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Which UST tyre for mud


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I am doing Baberton next weekend - from the look of things it will be quite wet and muddy. Currently I am riding with a race king at the back and a mountain king at the front. I will keep the mountain king at the front, but want to hear what tyre to ride with at the back - the mountain king might be to agressive for the rear.

 

Any thoughts?

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and the x-king?

I have heard mixed things, some guys reckon it's awesome while some of my mates running them at the three towers last year removed them after day 1 because they weren't holding air(On ZTR Alpine and DT-Swiss rims). They need to be prep'd properly before fitting.

 

I am not running sagueros at the moment but they roll well and throw mud extremely well(soft soupie kind as well as thicker clay type). They are also completely bulletproof and grips well. If you can get over the weight thing they are awesome tyres

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I read somewhere on the hub I think that guys use cooking spray to stop mud sticking to tires, is this true? Last weekend at Rietvlei was really muddy, had to stop the ride.

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the weight is not so bad - if you look at what my current ust's weigh it is the same..

Yip...True if you compare them to Conti MK and RK UST versions its much of a muchness. But if you compare them to a Racing Ralph Snakeskin version its quite bit(200g odd per tyre) and its rotational weight...which is the worst weight to carry. But the flipside is they are bulletproof...I am convinced german panzer tanks had them on in WWII.

 

Choose you poison I suppose

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For best results just fit some mud tyres. They are skinny with low volume and cut through the mud to find grip underneath. Last year at the Seriously Strong 200 in Knysna I fitted a set of Bontrager Mud X tires and I had much better traction and grip.

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For best results just fit some mud tyres. They are skinny with low volume and cut through the mud to find grip underneath. Last year at the Seriously Strong 200 in Knysna I fitted a set of Bontrager Mud X tires and I had much better traction and grip.

 

Or just fit Crossmarks front and back and have some fun!

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In my experience, the best mud tyre is the Vredestein Killer Bee. Their manufacture has been discontinued, but some shops still have stock - there was even a guy on the Hub classifieds selling old stock last week.

I also agree with Showtime, narrow tyres are better - they cut through the mud to find the hard turf at the bottom.

Depends on the type of mud too - you may reach a point where if the mud is hectically bad of the sticky clay type, it really does not matter what you're riding - it may just be a bog of note!

In these cases, the weight does not matter at all.

Cheers

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mountain king front and back, you should have no issues. It took me through the wet 2010 Sani2C, it will manage Barberton with no problem

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