Good tire for lots of rocks?
Posted March 02, 2002 - 09:01 PM
We have tried a few different tires but they are usually chewed up bad after one day. One of the guys I ride with had a Dunlop tire on one day and it was a slick when we got done. The guy he bought it from said that it was probaly just a bad tire.
I imagine that there probably isn't any tire that would last long taking this kind of abuse but I am hopeful that there is one that will take it a little better. I have just started buying the cheapest brand of tires I can find so I don't have to spend so much on tires. The softer a tire is the better it is for rocks right, or is it the other way around. Thanks for the suggestions.
If any of you live around southeast Idaho you should come up and try them.
Posted March 03, 2002 - 03:19 AM
Now, that said, those rock slides are usually littered with VERY sharp fragments and no tire is going to hold up well, especially if you're flogging it up the steeps. But, I found the soft Michelin compound to actually give, rather that slice like hard cheese. The harder the tire compound the more they'll actually shed knobs. I mean if you're buying new tires every few rides anyway, it's worth a try.
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