Sooo... Tires or is that tryes? Meh who cares the round black things my pet obsession. (Get a cuppa)Just under a year and it will be four new rear round black things (RBTs!) Salisbury Plain and my fat a #&e just chop them up. But like most designs they all hail from the elite in the sport. Problem I have is I'm not elite, so all these high sided RBTs are great for cornering in 'Rad loam' try getting them out of a green Laning rut, they won't bite.
So up front I've had the High Roller 2 from @maxxis_tyres I've run this RBT on both bikes front and rear and as much as it annoys me I do have to dof my cap, it's a good hard RBT, done alright on the 29er and as my front as a 27.5+, always good grip but those side lugs hold onto mud and don't like biting in ruts. I had a Nobby Nic from @schwalbetyresuk did the #Surlydorsetgraveldash with it really great RBT great at biting on all the terrains wet and dry, maybe not tough enough for me personally on the very stoney trails even with the stronger #Addix rubber blend.
The shocker came when I needed a 2.6 rear replacement a bit sharpish (another puncture forced my hand, less than a cm away from the last one 😠) @specialized_uk Burgatory Grid to the rescue. Same as the Nobby Nic good all rounder and so far touch wood seems strong and reliable on the rear. I was impressed at how well it rolled on the fire roads round here too. I try and run at low psi but that's for another day .... The @peatysproducts sealant sometimes doesn't get the best of reviews @mbukmagazine but I always over apply and I've been very pleased, although in the High Roller @gupindustries did have to get me home, thanks @cyclorise good shout!
So what's next? well im pretty stoked I have a new pair of the @wildernesstrailbikes#vigilante 27.5x2.8s coming, looking to be running these with a foam filler too. So watch this space.... Just my thoughts as an average Wombat trail riding round the south of England....slowly 👍🚴 #trailriding#mtbriding#mtbtires#maxxis#wtb#schwalbe#reliablility#ridingisfun#packlesstrailriding#bikepacking#GUP#cyclorise@enduromag@singletrackmag#fullsus#cotic#flaremax#sramgx#1x12#pedallinginnovations
The great #rockshox Lyrik in my #lastbikes Coal, is ready for the race season.
Many thanks to Frank from #goodridescyclestore.
First the fork had it's service and had the #luftkappe air chamber upgrade.
This made an immediate different feel to the ride. Less diving into its maximum travel.
Due to the decrease in the amount of travel, I took out the spacer in the air chamber to have to back to 165mm. Thanks again to Frank for his expertise, to make it a quick job!