November 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Hi all,

    I’m in the market for a new rear tyre for my Voodoo Hoodoo. Current setup is a 27.5 x 2.25 Maxxis Ardent which has been okayish. Any recommendations for replacement? Mainly trail use with some road travelling inbetween venues.

    Thanks

  • Doomanic

    Member
    13 November 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Why only “okayish”?

    If you can explain what you don’t like about them it will be easier to suggest alternatives.

  • CarnaptiousBStard

    Member
    14 November 2017 at 6:19 am

    Vittoria are my choice of weapon usually ( but not at the moment),and I can’t see past the Barzo model .

    I have the older version of this under the guise of Geax Barro Mountain and it’s a versatile tyre however you ride.Same tyre ,different name .

    It’s a mid softness compound so wear is not an issue but grip is excellent.

    The only reason they are not on the bike just now is I got all old skool and bought Nokian Gazzaloddis which I have always wanted.

    These days I’m only riding a trail with loose stones over hard pack so the “Gazzas” are very much at home there.

    But when it’s time to switch the Barro’s and eventually the Barzo will be gracing my bike.

  • CaptainP

    Member
    14 November 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Thanks for the replies. When I say okayish, I meant generally good but felt a little lacking in the deeper stuff and would like a bit more bite. Any milage in investigating the Schwalbe Nobby Nic tyre for the rear? I see there are many different types available of that model too.

  • Doomanic

    Member
    14 November 2017 at 6:18 pm

    There’s always going to be tradeoff between gloopy grip and road manners. Have a look at Schwalbe Hans Dampf, pretty aggressive tread pattern for the soft stuff, but I have no idea how it will be on the road.

    The Vittoria the CB suggested looks pretty good, but I can’t agree with him because he doesn’t like dropper posts… 😀

  • CarnaptiousBStard

    Member
    15 November 2017 at 7:01 am

    There’s always going to be tradeoff between gloopy grip and road manners. Have a look at Schwalbe Hans Dampf, pretty aggressive tread pattern for the soft stuff, but I have no idea how it will be on the road.

    The Vittoria the CB suggested looks pretty good, but I can’t agree with him because he doesn’t like dropper posts… 😀

    😆 😆

    Ha Ha,we shall agree to disagree on that score 😛

    But we will agree on the Hans Dampf choice.

    As much as I have not used them myself they seem to get high praise from lots of riders who have.

    Popular choice and probably rightly so.

    Hey,I might even break from my norm and try them out over the course of next year.

    Nothing ventured and all that jazz.

  • CarnaptiousBStard

    Member
    15 November 2017 at 7:54 am

    Thanks for the replies. When I say okayish, I meant generally good but felt a little lacking in the deeper stuff and would like a bit more bite. Any milage in investigating the Schwalbe Nobby Nic tyre for the rear? I see there are many different types available of that model too.

    Picking up on the Schwalbe theme,the NN’s were the reason I shied away from Schwalbe all this time.

    But people will tell you that they are a good tyre and to go with them,fair enough.

    I maybe got unlucky with mine as Schwalbe (I imagine) are the No.1 choice at the mo and in the past.

    At least in Britain anyway.

  • KTM540

    Member
    16 November 2017 at 4:37 pm

    For those about to grip .. we salute you !! 😆

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